Event Calendar

April 2018



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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid -- Join the movement. Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU. A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health or substance use problem. Learn an action plan to help. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 -- teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders and other caring citizens.


MCSAP Drug Take-Back Drive at Hayat Pharmacy

Location: Hayatt Pharmacy, 1919 W. North Ave., Milwaukee

Don't let unwanted medications clutter your medicine cabinet, get into the wrong hands, or pollute our waters. You can dispose of medicine, patches, and vitamins easily at MCSAP and partners' Drug Take-Back Drive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, at Hayat Pharmacy, 1919 W. North Ave. Look for the orange Children's Community Health Plan tent!



MCSAP Drug Take-Back Drive at Summit Place

Location: Summit Place, 6737 W. Washington St., West Allis

It's easy to get rid of unwanted medication at MCSAP and partners' Drug Take-Back Drive on April 12. Drop off your unwanted medication, vitamins, and patches and keep them out of the wrong hands. It's easy! Look for the white Skywalk Pharmacy tent.



Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee Workshop

Location: United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee

Calling all social service providers, advocates, and allies: The Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee (ECOM) is offering a full year of workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge and empower you in your profession.

The 2018 workshops, sponsored by Community Advocates, are:

  • February 16: Programs and Services for Veterans
  • March 16: Family Services / Child Support / Paternity
  • April 20: Job / Employment Services
  • May 18: Programs for Children / Youth Services
  • June 15: Domestic Violence / Elder Abuse Prevention & Intervention
  • July 20: Human Trafficking / Child Exploitation
  • August: No workshop
  • September 21: Utility Services / Energy Assistance
  • October 19: Housing Services
  • November 16: Active Shooter / Safety in the Workplace
  • December: No workshop

All workshops will be held on the third Friday of each month at the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, 225 W. Vine St., Milwaukee, from 9 a.m. to noon. Workshops are $5 per session; please pay in advance or on the day of the workshop.


Advance registration is required.


Please mail the registration form to Community Advocates, Attention: ECOM, 728 N. James Lovell St., Milwaukee, WI 53233; fax it to Denise Lovelace at 414-875-2010 or email it to dlovelace@communityadvocates.net.



PPI 10th Anniversary Celebration with Special Guests Richard Rothstein and Reggie Jackson

Location: Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee

Community Advocates formed the Public Policy Institute in 2008 to address the root causes of poverty so that we could prevent clients from ever needing our services.


As our 10th anniversary approaches, we are looking forward to celebrating our successes with our supporters.  


To mark our first decade and kick off our second, on April 26, 2018, Community Advocates Public Policy Institute will host a special night at the Milwaukee Public Museum featuring keynote speaker Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, a finalist on the long list for the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2017.


To provide a local perspective on housing segregation in Milwaukee, the evening’s special guest will be Milwaukee historian Reggie Jackson, Head Griot of America’s Black Holocaust Museum.


All guests will enjoy private, after-hours access to Milwaukee Public Museum’s recently renovated Streets of Old Milwaukee, which provides an environment in which guests can reflect on the past in order to transform the future.


Our sponsors and special guests will be able to meet Rothstein and Jackson in an intimate gathering before the program begins.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Public Policy Institute Deputy Director Kari Lerch at 414-270-2950 or klerch@communityadvocates.net for more information.


Individual tickets will go on sale soon. Watch this space for more information.



MKE Brighter Futures Initiative Learning Community

MKE Brighter Futures Initiative, Title V and Stay Strong MKE partners are invited.  Please RSVP by clicking here.

Please bring flyers for any upcoming events to share!

Upcoming Events




Milwaukee Transitional Jobs Collaborative Meeting

8:30 am - 10:00 am

Location To Be Announced




Milwaukee Reentry Council Meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location To Be Announced