Unemployment, the death of a spouse, illness, divorce or childhood trauma are some of the many life circumstances that can lead to homelessness in Brown County. When a family is impacted by these life events, hope for the future is likely derailed.
At our locations on the east and west side of Green Bay, Freedom House offers the education, practical support and renewed hope that can propel a family from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Freedom House is a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization which was started by a handful of Green Bay churches in 1992. For 25 years, Matthew 25:35 has provided the foundation for our work:
…I was homeless and you gave me a room — Matthew 25:35
Freedom House began as a four bedroom house on N. Irwin Avenue in Green Bay and served four families at a time. In 2003, Freedom House acquired and moved to its current shelter location at 2997 St. Anthony Drive in the Schmitt Park neighborhood of Green Bay. Up to 12 families at a time reside at the east side location. In 2014, Freedom House expanded its reach to the far west side of Green Bay where its campus, called The Bridge, is located at 840-842 N. Taylor Street. 8 families reside in the rent-based transitional living program at The Bridge.
The mission of Freedom House is to equip families with the skills and resources needed to become self-sufficient and to maintain self-sufficiency. Freedom House serves a diverse population of Brown County’s homeless families with children through its emergency shelter on the east side of Green Bay and its campus on the west side of Green Bay called The Bridge.