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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.
If you want to make a difference in 2019, make giving a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for how you can create resolutions that give back.
If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.
"We have a particular Achilles heel in Milwaukee," said Community Advocates Public Policy Institute’s Conor Williams, who facilitates the Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Collaborative. "There are too many people disconnected from work."
As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.
For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.
If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.
Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.
If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.
Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.
How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.
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.
There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.
Please join our Restorative Practice Circles with the goal of supporting you on your journey to take your rightful place in the community after prison. Be part of a monthly circle that includes men who themselves have successfully come back to the community from incarceration and community volunteers who wish to support you in realizing new possibilities for your future.
Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While we honor and support survivors every day of the year, Community Advocates’ Milwaukee Women’s Center encourages everyone to participate in the Domestic Violence Awareness Project’s campaign to do “1 Thing” to support survivors in October.
From October 1-31, we are offering extended hours for applications at all six Energy Assistance sites throughout Milwaukee County.
How can you get involved? If you want to join the fight against breast cancer, we have some ideas for how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, take advantage of the season of fall to dive into getting involved. Here are five fun ways to give back this fall.
Before the Energy Assistance Benefit Season begins on October 1, stop by our Grand Opening as we celebrate a move to a new location on September 29! You'll get connected with handy, helpful ideas and programs to help you save money on your energy bills, and the entire family will have fun!
Two hundred thirty-one years later, the Constitution is still an active document for our country. So, how can you celebrate and honor this historic day?
If you strive to live an intentionally altruistic lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place to learn more. Here are seven ideas for random acts of kindness.
When it comes to giving back, Labor Day is the perfect chance to do something valuable for others. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved this Labor Day.
Community Advocates' August e-newsletter, Connections, has been released! This issue includes information about the Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee's summer workshops, as well as a call for medical equipment for participants in our Project Bridge supportive housing program.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, the children being served at the Milwaukee Women's Center Emergency Shelter and Family Resource Center will receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies so they can start the school year with a smile.
Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.
Whether they’re your closest family or a complete stranger, there are lots of simple ways to bring joy to others every single day. So, we came up with 10.
If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.