Address: 619 W Walnut Street
By car: Head north on N 13th St. toward W Wells St. Turn right at the 1st cross street on W Wells St. Turn left at the 1st cross St onto N 12th St. Turn right onto W Walnut St.
By bus: Take the #12 bus towards 92nd-Hampton. Get off at 12th and Walnut. Walk turn left on Walnut and the center will be on the right.
Orientation: Wednesday, February 8th at 9:00am-12:00pm (MANDATORY)
Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.
Description of Agency: The Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center is an off site clinic of Children's Hospital, and their goal is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal. They provide comprehensive assessments of children suspected of being physically or sexually abused or neglected, and perform foster care health screenings for children in the foster care system. In addition to these services they also conduct specialized medical exams and victim interviews. Through medical services, the Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center enables children and families to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect and advocate for safe and secure living environments.
Student Role at Agency: The primary role of Service Learners at the Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center is to oversee and interact with children and teenagers in the waiting room. Various games, books, crafts, and toys are available to help keep the children entertained until they can be seen for medical evaluation. Children are also in the waiting room while care providers or social workers are conferencing with their parent/guardians. When there are not any children in the waiting room, Service Learners are expected to take initiative to interact with the children and perform other pertinent tasks for the clinic which will allow them to observe other aspects of this agency. Attendance policy is strict and regular communication with Julie is expected.