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Mission: Through the influence and knowledge of Jesus Christ, assist Milwaukee’s central city families by teaching, encouraging and mentoring individuals to accept responsibility, incorporate good judgment and fairness in their work ethic, and build positive character.

Results: *Provided more than 70,000 meals to Milwaukee children during summer 2015; *100% of ProStart Culinary & Job Readiness Program participants passed ServSafe food safety certification in 2015; *Distributed 700 bookbags of school supplies in 15th Annual Back to School Family Rally; *Provided quality catering and banquet services for more than 1,000 guests throughout 2015

Target demographics: children and families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,200+ children participated in activities, programs, or had a healthy meal in Family Resource Center, 434 needy families received clothing, coats, hats, or food, and 90,726 healthy meals served to children this summer by banquet & meal services.

Geographic areas served: Milwaukee

Programs: child development center, ProStart culinary training, family resource center, Camp HeartLove, food services, school lunch, banquet and catering, hall rental, READ program, and more.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

HeartLove Place (HLP) is an exceptional community partner and family advocate. At their core, HLP serves babies, kids, teens, and families from every walk of life. In addition the have an excellent Food Services program that provide delicious meals to many, including food insecure families, as well as a ProStart Culinary program that prepares adults for food services industry complete with credentials.

But wait! There's more!

Whenever any of us community members needs a place for an event, a place to call home, HLP opens their arms (and doors) to us. Whether its the Institute for Urban Agriculture & Nutrition doing community listening sessions, or Milwaukee Urban Gardens holding their prestigious Deep Roots Awards events, or providing space and assistance in building a community garden/performance space across the street with hip hop artist Viva Fidel, HLP is there with energetic support...and always something really good to eat!!

HLP embraces the philosophy of the triple-bottom-line operations, practicing social, environmental, and economic sustainability, and significantly effecting the lives of thousands of Milwaukeeans. HLP is one of the reasons I am proud to call Milwaukee home. It is the change we want to see in the world.

Bonnie Halvorsen
Institute for Urban Agriculture & Nutrition (A Cooperative)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a great organization dedicated to sharing Gods love to the Comunity of Milwaukee. My sons and I first became involved over 15 yrs ago through their after school "kids clubs" . We've also witnessed their effectiveness in ministering through their "family resource center" day care, "pro-start" hospitality/restaurant training as well as Comunity events. God is certainly smiling on HLP's ministries.
Mr. Steve

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Heartlove Place is vibrant with God's grace and inspiration. Christ's parable of the Talents frames the operational goals of the center; support learning self sustaining life skills through education, example, counsel and contribution. Emphasis on maintaining a strong Christian family is threaded throughout the impressive program.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Heartlove Place is a wonderful place where children and families can learn, grown and interact with people from around Wisconsin. Their faith base component is a plus as well. What a awesome place to go.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

More than 22 years ago a group from Kettle Moraine Evangelical Free Church traveled to the corner of 5th and Hadley to come along side Jim Lees, who headed Partners with Youth, an inner city ministry. Through the years the ministry has grown to become Heartlove Place, a Christian Family Center on Dr Martin Luther King Dr in Milwaukee. Bible studies, Teen Programs, Daycare and After school programs, Prostart Culinary Arts Training, and Family Events have been established and carried out with a Christ centered view. IWe are thankful that God has allowed us to be a part of this ministry.
With gratitude,
Tim and Jan

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Heart Love Place is something very special. From the moment I walked in the door (a few years ago) I felt the Lord's presence and knew great work was happening here. HeartLove is nothing short of an inner city sanctuary for children, moms and families. Its a place of unconditional love where children are read to, adults are encouraged thru workshops and continued learning and the community is served thru projects like the School Backpack project. It is a great privilege to serve and watch what God is doing thru HeartLove Place.
There is one more component of HLP that stands out to me as something special and that is the day to day leadership of Viola Rembert and her team. Her vision for HLP cannot help but get everyone around her excited for the work that HLP is doing with families in Milwaukee. Like me, I hope you will stop in to see for yourself the work that is being done at HLP. Once you do, I am confident that you and I will meet as volunteers in the very near future!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HeartLove Place is a unique organization, that meets the needs of many! Great staff and great families working together to make a difference!