A message from our CEO, Joe Volk:

During 2013, Community Advocates supplied a toolbox of programs and services to tens of thousands of Milwaukeeans that lack the basic resources necessary to sustain themselves and their families. Community Advocate’s dedicated and caring staff provides this vulnerable population with an opportunity to overcome devastating issues and develop plans to prevent further crises.

Requests for our services continued to increase. This increased demand can be attributed to a rise in the number of families and individuals within our community seeking assistive services for housing, emergency shelter, case management, basic needs, disability assistance and access to mental health care or respite from domestic violence.  With our robust program capacity and roster of dedicated staff, Community Advocates continues to meet increasing demands and serve more people each and every year.

While we celebrate last year’s progress and achievements, there is still much work to be done. We must continue to provide vital, life-sustaining programs, services and advocacy to individuals and families in need of our support. In the midst of a wavering economy and uncertain government funding, Community Advocates remains dedicated to improving the lives of our clients and ensuring that they are treated with dignity and compassion.

We thank you for your loyal support and hope that you will continue to support our mission to help restore dignity, increase safety, build self-sufficiency and provide advocacy for our neighbors in need.

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