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.

Get Ready for the 2017 Family Bike Ride!

Now is a perfect time to start thinking about this great family event! Grab your wheels, get some air in those tires and have fun raising money for a great cause.

Join us on September 9, 2017! Learn more here.




SEEKING: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Since 1995 Outreach for Hope has been bringing together the philanthropic vision and generosity of its donors, with the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and community partners, around the complex issues of poverty in Southeastern Wisconsin.  The mission of Outreach for Hope is to financially support…


Grace, Kenosha opens Welcome Center for Homeless

Kenosha is the fourth largest city in Wisconsin. Regrettably, the human service needs outweigh the available services provided, particularly in the areas of housing and mental health. Kenosha is blessed with several service providers – but even so, many people who need help are placed on waiting lists. When a long-time community organization called First…


James is a leader and a giver after Cross Church gave to him.

(James Peterson delivered this message as part of the Outreach for Hope presentation at the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Annual Assembly, June 2, 2017.) Good Afternoon. My first experience with Cross Lutheran Church was six years ago when I needed food from the food pantry.  At that time, my life was messy. I had gotten caught…