Community Advocates serves Milwaukee’s vulnerable residents with a fast-growing range of programs and services. What started in 1976 as a mission to help low-income residents meet their basic needs has today expanded to include behavioral health, domestic violence and over sixty different programs. As one of the few remaining agencies that welcomes walk-in clients five days a week, Community Advocates is doing all it can toward “Making it Better Now,” the theme of this annual report we created together in 2010.
For nearly forty years Community Advocates has worked to meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable citizens. In the last decade, services have greatly expanded and the staff has grown from 30 to 150. In 2009 a capital campaign was launched to purchase a large building in downtown Milwaukee. Housing the agency’s services and staff in one central location has greatly improved efficiency and effectiveness. We helped create this package to support the ambitious capital campaign that made this improvement possible.