Center for Veterans Issues
Center for Veterans Issues (CVI) and Cardinal Capital Management, Inc. (Cardinal Capital) partnered to address the need for permanent, supportive housing for veterans in Milwaukee and Green Bay. While Cardinal Capital owns and manages the buildings, CVI provides case management and supportive services on-site to ensure residents remain stably housed.
CVI operates seven transitional or permanent housing facilities and provides more than 250 units of housing to U.S. veterans throughout Wisconsin on any given night. Additionally, CVI operates two Veterans Resource Centers serving an additional 1,200+ veterans annually through housing, counseling, placement services, and more. CVI's programming is specifically designed to meet the whole-person needs of veterans wishing to become and remain active contributing members of society.
For Thomas H. Wynn, Sr. Memorial Veterans Manor in Milwaukee, Cardinal Capital also partnered with Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI). The building features a commercial kitchen on the first floor which provides 5,000 meals a day for Milwaukee School children, as well as job training for MCFI clients through the Hospitality Academy program.
The MCFI Hospitality Academy provides on-the-job training for individuals with special needs and other barriers to success who are interested in working in the hospitality industry.
Too many of the men and women who served our country return to civilian life with personal challenges and nontransferable work skills that may lead to homelessness.
Cardinal Capital hopes to build upon the success of Thomas H. Wynn, Sr. Memorial Veterans Manor in Milwaukee and Major General Jacob Brown Veterans Manor in Green Bay by continuing to develop supportive housing that will meet the needs of veterans and their families.
If you provide supportive services for veterans and are interested in replicating these permanent supportive housing models in your community, please contact Cardinal Capital Management, Inc.'s development team.