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How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.
Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. Stand up to them and choose joy instead with five ways to overcome self-defeating thoughts.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute is proud to be a partner in the City of Milwaukee’s free gun lock distribution initiative. The Milwaukee-based Master Lock Company donated 1,000 keyed gun locks to the city’s Office of Violence Prevention, which is distributing them to community partners and individuals. The gun locks are available upon request at Community Advocates’ downtown offices’ front desk at 728 N. James Lovell St., Milwaukee, during regular business hours.
It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to bright beginnings in 2020.
A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Community Advocates’ offices will be closed on December 24 & 25 and December 31 & January 1 to celebrate the holidays. The Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program will not be taking appointments on those days.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Learn more about Community Advocates’ busy 2018 in our annual report! As Community Advocates’ Board President Sheree Dallas Branch writes in the introduction, “In the City of Milwaukee, 27% of our neighbors live below the poverty line, a number that is more than double the national average."
With a little out-of-the-box thinking, you can give back in ways that meet the unique needs of your community and are fulfilling to everyone you encounter.
On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
Community Advocates Public Policy Institute was thrilled to support its Founding Director and Senior Fellow David Riemer’s latest endeavor, the book Putting Government in Its Place: The Case for a New Deal 3.0, in which David argues that the New Deal Era is not dead. In fact, now is the perfect time to update it to address our current needs and disparities.
We recently received this note from a Bay View renter who was having problems with getting his landlord to repair his apartment. Thankfully, this renter found Community Advocates' Housing Department. Here’s the note.
On October 24, Community Advocates had the great pleasure of celebrating the completion of Mauricio Ramirez’s mural on the east side of our downtown offices. Titled “Heart & Sol,” the nearly 5,000-square-foot mural portrays Milwaukee’s residents through the images of two girls looking north and south.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Our wonderful staff at Milwaukee Women's Center is wearing purple all month to support survivors during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Remember: You are never alone. Call our crisis line 24/7 at 414-671-6140 if you need to talk to someone. We believe survivors.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
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.
Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.
Through the groups and while working with her counselor from the Milwaukee Women's Center's POWER program, April learned new ways to cope with stress and to stay clean and sober. "I use a lot of coping skills and they help a lot with my triggers to marijuana and getting through things," April says. "I know that life isn’t an easy ride and to have my mind set on what I want to do with my life."
Community Advocates is grateful for the many donors who find unique ways to support the individuals and families we serve. Among those innovative fundraisers is Milwaukee Record -- a local online arts, entertainment, and news resource helmed by co-founder and editor Tyler Maas -- which finds creative ways to support the adults and kids connected to the Milwaukee Women’s Center.
Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.
A donation will be made to our programs with each SISTAS ticket purchased by a Community Advocates and Milwaukee Women's Center supporter. Call the box office at 414-291-7800 and mention that you support Community Advocates, or use the code "Advocates" when you purchase your tickets online, and a donation will be made to our programs.
If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.
This month, Penelope Dixon was named the Milwaukee Women’s Center Manager, making her responsible for the day-to-day operations of the emergency shelter serving adults, families, and kids who are impacted by domestic violence and homelessness.
For Valerie Gabriel, committing to serving on Community Advocates’ Board of Directors for thirty-plus years is an easy one to make. “Community Advocates has stuck to its core, its mission, and it’s been true to itself,” said Gabriel, a longtime Milwaukee resident.
You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?
There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.
With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?
Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.
In addition to operating an emergency shelter for adults and kids impacted by domestic violence and homelessness, the Milwaukee Women’s Center offers no-cost substance use disorder treatment programs for women and families that serve the whole person — body, mind, and spirit.
If you’ve heard David sing, you won't be surprised to learn that he made it to the finals of Direct Supply's Golden Idol 2019, to be held on SeniorFest Day, July 3, at Summerfest. Congratulations, David. And good luck in the finals!
Circles of Support are forming throughout Milwaukee to explore hope, healing, and accountability in restorative justice-style gatherings that include returned citizens, community members, and a circle keeper. Community Advocates hosts a circle.
You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.
For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.
To schedule an appointment, go to keepwarmMKE.org or 414-270-4653.
Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.
The aim of the Siemer Family Homelessness Prevention Program is to aid families who are at risk of homelessness, or who have already lost their home, so the kids’ lives won’t be disrupted. This allows them to stay in school and achieve academic success while avoiding the trauma associated with homelessness.
There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.
Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.
There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.
What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!
It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.
There is a genuine skill to meeting new people and establishing relationships with them. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!
For Pam Klein, a leap of faith turned into a miracle. More than a dozen years ago, Klein was serving on the board of the Milwaukee Women’s Center, then an independent organization serving survivors of domestic violence. The center fell on hard times financially and was looking for a way to survive. Enter Community Advocates.
Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.
The Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee (ECOM) has announced their 2019 schedule! ECOM meets the third Friday of the month throughout the year and explores topics that are vital to Milwaukee’s human services professionals.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.
You want 2019 to be a great year! If you want to start the new year off on a positive note, check out these seven steps to keep in mind as we dive into 2019.