Milwaukee nonprofit organization Safe & Sound is moving its headquarters to a former church it acquired in the Sherman Park neighborhood, where it plans to build closer community ties and host gatherings. The purchase at 4422 W. Leon Terrace marks the first time Safe & Sound has owned a property since its founding more than 23 years ago. It currently occupies office space in downtown Milwaukee in a building that belongs to Marquette University. That building at 801 W. Michigan St. is slated to be demolished for a housing development. The property purchase in Sherman Park means Safe & Sound will be based at and work in one of the neighborhoods it is seeking to improve, said executive director Joe’Mar Hooper. It will move in the first quarter of 2022. “Us being a community organization that serves the community, it’s important for us to be really in the community so we can elevate our partnerships,” he said. “We’re moving into a new endeavor around collective impacts in the neighborhoods in which we serve.” Safe & Sound acquired the Leon Terrace building from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City for $535,000, according to state records.
JCP Construction is proud to have been selected to help lead this conversion of a Sherman Park church into a new headquarters. The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022.