In Milwaukee County, people experiencing a housing crisis are supported by a comprehensive system in which uniform assessment tools determine strengths, needs and vulnerabilities. This approach ensures that those with the most severe needs are prioritized. In most cases, assess to emergency shelter requires a referral via IMPACT 2-1-1.
Currently, the following shelters are utilizing the Coordinated Entry System: Cathedral Center; Guest House of Milwaukee; Hope House of Milwaukee; Salvation Army Emergency Lodge; and Milwaukee Women’s Center (family placements only).
Shelters serving special populations (veterans, unaccompanied youth, and people experiencing domestic violence) are not yet utilizing Coordinated Entry. Clients in those categories may contact IMPACT 2-1-1 or the shelters directly.
To access Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services: