Parent Cafés

Share what you know
Learn from others
Act together to create change

What are Parent Cafés?

A Parent Café is a place to have meaningful conversations about what matters and a time to reflect on what can be done to strengthen families so that children can grow up to be healthy. Your involvement can help make Milwaukee a strong and safe city.

Cafés are located throughout the city in three neighborhoods: Metcalfe Park, Harambee and Muskego Way. Each site offers a place to build friendships, learn about the community, discover resources and share ideas about strengthening families.

  • Come and explore how to implement the Five Protective Factors in your life

  • A meal and free childcare are provided

  • For times and dates, download our most recent flyers

"I never had a place to belong before, and now I do."  Parent Café Participant

In this video, two Parent Leaders talk about their leadership experience.


Parent Leader Training

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The structure that has been developed around Cafés has been an important tool for developing parent leadership. Parents who have been trained as hosts gain skills and a level of expertise that gives them confidence in leadership roles. Having conversations with other parents during a Café creates a knowledge-base for the hosts that are much broader than their individual experiences.

For more information contact: Andrea Libber

414-671-5575 Ext. 12


Hephatha Lutheran Church
1720 W. Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI 53206

Muskego Way

Alexander Mitchell Integrated Arts School

1728 S. 23rd St. Milwaukee, WI 53204


HeartLove Place
Inside YWCA of SE Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Urban Ecology Center

Inside Washington Park
1859 N. 40th St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53202