Housing Update - featured topic at 4/12 Mental Health Task Force Meeting

Mental Health Task Force Update

Please join us for the April 12th meeting of the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force featuring an update on Housing.

Tuesday April 12th, 3 – 5 PM
IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st st.

Access to safe affordable housing is essential for community members with mental health or substance use needs to achieve good health and advance recovery. Please join us to welcome Milwaukee County Housing Division staff Jim Mathy, Eric Collins-Dyke and Terri Ellzey, as well as Certified Peer Specialist Mary Lou Burger, for an update on Housing First, other supportive housing, plans for expansion moving forward, and the ongoing challenges that contribute to housing insecurity and homelessness for many. There will be time for questions and discussion, and to share ideas for moving forward, so bring your questions!

Other topics will include

  • Next steps with strategic planning. Brainstorm on content of upcoming Task Force meetings to help advance our Strategic Plan.

  • Process for filling openings on the Mental Health Task Force Steering Committee.

  • Update on Mental Health Board and 2017 Milwaukee County BHD budget:

Process and timeline

MHTF recommendations – online at http://www.milwaukeemhtf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/MHTF-2017-BHD-budget-testimony-03242016.pdf

Key time to share your priorities with the Board

Important dates for Mental Health Board and for BHD Budget Process:

Note: This is an important time to share your priorities for the BHD budget with the Mental Health Board. You may email comments to the Mental Health Board at mhb@milwaukeecountywi.gov

2017 Milwaukee County BHD Budget Process – Key Dates
DateWhat
March 24, 4:30 PMMilwaukee County Mental Health Board meets. Public comment on 2017 BHD budget
April 28, 8:00 AMMilwaukee County Mental Health Board meets
May 26, 1:30 PMMental Health Board Finance Committee meets. Will include time for public and MH board budget comments. BHD CFO will present preliminary 2017 budget
June 6MH Board members to submit budget recommendations to Finance committee
June 16, 1:30 PMMental Health Board Finance Committee meets. DHHS Director presents requested 2017 budget. Committee votes on recommendations and budget
June 23, 8 AMMental Health Board meets. DHHS Director presents final budget request. Finance committee chair presents recommendations to Board. Board reviews final recommendations. Board votes on amendments and 2017 budget.
July 2015Formal request to County

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax
barbara.beckert@drwi.org

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