UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for April is Street Angels, a mobile outreach organization assisting our neighbors without homes in bridging the gaps between homelessness and housing through support, advocacy, and community collaboration. Founded in 2016 by two women who began voluntarily serving from the back of their cars, the organization has since grown to be a highly regarded leader in street outreach with two outreach buses serving 100-240 individuals three nights per week.  Their entire mission is privately funded through caring community members, foundations, corporations, and local businesses.

The outreach program focuses on those who are disconnected from services and living unsheltered in places not meant for human habitation. Street Angel’s main goals are:
1. Prevent suffering from hunger or prolonged exposure to the elements.
2. Make a long-term impact by advocating for individuals to get connected to services that can end their homelessness.

Through assisting people in expanding their opportunities for resources, improving the quality of life by providing basic needs, and providing an opportunity for community members to share their prosperity through donating and volunteering, Street Angels is creating a socially sustainable program with the end goal of ending homelessness, one friend at a time.

To help support Steet Angels, you can:

  • Go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided.
  • Or text your donation to 73256.
  • Or mail your donation to UUCW, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield WI 53005-5219

For more information about Split the Plate, contact Kathy Herrewig.