What We Do

Community Advocates Milwaukee Wisconsin

Home should be a safe place.  Tragically, this is not the case for thousands of women and children in Milwaukee County annually. 

Each year, there are 30,000 domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement and referred to district attorneys’ offices in the State of Wisconsin and, of those, more than 30% occur in Milwaukee County (Domestic Abuse Incident Report, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, December 2008). 

Someone needs to help these victims.  The Milwaukee Women’s Center operates one of only two domestic violence shelters for women and children in Milwaukee County.  In addition to the shelter, we offer comprehensive programming for the entire family, with the goal of ending the cycle of violence, abuse, and addiction that grips so many families for generations.

See for Yourself

Want to meet some of our clients and see how their lives have been saved by the Milwaukee Women’s Center?  Watch this video to hear their stories and see how much better their lives have become.


Emergency Shelter

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Crisis Line

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Batterers Treatment

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Older Abused Women's Program

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Bottomless Closet

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Family Support Center

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Addiction Treatment

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Case Management

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Housing Counseling

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About Milwaukee Women's Center

About Milwaukee Women's Center

The Milwaukee Women's Center (MWC) became a Division of Community Advocates in 2007. Since the merger, MWC's services to women, children, and men have grown and improved. Read more about the MWC's many programs within this section of the website.

MWC: Donate or Volunteer

For questions related to donations to the MWC or volunteering, contact Jeri Kavanaugh at (414) 270-2984.

Checks may be made out directly to "Milwaukee Women's Center." To donate online to the MWC, click here, and designate your gift to the MWC.

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