CHARITIES SUPPORTED BY 100WWC-MMW
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The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries in Waukesha, Washington, and Milwaukee Counties with a mission to provide programs to those affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. There are currently three groups involved in the Project: the Lake Country Memory Project; the Wild Plum Memory Project; and the Purple Springs Memory Project. Each group meets once a month for a social gatherings called a Memory Café. Libraries involved in the memory project also offer educational programs on memory loss and brain health.
The mission of The Women’s Center is to provide safety, shelter, and support to empower all impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking.
It is our vision to create an engaged community that does not tolerate or accept interpersonal violence and provide abundant resources to ensure futures free from violence. As the only agency of our kind in Waukesha County (spanning 580 square miles), we provide a range of life-saving and life-changing programs and services that heal and empower adults and children on their paths to build a future without violence.
All of their services are offered confidentially and at no cost to survivors from all socio-economic levels. They include: emergency shelter and 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; family counseling; domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse counseling; support groups for adults and children; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; employment counseling and life-skills development; translation/interpretation in any language; and free on-site childcare for clients utilizing any of these services.
The mission of the Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps is to empower children and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential, and to increase prevention and awareness in the community.
ARCh was founded in 1952 by parents who dreamed of a world where their children with disabilities would not be discarded or disregarded.
Today they remain focused on our vision of building a world where all people are valued and encouraged to contribute.
ARCh promotes the health, safety and achievement of children and adults with disabilities. Lives are changed. Plain and simple. ARCh offers one-of-a-kind programs that make a difference for everyone in our communities.
Kathy’s House is a non-profit Hospital Guest House in Wauwatosa WI that provides lodging and a supportive environment to families who are experiencing one of life's most stressful situations—personal illness or the serious illness of a loved one.
Kathy’s House provides a true "home away from home" for patients and/or their caregivers. Here is the website of this wonderful organization:
Kathy’s House mission is to be a caring place where guests can eat, sleep, and be with others when they want – or be alone when they need time, introspection, and quiet healing. The house provides a place where mutual support thrives - one of the great strengths of Kathy’s House. Their vision is to become a replicable national model in the field of Hospital Guest Housing by developing a state-of-the-art facility and delivering guest services based on best practices to improve patient care and the healthcare delivery model.
MS – Just Keep Moving is an organization dedicated to helping people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) face the challenges and issues they encounter with the disease in their daily lives. These issues include:
Management of effects on the feet
Our passion is helping people with MS live through their daily challenges. We provide them the opportunity to learn from and to learn with each other.
Royal Family KIDS of New Berlin provides a fun camp experience for foster children ages 6 to 12 in the greater Milwaukee area. Royal Family KIDS Camp has a camper-to-counselor ratio of 2:1 with at least 60 additional support staff. Activities are purposefully designed to be non-competitive and non-threatening while allowing children to experience success.
Your Choice to Live, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides alcohol and drug prevention, education, intervention and support. Since the inception in 2009, Your Choice has provided services to over 700 families and spoken to over 175,000 youth in 250 middle and high schools across SE Wisconsin.
It is our mission to provide awareness, prevention education, resources and support to youth, parents, schools and communities in regard to alcohol and drug use. Through these educational and prevention efforts, we will help shape healthy, responsible and successful future generations who are equipped with the necessary resiliency and decision making skills to make good choices in all aspects of their lives.
Raise awareness about drugs and alcohol to our youth, parents, and the community by educating all community members of the risks of drug and alcohol and to help them work together.
Remove barriers to openly discuss the issues of drugs/alcohol and the devastating effects they can have on young people and their families.
Restructure resources offering a variety of support, education, counseling and treatment.
St. Joseph's Medical Clinic is a critical safety net provider and provides free healthcare services. Our healthcare services help to increase access to the healthcare delivery system in our community, and connect patients to a healthier journey.
The mission of Variety - the Children's Charity of Wisconsin is "providing life-enriching assistance to Wisconsin children challenged by physical disabilities."
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Wisconsin serves the families of seriously ill children at Children's Hospital by providing housing, meals, and therapeutic help at a time of greatest need for these families. Since they opened their doors in 1984, the Ronald McDonald House in Eastern Wisconsin has provided more than 40,000 family stays with room for 70 families each night.
Elmbrook Senior Taxi was chosen by members of 100 Women Who Care--Milwaukee Metro West at the October 4 meeting. The Elmbrook Senior Taxis provides reliable and affordable transpiration to seniors as well as ambulatory disabled adults who live in the City of Brookfield, the Town of Brookfield, and the Villages of Butler and Elm Grove. They have served this community since 1993.
Because of this senior taxi service, seniors and ambulatory disabled adults in Brookfield, Elm Grove, and Butler can continue to lead vibrant, independent lives through reliable and affordable transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, work, and other personal services.
Ann's Hope Foundation was the charity selected by members of 100 Women Who Care--Milwaukee Metro West at our June 7 meeting. A check for $10,000 from 100WWC-MMW was given to Anne Frentzel and Ann Harrington to support further research in melanoma cancer research and education.
Ann's Hope Foundation, Inc. is the largest fundraising 501(c)3 not-for-profit in the state of Wiscsonsin. All proceeds go to melanoma cancer research and education.
Based in southeast Wisconsin, Ann's Hope Foundation has been raising awareness and funding for melanoma research since 2005. Its founders, Anne Frentzel and Ann Harrington, both lost family members to the disease.
Since 2007, Ann's Hope Foundation has donated over $365,000 to melanoma research at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
To learn more, visit Ann's Hope's website at http://www.annshope.org
On a cold, snowy evening of Feb. 2, 2016, the women of 100 WWC-MMC gathered at O'Donoghue's Irish Pub and selected to support Hebron House of Hospitality in Waukesha, a shelter in Waukehsa that protects families in need from the terrible Wisconsin winters as well as provides food, clothing, and other services..
For over 30 years, Hebron House of Hospitality has been the largest nonprofit provider of services to the homeless men, women and children in Waukesha County.
Their commitment to helping Waukesha community members in need means providing food, clothing, shelter and other related services to care for those who need help the most. It is not only the Hebron House that serves, but also each person who donates food or household items, makes a meal or volunteers time.
To learn more about Hebron House, click on this link to be transferred to their website: http://hebronhouse.org