July 18, 2014
The largest homeless shelter in Wisconsin saves over $80,000
Milwaukee Rescue Mission is Wisconsin’s largest homeless shelter; they deliver practical assistance with over 300,000 meals a year, 40,000 clothing items, and over 100,000 combined nights of shelter. Milwaukee Rescue Mission also delivers counseling, job training, and education including a K4 through seventh grade school.
With every year that passes, technology becomes increasingly important for Milwaukee Rescue Mission effectively executing their mission. The IT Operations Manager, Don Vaught, said, “The Rescue Mission has grown more and more dependent on internet and computer technology.” This growing dependence is what sparked a dynamic relationship between Milwaukee Rescue Mission and CCB Technology.
When Dan Brown, Milwaukee Rescue Mission’s Director of Support Services, learned what a resource CCB could be for them, a relationship began that reached beyond purchasing computers. In partnership with both the sales and IT services teams, CCB helps Milwaukee Rescue Mission procure, deploy, install, and manage their technology.
“CCB helps everything stay running,” said Dan, “they’ve installed a new server for us, virtualized our environment, they coordinate with us and our Cisco phone system,… and the area of cost savings has been fantastic. The first year in they have saved us over $80,000.”