The Alma Center works to heal, transform, and evolve the. unresolved pain of trauma that fuels the continuation of cycles of violence, abuse, and dysfunction in families and communities. They work primarily with men who have a. history of domestic violence. For 14 years, the agency has worked with more than 5,000 men through a pioneering healing-focused approach, impacting the lives of more than 10,000 children.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
The Social Development Foundation was established in 2003. Its sole purpose is to provide support for antipoverty initiatives. Poverty in our community has reached an alarmingly high rate. Milwaukee is in the top five in the U.S. for people living in poverty. It is nearly impossible for someone to move beyond poverty without the help of another. That is why the Social Development Foundation exists — to be responsive to the needs of everyone in Milwaukee County.
SEEDS OF HEALTH
Incorporated in 1983, Seeds of Health was designed to address the health and educational needs of Milwaukee area women, adolescents, and children. Programs that operate under the Seeds of Health include Women, Infants, Children, (WIC), and five schools. Since 1988, Seeds of Health has progressively expanded its educational services and currently serves approximately 1,300 students. Currently, it is the only K-12 charter school in the state of Wisconsin.
HEBRON HOUSING SERVICES
Hebron Housing Services was founded in 1982 in Pewaukee, Wis. For over 40 years, this organization has been serving the Waukesha County homeless population. They offer three homeless shelters that provide warm beds, nutritious food, and quality case management. Their process to end homelessness involves identifying immediate housing arrangements, and providing access to benefits, and programs the community offers.
NEW CONCEPT SELF DEVELOPMENT CENTER
For 47 years, this center has been providing Milwaukee’s under-served low-income families with social services. One such program, which was the first of its kind in Milwaukee, is the George M. Sanders Family Resource and Employment Center. It provides a safe space for men to receive supportive programming. Other services to note: parenting education, job readiness services, relationship skills seminars, and a successful open-door drop-in resource center.
BROADSCOPE DISABILITIES SERVICES
Located on Milwaukee’s west side, Broadscope Disabilities Services has been providing vital services to individuals with disabilities. They have three unique approaches in doing this. First, they offer Respite Care which provides a break for people caring for an individual. Secondly, Broadscope partners with businesses to assist adults in retaining employment. Lastly, tailored services are provided to create opportunities for a successful life in their communities.