About Community Warehouse

front entrance to community warehouse

The Vision of Community Warehouse

“Transformed lives impacted by incarceration.”

Community Warehouse envisions a world transformed by the love of Jesus Christ, where individuals impacted by the justice system find redemption, empowerment, and reintegration into the community through continuous support and connection.

man speaking with other men at enrichment workshop
front entrance to community warehouse
worker helping a custome with a door

The Journey of Community Warehouse

Our journey began in 2005 when George Bogdanovich and a group of dedicated individuals opened our flagship location at 521 S. 9th Street in Milwaukee. The original mission was to provide employment and quality home improvement materials at affordable prices and offer a path toward life transformation for the underprivileged.

In 2021, we expanded by opening an additional retail location at 4119 W Green Tree Road. This location also serves as our main processing and distribution center, allowing us to serve our customers more efficiently. Our stores offer a range of discounted home improvement materials, furniture, and building supplies donated by generous individuals and companies in the community. We sell these products at a fraction of the retail price, making them affordable for people of all income levels. Sales of these products help fund our initiatives, including Partners In Hope.

Our Mission

“Transforming the lives of people impacted by incarceration through the love of Christ.”

Community Warehouse is a faith-based organization dedicated to transforming the lives of willing men,  women, and their families impacted by incarceration by helping them overcome social, economic, and criminal justice system barriers. We empower people by offering reentry services, job training and employment support.

The Core Values of CW and PIH

  • 1. Rooted in Faith:  We believe that all people are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated with love and respect. We are dedicated to following the teachings of Jesus Christ in our work to assist people impacted by the justice system.
  • 2. Building Community: We believe that everyone needs a strong support system, and we offer opportunities for people to connect with others and build community. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected.
  • 3. Empowering People: We believe people are most successful when they are empowered to make their own decisions and take control of their lives. We offer programs and services that help people develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed.
  • 4. Acting with Integrity and Accountability: We believe honesty, transparency, and responsibility are essential for building trust. We are committed to operating our organization in a way that is fair and just, and we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of ethical behavior. We take responsibility for our actions and words, and we expect the same from our staff, volunteers, and clients.

  • 5. Fostering Innovative Thinking: We believe that creativity and innovation are essential for solving complex problems. We strive to create a culture of innovation where everyone is encouraged to share new ideas and solutions.

  • 6. Supporting Reintegration: We wholeheartedly embrace the principles of effective reintegration, focusing on the provision of continuous support for individuals and their families impacted by incarceration. Our goal is to aid their smooth and successful transition back into the community, enabling them to thrive and lead fulfilling lives.

CW Board of Directors

LT Austin - Founder and Executive Director, Hope Through Restoration

Michael Dix - Lieutenant, Milwaukee Police Department

Bruce Fisco - Retired Executive | Board Secretary

Barry Keller - CEO, MicroSynergies LLC | HR Committee Chair

Matt Krueger - Partner, Foley Lardner

Nancy Hodges - President, National Spring, Inc.

Kent Loehrke - Retired, Mortgage Delivery Specialists | Board Chair

Bob Mallof - Retail Business Executive | Board Vice Chair

Dr. Kurt Owens - President, Bridge Builders Inc.

Bob Wulf - CEO, MEDREDI Solutions

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