Providing services related to issues of equality, equity, social justice, and quality of life for Milwaukee’s diverse community.
This is a preliminary resource guide and it is not intended to be a complete list nor present comprehensive descriptions of all of the various services that each organization provides. Please contact Milwaukee County Community Information Line at 211 for additional resources or contact the organizations directly to learn more about their programs. The City of Milwaukee is not responsible for the agencies’ services nor the content provided on organizations’ website / link to online information.
AIDS Resource Center of Greater Milwaukee
Provides personal legal services to protect the rights of people with HIV/AIDS and advocates for private and public assistance such as Social Security disability benefits and medical assistance
820 N Plankinton Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 273-1991 or (800) 359-9272 toll free
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin Foundation
Protects civil liberties and civil rights through advocacy, litigation, and referral; focuses on free speech, religious liberty, privacy, due process, and equality
207 E Buffalo Street, Suite 325
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 272-0182
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Provides legal services to immigrants and refuges resettlement assistance; multiple offices in Milwaukee
3501 S Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
Phone: (414) 769-3400
Center for Driver’s License Recovery and Employability
The center for Driver's License Recovery and Employability helps Milwaukee County residents recover suspended or revoked driver's licenses. Participating in this project is a great way to be involved in addressing a significant economic development issue in the community. The Center is co-sponsored by Legal Action of Wisconsin, Justice 2000, the Milwaukee Bar Association and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC)
Foundation Hall, 8th Floor
700 West State Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Centro Legal por Derechos Humanos
Provides legal representation of low-income clients in family law and misdemeanor defense cases in Milwaukee County
614 W. National Ave, Floor 2
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Provides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout Wisconsin
6737 West Washington Street, Suite 3230
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 773-4646
House of Peace- Milwaukee
Assists working poor, homeless, disabled and newly unemployed by providing services to meet basic needs
1702 W. Walnut Street
Milwaukee WI 53205
Phone: (414) 933-1300
Landlord Training Program
The award winning landlord training program operates out of DNS's downtown office. The goal is to teach landlords fundamental ways to keep illegal activity out of their property. The classes are FREE and held on a regular basis through out the year at various locations. Attendees get a free 100 page comprehensive manual and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing a property.
- Educating Spanish speaking landlords
- Providing visually impaired landlords with large print materials
- Student Based Housing (Collaboration with UW-Milwaukee Housing Office to present a program emphasizing the issues of renting to a student.)
- Special “In-Depth” program topics
Department of Neighborhood Services--Landlord Training Program (LTP)
841 N. Broadway Room 105
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc.
Provides advices and legal representation to resolve civil legal problems experienced by low-income individuals
512 N 8th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 727-5300
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc.
Provides advocacy, education and enforcement referral relating to fair housing practices
600 East Mason Street, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 278-1240
Milwaukee Bar Association
Provides the Lawyer and Information Service, in collaboration with the Waukesha County Bar Association, to provide free referrals to attorneys dealing with equal / civil rights issues
424 E Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 274-6768
Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services
The mission of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services is to secure human services for individuals and families who need assistance in living a healthy, independent life in our community. The Department of Health and Human Services consists of the following divisions: Delinquency and Court Services, Disabilities Services, Management Services, Housing and Behavioral Health.
1220 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program
The City of Milwaukee is partnering with Marquette University Law School in the Milwaukee Foreclosure Mediation Program – a program designed to help homeowners save their homes from foreclosure. Mediation is a confidential and voluntary process where a homeowner and the lender seeking to foreclose on your home may discuss ways to resolve a foreclosure case, including reinstatement of the loan and modification of the loan terms.
For more information, call (414) 288-4040, or visit
Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Initiative
The charge of the MFPI was to build on the work that was already underway in the community to carry out a coordinated strategy to assist homeowners at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure, stabilize neighborhoods affected by increasing numbers of vacant foreclosed homes and prevent similar issues from developing in the future.
City of Milwaukee Department of City Development (DCD)
809 North Broadway Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Provides medical services, asset assessment, support services and legal assistance to assist child and adult crime victims- includes community education & advocacy concerning youth violence
9000 W Wisconsin Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 266-2557
Repairers of the Breach
Sponsors Milwaukee's only nonsectarian daytime homeless refuge and resource center for single adults.
1335 W. Vliet Street
P.O. Box 13791
Milwaukee, WI 53213
Phone: (414) 934-9305
Supportive Community Services, Inc.
Provides services and advocacy to assist with financial management, guardianship, and power of attorney for the elderly, people with mental illness or developmental disabilities
1126 S 70th Street, Suite S106
West Allis, Wisconsin 53214
Phone: (414) 475-2666
Urban Underground is advancing a new generation of young leaders committed to building safe and sustainable communities. We advance our mission through effective and age appropriate programs, strategic partnerships, and youth-led social change projects in the areas of health, education, and restorative justice. Our programs establish key pipelines for youth leadership, help groups broaden their definitions of diversity and inclusion, and create educational models relevant to today's youth. We believe that all young people deserve access to a caring and responsible adult, culturally competent support for personal growth, and opportunities to increase knowledge and skills for the improvement of self and community.
4850 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53216