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 »
￼On Thursday, December 12, Pam Klein, Chair of the Community Advocates Board of Directors, announced that CEO Joe Volk had accepted a the CEO position with Stillwaters Cancer Support Services, a nonprofit agency based in Waukesha County that provides support and counseling services to those living with cancer as well as their family members. Click here to read Pam Klein's letter to the staff.read more »
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. But requests for our services continue to increase, and there is still much work to be done.read more »
A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us to reach our Match Day goal on March 14th! Community Advocates' loyal donors contributed 92% more than last year. Our donors contributed over $46,000 - WOW!
Thank you to everyone at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation for creating such a meaningful and exciting way to raise funds and awareness for organizations like Community Advocates that provide a lifeline to so many needy people in our community. Congratulations to all of the 21 nonprofits that also work so hard every day to fight poverty in Milwaukee.read more »