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Our community thrives when we work together for good. Discover how your help furthers our cause and supports our vital programs. Learn how we helped 68,585 people in 2018.


  • People Helped by Our Basic Needs Division in 2018

    68,585

  • Energy Assistance Applications Processed in 2018

    41,976

  • Individuals Received Milwaukee Women's Center Services in 2018

    1,951

  • Job Seekers Found Free Clothing in the Bottomless Closet in 2018

    755

Our Mission

Community Advocates provides individuals and families with advocacy and services to meet their basic needs so they may live in dignity. With your help we can make a difference. Learn more and get involved.


News & Notes

Bryan House, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP, had been volunteering with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County when he was approached in 2011 to serve on Community Advocates’ board. At the time, Community Advocates had just acquired and renovated an old warehouse at 728 N. James Lovell St. in downtown Milwaukee to serve as our central offices, a “one-stop shop” that could meet the diverse needs of our community members.

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