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In 2019, Courage MKE opened Wisconsin’s first home for displaced LGBTQ+ youth. Courage MKE believes that in order for youth to work on themselves, they must be able to be themselves.

The Courage House is a licensed group home on Milwaukee’s south side. Our staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment in which each resident feels like they are a part of the entire Courage MKE Family. At the Courage House, we assist residents with counseling, healthcare, life skills, family reunification, and provide them the same experiences every child deserves in a family setting.

With the success of the first Courage House, Courage MKE is working to open a second home in 2022.

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Courage MKE believes that everyone should have access to post high school education. Since 2015, Courage MKE has awarded $17,000 to students across the state of Wisconsin.


The Jackie Roberts Memorial Scholarship is awarded to eligible high school juniors and seniors.  

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In one-gallon zip-lock bags, we assemble Courage Kits to hand out to in-need homeless LGBTQ+ youth around Milwaukee. We accept donations of completed kits or any of the items that can be used to make them.

These kits include travel size:

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Chapstick

  • Pair of socks

  • Gloves

In 2019, Courage MKE distributed more 1,000 Courage Kits to youth-serving organizations throughout our communities.

  • Gum / breath mints

  • Trail mix / granola bars

  • Band-aids

  • Menstrual Products

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Hats and handwarmers


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