Stepping Stones of HOPE
We will connect unmet needs with available resources. MOHH will explore gaps in community resources and work towards addressing them.
We will educate and train individuals to be self- sufficient. MOHH is an advocate for educating the community about unmet needs.
We will provide opportunities for skill development and practical application of life skills.
We will empower individuals to navigate through life's challenges and to "pay it forward".
Mission of Hope House Is...
What is the MOHH
Mission of Hope House of Wisconsin, Inc., is a remarkable hometown story. This grassroots initiative began with individuals recognizing an unmet need and banding together to end homelessness by helping our neighbors. MOHH is the first comprehensive homeless shelter serving Waupaca County and the surrounding counties.
To promote self sufficiency and improve the lives of families affected by poverty and homelessness.
To engage our community in the fight to end homelessness.
Executive Director, Andrew Wilson
Andy Wilson brings over 10 years of nonprofit leadership to Mission of Hope House. After serving as a Youth Pastor for 4 years in Appleton, he sold all of this belongings to join the Peace Corps in Guatemala where he worked with municipal governments to improve the process of infrastructure project management. Upon his return to the US, he spent 6 years as the Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Appleton, working both to grow the thrift stores' revenue as well as expand programming to those experiencing poverty and financial crises. From that experience, he brought his passion for serving families in need to COTS Transitional Shelter - a transitional homeless shelter in Appleton serving over 100 homeless individuals through housing and life skills programming. Feeling the bug to return to Guatemala and work alongside families experiencing absolute poverty, he served for four years as the international Executive Director for a Guatemalan NGO working to provide potable water, access to health care, literacy education and business incubators to coffee farming families. Now, after spending a year with the federal government, Andy is coming back to serve families in the county where he grew up. He is excited to bring all his passion, skills and experience to join the Mission of Hope House family to work collaboratively with the community to improve the lives of families affected by poverty and homelessness.
Andy is the proud father of an 11 year-old Christmas Eve baby named Evelyn, and happily married to his Guatemalan wife, Ana Luisa. We love long bicycle rides, camping, the outdoors and culinary arts. A perfect Saturday for Andy would be a 50 mile bike ride followed by 3 hours of experimentation in his kitchen.