Welcome to Outreach for Hope

Outreach for Hope supports life-giving ministries that serve with the people of low income communities in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA. These ministries not only provide help with daily necessities, but most importantly, they are centers in the heart of their communities for providing transformation and hope. Outreach for Hope seeks donations primarily from generous individuals. It also receives gifts from organizations and from special offerings of congregations.

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“Walking Together in Hope” Lenten Devotions Now Available

This year’s Lenten devotions, Walking Together in Hope, are now available for download on our resources page.  We invite congregations to make the devotions available to their members either by printing copies, or by making them available electronically. Bishop Erickson has provided us with a framework around the theme of “Accompaniment” and the five values that are part of…


New Staff at Outreach for Hope

I’m pleased to share with you that beginning in September there will be another person working along side of me also raising funds for Outreach for Hope ministries.  Maripat Monahan has many years of experience with fund development, and will be focused on donors and donor development, as I continue with the grant making side,…


Cross Lutheran: feeding, providing, healing

Wednesdays are busy days for Cross Lutheran Church. A beautiful brick building at 16th and Walnut in Milwaukee, Cross is one of 19 ministries receiving financial support from Outreach for Hope. Many people come to Cross from different surrounding neighborhoods to spend their Wednesdays joined in a meal and Bible study, and receiving the gifts…