Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force – April 10 meeting

Please join us for the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force April meeting, Tuesday, April 10, from 3 – 5 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st St.

  • Featured Program: Milwaukee County Disability Benefit Specialist Program. Disability benefit specialists (DBS) help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, and other public and private benefits for people with disabilities. They provide assistance with application and appeal procedures, and serve people ages 18–59 who have a disability. Services are free and confidential. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about an important service for Milwaukee residents who live with a mental illness or other disability, and for individuals served by your agency.

Our April 10th agenda will include the following:

  • Something to Think About: Bridging the Language Divide, Terri Ellzey Diversity Committee

  • Milwaukee County Disability Benefit Specialist Program, Shakita LaGrant, Milwaukee County Disability Resource Center, Program Coordinator-Enrollment & Eligibility

  • Recommendations for MHTF to consider endorsing regarding improving outcomes for individuals with mental health needs who are involved with the criminal justice system, presented by members of the Felmers O. Chaney Advocacy Board (FCAB) Mental Health Committee, Patricia Obletz, Martina Gollin-Graves, Kay Koneazny, and Sara Morgan

  • Milwaukee County Redesign of Psychiatric Crisis Services - What Is Needed? Small group discussion of recommendations for Crisis Services and for the 2019 BHD Budget

  • SSI Medicaid Managed Care expands to 8,000 Milwaukee residents who have a disability determination. Town Halls are scheduled for April 11 and 12 (see attached) – plan to attend and help us spread the word.

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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