la causa
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La Causa Family Center Crisis Nursery

Address: 522 W. Walker St


By car: Head east on Wisconsin Ave toward 12th St. Turn right onto 6th St. Turn left onto W Walker St.

By bus: Take the #30 east to 6th and Wisconsin. Then take the #80 south to 6th and Walker (one block south of National).
* New location right next door to previous location on the corner of 6th and Walker St

Orientation: Set up individually

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students choose a two hour time-slot, Mon-Fri from 8am-8pm.

Description of Agency/Activities: The La Causa Crisis Nursery and Respite Center is a 12-bed shelter for children ages birth-12. Families are able to utilize the Center for up to three full days during the times of homelessness, domestic violence and medical emergencies. The Crisis Nursery provides services at no cost to children and families of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds in southeastern Wisconsin. The Center has been open to families in need for 24 hours a day, 365 days per year for over 25 years in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.

Student Role at Agency: The student role is centered on childcare, with opportunities for learning in assisting with phone information, intakes, and referral services upon request.

HEAL 2045: Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition Students Only: Students will help prepare meals for children.



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

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