Community Service Project

Each year attendees participate in a community service auction to raise funds that are donated to a local charity. 

 2018 Organization: 



To provide innovative, culturally competent holistic care that will empower men, women, and children to live safe, independent, and healthy lives.

Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Home should be a safe place. Tragically, this is not the case for thousands of women and children in Milwaukee County annually. 

Someone needs to help these survivors.

The Milwaukee Women’s Center operates one of only two domestic violence shelters specifically for women and children in Milwaukee County. In addition to the shelter, we offer comprehensive programming for the entire family, with the goal of ending the cycle of violence, abuse, and addiction that grips so many families for generations.



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, 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.

Joining a comprehensive human services agency allowed the Milwaukee Women’s Center to further expand its menu of services to help people meet their basic needs, including safety in their own homes and relationships.

In 2016, 1,891 individuals received services and support through the Milwaukee Women's Center Division. 

  • Our emergency shelter provided comprehensive domestic violence services to 122 women and 92 children, while 173 low-income, homeless women and 290 children received shelter and assistance through our Family Support Center.
  • Our intensive alcohol- or drug-abuse treatment program, the POWER Program, helped 51 women, while our bilingual Family Intervention Program served 59 African American and Latino/a men and women and their families. 
  • The Bottomless Closet provided free clothing and job readiness assistance to 442 women and 269 men who were re-entering the workforce.