Courage House: Wisconsin’s first LGBTQ+ youth home holds ribbon cutting

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – A first of its kind home in the state held a ribbon cutting Thursday.

The Courage House is a home with on-site support for LGBTQ+ youth. It will also offer employment help and life skills. The goal is help those who have no way to support themselves and need a temporary place to call home.

Courage House is hoping to open by the end of March and can hold up to five kids. The non-profit, Courage MKE, aims to raise awareness of homeless LGBTQ+ youth in the area. The home was bought and renovated through donations and fundraisers.

“We want to normalize life for these kids,” Courage MKE co-founder Brad Schlaikowski said. “That’s why it was so important to make this look like a house like you live here with your family, because they haven’t had that opportunity, some of them, in a really long time.”

Courage MKE hopes to eventually open another house in Milwaukee.

More information can be found on the Courage MKE website

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