Shelter after Crisis
The Milwaukee Women’s Center, a Division of Community Advocates, provides emergency shelter and supportive care to two groups who are especially vulnerable: women and children who have survived domestic violence, and families with children who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their home. In addition to the emergency shelter, we offer comprehensive programming for the entire family, with the goal of building stability, independence, health, and healing. Programs and services include help with finding housing, case management services, the Nevermore Batterers' Treatment program, the Older Abused Women's program, trauma-informed programs for children, substance abuse treatment in English and Spanish, and the Bottomless Closet clothing bank with job-searching coaching.
A Better Life Is Possible
Meet some of our clients and see how their lives have been saved by the Milwaukee Women’s Center's domestic violence services. This truly is where abuse ends and hope begins.
In the summer of 2014, Carol* reported to an adult daycare staff member that she did not want to stay in her home because she was being abused by her husband of 25 years. She found help at the Milwaukee Women's Center's Older Abused Women's Program.
Before we hung up, she said she wanted to thank me for the clothing and accessories she had received from the Bottomless Closet. She expressed how for most of her life, she was the person who made donations. Find out why Nancy was grateful for the Bottomless Closet.