Milwaukee Pride, Inc. supports local women in crisis

This year, Wom!nz Spot bartenders donated PrideFest tips to the Milwaukee Women’s Center.wominzspot_milwaukeepride

Throughout the 3-day festival, Wom!nz Spot bartenders earned $485 that was donated directly to the Women’s Center.

Wom!nz Spot manager Sarah Tybring presented the check to Jeri Kavanaugh, Community Advocates volunteer coordinator.

“The Wom!nz Spot Stages chose the Women’s Center because our volunteers, performers and community patrons utilize the services that the center offers, including violence counseling and providing safe spaces during times of crisis,” said Sarah Tybring.  “We recognize the critical role this center plays in helping to heal families across Milwaukee and want to help promote their mission and increase visibility of this fantastic program.”

“Our bartenders were happy to hear that the Women’s Center had been chosen because of their fantastic mission and importance to our community. They loved being able to support them using the generous tips of our patrons who came to appreciate women’s artistry.”

womenscenter_milwaukeepride“Our team is proud to take an active role in bonding together and creating change.”

Last year, the Wom!nz Spot provided their bar-tending tips to Girls Rock Milwaukee, a summer camp that empowers girls aged 8-16 through performance and music, while building self-esteem and fostering leadership, life-skills development,and independent thinking.

Founded in 1980, the Milwaukee Women’s Center provides comprehensive services and treatment for women whose lives have been affected by domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, and poverty.

More than 30% of the 30,000+ Wisconsin incidents of domestic violence happen each year within Milwaukee County.

With a mission to empower abused women and their families, the Center not only operates a crisis line and emergency shelter, but strives to end the cycle of violence, abuse and addiction through holistic counseling and treatment.

To make a donation of your own, visit the Community Advocates website.