FLOOR360 has partnered with Milwaukee Magazine to launch Design for a Difference - Milwaukee. Design for a Difference is the first-ever community driven movement that brings socially-conscious design-driven flooring showrooms together with interior designers and other businesses to makeover much needed spaces at local charities.
This year's recipient of Design for a Difference - Milwaukee is the Walker's Point Youth and Family Shelter.
Watch Spectrum New 1 Coverage here: https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2019/08/15/milwaukee-youth-shelter-getting-renovation-for-free#
About Walker's Point Youth and Family Shelter:
Teens who come to Walker's Point Youth and Family Shelter for help are usually doing so because they are having serious problems at home. Many leave home because of reported physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Many of these teens also come from alcohol or drug addicted families.
In recent years we have noted a major rise in homeless youth needing services. Our goals are to encourage families to work out their problems , help youth to decide upon a positive course of action and ensure a more stable living environment for youth.
It is difficult to get a full sense of the size of the homeless youth population in Milwaukee, as these vulnerable teens tend to stay out of the public eye. Yet according to the national runaway prevalence study from the Urban Institute in 2010, one in five youth run away from home before reaching the age of eighteen, and that half of these run away two or more times. Reports of child abuse and neglect, a common issue cited by youth in emergency shelter, have also been at very high levels.
Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center is licensed as a child welfare agency by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. The Runaway and Teen Crisis shelter is a state licensed group home.
Design for a Difference - Milwaukee is raising money to benefit Walkers Point Youth and Family Center, Inc., and any donation will help make an impact.We are looking for monetary donations along with volunteer time donations to help complete the makeover. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please fill out our form linked here .
All monetary donations will go toward purchasing the following items for the makeover:(8) mattressesSectional sofaMedia standRound table w/ hopefully 6 chairs Futon(2) accent chairs
Any remaining funds will be donated to Walker's Point Youth and Family Shelter directly.
Thank you for your consideration!