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Make Homemade Hand Warmers/Neck Wraps for our Youth Shelter

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Pathfinders

We are calling all willing crafters and sewers to help make homemade hand warmers or neck wraps for shelter youth! These warmers and wraps are often filled with dried beans or dried rice and dried herbs or essential oils to be used indoors. Example: https://pin.it/1hOPZPB

Any style and design are welcome and you can complete from the comfort of your own home! If you would like to participate, please email dlee@pathfindersmke.org to coordinate a drop-off at our Youth Shelter once you've completed the project. We do ask that materials be purchased/provided by volunteer(s).

The need for self-care is at an all-time high. Stress and trauma can physically manifest in the body and warm neck wraps can help provide comfort and relax tense muscles. As an agency that supports regular self-care practice among our staff, we also seek to support youth in creating these practices for themselves.

About the Youth Shelter: Pathfinders’ Youth Shelter is open 365 days a year and provides emergency short-term shelter for adolescents ages 11-17. We also offer crisis counseling services for youth aged 18-21. We operate one of only two state-licensed youth shelters serving Milwaukee, representing half of the available beds in the city for youth. During and after their Shelter stay, we offer youth intensive counseling, case management, and basic needs services that help them maintain safety and stability.

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About Pathfinders

Location:

4200 N HOLTON ST, MILWAUKEE, WI 53212, US

Mission Statement

Pathfinders emplowers youth in crisis to make positive life choices.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1614 E. KaneMilwaukee, WI 53202

(43.05571,-87.89062)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

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