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.read more »
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.read more »
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.
Residents were facing homelessness, frantic with worry about where they would live, when the City of Milwaukee foreclosed on their mobile home park and took the additional step of forcing residents to vacate the property, deeming their trailers at Evergreen Court near 27th and Howard to be unlivable. Community Advocates’ Housing Advocates wasted no time in reaching out to each displaced resident prior to their order to vacate taking effect on February 4th. The information and referrals we provide are designed to prevent homelessness and link individuals with the resources they need to find new housing and additional help.read more »