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Our Milwaukee Women's Center, The Salvation Army Milwaukee County and Family Promise of Washington County are 3 of 10 recipients of the state's new Homeless Case Management Services Grant.
If you’re considering volunteering with a cause you care about in the community, consider the benefits you can receive. Here are the top eight benefits of volunteering.
Jim Liedtke, who is enrolled in our Project Bridge program and also serves on our board of directors, says Community Advocates' work is truly life-altering. “Community Advocates itself, its mission, is changing the fabric of society,” Liedtke said. “It’s changing the way people think. It’s amazing.”
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.
Imagine dealing with a spinal injury and the many grueling surgeries you must have to be able to walk again and live without pain. Now imagine recuperating from those surgeries while you are experiencing homelessness and living in a shelter. That’s the unimaginable situation Michael found himself in a few years ago.
Finding a good apartment wasn’t a big dream, but it seemed to be out of reach -- until Kaia sought help from Community Advocates’ Housing Department in December 2017.
How can you continue to honor and respect the service men and women dedicated to protecting this nation? Here are six ways to show your support this Memorial Day.
Mentoring a child helps them to see unlimited possibilities for the future, learn something new and most importantly, realize that somebody cares about them.
On April 26, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute celebrated our 10th anniversary and recommitted our efforts to reduce disparities and enhance well-being throughout our community. The event was headlined by Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, and local historian Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America's Black Holocaust Museum.
While it might seem simple to say talents can help others, actually identifying your talents and putting them to good use can be a little bit more difficult.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are plenty of gifts you can give your loved one on Mother’s Day that also give back to others in the community.
Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.
We compiled a list of six of the greatest books to read about giving back. These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world.
Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and take care of our Earth. Let’s talk about some ways to go green for Earth Day 2018.
If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.
Madelene Amos, Emergency Shelter Manager at the Milwaukee Women’s Center, offered three tips on preventing sexual assault. “The first steps in staying safe are recognizing the risks and being proactive,” she explained. “No tips can absolutely guarantee safety, unfortunately. Sexual violence can happen to anyone.”
When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to get involved this National Poetry Month. Today we dive into a few ideas to get started.
Community Advocates sprang into action over the holidays. Staff revamped an underused conference room at the Autumn West Safe Haven so that it could operate as a warming room for up to four individuals at a time. “We wanted to get them to come inside and save their lives — quite literally,” said Andi Elliott, Community Advocates CEO.
We've been busy! Catch up with Community Advocates in our latest newsletter. You'll find out how our Project Bridge program helped Melvette, who was couch surfing after losing her housing. Our Project Bridge case managers helped Melvette get back on her feet, find a permanent home, and encourage her to finish college -- and grad school.
Turns out, helping others can actually help you live longer. You heard that right: the key to a long and fruitful life might exist in what you give, not in what you get.
How can you enjoy the new sunshine of the season? Here are some ideas for how to live your best altruistic life and celebrate sunshine on the first day of spring.
National Plant a Flower Day is the perfect start to the new season, so if you want to get involved, there are a few ways to join. Here’s how you can give back today.
On Friday, January 19, Milwaukee Record sponsored Local Coverage, a one-of-a-kind concert at Turner Hall Ballroom featuring local acts covering other local acts’ songs and raffles of gift cards and other items. Even better, the evening benefited the Milwaukee Women’s Center, which provides emergency shelter and supportive services for homeless families and survivors of intimate partner abuse and their families. The event raised a record-breaking $8,218!
Today we dive into the history behind this month and how you can get involved, give back and build a better world by celebrating National Women’s History Month.
Calling all social service providers, advocates, and allies: The Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee (ECOM), sponsored by Community Advocates, is offering a full year of workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge and empower you in your profession.
Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.
How can you honor Presidents’ Day in your everyday life and your family’s life? We have some ideas. Check out these six altruistic ways to celebrate Presidents’ Day.
Valentine’s Day can be more than just romantic love, but true, kind, caring love for your neighbors and those in need. How can you lead a more altruistic life this week?
Black History Month is a time to remember, celebrate and commemorate the achievements and contributions by African-American men and women throughout U.S. history.
It’s true: with a lack of Vitamin D and little time spent outdoors, the winter months can literally make you sad.
Luckily, maintaining a habit is doable when set up for success. If you want to be start (and keep) a healthy new habit this year, check out these useful tips.
If you want to live a more altruistic life, how can you commemorate Dr. King and continue his legacy? Here are ideas to get started this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
With 2018 underway, how can you celebrate National Blood Donor Month? Check out a few ideas for how you can roll up a sleeve and give through January and the year.
A high-spirited crowd of graduates, staff, family, and supporters gathered on December 8 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Nevermore Batterers Treatment Program and the continued success of the Milwaukee County New Pathways for Fathers and Families initiative.
New year’s resolutions are a great way to focus your year on things other than yourself—to focus on living a more altruistic lifestyle and giving back to others.
If you and your family wants to focus on giving back to others this Christmas, here are some ideas for how to start a more altruistic Christmas tradition.
We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.
Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or along with other altruistic causes.
As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.
With Thanksgiving behind us and the winter holidays coming up, how can you make others feel warm during the cold season? We have some ideas to get you started.
Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.
How can you spread the cheer by giving back? We have five altruistic ideas for the holiday season that just might do the trick.
This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.
Tutors help students young and old to better their education, improve their skills and gain more success in a field of their choice. Why should you consider becoming a tutor?
When a friend or family member gets sick, it’s difficult to see them lay in bed stifling their sniffles and running a fever. What can you do to make them feel better?
Halloween can be even more meaningful this year by promoting an altruistic lifestyle and giving back to your community. Check out these 13 spooky Halloween fundraising ideas.
Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health. How, you ask? Today we dive in and see how positive thoughts can make you healthier.
October happens to be Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. So, how can you celebrate this month and support another incredible cause? We have some cool canine concepts.
It can be difficult to decide how to give, what you can give or even where to give to. Today let's take a closer look at how to donate with a purpose to disaster relief.