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St. Aemilian-Lakeside Volunteers

Since 1850, St. Aemilian-Lakeside (8901 W. Capitol Drive) has been working to help children and families in the Milwaukee area. Today, the nonprofit agency provides “innovative family-centered care and educational services that embrace diversity and empower children, families and adults to improve the quality of their lives.”

St. Aemilian-Lakeside trains prospective foster parents, for which there is a constant demand—each month, an additional 100 children require out-of-home care. The organization also provides educational and mental health services to children, adults and families throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

Hundreds of volunteers offer their time and talents in support of St. Aemilian-Lakeside’s many programs. Volunteer opportunities include a chance to help out with tutoring, mentoring and recreational activities. Especially needed are individuals who can help young adults through the crucial transition from the foster care system to independence.

Readers who are considering becoming foster parents or volunteering to help children and families are urged to visit

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