To provide innovative, culturally competent holistic care that will empower men, women, and children to live safe, independent, and healthy lives.
Where Abuse Ends and Hope Begins
Founded in 1980, the Milwaukee Women’s Center provides comprehensive services and treatment for women, men, and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, homelessness, and poverty.
In June 2007, to ensure the continuation of critical domestic violence resources in Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Women’s Center became a Division of Community Advocates.
In 2022, 1,016 individuals received services and support through the Milwaukee Women's Center Division.
- Our Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter provided comprehensive domestic violence services to 137 adults and 77 children.
- 99 low-income, homeless adults and 156 children received shelter and assistance through our Family Support Center Emergency Shelter.
- Our Older Abused Women's Program helped 28 women ages 50 and older who were victimized by their intimate partners or adult children.
- The Nevermore Batterers Treatment Program educated 211 men, 165 (78%) of whom completed the six-month program.
- 103 men learned how to become better dads and role models through their participation in the MKE Fatherhood FIRE Program.
- Our intensive alcohol- or drug-abuse treatment program, the POWER Program, helped 31 women.
- Our bilingual Family Intervention Program served 27 African American and Latino/a men and women and their families.
- The Bottomless Closet provided free clothing and job readiness assistance to 101 women and 45 men who were seeking employment
Contact the Milwaukee Women's Center at 414-671-6140 to learn more about our services or to speak to a domestic violence crisis counselor 24/7.
See for Yourself
Want to meet some of our clients and see how their lives have been saved by the Milwaukee Women’s Center? Watch this video to hear their stories and see how much better their lives have become.