About Us

Our Mission​

Project WisHope is a 501 (C3) non-profit, peer-run Recovery Community Organization located in the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas and serving the state of Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide resources, education, advocacy, and peer support to Wisconsin’s recovery community members, including those directly impacted by addiction and mental health conditions and their family members, friends and allies. 

We are committed to inspiring our recovery community members to become change agents within their communities by empowering each person to know that recovery is possible and that their story has the power to create positive and long-lasting change for themselves and others. 

We are led by a team of professionals who are in long-term recovery, too, and we are passionate about providing innovative, evidence-based programs and services to meet the needs of our Wisconsin families and communities. We embrace all pathways to recovery and have served thousands of Wisconsin’s recovery community members since opening our doors in 2016.

Our History

Since opening our doors in 2016, Project WisHope has served over 1,916 individuals and provided an estimated $24,000 savings per person in housing and recovery support costs in lieu of jail or prison.   In a 10-month snapshot in 2019, 509 persons served by WisHope included:  259 Caucasian (50.88%); 173 African American (33.9%); 65 Hispanic/Latino (12.77%); 12 Other (2.36%); 0 Asian American.

While working to end the stigma associated with addiction and mental health, we believe through community education, evidence-based treatment, and peer-to-peer support, we can meet the recovery needs of communities across Wisconsin.

Our Impact in Numbers

Provided direct peer support services to 1,500 individuals

Enrolled 1,700 individuals in our Recovery Housing Program

Provided 160 scholarships for individuals to access free Recovery Housing

Produced 96 graduates of our Peer Recovery Coach Training

Our Programs and Services

Recovery Housing for Men and Women – 80 beds in Waukesha County

24/7 Peer Recovery Support Hotline (844-WIS-HOPE)

Wisconsin Behavioral Health Resource Map

Peer Recovery Coaching Services Training and Community Education

Recovery Support Meetings and Activities

Recovery Community Drop-in Centers in Waukesha and Waupaca

Recovery Responsive Workplace Programming

The following numbers reflect Project WisHope's performance in 2020

Click here to download our 2020 Annual Report.