Milena Baker is a Hometown Hero

(Whitewater Unites Lives submission) Seven-year-old Milena Baker (almost 8 years old) is a WUL Hometown Hero, and has been nominated “For raising $2,867 as well as boxes of toiletries and donations for New Beginnings APFV as a part of her Brownie community service project for Whitewater Girl Scouts Troop 7639.” 

Milena chose New Beginnings, which provides support for people affected by domestic abuse.  Donations came from as far away as Florida and two from the United Kingdom!

Araceli Wence, of New Beginnings APFV, said, “Thank you so much to Milena and WUL, you make a difference in people’s lives.”

Hometown Hero Milena Baker is pictured here with some of the items she collected for New Beginnings

The mission of New Beginnings is to provide supportive services and advocacy for adult and child victims of domestic violence and/or sexual abuse, and to educate the community about these critical issues.  They also offer services in Spanish provided by advocates/counselors that are culturally competent.  The group is based out of Elkhorn, with a location in Whitewater.

New Beginnings is available to provide assistance or information about domestic and sexual abuse by calling 262-723-4653.  They also assist with legal information and filling out paperwork for restraining orders.  All of their services are free and confidential. 

WUL (Whitewater Unites Lives) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.   

 Anyone who would like to nominate a local hero of any age should send their nomination, with a short description, to 

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