Local Partners

Why Local Mission?

Practical and tangible actions taken to bless those in need are a byproduct of a living faith in Christ. One way Elmbrook puts “feet to our faith” (James 2:26) is by partnering with a select few faith-based organizations that are bringing the light of Christ to our local communities. Elmbrook provides financial support and volunteer capacity for each organization. We encourage you to learn more about our local partners below and to prayerfully consider serving!


Community Warehouse/Partners In Hope


Community Warehouse (CW) stands as a beacon in Milwaukee, rooted in Christ-centered service and dedicated to aiding those touched by incarceration. We help navigate and reduce the post-release barriers, from employment challenges to societal reintegration. Our home improvement stores play a pivotal role, offering job training to the previously-incarcerated and selling deeply discounted home improvement materials, empowering Milwaukee neighborhoods to rejuvenate and prosper. Central to our mission is “Partners in Hope,” an initiative designed to equip individuals with crucial life skills and bridge the gap between them and law enforcement. Grounded in Christian values, our vision is not just about reintegration but a holistic transformation - mentally, spiritually, and socially.

Community Warehouse Website

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Milwaukee


Care Net exists to uphold the sanctity of human life and to share the love of Christ and the hope of the Gospel with women and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy. Care Net’s mission is to encourage women to choose life by offering spiritual and practical care during and after pregnancy. We offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, life-affirming options counseling, material support for mom and baby, classes, Bible studies, and prayer. We serve our clients with mercy, grace, and a non-judgmental spirit.

Visit Care Net website

Hope Street Ministry


Hope Street is the Greenhouse for People on 26th and Capitol. Our mission is to provide housing and community to empower broken men, women, and children to cultivate a relationship with Jesus, themselves, and others to restore hope that flourishing is possible for us all. 

Visit Hope Street Ministry Website

International Community Center


A new wave of immigrants is settling here in Milwaukee! Many arrive as refugees and yearn to have American friends, even though language and customs may be a barrier. The International Community Center is located near the airport, close to the homes and shops of many immigrants. ICC is a place where volunteers help immigrants learn English, tutor children with school work, and form lasting cross-cultural relationships. Volunteers are warmly welcomed into the lives of new friends who have interesting life experiences and who also prepare fabulous food! We aim to celebrate immigrant cultures as we welcome them to life in the US and to introduce Scripture to those who are interested.

Visit ICC website

Safe Families for Children-Greater Milwaukee Area


Safe Families for Children is a movement fueled by compassion and faith to keep children safe and families intact. Through Host Families, Family Friends, and Family Coaches, Safe Families temporarily host children and provide a network of support while parents get back on their feet. It is an honor to surround moms and dads with a community of families who believe in them, especially when they need it most. Safe Families for Children-Greater Milwaukee Area serves Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha, and Washington counties. The work is done through volunteers from 16+ different Partner Churches.

Visit Safe Families Website

Wisconsin Inmate Education Association


In impoverished communities, some of the most influential gatekeepers are the individuals or groups who organize and perpetuate crime. If you want to dramatically change struggling communities, you start with those gatekeepers. The initiative of the Wisconsin Inmate Education Association (WIEA) is built on a proven system to transform gatekeepers whose influence is rooted in criminal activity. Change starts in prisons with inmates and spreads to families and communities around the state. WIEA gives inmates the opportunity to receive theological training while incarcerated through a partnership with Trinity International University.



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