Brothers and Sisters in Christ Serving (BASICS)


A small group of Christian business and nonprofit leaders founded BASICS in 1996. They saw that the metropolitan area of Milwaukee was at a crisis point in meeting the needs of its impoverished people, many of whom had been victimized by a sinful society. The primary institutions of urban recovery were fatigued, and in some cases, at the point of collapse.

BASICS was founded to mobilize, collaborate and network with faith-based ministries in all segments of society, and to meet the personal, spiritual, physical and economic needs of people in Milwaukee and surrounding communities. BASICS seeks to strengthen the Christian community in Milwaukee by demonstrating the love of Christ to those who are poor and in need of help.

Since its beginning, BASICS has assisted more than 200 church pastors, 100 outreach ministry leaders, and has developed a network of nearly 30 urban contractors to help with construction projects that are required to meet building codes.


Our desire is to inform you of the exciting activities going on in Metro Milwaukee, and encourage you to participate with us to bring the blessings of God’s Kingdom to Southeast Wisconsin. We look forward to partnering with you.

  • Contact Information:
  • 2224 West Kilbourn Avenue
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
  • United States
  • Active In: United States
  • Forms of Abolition:
  • Awareness
  • Forms of Slavery:
  • Sex Trafficking