Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – February 12 meeting

Please join us for the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force meeting, Tuesday, February 12, from 3 – 5:00 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St. We value your input and hope to see you Tuesday!

Our agenda for February 12:

1. Milwaukee has a vibrant Hmong community. We are so pleased to welcome May Yer Thao, Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association Board President, and Executive Director at Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce who will share her insights about Milwaukee’s Hmong community. She will help to guide us on to how to outreach to the community and provide services that are respectful, and culturally and linguistically informed.

2. What’s happening with medical and mental health services at the Milwaukee County Jail and House of Corrections? Milwaukee County will be moving to a new provider. This is a priority area for the Mental Health Task Force, as it impacts so many people with mental health needs. Attorney Pete Koneazny, Legal Aid Social, will update us.

3. Peer Delivered Services – Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

We will hear from two experts:
Shirley Drake, Supervisor, Office of Consumer Affairs – Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
Marie Perry, Supervisor CLASP Program/ Peer Specialist and Trainer

4. Election Update – Get out the Vote for the February 19th Election! Barbara Beckert, Disability Vote Coalition

5. Policy Updates

  • Crisis Redesign – Results of our Survey
  • Mental Health Board Updates
  • State Policy Update – Save the date for our March 12th briefing on the biennial budget.

Environmental/Chemical Sensitivities: For the safety and comfort of those with chemical sensitivities, IndependenceFirst requests that people visiting our agency, refrain from using any perfumed products and not smoke near the building.

Note: Please arrive early to allow time for parking so we can start on time.

Last edited by Courtney.   Page last modified on February 10, 2019

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