BizTimes Milwaukee | October 12, 2020

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BizConnections NONPROFIT SCALING WELLNESS IN MILWAUKEE PLANS NONPROFIT HUB ON CIT Y’S NEAR WEST SIDE The organizers of a Milwaukee-based initiative aimed at increasing awareness of trauma and supporting trauma-informed work in the community plan to develop a collaborative hub for nine nonprofits on the city’s near west side. Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) plans to build an 11,000-square-foot facility that would provide partnering community-based organizations with access to legal, accounting, grant writing and other services. It would also include space for them to host events for donors, community gatherings, and trauma and resilience trainings.

The goal is to help small organizations scale and increase their impact in Milwaukee, said Amy Lovell, a co-founder of REDgen and a member of SWIM’s steering committee. SWIM launched in 2018 as a coalition of local nonprofit leaders, public officials, academics, social workers, health care professionals and other stakeholders to address the issue of generational trauma in Milwaukee. The group has worked with Milwaukee developer Juli Kaufmann to identify a location for the building on the city’s near west side, but has not yet disclosed the site. — Lauren Anderson, staff writer

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REDEEM AN D RE S TORE CENTER P.O. Box 342 Pewaukee (262) 844-5882 | redeemandrestore.org Facebook: facebook.com/RedeemandRestoreCenter Twitter: @ToRedeem | Instagram: @redeemrestorecenter

Year founded: 2015

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Mission statement: Together we love, restore, and support women recovering from sex trafficking and exploitation.

Milwaukee Rep will host its virtual Curtain Call Ball on Friday, Oct.

Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: Building a culture of loving, restoring and supporting others in all we do. We will provide recovery resources and services to women in a restorative care residential home where they can heal, reclaim their identities, and discover and fulfill their God-given purpose.

16 at 7 p.m. The online gathering will raise funds to help sustain the theater company as part of its Rep Rising Emergency Fund and celebrate artistic director Mark Clements’ 10 th anniversary. The event is free but registration is required. More information is available at MilwaukeeRep.com/CurtainCallBall. The Milwaukee Public Museum will hold its 34 annual gala virtually on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. The event will support MPM’s education and accessibility programs, its research, collections and visitor experiences. General reservations are free, and include access to the silent auction, live auction and buy-it-now items. VIP reservations are $150 and include home delivery of a catered dinner and bottle of wine, along with other benefits. More information is available at MPMGala2020.givesmart.com. th

D O N AT I O N R O U N D U P First Business Bank’s 2020 Charity Golf Invitational in Milwaukee recently raised $34,500 for nonprofit organizations, including Above & Beyond the Playground, the Milwaukee Urban League, Ronald McDonald House, ADHD America, Beyond Vision, St. Marcus Lutheran School, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Young Life and Alzheimer’s Association. | Green Bay Packer Adrian Amos has pledged to donate $1,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter for every tackle he makes during the 2020 football season. | Spectrum has awarded $30,000 grants to both Hispanic Federation and Digital Bridge to further digital literacy in underserved populations within the Milwaukee area. | Quad has donated $25,000 to MagLiteracy.org to kickstart the creation of a national literacy marketplace. | The Milwaukee Bucks and Johnson Controls have extended their combined $60,000 annual grant s to Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and Playworks for an additional three years to continue community programming at Browning Elementary School’s multi-sport complex.

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Other focuses of your nonprofit organization: We continue to build relationships within various Wisconsin communities to raise awareness with presentations and quarterly trainings that lead to prevention, intervention and restoration. RRC has partnered and collaborated with many organizations. We also initiate a law enforcement blessing drive each year. We currently walk alongside women survivors in surrounding counties. RRC builds relationships to love, restore and support women in whatever stage of healing that they are in, providing and connecting her to physical, psychological, emotional, relational and spiritual support. Starting in 2018, a survivor support group was formed. Social outings, mentorship, peer support and invitations to become involved in RRC’s projects or events, when appropriate, are also encouraged and extended. If a woman is in need of emergency housing or long-term

Chaplain Krista Hull housing, RRC will send a referral to the Alliance to find the right fit. Number of employees at this location: 1 Key donors: Individuals, churches, foundations and businesses. Executive leadership: Chaplain Krista Hull Board of directors: Val Turner, Linda Mont, Kristie Cooper, Megan McCray and Krista Hull Is your organization actively seeking board members for the upcoming term? Always. What roles are you looking to fill? Legal, marketing, financial and medical fields Ways the business community can help your nonprofit: Sponsorship, collaboration, donations, speaking opportunities Key fundraising events: Ignite Hope Gala; Pathway to Our Home; English Tea