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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 69,434 people in 2017.


  • People Helped by Our Basic Needs Division in 2017

    67,056

  • Energy Assistance Applications Processed in 2017

    43,773

  • Individuals Received Milwaukee Women's Center Services in 2017

    1,939

  • Job Seekers Found Free Clothing in the Bottomless Closet in 2017

    902

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

Lynn was admitted into the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s emergency shelter after enduring verbal, emotional, economic, physical, and sexual abuse at the hands of her spouse of 15 years. The last incident caused her so much pain that she decided to leave for good, even though her spouse had control of their finances and did not allow Lynn to have any money.

Melanie Maddux and Matthias Letson-Maddux have lived in Milwaukee for less than three years, but they’ve already made their mark on their new hometown. Both are using their talents to improve the lives of our community members by cooking dinner once a month for the residents at the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s emergency shelter.