Community Advocates

Community Advocates Community Advocates brings hope to Milwaukee by helping people meet their basic needs and live in dignity. Follow us on Twitter, too! (@Comm_Advocates)

Since 1976, Community Advocates (CA) has maintained and strengthened its mission to provide basic needs advocacy and services to low-income, at-risk individuals and families in the Milwaukee area. Our services include health care advocacy, case management and protective payee services, homelessness prevention, energy assistance, disability advocacy services, and housing/case management services fo

Since 1976, Community Advocates (CA) has maintained and strengthened its mission to provide basic needs advocacy and services to low-income, at-risk individuals and families in the Milwaukee area. Our services include health care advocacy, case management and protective payee services, homelessness prevention, energy assistance, disability advocacy services, and housing/case management services fo

Operating as usual

#Milwaukee and #Waukesha tenants: If you need help with #rent because of #COVID19, contact us at communityadvocates.net,...
09/17/2021
Milwaukee County emergency rental help prevents nearly 4K evictions

#Milwaukee and #Waukesha tenants: If you need help with #rent because of #COVID19, contact us at communityadvocates.net, 414-270-4646 or [email protected]. Don't put yourself at risk of #eviction. We're here to help!

https://www.fox6now.com/news/milwaukee-county-emergency-rental-help-prevents-evictions

Milwaukee County housing leaders say emergency rental assistance staved off nearly 3,800 evictions in the latest funding round.

Our wonderful substance use treatment counselors from the #milwaukeewomenscenter attended MCSAP's Overdose Awareness Day...
09/03/2021

Our wonderful substance use treatment counselors from the #milwaukeewomenscenter attended MCSAP's Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event on Tuesday and connected with concerned community members. Each day they work to help #milwaukee residents who are coping with substance use disorder and other mental health issues. If you are struggling with a substance use issue, call 414-270-4600.

Get ready for school! Time to go to Beyond the Book Bag on Friday! Thanks to COA Youth & Family Centers for organizing! ...
08/16/2021

Get ready for school! Time to go to Beyond the Book Bag on Friday! Thanks to COA Youth & Family Centers for organizing! RSVPs are required at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbji_4m8EdxZtPlJRUezztY1E1WBH4bbwi7b9x2Y7NGcdDOg/viewform

Get ready for school! Time to go to Beyond the Book Bag on Friday! Thanks to COA Youth & Family Centers for organizing! RSVPs are required at this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbji_4m8EdxZtPlJRUezztY1E1WBH4bbwi7b9x2Y7NGcdDOg/viewform

08/11/2021

It will be very hot out today. Cooling sites are open today serving those vulnerable to the heat - please call ahead to confirm as services may be affected by power outages:

Edited to add message from Department on Aging:
“Effective immediately, Clinton Rose Senior Center is closed for today. The Center has no power and with temps and humidity soaring today we do not want anyone in that building. Meals have been diverted to Washington Park Senior Center. All of the other four county-owned senior centers (Kelly, Wilson, McGovern, and Washington) remain open today as usual. We will provide more updates as needed. Please forward this message to others in your network as needed. Thank you and have a good day!”
**Additionally - the Villard Square Branch library in Milwaukee is CLOSED today 8/11/21 due to their power outage.

Friends, we're asking for your help. The kids who are staying in our #milwaukeewomenscenter Emergency Shelter need back-...
08/06/2021

Friends, we're asking for your help. The kids who are staying in our #milwaukeewomenscenter Emergency Shelter need back-to-school supplies. If you can donate backpacks, notebooks, binders, highlighters, and anything else a student needs to reach their academic dreams, please contact Jeri at [email protected] to arrange for your gift. We appreciate your help! #BackToSchool #ThankYou

Friends, we're asking for your help. The kids who are staying in our #milwaukeewomenscenter Emergency Shelter need back-to-school supplies. If you can donate backpacks, notebooks, binders, highlighters, and anything else a student needs to reach their academic dreams, please contact Jeri at [email protected] to arrange for your gift. We appreciate your help! #BackToSchool #ThankYou

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the M...
08/05/2021

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the Milwaukee County Healthy Start Prenatal Resource Fair on Friday, September 3. This fun-filled event is for pregnant moms in Milwaukee County and their child’s father or a male partner. There will be activities for kids, food and treats, giveaways and raffles including a car seat, stroller, baby items and more. We hope to see you there. Advance registration is required. Scan the QR code to register or go to this link childrenswi.link/resourcefair #MilwaukeeCounty #pregnantmoms

MCSAP's 53206 Drug-Free Communities Project is one of more than 25 community partners and vendors participating in the Milwaukee County Healthy Start Prenatal Resource Fair on Friday, September 3. This fun-filled event is for pregnant moms in Milwaukee County and their child’s father or a male partner. There will be activities for kids, food and treats, giveaways and raffles including a car seat, stroller, baby items and more. We hope to see you there. Advance registration is required. Scan the QR code to register or go to this link childrenswi.link/resourcefair #MilwaukeeCounty #pregnantmoms

"It’s important for tenants to keep paying rent, rent is still due, but if a tenant is having trouble paying rent, there...
08/04/2021
Struggling Wisconsin Renters Get Reprieve With Eviction Moratorium Extension

"It’s important for tenants to keep paying rent, rent is still due, but if a tenant is having trouble paying rent, there is help available," said Mike Bare of Community Advocates Public Policy Institute. "The combination of an eviction moratorium and rent assistance dollars is powerful for preventing evictions."

If you are a #tenant in #MilwaukeeCounty or #WaukeshaCounty who is behind on rent because of #COVID19, go to communityadvocates.net for #rentalassistance. If you are a #landlord with a tenant with back rent due, contact Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center.

https://www.wpr.org/struggling-wisconsin-renters-get-reprieve-eviction-moratorium-extension

Just days after a national eviction moratorium expired, the Biden administration issued a new freeze that will remain in effect through Oct. 3. It covers much of Wisconsin, which is seeing "substantial" and "high" spread of the coronavirus.

If you are a #tenant in #MilwaukeeCounty or #WaukeshaCounty and you're behind on rent because of #covid, help is availab...
08/02/2021
Those facing eviction encouraged to apply for additional help when moratorium expires

If you are a #tenant in #MilwaukeeCounty or #WaukeshaCounty and you're behind on rent because of #covid, help is available. Go to communityadvocates.net to learn about our rent assistance process. If you are a #landlord who has a tenant who owes back rent, think about #eviction alternatives. Contact the Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center to learn more. Help is available! CA's Deb Heffner explains it for you in this MSNBC clip.

https://www.msnbc.com/katy-tur/watch/those-facing-eviction-encouraged-to-apply-for-additional-help-when-moratorium-expires-117670469954

Deb Heffner, Community Advocates housing strategy director, discusses government programs that are still in place and could help those in need as the federal eviction moratorium is set to end this weekend.

The news is full of warnings about a tsunami of evictions after the #eviction ban is set to end July 31. But did you kno...
07/29/2021

The news is full of warnings about a tsunami of evictions after the #eviction ban is set to end July 31. But did you know there is a TSUNAMI of SUPPORT for #landlords and #tenants in #MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty? Go to renthelpmke.org to get info on #rentalassistance and alternatives to eviction. Don't wait! Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center

#MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty #landlords: Before you begin costly #eviction proceedings against a #tenant who is ...
07/28/2021

#MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty #landlords: Before you begin costly #eviction proceedings against a #tenant who is behind on rent, contact Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center for better alternatives. Mediation, rent assistance, and more.

#MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty #landlords: Before you begin costly #eviction proceedings against a #tenant who is behind on rent, contact Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center for better alternatives. Mediation, rent assistance, and more.

Behind on your rent? Don't put yourself at risk of #eviction after August 1. #MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty tenant...
07/27/2021
Community Advocates Rental Assistance Process

Behind on your rent? Don't put yourself at risk of #eviction after August 1. #MilwaukeeCounty and #WaukeshaCounty tenants can contact us at [email protected] or 414-270-4646 or go to communityadvocates.net to fill out a #RentalAssistance application.

https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/rent-assistance.html

Community Advocates offers rent assistance to tenants who have lost income in the past 60 days or because of COVID-19. The application process is detailed here.

07/23/2021
Wednesday on Lake Effect: Bucks Championship Win, Eviction Moratorium, 'Shoulder Season,' Preserving Gravestones

Check out WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR's Lake Effect to hear our Housing Department Manager Shawanna Lindenberg on the impact of the soon-to-expire #eviction ban on #Milwaukee renters and landlords.

https://www.wuwm.com/show/lake-effect/2021-07-21/wednesday-on-lake-effect-bucks-championship-win-eviction-moratorium-should-season-preserving-gravestones

We look at the celebrations of the Bucks championship win. Then, learn how a local housing organization is preparing for the end of the national eviction moratorium and what resources will be available to those facing eviction. We look at the history of the Lake Geneva Pl***oy Club and the stigma of...

07/23/2021

Community Advocates welcomed a special guest this morning --Congresswoman Gwen S. Moore, who announced that she's reintroducing the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act, which would provide more $$ support for students and caregivers. Our Senior Policy Advocate Julie Kerksick and Sachin Chheda of the Economic Security Project also spoke at the event. #WRCR

We're excited to announce that we have received a $5,000 grant from the Glick Philanthropies #GlickCommunityReliefFund! ...
07/19/2021

We're excited to announce that we have received a $5,000 grant from the Glick Philanthropies #GlickCommunityReliefFund! This funding will allow us to provide basic living necessities like furniture, laundry and cleaning supplies, bathroom and hygiene products, and kitchen items to clients being served by Community Advocates’ Permanent Supportive Housing programs, including Autumn West Safe Haven and Project Bridge/Autumn West Permanent Housing Program. Thank you for your generous support Glick Philanthropies! 💗

We're excited to announce that we have received a $5,000 grant from the Glick Philanthropies #GlickCommunityReliefFund! This funding will allow us to provide basic living necessities like furniture, laundry and cleaning supplies, bathroom and hygiene products, and kitchen items to clients being served by Community Advocates’ Permanent Supportive Housing programs, including Autumn West Safe Haven and Project Bridge/Autumn West Permanent Housing Program. Thank you for your generous support Glick Philanthropies! 💗

Our wonderful staff from the #milwaukeewomenscenter had a great time at Heal The Hood on Saturday. What a fun day! #MWC
07/19/2021

Our wonderful staff from the #milwaukeewomenscenter had a great time at Heal The Hood on Saturday. What a fun day! #MWC

Our wonderful staff from the #milwaukeewomenscenter had a great time at Heal The Hood on Saturday. What a fun day! #MWC

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07/16/2021

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Do you need to get vaccinated?

We’re hosting another community COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, Tuesday, July 20 on Milwaukee’s northwest side.

• 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• 6055 N. 91st Street, Milwaukee
• First or second dose Pfizer vaccines available for people 12 and up
• No appointment necessary


#StopTheSpread #CrushCovidMKE #CommunityFirst

ATTENTION PARENTS: #ChildTaxCredit payments start arriving on July 15, and we’re celebrating with Vice President Kamala ...
07/14/2021
Join us to celebrate the Child Tax Credit with Vice President Kamala Harris!

ATTENTION PARENTS: #ChildTaxCredit payments start arriving on July 15, and we’re celebrating with Vice President Kamala Harris!

These are monthly direct cash payments for each child under 18, and there are no restrictions on how you can use this support. No strings attached.

To learn more and make sure you’re set up to receive this support, join us: p2a.co/n9crzFJ

Ask any parent you know. They’ll tell you $300 a month is going to help A LOT. That’s why I’m celebrating the #ChildTaxCredit on July 15th at 2 p.m. ET. Tag a parent in the comments here to join this virtual event with me! p2a.co/n9crzFJ

“The Advanced Child Tax Credit Event is a fantastic way for community members to learn about their tax credit eligibilit...
07/09/2021

“The Advanced Child Tax Credit Event is a fantastic way for community members to learn about their tax credit eligibility and interact with professionals who help residents file tax returns! I encourage everyone in our community to take advantage of this great event,” Alderman Rainey said.

Learn about the #ChildTaxCredit benefits during this #Milwaukee event on SATURDAY!

“The Advanced Child Tax Credit Event is a fantastic way for community members to learn about their tax credit eligibility and interact with professionals who help residents file tax returns! I encourage everyone in our community to take advantage of this great event,” Alderman Rainey said.

Learn about the #ChildTaxCredit benefits during this #Milwaukee event on SATURDAY!

Want to learn how to help someone who may be having mental health issues? We have a few open spots in next week's in-per...
07/09/2021

Want to learn how to help someone who may be having mental health issues? We have a few open spots in next week's in-person Mental Health First Aid training. RSVP now!

https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2021/07/14/adult-mental-health-first-aid/342164

Want to learn how to help someone who may be having mental health issues? We have a few open spots in next week's in-person Mental Health First Aid training. RSVP now!

https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/event-calendar.html/event/2021/07/14/adult-mental-health-first-aid/342164

07/08/2021

Great opportunity starting MONDAY! Get the lead out of Milwaukee! Contact Conor at [email protected] if you are interested.

If you can claim kids on your taxes, but haven't filed taxes in 2 years, you need to act to get the advance #ChildTaxCre...
06/25/2021

If you can claim kids on your taxes, but haven't filed taxes in 2 years, you need to act to get the advance #ChildTaxCredit payments this year - up to $300 per child a month. Need help with your taxes? Check out this outreach event SATURDAY in downtown #Milwaukee. Get the details on the flyer.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
211 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

June 26 and July 10
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT

If you can claim kids on your taxes, but haven't filed taxes in 2 years, you need to act to get the advance #ChildTaxCredit payments this year - up to $300 per child a month. Need help with your taxes? Check out this outreach event SATURDAY in downtown #Milwaukee. Get the details on the flyer.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
211 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203

June 26 and July 10
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT

On Friday, Greater Milwaukee Foundation will bring together community members to talk about big issues facing our commun...
06/23/2021

On Friday, Greater Milwaukee Foundation will bring together community members to talk about big issues facing our community. Join Community Advocates' Deborah Heffner and Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee's Colleen Foley to discuss how to promote safe, healthy, affordable housing. Check it out! #onthetableMKE

What can you do to support affordable housing & stabilization in your community? Join Colleen Foley of Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and Deborah Heffner of Community Advocates for a special #onthetableMKE conversation as part of our June 25 A Milwaukee for All virtual event. bit.ly/AMFAPerry

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need t...
06/22/2021

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need to do, especially if you don't regularly file taxes. #CTC #ChildTaxCredit
https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/child-tax-credit-expansion-outreach.html

Did you know #Wisconsin families will begin receiving Child Tax Credit payments beginning in July? Learn what you need to do, especially if you don't regularly file taxes. #CTC #ChildTaxCredit
https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/child-tax-credit-expansion-outreach.html

What's the connection between health disparities, #to***co use and substance misuse? RSVP now to find out! Attendees wil...
06/21/2021

What's the connection between health disparities, #to***co use and substance misuse? RSVP now to find out! Attendees will win a gift card!

Join City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance to learn more about health disparities in Milwaukee, what factors contribute to them, and how they affect to***co and substance use. To register, click this link: https://zoom.us/j/98637445948?pwd=eFgwUW9vNVRuMWQvd2RyYlNWaFkrZz09
Attendees will receive a thank you $10 gift card after the event.

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Milwaukee, WI
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Our Vision: A community in which each person envisions a future with hope.

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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Community Advocates provides individuals and families with advocacy and services to meet their basic needs so they may live in dignity. We operate the Milwaukee Women’s Center, are a member of the Milwaukee County Energy Assistance Program, provide homeless outreach and supportive housing services, help resolve landlord/tenant issues to prevent homelessness, and advocate for evidence-based solutions to problems related to poverty.

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Community Advocates and Hope House have used CARES funding for direct rental assistance. Community Advocates helps tenants pay rental arrearages, or money that the tenant owes the landlord from missed payments. “We have an eviction moratorium, not a rent freeze,” Heffner said. If you need help paying your rent, please call 414-270-4646 or email [email protected]. https://milwaukeenns.org/2020/11/18/a-milwaukee-county-program-has-prevented-over-1000-evictions-but-as-2021-approaches-moneys-running-out/
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Check it! Every (yes, EVERY) day, Community Advocates' Milwaukee Women’s Center works to end the cycle of violence so that individuals, partners, families, and communities can experience a more peaceful future. One of our innovative programs is the Nevermore Batterers Prevention and Intervention Program😀, which works with men who have a history of violence in their relationships so that they can get at the root causes of their abusive behavior.
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