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)
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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 for individuals who are homeless and also have chronic mental illness. At the heart of our mission, our Public Policy Institute’s goal is to explain and reduce poverty in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. In addition, Community Advocates has a rich history of creating partnerships and collaborations to solve problems. As the lead agency for Milwaukee’s Continuum of Care, Community Advocates is a recognized leader in providing services to the homeless. Through its Milwaukee Women’s Center division, CA provides comprehensive domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health services. Finally, as the lead agency for Milwaukee Brighter Futures, CA oversees programs for children, youth and their families that help prevent teen pregnancy, child abuse and neglect, violence, gang involvement and alcohol and drug abuse.

Operating as usual

Heffner added that once a #rentassistance application is completed, the landlord will be notified. This can help put you...
04/23/2021
Four main takeaways from “Making rent,” a conversation about eviction and tenant rights

Heffner added that once a #rentassistance application is completed, the landlord will be notified. This can help put your landlord at ease even if the aid will not arrive by the time your rent is due.

Landlords cannot fill out the application but can submit information for tenants that will notify the tenant of the option to apply for rental assistance.

https://milwaukeenns.org/2021/04/15/four-main-takeaways-from-making-rent-a-conversation-about-eviction-and-tenant-rights/

You’ve told us your concerns about eviction through our texting service News414, so we talked to a panel of experts and got their advice. Here are our four main takeaways.

Hey college students! Join this talk at NOON today to learn about living without alcohol while enjoying the college expe...
04/09/2021

Hey college students! Join this talk at NOON today to learn about living without alcohol while enjoying the college experience.

Join us in two hours! We will be navigating what the absence of alcohol looks like for college students and their social lives. Join by scanning the IQR Code to register!

Here’s some good news for people looking to get a #COVID-19 vaccination; appointments are available as soon as TODAY. Re...
04/08/2021

Here’s some good news for people looking to get a #COVID-19 vaccination; appointments are available as soon as TODAY. Registration is easy through milwaukee.gov/covidvax or by calling (414) 286-6800.

Vaccine supply, which has been a constraint in recent weeks, is no longer a limiting factor at the Wisconsin Center and at community vaccination sites at North Division and South Division High Schools. COVID-19 vaccinations are convenient, quick, and free!

It’s Alcohol Awareness Month, so we’re helping you answer your kids’ toughest questions about underage drinking. You can...
04/02/2021

It’s Alcohol Awareness Month, so we’re helping you answer your kids’ toughest questions about underage drinking. You can’t always prevent your child from being offered alcohol, but you can help them be prepared if it happens. Brainstorm and practice different responses, such as “No, thanks! I have a game tomorrow.” or “Thanks, but I want to keep a clear head tonight.” Get more talk tips here: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/small-talks/start-talking.htm #SmallTalksWI

Don't wait to get #COVID help with your #rent. Go to communityadvocates.net, email renthelp@communityadvocates.net or ca...
03/30/2021
CDC's extension on eviction bans to impact Milwaukee renters, landlords

Don't wait to get #COVID help with your #rent. Go to communityadvocates.net, email [email protected] or call 414-270-4646 to apply for #rentassistance in #Milwaukee and #Waukesha counties. The temporary #eviction ban ends June 30, so get protected now!

https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/cdcs-extension-on-eviction-bans-to-impact-milwaukee-renters-landlords

With millions of Americans behind on their rent during the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending an order to prevent evictions.

Don't wait to get #COVID help with your #rent. Go to communityadvocates.net or call 414-270-4646 to see if you are eligi...
03/30/2021
CDC's extension on eviction bans to impact Milwaukee renters, landlords

Don't wait to get #COVID help with your #rent. Go to communityadvocates.net or call 414-270-4646 to see if you are eligible for #rentassistance in #Milwaukee and #Waukesha counties. The temporary #eviction ban ends June 30, so get protected now!

https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/cdcs-extension-on-eviction-bans-to-impact-milwaukee-renters-landlords

With millions of Americans behind on their rent during the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending an order to prevent evictions.

03/26/2021

A massive THANK YOU goes out to our 48 Hours of Giving donors, whose gifts will benefit the participants in our supportive housing and homeless outreach programs. We truly appreciate each gift and will use these donations wisely to serve our community members struggling with housing instability. Thank you!💚

There's still time to give, and to give big! Our 48 Hours of Giving ends shortly. Donations will be matched by Direct Su...
03/25/2021
48 Hours of Giving | Maximize Your Gift March 23-25, 2021 | Community

There's still time to give, and to give big! Our 48 Hours of Giving ends shortly. Donations will be matched by Direct Supply and our Board of Directors. They'll benefit community members dealing with #homelessness, #housinginstability & #disabilities who get help from our Homeless Outreach and Supportive Housing staff. THANK YOU! #48HoursOfGiving #ThankYou

https://communityadvocates.net/how-to-help/48-hours-of-giving.html

During Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving, the first $30,000 in donations will be matched by Direct Supply and our generous Board of Directors from March 23 through March 25, 2021. Your gift will

You can maximize your support for our homeless outreach and supportive housing programs when you give during our 48 Hour...
03/24/2021
48 Hours of Giving | Maximize Your Gift March 23-25, 2021 | Community

You can maximize your support for our homeless outreach and supportive housing programs when you give during our 48 Hours of Giving campaign! Donate now and Direct Supply and our Board of Directors will match the first $30,000 of donations. Your gift will help individuals coping with #Homelessness, #HousingInstability, and #Disabilities. We appreciate your care and compassion!

https://communityadvocates.net/how-to-help/48-hours-of-giving.html

During Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving, the first $30,000 in donations will be matched by Direct Supply and our generous Board of Directors from March 23 through March 25, 2021. Your gift will

It's here! Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving campaign will benefit our homeless outreach and supportive housing pr...
03/23/2021
48 Hours of Giving | Maximize Your Gift March 23-25, 2021 | Community

It's here! Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving campaign will benefit our homeless outreach and supportive housing programs. Donate now, and the first $30,000 of gifts will be matched by Direct Supply and our generous board members. Thank you for looking out for individuals affected by #homelessness, #housinginstability, and #disability. We appreciate your support!

https://communityadvocates.net/how-to-help/48-hours-of-giving.html

During Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving, the first $30,000 in donations will be matched by Direct Supply and our generous Board of Directors from March 23 through March 25, 2021. Your gift will

If you are behind on your utilities bills, don't wait! You may be at risk of disconnection in April.#MilwaukeeCounty res...
03/19/2021
State Regulators Will Lift Moratorium On Utility Shutoffs In April

If you are behind on your utilities bills, don't wait! You may be at risk of disconnection in April.

#MilwaukeeCounty residents should go to keepwarmmke.org to see if they are eligible for #energyassistance and set up an appointment. Outside of Milwaukee, go to http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=239

https://www.wpr.org/state-regulators-will-lift-moratorium-utility-shutoffs-april

A year-long moratorium on utility shutoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic will end on April 15 in a unanimous decision Thursday by the Public Service Commission.

We're thrilled with the grassroots, big-hearted #PayItForwardMilwaukee campaign organized by Diana Luepke, which encoura...
03/18/2021
"Fairly comfortable" folks encouraged to share stimulus checks

We're thrilled with the grassroots, big-hearted #PayItForwardMilwaukee campaign organized by Diana Luepke, which encourages the "fairly comfortable" to donate a portion or all of their stimulus checks to Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center. The RHRC provides assistance to #tenants and #landlords harmed by #COVID19 & other issues. Community Advocates is proud to be a founding member. Learn more in this article from OnMilwaukee. And THANK YOU to everyone who is paying it forward!

https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/pay-it-forward-milwaukee-stimulus-checks

Pay It Forward Milwaukee aims to redistribute stimulus money to those facing eviction.

Great news for #Milwaukee residents. If you live in one of these zip codes & are 18 or over, you can sign up for a #COVI...
03/17/2021

Great news for #Milwaukee residents. If you live in one of these zip codes & are 18 or over, you can sign up for a #COVID19 #vaccine!

It was great to see our programs get a shout out in this story from TMJ4 News' Shaun Gallagher TMJ4 News. But it's even ...
03/16/2021
Wisconsin's minority mothers bearing brunt of pandemic unemployment

It was great to see our programs get a shout out in this story from TMJ4 News' Shaun Gallagher TMJ4 News. But it's even better to see moms of color be recognized for being super-women during the #COVID19 #pandemic. 💗 ⤵⤵⤵

“I don’t think we fully understand, in a city like Milwaukee, how important the Black female labor force is,” Adams said. “They inhabit occupations that we depend on, on a daily basis."
https://www.tmj4.com/news/i-team/wisconsins-minority-mothers-bearing-brunt-of-pandemic-unemployment

As we eclipse one year since the pandemic changed everyone’s lives, mothers are having the hardest times recovering.

Governor Tony Evers
03/16/2021

Governor Tony Evers

Wisconsin is #1 in the country for getting available shots in arms. Today, we’re announcing Wisconsinites age 16+ with certain medical conditions will be eligible to get vaccinated a week early, beginning March 22.

Learn more about eligibility here ➡️ https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

Save the Date! 💚💜💚Our 48 Hours of Giving Campaign starts at 10 a.m. on March 23 💚💜💚Join Community Advocates, the #Milwau...
03/16/2021
48 Hours of Giving | Maximize Your Gift March 23-25, 2021 | Community

Save the Date!

💚💜💚Our 48 Hours of Giving Campaign starts at 10 a.m. on March 23 💚💜💚

Join Community Advocates, the #MilwaukeeWomensCenter,
and Community Advocates Public Policy Institute from March 23 through March 25 to make a difference in someone’s life!

You will be able to double your support for Community Advocates’ life-changing services when you donate during our 48 Hours of Giving Campaign, from 10 a.m. on March 23 to 10 a.m. on March 25. The first $30,000 in donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar courtesy of our Match Sponsor Direct Supply and Community Advocates’ Board of Directors.

Click here to learn more. THANK YOU! 💚💜💚

https://communityadvocates.net/how-to-help/48-hours-of-giving.html

During Community Advocates' 48 Hours of Giving, the first $30,000 in donations will be matched by Direct Supply and our generous Board of Directors from March 23 through March 25, 2021. Your gift will

03/11/2021
MCSAP

MCSAP

#Vaping can seriously mess with your lungs' immune system, putting you at risk for infection, illness, and disease. Watch to get the sick truth about vaping. #Behindthehaze

Great opportunity for #Milwaukee #teens who want to move up in the world. Register now!
03/09/2021

Great opportunity for #Milwaukee #teens who want to move up in the world. Register now!

Safe & Sound, Inc. will be offering a Teen Professional Skills Summit serving high school aged youth that will help forward their coalition’s mission to create alcohol and drug-free communities by encouraging youth to explore more meaningful and productive ways to spend their summer and preparing them for the professional world through career development workshops. The Summit will offer workshops as well as on the spot interviews.

A big thank you goes out to MOLLY MAID of East Metro Milwaukee and Racine, who presented this big check to the #Milwauke...
03/09/2021

A big thank you goes out to MOLLY MAID of East Metro Milwaukee and Racine, who presented this big check to the #MilwaukeeWomensCenter! Molly Maid has always taken extra care to look out for the individuals and families in our emergency shelter. We appreciate their support and generosity. 💜

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03/09/2021

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03/08/2021
MCSAP

A friendly reminder to keep your lungs healthy. 💗

Can #vaping weaken you from the inside out? Yes. Check it out at www.behindthehaze.com #BehindTheHaze

Like MCSAP and answer these questions and you could win a gift card today!⤵
03/02/2021

Like MCSAP and answer these questions and you could win a gift card today!

Question #2 on Dr. Lakeia Jones (Left): How long has Dr. Lakeia Jones been in the mental health and substance abuse field?

Question #2 on Serita Valmond (Right): What is Serita Valmond certified in and how does she describe her services?

Comment your answers to both questions below! We will announce today's the winner on our page at 5:00pm CT!

There's another chance to win a $20 gift card today at 3:30. Like MCSAP's page to get started! MCSAP #BlackMentalHealth
03/02/2021

There's another chance to win a $20 gift card today at 3:30. Like MCSAP's page to get started! MCSAP #BlackMentalHealth

Join our Black Mental Health Expert Showcase competition for a chance to win a $20 gift card from Amazon, Target, MKE Public Market or Grubhub!
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Here is what you need to do:

• Like this page and share this post
• Read the article on Mental health and wellness experts: Dr. Lakeia Jones and Serita Valmond (linked below)
• Two quiz questions will be posted per day about the articles
• Be the first to answer both questions correctly and you will win a $20 gift card to Amazon, Target, MKE Public Market or Grubhub!

Questions will be posted every day at 3:30pm starting Monday, March 1st until Friday, March 5th. There will be a total of 5 winners by the end of the week and gift cards will be distributed to winners by email! You will not be eligible to win more than one gift card during this give away. If you have any questions, comment below or send us a message!

Articles:
Dr. Lakeia Jones
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/02/22/black-history-month-spotlight-dr-lakeia-jones-of-amri-counseling-services

Serita Valmond
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/02/22/black-history-month-spotlight-serita-valmond-chronic-pain-coach

Celebrate Black Mental Health experts and win!
02/26/2021

Celebrate Black Mental Health experts and win!

Join our Black Mental Health Expert Showcase competition for a chance to win a $20 gift card from Amazon, Target, MKE Public Market or Grubhub!
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Here is what you need to do:

• Like this page and share this post
• Read the article on Mental health and wellness experts: Dr. Lakeia Jones and Serita Valmond (linked below)
• Two quiz questions will be posted per day about the articles
• Be the first to answer both questions correctly and you will win a $20 gift card to Amazon, Target, MKE Public Market or Grubhub!

Questions will be posted every day at 3:30pm starting Monday, March 1st until Friday, March 5th. There will be a total of 5 winners by the end of the week and gift cards will be distributed to winners by email! You will not be eligible to win more than one gift card during this give away. If you have any questions, comment below or send us a message!

Articles:
Dr. Lakeia Jones
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/02/22/black-history-month-spotlight-dr-lakeia-jones-of-amri-counseling-services

Serita Valmond
https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/news-events/blog.html/article/2021/02/22/black-history-month-spotlight-serita-valmond-chronic-pain-coach

Good news from Governor Tony Evers if you are struggling to pay #rent or #utilities because of #COVID19.https://www.json...
02/25/2021
Evers announces $387 million in rent, energy assistance for Wisconsinites who lost income during the pandemic

Good news from Governor Tony Evers if you are struggling to pay #rent or #utilities because of #COVID19.

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/02/25/tony-evers-announces-322-million-rent-energy-pandemic-assistance/6814440002/

Wisconsinites whose income falls just below the median can qualify for rental and energy assistance under a $387 million program announced Thursday.

We’re always so grateful for Two Men and a Truck’s support of the Milwaukee Women’s Center. 💜 Thank you!
02/25/2021

We’re always so grateful for Two Men and a Truck’s support of the Milwaukee Women’s Center. 💜 Thank you!

Our 💜 Movers for Moms 💜 campaign is getting ready to kick-off in March! We are so thrilled to collect essential care items for Community Advocates - Milwaukee Women's Center.
We are still looking for collection box hosts! Do you have a business or know of someone who does that might be interested in hosting a donation box at their location? Comment below or shoot us a message! 💜

Good news! If you need health insurance, you can sign up today! Healthcare.gov reopened early! You get a second chance t...
02/16/2021

Good news! If you need health insurance, you can sign up today! Healthcare.gov reopened early! You get a second chance to sign up for health insurance or change your plan. Call 2-1-1 or visit www.WisCovered.com for free, expert help near you. #Wisconsin #openenrollment2021 Covering Wisconsin - CWI

It's never too early to think about summer! Check out this FREE golf program for youth ages 8-17. Due to the limitations...
02/12/2021

It's never too early to think about summer! Check out this FREE golf program for youth ages 8-17. Due to the limitations that COVID presents, this program will be ideal for children who live in the same house or are in the same bubble of interactions already.

http://www.mkegolf.org/join/

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728 N James Lovell St
Milwaukee, WI
53233

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

Opening Hours

Monday 11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(414) 449-4777

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Where Meeting Basic Needs Inspires Hope

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/
Our life has been ruined. We were involved in a major 2 car accident. Just 3 days before Christmas. Our car is totaled. Yes this is financially destroying us. We are just trying to get back on our feet, and with a little help from some good people, we can. We are 60 & 66 yrs old, not that young anymore. We were just stopped at a stop light, minding our own business. While he was on his "PHONE" paying no attention to the road & his surrondings at all. He rear ended us doing 45 m.p.h.+. Thank God he or none of us 3 were seriously hurt. If you can help Us with anything please do! We are overwhelmed and in disbelief - honestly it’s surreal. We are dealing with Chiropractors, Medical & Lawyers. We are going to be flooded with paperwork and figuring out what comes next, if you can relieve some of the burden and make sure we have less to worry about that would be a huge help.Every bit donated will go directly to the us to help us to rebuild everything we have lost. We can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity, support, love, and prayers. This is such a humbling & yes a humilating experience for us, we putting this on Facebook. With your "Support" we can land on our feet again. and we would like to say,"Thank You For Your Support". I Hope This does Not Happen to anyone else, but I know that is not true. "Please Share"
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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Transformation Temple Christian Church Transforming Minds Mental Health Seminar "Shame No More" Saturday, May 12, 2018 Registration & Refreshments 9 a.m. Program Begins 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration is Free Register by emailing: [email protected] Use the subject line: Shame No More 5418 West Burleigh Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210