Family House slated to re-open after thieves break in

Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-18 23:26:38-04

For more than three decades, Family House on North 11th Street in Milwaukee was often called a blessing for low-income seniors in need of safe clean housing.

But it's now in disarray. Founder Cordelia Taylor shows us the busted door where thieves broke in.
She leads cameras to the soaked basement targeted for copper plumbing.

"Someone went in and just ravaged the place," exclaims Taylor.

There's shattered glass, flooded floors, ransacked drawers. A security system was cut, and a TV monitor that once hung on the wall is history.

Taylor adds, "It hurts to see water standing in the basement, it hurts to see paper sprawled all over the floor, I just don't understand!"

Though Family House closed in March, it's slated to reopen as a place to help incarcerated men turn their lives around.

But now a sweet grandmother is left with a big mess, and a heavy heart about our world.

"You're looking at a person whose hurting today, because I don't know where I'm going from here. I don't know."