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A Beacon of Light:  A Place to Be, to Belong, and to Become.

The purpose and mission of the MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary (MBHS) is to offer a daytime sanctuary and multi-resource center for homeless and at-risk homeless individuals, with core values that include:  Community, healing, spirituality, recovery, peer empowerment, dignity, advocacy, voice, solidarity and mutual transformation.  We are focused on fortifying Milwaukee's safety net.

In March of 2014, MBHS was launched as a new start-up nonprofit without any money and without any resources.  Founders created MBHS so that MacCanon Brown’s successful 22-year track record of work with Milwaukee’s homeless could continue, seeing her vision as clearly needed in the safety net of Milwaukee.

Founders gave it MacCanon Brown’s name (against her wishes) in 2014, to recognize her legacy of effective leadership in serving Milwaukee’s most vulnerable residents.  

Many people that have met Sister MacCanon have voiced that she is our very own Mother Theresa.  Her kind and thoughtful selfless leadership has brought hundreds of people together in solidarity.  We are grateful to have Sister MacCanon show us the way.

Sister MacCanon Brown