November 2022 Newsletter

Blue Skies Foundation

Blue Skies Foundation of De Pere, Wis., is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the needs of Native American families, and to improve the lives of Indigenous people. They work to preserve native American cultures, languages, and traditions, and to prevent and/or eliminate mistreatment of abuse and oppression of Native people.

Wisconsin Native Loan Fund

The Wisconsin Native Loan Fund is a non-profit that promotes financial self-sufficiency for Wisconsin Native American communities. Located in Lac du Flambeau, Wis., they have the unique distinction of being a U.S. Treasury-Certified Community Development Financial Institution, and a certified housing counseling agency. In addition to providing consumer lending to under served Native Americans, they also offer financial education services and business loans.

indian council of the elderly

Indian Council of the Elderly was incorporated in 1980 as a 501(C)3 organization in Milwaukee to help meet the socioeconomic needs of the American Indian Elders living in an urban environment. They provide nutritious meals three times a week through meal deliveries, carryout meals, holiday celebration food and gifts, outreach, checking on elders, and follow-up on their well-being.


Pathfinders has a strong reputation in serving Milwaukee’s youth and young adults experiencing crisis, and homelessness. In addition to offering immediate access to housing, they offer innovative programs such as Q-BLOK and a Drop-in Center. Q-BLOK serves LGBTQ+ identified young people, and the Drop-in Center provides a safe day shelter to meet basic needs such as food and showers.

Bread of Healing Inc.

Initiated in 2000 and located on the north side of Milwaukee, the Bread of Healing is a free neighborhoodbased medical clinic. They are designed to serve lowincome individuals who experience barriers to accessing ongoing health care. They have a goal of preventing and reducing medical complications that often lead to long-term debilitating health conditions. The clinic also provides mental health counseling, medications, dental care, and access to community resources.

Youth and Family Project Inc.

The Youth and Family Project of Washington County Wisconsin is a private non-profit that was founded in 1975. Their volunteers and staff provide group-based mental health counseling services to school aged youth with the goal of reuniting families divided by crisis. They also reach out to community members during the holiday season who do not have adequate resources to meet their basic needs. Their services are free of charge and confidential.