Current Programs and Services:
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Through home visits, over 800 volunteers establish one-on-one supportive relationships with individuals and families, who need basic necessities such as food, clothing, and furniture, and who benefit by the companionship, care and compassion extended by the volunteers. Volunteers in this program also operate food pantries, and visit the sick, the elderly and the imprisoned.
The Meal Programs: The Milwaukee council of SVDP operates two free meal programs, six nights per week, year-round, one at 2600 N. 2nd Street, and the other at 931 W. Madison Street. Combined, the two programs serve annually 50,000 meals; 16,500 of those to children.
Thrift Stores: Through donated merchandise from the community at large, the SVDP thrift stores, located at 2320 W. Lincoln and 4476 S 108 St., benefit the poor in a number of ways, including:
→Fulfilling certificates for clothing and household merchandise, which are issued by volunteers during the Neighbors Helping Neighbors home visits;and
→Providing low cost merchandise to budget-conscious, and low-income shoppers.