Partners In Hope

man speaking with other men at enrichment workshop

A path to hope and Redemption for Milwaukee County's recently incarcerated

Community Warehouse / Partners In Hope is a faith-based organization passionately dedicated to helping willing men, women, and their families impacted by incarceration overcome social, economic, and criminal justice system barriers.

man speaking with other men at enrichment workshop
program graduate with family

The Role of PIH in Prisoner Reintegration

Partners In Hope (PIH) is a robust prisoner reintegration initiative that has been impacting Milwaukee residents since 2018. Borrowing from the success of a Las Vegas initiative, Hope for Prisoners, PIH is committed to assisting individuals in their successful transition back into society.

PIH provides participants with a one-week soft skills workshop, called a “cohort,” equipping them for the transition ahead. They receive daily training on essential skills such as goal setting, time management, and financial literacy. Following this, they are given the opportunity to receive job training by working in transitional jobs at our stores.


Building Bridges with Law Enforcement in PIH

The Building Bridges with Law Enforcement session during the PIH workshop strives to bridge the gap between formerly incarcerated individuals and law enforcement personnel by creating an environment of safety, empathy, and open communication. This helps to cultivate trust and mutual understanding, ultimately increasing the chances that future encounters will end peacefully for both parties.

ongoing support relationships

Partners In Hope Continues

Ongoing Support Network for Participants

An essential aspect of our initiative is our ongoing support network, which includes a strong mentoring component. This network, comprised of mentors from diverse fields, including law enforcement, faith, and the business community, offers guidance and resources for as long as participants need. This enduring commitment ensures that our participants have the support they need to overcome the many obstacles they face when reintegrating into society.

Donate. Support. Mentor. Volunteer.

Huddles: Building Stronger Communities Together

You’re Invited!
Join us for our powerful community-building initiative known as a Huddle. Every Wednesday evening from 6–8PM, we come together at the Partners In Hope location at 324 W North Avenue in Milwaukee to share a meal and listen to and support each other. We invite you to be part of this transformative experience.
No RSVP needed—Just show up any week!

Core Christian Principles

As a voluntary, faith-based initiative, PIH places emphasis on core Christian principles such as grace, hope, honesty, integrity, respect, and the dignity of work. Our ultimate goal is to assist our participants in achieving maturity in their faith and interpersonal skills, contributing positively to their community, attaining sustainable employment, securing stable housing, breaking free from addictions, and establishing positive family relationships.

preacher giving the good news to a group of men graduating from the program

Impact on Milwaukee County

Over the years, our mission and its initiatives have significantly impacted the Milwaukee community. Through our efforts, countless individuals and families have found support, guidance, and hope for a brighter future. We continue to be inspired by the stories of transformation and success that have come out of our programs.

Why this matters

Local Ministry Partner

"Partners In Hope is a beautiful meeting of people who would never normally be in the same space together."

Jake, Ministry Partner


"I've never thought in a million years ever that I would have a Lieutenant with the Milwaukee Police Department as my mentor and that we have become really close friends."

Franklin, PIH Graduate


"It's the power of God that's bringing us all together and making these transformations happen, and all I can do is say 'thank you' "

Keri, PIH Volunteer

Your help is vital to the success of this work.

None of this would be possible without the generous support of individuals and businesses in our community. We are truly a community-driven organization, from the donation we receive for our stores to the mentors who volunteer their time and expertise.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations directly impact Community Warehouse and its initiatives to impact the lives of formerly-incarcerated individuals.

Donate Goods

Donate goods to sell at one of the Community Warehouse locations and make a difference!

Volunteer / Sponsor a MeaL

Help us cover the cost of feeding everyone at our Huddles. Perhaps you, your church, family, small group, or company could prepare and serve a meal.

Become a Mentor

Approximately 100 individuals graduate from PIH each year. If you’re interested in getting involved as a mentor, click below to learn more.

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Community Warehouse
521 S. 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204


Community Warehouse
521 S. 9th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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Tax Deductions

Community Warehouse Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (IRS ID# 81-0549816). Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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