WI Department of Health Services Informational meeting regarding a new veteran peer run respite in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working on a new program to support veterans and former service members living with mental health and substance use challenges. Known as peer-run respite, this service offers a 24-hour supportive, home-like environment during times of increased stress or symptoms. Overnight stays are short-term, typically no longer than one week. Guests self-refer or choose this service freely. They are empowered to identify the supports they need and develop solutions to help them live their best life. All services are provided at no cost by people trained to listen and provide support who lived through similar life challenges.

The 2017–2019 biennial budget authorizes DHS to offer a grant to one organization to operate a peer-run respite in the Milwaukee area for veterans and former service members, regardless of discharge status.

DHS is hosting a meeting in Milwaukee to provide more information about this service and to learn more about specific needs of veterans and former service members as they might relate to a peer-run respite program in southeastern Wisconsin. We invite you or a representative from your organization to attend.

Informational Meeting: Peer-Run Respite for Veterans
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 10 a.m.−12 p.m.
Room 40, Milwaukee State Office Building
819 North 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203

RSVP to Stacy Ewert at stacy.ewert@dhs.wisconsin.gov or 608–266–0040 by February 26, 2018.

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