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Community Advocates' priority is the health and well-being of our staff, clients, community partners, and volunteers during the coronavirus public health emergency. Here, we're collecting resources to help promote health and wellness during this difficult time.

Community Advocates is concerned about the health and safety of those who access our services and our employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Therefore, we are temporarily closed to the public but will be offering services over the phone or by email.

When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?

Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency, we are temporarily closing our physical locations and moving to phone appointments. If you are having a no heat emergency, call 2-1-1 In the best interest of the health and safety of our staff and those we serve; we are temporarily closing our sites.

Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.

Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.

To connect more residents with Energy Assistance benefits, the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program is offering extended hours in March.

To mark National Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Tre Rivali (200 N. Broadway, Milwaukee) and The Outsider (310 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee) will feature specialty cocktails to pay homage to the inspirational women in our lives. $1 of each cocktail sold will be donated to the Milwaukee Women’s Center.

Did you know you can give back by supporting small businesses? Here are some hows, whys and benefits of supporting small businesses for your altruistic lifestyle.

If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.

If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.

You can give the most lovely Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.

Don’t let winter get you down. Resist seasonal affective disorder with five tips to stay positive during the coldest season.

Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.

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.