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Wellness and Healing 

“We are hope.  We are resilience.  We must rebuild the village within our beautiful city so that every child, every family can heal and be lifted up when they face the unfair pain of losing a loved one.  That is exactly what ReCAST does.” – OCWS Director Ashanti Hamilton

Resilience and Healing Locations 

In our effort to reduce violence across the city, OCWS has found that community members are more likely to engage with violence prevention services if they are located in trusted community-based organizations within their respective communities.  Therefore, to improve our efforts to engage communities, we have created a network of Healing Hubs throughout Milwaukee to share violence prevention resources, host trainings, and sponsor healing opportunities for those impacted by trauma and  violence.

Healing Hub locations

  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee, multiple parishes within Milwaukee,, 414-719-7102
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee, 3501 S. Lake Dr., St. Francis, WI, 414-769-3588
  • Ascension Fellowship Church, 2429 West Hampton Avenue, 414-378-4031
  • AWE – Artists Working in Education, 4315 W. Vilet St, 414-933-3877
  • City of Light Church, 6725 W. Burleigh St, 414-235-1025
  • Delafield Presbyterian, churches throughout southeast WI, 4145528482
  • Diverse & Resilient, 2439 N Holton St, 414-390-0444
  • Embassy Center MKE, 3275 N. Sherman Blvd., 414-349-0440
  • Evolve Church and Evolve Community, 6550 N 76th St., 414-510-4131
  • Holy Cathedral C.O.G.I.C, 2677 N 40th St., 4147085863
  • Hope Street Ministries/ Shechem at Hope Street, 2510 W. Capitol Dr., 414-445-5404
  • Jesus is the Way C.O.G.I.C., 2034 West Center, 414-998-1180
  • King Solomon MBC, 2375 N Vel R Phillips Ave., 414-915-2053
  • MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, 2461 W. Center St., 414-305-8997
  • Maranatha Christian Fellowship, 9619 W Lisbon Ave., 262-385-2656
  • Mason Temple Church, 6098 N 35th Street, 4143666132
  • Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 3456 N. 90th St., 4147085863
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 E. Knapp St., 414-214-0625
  • St. Timothy Community Baptist Church, 3701 N. Teutonia Ave., 414-614-1572
  • Share the Love, Inc./Jesus is the Way, 2034 W. Center St., 4149981180
  • Shechem at Hope Street, 2510 W. Capitol Drive, 414-445-5404
  • SOULS, 2375 Vel Phillips Ave., 4148401083
  • Urban Ecology Center, 1859 N 40th St., 414-344-5460
  • Word of Hope Ministries, 2677 N 40th St., 414-447-1965

All Milwaukee Public Libraries

  • Atkinson Branch, 1960 W. Atkinson Ave., 414-286-3068
  • Bay View Branch, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., 414-286-3068
  • Capitol Branch, 3969 N. 74th St., 414-286-3068
  • Center Street Branch, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., 414-286-3068
  • Central Branch, 14 W. Wisconsin Ave., 414-286-3068
  • East Branch, 2320 N. Cramer St., 414-286-3068
  • Good Hope Branch, 7715 W. Good Hope Rd., 414-286-3068
  • Martin Luther King Branch, 2767 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., 414-286-3068
  • Mitchell Street Branch, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St., 414-286-3068
  • Tippecanoe Branch, 3912 S. Howell Ave., 414-286-3068
  • Villard Square, 5190 N. 35th St., 414-286-3068
  • Washington Park Branch, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., 414-286-3068
  • Zablocki Branch, 3501 W. Oklahoma Ave., 414-286-3068

Credible Clinicians and Healers Network

Counseling Services

  • Mental Health Services
    The goal is to provide a pathway to healing and recovery to people who have experienced a sudden, traumatic, and violent event
    - One-on-one and group counseling
    - Peer Support
  • Conflict Resolution Training
    The informal or formal process that two or more parties use to find a peaceful solution to a dispute
    -individualized coaching, skill development
  • Mediation Training
    Help for people facing a challenging dispute with another person, organization, or group
    -assistance with disputes
    -help with reaching agreements

Healing services

  • Yoga therapy
    A mind-body practice that focuses on physical, emotional and mental health. Used to manage stress and anxiety.
    -physical postures, movements
    -breathing exercises
  • Reiki therapy
    An energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch.
    -Practitioners use hands to deliver energy to the body through light (or no) touch
    -Practitioners may focus energy on the sources of specific conditions

Credible Clinicians & Healers Network Providers

  • Allah Mode, 5305 W Capitol Dr., 414-595-8748
  • BTG Mediation LLC, 414-436-4515
  • Healing Starts Today, 5225 N. Ironwood Road Suite 210, Glendale, WI, 414-635-0095
  • Manna Behavioral Services, 2821 Vel R. Phillips Ave. Suite 223,  414-240-1385
  • Starlight Yoga, 9205 W Center St., Suite 209, 414-339-8078
  • Uniting Garden Homes Inc., 4201 N. 27th St., 7th Floor, 414-442-7720

ReCAST - Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma

  • A federal grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services.
  • The Goals of ReCAST
    • Building a foundation to promote well-being, resiliency, and community healing through community-based participatory approaches
    • Strengthening the integration of behavioral health services and other community systems to address the social determinants of health
    • Creating more equitable access to trauma informed community behavioral health resources
    • Ensuring that program services are culturally specific and developmentally appropriate
  • SAMHSA ReCAST Link: https://www.samhsa.gov/trauma-violence/project-recast

Subawards and Funding Opportunities

Credible Clinicians and Healers Network

  • The Office of Community Wellness and Safety contracts licensed mental health clinicians and professional healers who provide physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual therapeutic services to people impacted by violence to join the Credible Clinicians & Healers Network. To ensure these individuals have opportunities to heal from the trauma they experienced, the OCWS refers individuals to members of the Credible Clinicians and Healers Network to receive counseling and healing services, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, group sessions, restorative justice sessions, or other culturally appropriate healing services. Awardees participating in the Network provide trainings to community organizations and service providers about complicated grief, working with survivors of violence, and other related healing topics.  

Summer of Healing

  • To align with the goals of the Blueprint for Peace and the ReCAST grant, the City of Milwaukee Office of Community Wellness & Safety seeks proposals to provide awards up to $50,000 directly to community-based organizations who promote healing, restorative practices, and resiliency by using evidence-based practices throughout the summer.  Awardees lead activities to support youth and/or their families who reside in Milwaukee’s Promise Zones or other communities disproportionately affected by violence. 

Youth Leadership, Resilience, and Healing Curriculum

  • The perspectives and experiences of youth are vital to the effort to reduce violence and improvement wellness services throughout Milwaukee.  However, youth and community members frequently communicate to OCWS about the need for youth to learn the hard skills necessary to step into leadership roles in organizations to principal violence prevention efforts. Therefore, OCWS supports organizations to develop and implement a curriculum that teaches youth the skills needed to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based violence prevention strategies.  The curriculum gives students the hard skills needed to successfully implement evidence-based violence prevention and resilience-building programs, and become leaders within their communities. Upon completion of this program, the youth have the hands-on experience needed to be hired for leadership positions in grassroots organizations who are working to reduce violence.
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