Milwaukee couple looking to open first group home for LGBT youth in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A local couple is hoping to change lives this fall when they plan to open a group home specifically for LGBT youth. It will be the first of its kind in the state.
Brad and Nick Schlaikowski started Courage MKE at the end of 2015. The nonprofit’s goal is to raise awareness about homeless LGBTQ youth in Milwaukee. Former foster parents, the couple always knew they wanted to do more.
“Courage house is a dream we’ve had since we started Courage two and a half years ago,” said Nick. “We always had in mind we wanted to open a group home to help homeless youth in our city and just recently finally purchased a home.”
"We started to realize the problem that was happening in the city and realize it was in our own backyard and how heartbreaking that was and we decided to do something about it," said Nick.
They also need to furnish the house. They are hosting a "donation drop off day" on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.