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February 23, 2011

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We wanted to drop by your inbox again and say "hello" -- both because it's been a while since the last e-mail and because we have some fun news to share.


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Open Doors... Open Hearts...

An Open House!


More than 300 people attended an Open House held on Valentine's Day.  Guests had the opportunity to tour our new headquarters and to hear both Mayor Tom Barrett and Interim County Executive Marvin Pratt proclaim February 14th as "Community Advocates Day" in Milwaukee.


Joe Volk, Chief Executive Officer, with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett
Joe Volk, Chief Executive Officer, with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett

In keeping with the theme of the day, guests "followed their hearts" through the building, chatting with the dozens of CA staff who were on hand to guide them and answer their questions. 

The new building, at 728 North James Lovell Street, now accommodates the majority of CA's staff and programs -- excluding residential sites.  Our longtime headquarters on Fond du Lac Avenue and several satellite offices have been consolidated into this one location. 

A downtown, central headquarters promises to make it easier for Milwaukee's neediest families from all over the city to access the services they need. The new space also provides an inviting and professional environment, where everyone -- colleagues, clients, and supporters -- can feel comfortable and welcome. 

Guests enjoy a festive buffet while listening to the mayor speak
Guests enjoy a festive buffet while listening to the mayor speak

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for helping us make this a very memorable Valentine's/Community Advocates Day!


Director of the Milwaukee Women's Center Division Honored with

Black Excellence Award

LaTrice Buck Hogan


LaTrice Buck Hogan, Director of the Milwaukee Women's Center Division of Community Advocates, will be among those honored on the evening of Friday, February 25, 2011, with a Black Excellence Award from The Milwaukee Times.


The awards banquet, featuring keynote speaker Reginald Weaver (former president of the National Education Association  and current vice president of Education International), will be held at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee's Third Ward. 


Hogan had this to say about the award: "It is truly an honor to be recognized like this.  I pour my heart and soul into my work every day, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve this community.  I'm grateful to Community Advocates' board for nominating me, and to The Milwaukee Times for granting me this honor."


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Established in 1976, Community Advocates, Inc. is the largest human needs advocacy agency in Wisconsin and one of the few remaining community-based organizations of any kind that welcomes walk-in clients five days a week. Community Advocates provides skilled, results-focused advocacy and services to low-income individuals and families. Services include health care assistance, domestic violence safe haven, utilities and housing assistance, disabilities advocacy, and public policy advocacy.