Family Peace Center

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Transforming Milwaukee’s response to family violence

The Family Peace Center’s vision for Milwaukee is to be one of the first in the nation to house holistic services for family violence victims of all ages, under one roof. The nationally known and proven Family Justice Center model assists in transforming our community’s response to family violence, ultimately making Milwaukee and its surrounding communities a healthier, safer, more peaceful place to live. This model is a best practice for delivering care to families impacted by domestic violence.

The key to its success is the co-location of multi-disciplinary professionals focused on advocating for victims’ safety and quality of life, surrounding the victim with the support and resources they need at a critical time. The center was founded with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and in addition to the shelter and other services provided by Sojourner, includes the following co-located partner agencies:

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin agencies

Community agencies

  • Milwaukee County District Attorney
  • Milwaukee Police Department
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Wraparound Milwaukee
  • Core/El Centro

Visiting partners at the Family Peace Center have staff that visit regularly to ensure comprehensive and successful delivery of services and programs for clients. They have organizational infrastructure established in another location.

Community partners provide clients with community based or neighborhood programs and services. These client relationships are initiated through a referral process.

Parking

The entrance to the parking lot is on 7th Street, just south of Walnut Street. Parking is free. Street parking also is available.

Bus routes

  • 42U – north/south on 6th Street
  • 80 – north/south on 6th Street
  • 57 – east/west on Walnut Street

Building access

The facility is locked at all times. Visitors must use the intercom system located at the entrances off Walnut Street or the parking lot.