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A Morning with Community Advocates’ Homeless Outreach Nursing Center staff

A Morning with Community Advocates’ Homeless Outreach Nursing Center staff

Bus shelters. The nooks and crannies behind a high-rise office. In abandoned buildings. On benches in secluded areas of county parks. Under a bridge. In a friend’s garage. In the upper reaches of a parking ramp. Roaming through empty streets as dawn hovers over downtown Milwaukee.

These are the locations Community Advocates’ Homeless Outreach Nursing Center (HONC) staff search out in the early hours of the morning twice a week when they offer assistance to Milwaukeeans living in uninhabitable areas.

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Marshalls Supports Milwaukee Women's Center at Grand Opening Celebration

Marshalls Supports Milwaukee Women's Center at Grand Opening Celebration

On Thursday, August 17, staff of Marshalls showed their support for the Milwaukee Women's Center by presenting Community Advocates CEO Andi Elliott with a very generous $10,000 check.

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Milwaukee Women’s Center thrives, thanks to Raven Resistance Volunteers

Milwaukee Women’s Center thrives, thanks to Raven Resistance Volunteers

“Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate and it touches more lives than many people realize,” said Andi Elliott, Community Advocates CEO. “We are so pleased that Raven Resistance stepped up and gave so much to the women and children served by the Milwaukee Women’s Center.”

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Community Advocates' 40th Anniversary

Community Advocates' 40th Anniversary

In 2016, Community Advocates celebrated 40 years of service to individuals and families in need in our community. Over the course of our history, we have embraced founder Ramon Wagner's spirit of service by developing and implementing a continuum of client-centered programs and services to help our most disadvantaged neighbors meet their needs and improve their lives. As the largest human needs advocacy agency in Wisconsin, our services reach and impact tens of thousands of lives each and every year. We are proud of our history and, as we look forward, we are honored to carry on Wagner's dedication and compassionate vision to help our friends in need.

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PPI releases

PPI releases "Working Our Way Out of Poverty" Report

On March 25, 2015, the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute releases our “Working Our Way Out of Poverty” report at a special briefing. The report proposes a package of policies that an Urban Institute analysis has determined would cut poverty by 50 percent or more in the United States. The report makes the case for adopting the policy package – to stimulate growth, and to ensure work opportunities and economic security for all. The policy changes work together to make jobs available, make work pay, reduce obstacles to work, and help seniors and adults with disabilities. Click here to read the report summary, here for the Urban Institute page for the full report, and here for a pdf of the full report.

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More About Community Advocates and Our Clients

What Are Basic Needs?

Community Advocates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Community Advocates helps people meet their most basic needs -- like a roof over their heads, the lights and heat on at night, and healthcare for their kids. Meet Eloise and Marty, two grateful individuals who have been helped ...

Who Do We Serve?

creating partnerships at Community Advocates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Community Advocates' services touch over 50,000 people each year. Click here to learn about who we serve