Between our Waukesha location and our newly launched Northside location, we have had 3180 client interactions helping connect individuals to various vital community resources.
At James Place, we have the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life, the honor of creating an atmosphere of dignity and trust, and the privilege of walking with people along their journey of faith.
At James Place, we respond to people’s needs in the context of relationships that have been formed. We respond to needs, but we may not always be able to meet them. We can listen, pray, refer and often find a solution they would not have found on their own. We promote dignity by not doing for others what they are capable of doing for themselves.
Jesus was a source of hope to people in desperate situations. As followers of Jesus, we do not have all the answers, but we have a hope that is an anchor for our souls. Sometimes one word of hope is all someone needs in their hour of crisis.
Whether it’s a historic storefront in Waukesha or along a bustling Milwaukee street, our Neighborhood Centers are part of the fabric of their community; all are welcome.
“You are preparing me to be the person I can be. When I get a job, I’ll be ready.”
“No matter what happens, I know I can always come back here, and you guys will help me brush off and get back up.”
Connecting people to local resources. Our volunteers provide encouragement over coffee, pray with clients, help with basic computer skills, and so much more.
“A place I can count on, a place I can go to when I need a breather.”
Our James Place School centers work with students from k3 – 12th grade. Whether helping in a classroom, helping with schoolwork, or providing practical assistance with college and career prep, our volunteers pour our compassion by spending time with students and staff who often just need to be seen and heard.
“A place where I can talk to someone without judgment.“
Our volunteers have provided Accredited Immigrant and Refugee legal services to those from over 100 countries! Demonstrate the love of Christ by welcoming our increasingly Global population. You do not need to be bilingual. Comprehensive training provided.
Master’s Level counseling interns help people overcome life stresses, depression, anxiety, addictions and other concerns. Counselors integrate faith and proven intervention methods, providing hope and healing in the name of Jesus. We are always looking for LPCs with 5+ years of experience to help supervise students!
Click above to leam more about becoming a volunteer at James Place.
When a member of the Elmbrook Church congregation approached Pastor Mike Murphy with a question about a building he owned on 129 Broadway: “What would you do with it?”
Doors opened in Waukesha offering free blood pressure screening.
Community resource connections, employment services, prayer, budget coaching, Bible studies and Special Events like Fall Feast and Christmas event. Formed many partnerships with local churches and service organizations.
Added Counseling services through graduate student interns.
Added more health services through a Community Outreach Nurse.
Paco Cojon started working at James Place to get to know and reach out to the Latino population of Waukesha. (From this humble beginning, we started to explore offering Immigration services and eventually established Elmbrook En Espanol).
James Place was invited to be in Washinton Highschool, starting our partnership with MPS.
James Place opens its first community center in Milwaukee on 30th st.
James Place had its first Department of Justice accredited representatives and began offering immigration services in Waukesha.
James Place Southside opens inside of the International Community Center and begins offering immigration services
The Principal at The Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education opened the door to James Place.
James Place Southside moved to the Milwaukee Christian Center.
James Place Milwaukee moves to the Community Warehouse and becomes James Place Northside.
James Place Southside adds community services.
-Karen Cumblad, Former Director
DIRECTOR OF JAMES PLACE
OPERATIONS COORDINATOR & JAMES PLACE OBAMA SCHOOL COORDINATOR