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Make Masks for Runaway/Homeless Youth and Front-Line Staff

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested

Pathfinders continues to do the essential work of meeting the needs of the city’s most vulnerable young people. On the front lines, we are feeling the effects of resource shortages, especially resources that protect our staff and young people from spreading and catching COVID-19.

Many people are getting creative and making masks for organizations in need. If you are able to volunteer your time, please consider making masks for our young people who, for various reasons, have a more difficult time remaining in a safe, clean space and for the Pathfinders employees who are serving them.

Patterns and instructions can be found here, but we welcome ALL forms of cloth masks that are being made: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/masks-diy-coronavirus/2020/04/01/20830f5e-7420-11ea-85cb-8670579b863d_story.html

This can be done VIRTUALLY/from your home. Please email questions to ldomski@pathfindersmke.org. Our preference is for masks to be dropped off at our Holton address, but we have potential to arrange pickups as needed.

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About Pathfinders



Mission Statement

Pathfinders emplowers youth in crisis to make positive life choices.


Pathfinders empowers youth and young adults by providing them with emotional support, resources for basic needs and tangible tools for a fresh start. Services include:

  • An eight bed youth shelter.
  • Counseling services.
  • A drop-in center that provides case management, job support, food, laundry and shower facilities and health and risk reduction resources.
  • An behavioral alternative public school.

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


4200 N. Holton StreetSuite 400Milwaukee, WI 53212


  • Sewing
  • Youth Services


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • These masks can be picked up or dropped off at our Holton Street address between 11 am and 4 pm.

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