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You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
Milwaukee Women’s Center welcomes its new Emergency Shelter Manager, Shamika May. Ms. May joined our staff in February and she brings with her a wealth of experience in health care and long-term care. Her experience in both patient care and facility management will no doubt be an asset to our shelter for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence or homelessness.
You may not win the lottery tomorrow, or ever for that matter. But what we’re talking about is a different kind of ‘gold’ to make you feel rich in other ways. Check out these ways to feel fulfilled in your everyday life and to make each day golden.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
It’s impossible to put the best version of yourself out into the universe if you’re already starting at a disadvantage. Make sleep a priority and see the health benefits that affect your overall wellbeing.
Whether it’s doing something for you, your loved ones or members of your community, check out these ways to boost serotonin levels throughout these cold months.
Giving back your time as a board member is a fulfilling way to help make a difference for a cause that you love.
Giving back to the world starts with you. How will you focus on your mental health this week?
This year, instead of simply focusing on your loved ones, consider using February as a time to spread love all over your community. From small acts of kindness to lasting community connections, there are so many ways you can show love this month.
Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others.
The good you put out into the world will not only benefit the organization you’re volunteering with, but also will leave your family feeling good about the positive work you’ve accomplished together.
People in your everyday life may be struggling much more than you know. So what can you do to help?
Community Advocates is thrilled and honored to accept a donation from The Jack and Barbara Recht Family Fund. This contribution will enable our Homeless Outreach and Supportive Housing Programs to continue to assist individuals who are living on the streets or are transitioning from the streets into permanent housing.
Just when you thought the holidays were over, the season of giving has extended into 2021. Use this month as a time to put good vibes out into the universe and continue giving.
While there may only be a few days left, there’s still time to put forth your best effort in 2020. Close out the year with one of these five acts to end on a high note.
While you’ve probably been looking ahead for quite awhile, it’s now time to think about how you’ll spread kindness and love in the coming year.
The Milwaukee Women’s Center’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment counselors have shifted to telehealth options to provide outpatient treatment and support to their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team is made up of State of Wisconsin certified counselors or counselors in training, with a combined 40-plus years of experience.
Giving back and spreading the love this holiday season is sure to make your friends, family and loved ones smile.
Whether donating money or time, giving back has been shown to make a positive impact that goes far beyond the initial act of giving.
On Giving Tuesday, every contribution counts, whether monetarily or otherwise. Check out these ways that you can participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and beyond.
As the weather outside takes a downward dive, there are plenty of ways to lift spirits this holiday season. It’s time to spread warm wishes and cheer.
For nonprofit organizations around the world, year-end giving is a major boost to help reach giving goals.
While we can’t control what happens in 2020, we can all take steps toward remaining positive even on the most challenging days.
How will you practice thankfulness this November? These small but thoughtful actions can help remind you that there’s a lot to be thankful for this year.
On this holiday that usually centers around the scary, consider using it as a force for good.
There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.
Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
A big thank you goes out to the Milwaukee chapter of WhoIsHussain?, which has been helping the Milwaukee Women’s Center’s guests for many months.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
Community Advocates' statement on the CDC's temporary eviction moratorium. “The new moratorium will help our clients avoid homelessness, but it’s important for renters to know that they must continue paying rent and that rent assistance is available,” Andi Elliott, CEO of Community Advocates, said.
Declaration form for temporary halt in evictions due to COVID-19 financial hardship.
Frequently asked questions about the September 2020 federal eviction moratorium for tenants impacted by COVID-19.
The new eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control does not forgive rent or prevent late fees; tenants are still required to pay their rent as usual to prevent an eviction after the moratorium expires, even if they have lost income due to COVID-19. Milwaukee County residents can seek help from Community Advocates.
Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.
In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.
Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
Community Advocates is pleased to announce that the Rental Housing Resource Center is working in partnership with the Milwaukee County Eviction Prevention Funds to assist Milwaukee County residents in need of rental assistance.
Community Advocates’ core values of dignity and respect for all we serve guides us in our work each day. We are incensed by the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dontre Hamilton, Sylville Smith, Tony McDade, Joel Acevedo and countless other men and women whose lives have been stolen, many at the hands of law enforcement.
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.