Address: 522 W. Walker St
Transportation: By Bus: #30 east to 6th and Wisconsin. Take #80 south to 6th and Walker (one block south of National).
Approximate Travel Time By Bus: 15 minutes
Approximate Travel Time By Car: 10 minutes
Orientation: Group orientation is to be setup at a later date based on student availability. Look for an email from the student coordinator with further information.
Days/Hours of Operation: Peak hours are Monday - Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Service Learners are especially needed Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Description of Agency/Activities: The Family Center is crisis-oriented, serving families and children of diverse ethnicity from Milwaukee County with a crisis nursery, respite services and parent support services.
The Family Center provides a safe and nurturing place for children at times when their parents are in crisis or in need of respite. The Center has a home-like atmosphere and provides care for children aged birth to 12 years. Many of the children have special needs. La Causa is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Student Role in Agency: The student role is centered on childcare, with opportunities for learning in assisting with phone information, intakes, and referral services upon request.
Commitment/Requirement: Background check required. Orientation at the site; 2 hours per week throughout the semester. Students need to dress professionally - No Flip Flops.