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Surgeon’s Quarters Receives $1000 Gift from Bob's Discount Furniture Foundation

The Friends of Housing Corporation (Friends), a property management service provider for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), recently applied for and received a $1000 gift card from Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation. The gift card enabled Friends to purchase a two seater sofa, two dining room chairs, and two small dressers. Friends’ staff delivered the furniture to HACM’s Surgeon’s Quarters Single Room Occupancy (SRO) property. As the pictures illustrate, residents are enjoying the new additions to their living quarters.

Located at the historic Veterans Affairs grounds in Milwaukee, the Surgeon’s Quarters SRO Program is a collaboration between the Hope House of Milwaukee, Inc., the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Friends of Housing. The project consists of a 13-bedroom, Section 8 SRO program that provides permanent housing to adult men and women in a communal setting. Along with an individual room, each resident is provided with shared kitchen, living, and bathroom areas. In addition, a case manager works closely with the residents to assess, refer, link and engage each in the necessary supportive services to help maintain stable housing, such as transportation assistance, mental health and substance abuse counseling, educational opportunities, healthcare, and emergency food distribution.

The population of Surgeon’s Quarters SRO consists of adult men and women who are homeless, possessing the attitude and stability conducive to communal living while receiving case management services. All individuals enter the program from extremely low-income backgrounds with inadequate resources to secure housing, and many are veterans.

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