United Way News: October 2018

Get Inspired at Project Homeless Connect

In the City of Milwaukee, nearly 800 people are experiencing homelessness.

Research shows that people experiencing homelessness have higher rates of acute and chronic illness. Further, children who experience homelessness are more likely to struggle with learning and developmental disabilities.

Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect is a one day; one-stop shop event on Thursday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. aimed at bringing multiple resources and services under one roof to better serve people experiencing homelessness.

Since 2014, United Way has been a proud partner in Milwaukee Project Homeless Connect, a proven, scalable model that has helped thousands of local men, women, and children.


VOLUNTEER at the 2018 Project Homeless Connect

DONATE by purchasing one or more items off of Project Homeless Connect’s Amazon Wish List.

LEARN MORE about Project Homeless Connect, and why Marquette University opens their doors for this event every year.

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Everyone deserves to be safe, healthy, and happy. This month, we are highlighting local agencies, like The Women’s Center in Waukesha, that fight to end Domestic Violence. Read more.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Virtual Volunteering Notes of Encouragement
Through October 15
Send an encouraging message to a community member in need. All it takes is 5 minutes from your computer, phone or tablet to submit a note of encouragement to guests of United Way’s upcoming Project Homeless Connect. Write your note.

Milwaukee Women’s Job Seminar
Thursday, November 1, 8:00am–3:00pm
The annual Milwaukee Women's Job seminar is a free, one-day job seminar held at ManpowerGroup each November for local women looking to develop professional skills, find a job, or explore a new career. Volunteer or register to attend.

Fall Emerging Leaders Panel
Wednesday, November 7, 7:30am–9:00am
Hosted by Emerging Leaders and Women United, this powerful panel will provide insight on the important role women leaders play in Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties. Learn more and register.

Women United SPREE: Shopping for Change
Thursday, November 8, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind luxury shopping experience with a collection of select, locally-based, women-owned retailers. Proceeds will benefit United Way's Community Fund. Purchase your tickets today.

Financial Empowerment Seminar
Tuesday, November 13, 5:30pm–8:00pm
Budget Coaches are needed for the inaugural Milwaukee Financial Empowerment Seminar sponsored by Marine Bank. Help local individuals develop basic financial skills including developing and managing a family budget, strategies on how to save, and how to avoid ongoing debt. Learn more and register.

Milwaukee LIHF Quarterly Convening
Tuesday, December 11, 2:00pm–4:00pm
All are invited to learn more about the Milwaukee LIHF Collaborative, dedicated to improving community conditions that support healthy birth outcomes. Learn more and register.

2018 Campaign Closing Celebration
Wednesday, December 12, 5:00pm–7:30pm
Save the date for our 2018 Campaign Closing Celebration at the Italian Community Center! More details to come.

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