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Your vote is needed for Waterstone Bank Video Contest

Your vote is needed for Waterstone Bank Video Contest

Exciting news – out of 100 entries, our video about the life-saving services of the Milwaukee Women’s Center is a top-ten finalist in Waterstone Bank’s video contest! Now we really need your help – please vote for our video at this link. Winning the $50,000 prize will help Community Advocates continue its important work in your community. Individuals may vote once per day between now and Tuesday, May 31.

We hope you enjoy our video – we worked hard on it, and many staff and clients participated to show the value of what the Milwaukee Women’s Center does every day. Among Community Advocates’ various programs, its Milwaukee Women’s Center programming is truly special. Founded in 1980, the Milwaukee Women’s Center provides shelter and comprehensive programming for the entire family to end the cycle of domestic violence and addiction that affects so many families.

A number of runners-up prizes are also available. We thank you so much for voting once a day between now and May 31st! Please share the news with your friends and consider connecting with us on social media here.

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Community Advocates' 40th Anniversary

Community Advocates' 40th Anniversary

This year, Community Advocates celebrates 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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Thank you for your help on Match Day March 13th!

Thank you for your help on Match Day March 13th!

On March 13, 2014, our community came together to support the work of Community Advocates and 20 other eligible agencies. Match Day was a 24-hour event of unprecedented giving and a chance to make a meaningful difference for those struggling to overcome homelessness, poverty, hunger, illness and fear in our community.

Each gift made online was proportionately matched, thanks to Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s pool of matching funds. Additionally, each new donor’s gift made to Community Advocates will be matched 100% by the Zilber Family Foundation!

Thank you for making a difference through donating on Match Day!  To learn more, visit: matchdaymke.razoo.com/story/communityadvocates.

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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