Welcome to

COA Youth & Family Centers

909 E. North Avenue •
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone:(414) 263- 8383 • Fax:(414) 263-8386

COA has served Milwaukee children and families for over 100 years, and I hope this website helps you learn more about the many wonderful programs COA has to offer. There is something for everyone at COA and I hope you will like what you see and want to get involved. If so, please contact us. And if you want to see more, I would be glad to give you a tour so you can see for yourself how COA reaches so many children and families and how your support and involvement can play an important role. Welcome!


Mission: COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and cooperation, and promotes growth and positive social interaction.

COA Youth & Family Centers has received a 4-Star rating for the eighth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, a national evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Only 2% of the charities rated by Charity Navigator have received this top distinction for eight or more years consecutively. In addition to being one of only 23 4-Star rated nonprofits in Wisconsin, COA also scored among the top ten highest rated children and family services organizations in the nation.