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Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center

Address: 619 W Walnut Street


By bus: Take the #12 bus towards 92nd-Hampton. Get off at 12th and Walnut. Walk about half a mile on Walnut and the center will be on the right.

By car: Head west on Wells St. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto N12th St. Turn right onto W Walnut St.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: General days and times for service are Monday-Friday 10:30-12:30, 1-3, or 3-5. More information on specific days and times are available when students sign up to work with the agency.

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.



Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

Meet the Staff