All Programs

Community Advocates Milwaukee Wisconsin

Community Advocates operates roughly 60 different programs, ranging a wide span of services and needs.  Programming falls into the following categories:

Basic Needs & Advocacy

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Housing Services Helping individuals and families secure or retain housing. Need help?
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Utilities Services Helping individuals and families keep their lights and heat on affordably. Need help?
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Energy Assistance
Disabilities Services Helping people with disabilities secure an income. Need help?
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Healthcare Services Helping individuals and families access the healthcare they need. Need help?
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Behavioral Health & Homelessness

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Autumn West Safe Haven A facility offering housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless and who have mental health disorders. Need help?
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Homeless Outreach Nursing Center Nurses provide outreach to shelters and meal sites to conduct health assessments, connect individuals with needed resources and, when appropriate, refer individuals to Autumn West Safe Haven. Description
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Project Bridge Case managers assist those experiencing both chronic homelessness and mental illness by connecting them with housing and supportive services. Need help?
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Bridges to Recovery Mental health and substance abuse outpatient day treatment.

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Training: Mental Health First Aid Training offered to the public on how to respond to a mental health crisis. Description (scroll down)
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Milwaukee Women’s Center

Program Name Description Related Links
Crisis Line The 24-Hour Crisis Line (414-671-6140) assists callers with concerns including homelessness, housing and legal issues, lack of food, and crisis situations like domestic violence or suicide. Get Help Now
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Older Abused Women's Program Support Groups, advocacy and case management for older women who are abused by intimate partners or relatives. Description
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Domestic Violence Shelter The emergency shelter provides 24-hour shelter and support to female domestic violence victims and their minor children. Description
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Family Support Center Provides shelter and support to low-income families who are experiencing a housing crisis. Description
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Bottomless Closet Provides work-appropriate clothing to low-income men and women entering or re-entering the workforce. Description
Case Management Second Stage case management helps with housing transitions, as well as assisting women and their children who have suffered from domestic violence, substance abuse, and homelessness. Description
Addiction Treatment POWER and Family Case Management programs support women and their families in treating addiction. Description
Nevermore Batterer's Treatment An educational, support-group based program aiming to help male batterers take responsibility for their violent behavior and prevent future domestic violence. Description
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Justice 2000

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Municipal Court Alternatives Program Housed near the municipal courts, this program provides options of alternative dispositions to the courts including mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, and community service work. Description
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Public Policy Institute

Program Name Description Related Links
Pathways to Ending Poverty This project seeks to change the way we think about and attack poverty, by creating and testing a specific policy package that would reduce poverty in Wisconsin by more than half to between 1-4%. Description
Transitional Jobs Program Studies and advocates for transitional jobs that allow low-income, unemployed individuals to do useful work and support themselves and their families. Description
Effective ACA Implementation This project studies and advocates for policy options established under the Affordable Care Act, improved enrollment in health coverage for criminal justice-involved populations, expanded coverage and treatment options, and access to affordable coverage and care. Description
Youth Sports Authority Program stemming from the Milwaukee County Delinquency and Court Services Division that makes grants to organizations that wish to develop athletic activities for Milwaukee County youth ages 6-18. Description
Conversations With Policy Leaders A regular public gathering of elected officials, policymakers, community leaders and others interested in lively public policy discussion. Description
Tobacco Prevention & Control Coordinates the Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance, help implement Wisconsin's Smoke-Free Act, and conduct compliance checks on tobacco retailers. Description
Milwaukee Brighter Futures Initiative Provides coordination for the multiple participating agencies administering programs working to prevent child abuse and promote health, safety and self-sufficiency for youth and families. Description
Parents Plus Provides home-based education for families with young children and fosters parental involvement in schools for improved student achievement. Website
Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAP) This coalition works to improve the quality of lives in our community by preventing the harmful consequences of substance use and abuse.