Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – May 8 meeting

A reminder to please join us for the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force May meeting, Tuesday, May 8, from 3 – 5:30 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St.

Featured Topic - Focus on Housing:

Affordable accessible housing is essential for advancing recovery and independence for individuals who live with a mental illness.

  • Jim Mathy, Housing Administrator for the Milwaukee County Housing Division will brief us on the Housing Division’s services and supports. He will also address some of the challenges and opportunities to sustain services moving forward.

  • Wendy Weckler, Executive Director of Hope House of Milwaukee will share the work of the Shelter and Transitional Housing Task Force to help us explore additional collaboration.

  • A peer specialist who works in the housing field will inform us about their important work.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these important resources for you and for individuals served by your agency,

Other agenda items will include:

  • Recognition of Mental Health Task Force Co-chair Kelly Davis. After 10 plus years of making a positive difference in Milwaukee, Kelly and her family are moving back “home” to Idaho. Please join us to thank Kelly for her tremendous leadership and advocacy. The meeting will be extended until 5:30, to allow us to end the day with refreshments and social time in honor of Kelly.

  • Something to Think About: Terri Ellzey, Chair, Diversity Committee

  • Updates on Milwaukee County BHD Budget process and Redesign of Psychiatric Crisis Services - Update on our recommendations for Crisis Services and for the 2019 BHD Budget, and tips on opportunities to share your priorities.

  • Opening on the MHTF Steering Committee and how to apply.

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.

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