History

Our Beginning 

The Hebron House of Hospitality began with a group of volunteers and church leaders who identified a need for emergency shelter for local homeless people. The agency was incorporated in 1982 and the first shelter opened in August 1983. Since then we have added many other services and programs to address the needs of people experiencing a housing crisis.

Our mission is to provide shelter and services to help individuals and families overcome their homelessness.  We accept all people facing homelessness regardless of their circumstances.  We support, guide, and advocate in ways that promote greater self-sufficiency. 

We are a first line of defense and response for over 100 men, women and children each night of the year.

The Family Shelter: Hebron House   

Hebron House was reconstructed in 2010.

We welcome families and single women  at the Hebron House Shelter at any time of the year. Our family shelters reach capacity nearly every night.  While at our shelters, individuals develop goals to increase income, save money and find permanent housing. Case managers and House Managers work with our guests to ensure community resources are utilized to help achieve success. On average, over 80% of our guests find permanent, sustainable housing and never need us again.

Outside In Program: Siena House 

Siena House Shelter The Outside In Program is an innovative new approach to meet the needs of the single male homeless population in Waukesha County, and this program further enhances our agency’s mission by providing a warm bed and the necessary support and resources to become reestablished in the community.  The program includes shelter, intense case management, assessments and referrals, and most importantly a pathway to success by providing Home, Help, and Hope.

Jeremy House Safe Haven 

Jeremy House Safe Haven

Our Jeremy House Safe Haven is only one of four such safe havens in Wisconsin.

We have our Jeremy House Safe Haven that offers shelter to 7 adults diagnosed with a mental illness.  Resources and community information on jobs, education, health, are provided, as well as our outreach staff to assist with working toward permanent housing.

Jeremy House is a warm, tranquil environment with licensed social workers and Case Managers who develop individualized plans to meet the physical and mental needs of each guest. Guests stay at Jeremy House an average of 180 days in an effort to stabilize their illness, save money and find permanent housing.

Homelessness Prevention 

We believe in the prevention of homelessness. We provide the following forms of assistance to help keep people in their homes.

  1. Expediting social security benefits for eligible persons experiencing homelessness.
  2. Outreach and education to over 400 homeless individuals a year about the programs and services our community offers.
  3. Affordable permanent housing that we own and rent for almost 40% below the comparable housing rate.
  4. Case Management services to families and individuals that are currently housed.

The vast array of services and programs offered through Hebron House of Hospitality continue to grow and change based on the needs and service gaps of the community.

We continue to partner with local agencies to identify more efficient and effective ways to serve the homeless population.  Our vision for the future is to build our capacity to be able to offer a seamless spectrum of services to significantly combat the negative effect of homelessness on Waukesha County.