2110 W Scott Street * Milwaukee, WI * 1-414-647-0548
Journey House empowers families to move out of poverty by offering Adult Education, Youth Development, Workforce Readiness and Family Engagement. Celebrating 50 years in the Clarke Square Neighborhood this year, Journey House had dedicated their service to helping low-income youth and adults, using a self-help philosophy to prepare them with the skills needed to move their families out of generational poverty. They work with all members of the family, developing character/life skills, increasing education, reducing unemployment and crime, and revitalizing the neighborhood.
Clarke Square is one of the most culturally diverse, densely populated and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city of Milwaukee. The population density is more than three times that of the City’s average with the community stressed with lower incomes, lower home values, and a less educated population than the rest of Milwaukee.
The majority of Journey House participants come from Clarke Square and the surrounding communities. In 2018, they served 8,916 people through their core programming with 4,743 attending their family engagement events. Of these participants, all of whom are low-income, 73% were Latino, 16% African American, 5% Caucasian, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian and 4% Multiracial. They anticipate serving around the same number of people in 2019.
Barriers to employment usually include a lack of academic, literacy, and employment skills needed to obtain family sustaining jobs. Journey House provides its participants with the education and skills they need to combat these problems.