Parent Connections/Cafés

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

What are Parent Connections?

A Parent Connection is a virtual way 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.

When meeting safely again in person, these programs (called Parent Cafés) will be located throughout the city in four neighborhoods: Amani, Washington Park, Harambee and Muskego Way (see addresses below). 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 family meal and childcare are provided

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


We have a delightful group of parents meeting in our private Parent Facebook group who share resources, laugh, vent and so much more. We hope you will join us online soon. 


1) You can search Facebook by typing in the FB search bar: Parent Cafe Social Connections Group (request to join)


2) You can enter this link into your browser:


3) You can scan this QR code, log into Facebook and ask to join our group.

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PARENT CONNECTIONS is a creative way you can share your wisdom, learn from others and come together online to support each other during this challenging time. Now, more than ever, it is important to connect to other parents for encouragement & ideas. 


Join us for as many online parent-to-parent conversations as you have time for. Email registration required to ensure online safety:

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Mondays         5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesdays   9:00 - 10:00 am (en español)

Wednesdays  10:30 -11:30 am (in English)

Thursdays       10:30 -11:30 am

Fridays             1:00 - 2:00 pm


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
1859 N. 40th St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53202




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