County government plays an important role in overseeing mental health services, transportation, and many other services that are important to people with disabilities. Save the date for a Milwaukee County Executive Candidate Forum scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th, at 3 PM at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st street, Milwaukee, WI. See our flyer for more information and stay tuned for additional details. Assistance with voter registration and voting questions will also be available.
Materials from the November 2019 Karen Avery Forum:
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MMHTF Members and Steering Committee
- Karen Avery and Rising Leader Award Recipients
- Karen Avery Award: Presented to Mary Neubauer by Denise Johnson, 2019 Karen Avery Award Recipient
- Rising Leader Award: Presented to Marie Perry by Mary Neubauer, Co-chair
- Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients
- Honorees include: Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Altenburg, Deputy Public Defender Regional Attorney Manager Paige Styler, Assistant District Attorney Kelly Hedge and SPD Attorney Manager Dawn Rablin
Work as Recovery
Dani Rischall, LCSW – Executive Director, Chrysalis
Employment and Benefits Counseling
Lauren Grudzinski, Benefits Specialist, WIPA Project, IndependenceFirst
Monica Murphy, Managing Attorney School and Civil Rights, Disability Rights Wisconsin
- Employment Rights under the ADA Presentation
- DRW Employment Workbook – November 2019
- Accommodation Ideas from the Job Accommodation Network
Additional Employment Resources (list in formation)
The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Annual SOX ROX and Time of the Month Club Collection Drive: Benefiting People who are Homeless
Please bring your donations to:
MHTF meeting on December 10, 2019
IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st, 3 – 5 PM
• NEW socks for men, women, or children
• Menstrual supplies (tampons and pads)
Why socks and menstrual supplies? These are two of the most needed and least donated items. Both are essential to health, safety, and self-respect. On any given night, 900 people are homeless in Milwaukee, a third (33.5%) living with a diagnosis of mental illness or substance abuse. Socks and menstrual supplies are little things with an amazing impact on people’s well-being.
All supplies go directly to homeless people in shelter and living on the street. The drive is coordinated by Time of the Month Club, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 established in 2012 and operated by MHTF member, Jan Wilberg.
Donations can also be made online at https://timeofthemonthclub.org or by check made out to Time of the Month Club, Inc. mailed to 3269 N. Summit Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211. Please specify socks or menstrual supplies. Thank you!
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is concluding their work on the 2020 Milwaukee County Budget and will vote to adopt the budget on November 12th. Milwaukee County and the funding provided by the County Budget is a critical part of the safety net for children and adults with disabilities, including mental health needs.
The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force (MHTF) is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2019 awards recognizing outstanding leadership and mental health advocacy. The awards will be presented Tuesday afternoon, November 12th, at the 2019 Karen Avery Forum, “Pathways to Employment: Opportunities, Rights and Resources” at IndependenceFirst, 540 S. 1st street.
The 2019 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Award recipients include:
- Karen Avery Award: Mary Neubauer
- Rising Leader Award: Marie Perry
- Outstanding Leadership Award: Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Altenburg, Deputy Public Defender Regional Attorney Manager Paige Styler, Assistant District Attorney Kelly Hedge and SPD Attorney Manager Dawn Rablin