Mission: The mission of community advocates, inc. Is to provide individuals and families with advocacy and services to meet their basic needs so they may live in dignity.
Programs: The milwaukee brighter futures initiative seeks to promote positive youth development through strategies to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect, youth violence and delinquent behavior, youth alcohol and other drug use and abuse and non-marital pregnancy.
permanent supportive housing program, project bridge, identifies and secures access to safe and affordable permanent housing for a target population of 100 individuals who have been chronically homeless and who have a mental illness and/or a dual diagnosis. Project bridge is a housing first program that uses engagement and harm reduction strategies to ensure a successful transition from life on the streets to stable and permanent housing. The "bridge" consists of immediate housing, significantly supplemented by intensive case management services designed to stabilize the individual's housing situation, establish income and access to mainstream benefits and reduce chances of future homelessness.
the public policy institute works to promote and implement evidence-based policies that will prevent and reduce poverty and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in milwaukee and throughout wisconsin. Our varied programs and projects are united in their view that poverty is milwaukee's biggest problem. In addition to our milwaukee work, many of our programs are also regional, statewide and national in scope. Ppi targets poverty in a number of ways - we try to reduce it through changes to relevant public policies and laws; we try to prevent its effects through public health efforts; and we work to increase opportunity and wellness for low-income people by fostering factors related to success, resilience and well-being. Ppi analyzes and advocates for policy changes; convenes and coordinates coalitions that align with our mission and distribute funds to community-based programs while offering training and technical assistance to increase impact.
other program services include:disability services - helping people with disabilities secure an income. Family support center - providing shelter and support to low-income families experiencing a housing crisis. Autumn west - a facility offering housing and supportive services to individuals who are homeless and who have mental health disorders.