Share the Plate
May and June, 2015
For the months of May and June, UCN shares the plate with Repairers of the Breach. Repairers of the Breach provides the Milwaukee area's only daytime refuge and resource center to homeless men and women in the Greater Milwaukee area. Through Repairers of the Breach, individuals are able to utilize a variety of available resources and create a sense of community, working together to find solutions to homelessness.
Repairers of the Breach provides multiple resources to homeless adults during the day. The Daytime Resource Center provides multiple tools to help homeless adults, including mail services, access to telephones and voicemail, private bathroom facilities, daily meals, and much more. In the Learning Center, individuals learn basic literacy skills, as well as receive instruction in other academic areas. The free medical clinic provides basic primary care, health screenings and referrals. During the frigid nights often experienced in our area, Repairers opens its Emergency Warming Room to those who cannot find a space at other overnight shelters.
To learn more about Repairers of the Breach, please visit their website, www.repairers.org.
July and August, 2015
For the months of July and August, UCN shares the plate with Kathy's House. Kathy's House is the only nonprofit Hospital Hospitality House in Milwaukee for families during times of hospitalization and medical treatment. Kathy's House is truly a "home away from home" for patients and their loved ones, providing a comfortable, supportive environment for guests to sleep, enjoy meals and receive transportation to and from area hospitals.
Kathy's House was opened by the family of Kathy Vogel Kuettner, a young mother who passed away from a rare form of cancer fifteen years ago. Before her death, Kathy expressed her wish that a house be opened to help adult patients and their families who must travel significant distances to receive medical treatments. Since its opening in 2001, Kathy's House has provided lodging and other supports to more than 6,000 families.
To learn more about Kathy's House, please visit their website,www.kathys-house.org.
How to Nominate an Organization for Share the Plate
The Social Justice Committee needs and accepts nominations for Share the Plate throughout the year. Please consider nominating a special program or agency you know about. A nomination form is available from the office.
Nominations for recipients of the SHARE THE PLATE offerings are open. If you would like to nominate your favorite non-profit program contact the church office. To nominate an organization, complete this form and return it to the church via email (email@example.com) or post:
Unitarian Church North
13800 North Port Washington
Mequon, WI 53097
UCN Social Justice Committee