The mission of WAHRS is to provide the best, most efficient, and effective services to runaway and homeless youth, including those who are pregnant and/or parenting.

WAHRS, through a cooperative, strategically organized system between private member agencies, provides programs that strengthen families, prevent family dissolution, promote self-sufficiency, and assure safe, stable, and supportive homes for youth, young parents and their children.

Click side links for more information or email Patricia Balke, Executive Director.



Quaneisha Goodwill, WAHRS Youth Representative

The WAHRS Youth Representative serves as a voice for youth within the organization and as an advocate on youth issues on the State and Federal levels. Quaneisha Goodwill is a creative and compassionate 17 year old, young lady who was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She is a junior at Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Quaneisha is currently a Peer Advocate at Pathfinders, and Has been involved with Pathfinders for over 3 years.  She is a strong voice for the youth in need of services through our runaway and homeless programs throughout the state of Wisconsin.  Through empowering other youth at our shelter Quaneisha has been able to excel in school despite life’s challenges.



To Volunteer for WAHRS or to make a donation, please contact Patricia Balke at: pbalke@sbcglobal.net.


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