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Our Members and Community Partners

Who We Are

We are honored to have so many diverse and fabulous partners at our table connecting to one another for a stronger “village” to support children’s mental health.
Our organizational members are across sectors: advocacy groups, community based organizations, parent groups, faith communities, government (city, county, and state), education (early childhood, K-12, higher education), healthcare including major hospital systems and mental health care, museums and libraries, philanthropy.

Acelero Learning

Acelero Learning is a pioneering provider of early childhood education and family engagement services, all of which are focused on closing the Achievement Gap for thousands of Head Start children and families across the country.

ADHD (All Dreams Have Destiny)

All Dreams Have a Destiny builds a strong foundation in self~worth in children to achieve all they can be in leadership, becoming the boss of their destiny.

Aurora Family Service

Aurora Health Care is an integrated, not-for-profit, and all-for-people health care provider serving communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our approach keeps people in our minds and at the heart of everything we do. We treat each person as a person, not as a patient, an illness or an appointment.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is dedicated to providing hands-on educational experiences that help children build fundamental cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills during their formative years, and to educating adults about the profound influence of early learning on a child’s academic and lifelong success.

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

Our vision is to build the community’s social and economic fabric by ensuring the academic and career success of every member that walks through our doors. We achieve this by providing more impactful programs that appeal to our members, strengthen their academic performance, build character, encourage healthy lifestyles and meet the basic needs of Milwaukee’s youth.

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW)

We are the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. In Milwaukee and throughout the state, we provide kids and their families a wide range of care and support - everything from routine care for ear aches  or sore throats to life saving advances and treatment options.

Community Advocates Public Policy Institute

The Public Policy Institute receives funding to support direct services to youth and families in Milwaukee County through local programs. When we grant funds to community-based organizations, the award is accompanied by training and technical assistance to boost the programs’ effectiveness and the organization’s capacity.  We bring partners and community leaders together to more powerfully impact issues related to poverty and public health, especially preventing youth substance use.

Disability Rights Wisconsin

DRW challenges systems and society to achieve positive changes in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. All persons with disabilities and their families shall be empowered to exercise and enjoy the full extent of their rights and to pursue the greatest possible quality of life.

HIR Wellness

To provide a culturally responsive and trauma-informed approach in fostering clinical mental health and wellness services for Indigenous and disenfranchised communities.

IMPACT, Inc. Planning and Evaluation

 IMPACT changes lives, for good. We help people take the first step to resolve a crisis and create a path toward stabilization; as well as collaborate with our partners to foster system improvement.

Institute for Child and Family Well-being (UWM/CHW)

The mission of the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being is to improve the lives of children and families by designing and implementing effective programs, conducting cutting-edge research and evaluation, and promoting change through policy and advocacy.

Institute for Health and Equity (MCW)

The Medical College of Wisconsin Institute for Health & Equity works together with our communities and the world doing biostatistics, epidemiology, and bioethics research, sharing expert advice, and changing lives through education and community programs. Our Research in Early childhood Development by Improving Resiliency and Equity (REDIRECT) project aims to develop a framework and build capacity to examine factors, to evaluate policies, and to develop interventions to improve child development.

Kids Matter, Inc.

The mission of Kids Matter Inc. is to help abused and neglected children heal and thrive, to bring volunteer energy and community support to foster and kinship children, and to apply lessons learned from helping children heal to preventing further child abuse.

Lutheran Social Services

LSS services extend across Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and along the lifespan of over 37,000 individuals. We are building healthy communities with services as essential as housing and life-changing as adoption. Individuals in our communities rely on organizations like LSS to help remove barriers and improve the quality of their lives.

Marquette University


Mental Health America of Wisconsin

MHA of Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals through advocacy, education, and service. Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) is an affiliate of the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

Milwaukee (WI) Chapter of The LINKS

Milwaukee (WI) Chapter, The Links, Inc. has proudly served the Milwaukee community for over 52 years, contributing countless hours of community service, over $350,000 in scholarships and in-kind donations and implementing a variety of programs focused on education, the arts, health.

Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division

Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force

The Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force is committed to being a leader in identifying issues faced by all people affected by mental illness, facilitating improvements in mental health services, giving consumers and families a strong voice, reducing stigma, and implementing recovery principles.

Milwaukee Muslim Women's Coalition

Founded in 1994, MMWC began as a local outreach organization dedicated to promoting an accurate understanding of Islam and Muslim women. MMWC’s work has expanded to include leadership, healthcare, and job training programs for women and girls. This was in recognition of the fact that empowered, healthy women, that are economically secure, strengthen their families, communities, and country.

Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels.

Milwaukee Succeeds Kindergarten Readiness Partnership

MIRACLE Network (Progressive Baptist Church)

The MIRACLE Network is a partnership led by Progressive Baptist Church that brings together churches and other organizations in an effort to promote mental wellness among Milwaukee’s African American faith community.

Mt. Mary University

NAMI - Greater Milwaukee

NAMI Greater Milwaukee is a community-based, self-help, support, education and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with mental illness, their families and those affected by mental illness.

New Concept Self Development Center (CAPE Program)

New Concept is “meeting the challenge of creative change”, serving Milwaukee, developing well-trained staff (mostly African Americans) and making a difference in the lives of thousands of families and children. Our mission is to preserve families and protect children while promoting self-sufficiency.

Next Door

As an early education provider, Next Door focuses on improving literacy and school readiness for children ages 0–5 in Milwaukee’s central city. When combined with adult education and family support, our research-based programming helps children close the achievement gap and focus on a bright future.

Ninjas for Health

P Taylor Consulting, Inc

We provide behavioral health & wellness services, including counseling, training, and professional development. Our mission is to help clients increase their capacity to cope, heal, learn and grow.

Penfield Children's Center

Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services and family programming. To address the growing need for trauma-informed care in Milwaukee, Penfield's Behavior Clinic offers family-centered, in-home treatment sessions that address issues very early in a child’s development to help prevent serious mental health issues from developing in the future.

Rogers InHealth

Rogers InHealth creates, implements and promotes resources that incorporate stories of lived experience to decrease stigma surrounding mental health.

School-Community Partnership for Mental Health

School Community Partnership for Mental Health (SCPMH) is a collaborative, integrated school-based mental health service model to increase access, utilization and quality of care for children in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). The ultimate goal of the project is to increase academic and life success for children living in Milwaukee by reducing barriers to learning related to mental illness and trauma .

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

To improve the health and well-being of Milwaukee and surrounding communities, by providing quality, patient-centered, family-based health care, health education and social services, free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.

Southeast Chapter - Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health

WI-AIMH strives to promote infant mental health through building awareness, promoting professional capacity, fostering partnerships and supporting policies which are in the best interest of infants, young children and their families.

The Parenting Network

The Parenting Network works to empower anyone in a parenting role -- mothers, fathers, grandparents or other relatives raising children, whether stepparents, foster parents, adoptive parents -- to provide a safe and nurturing home for their children.

True Love Outreach Ministry

The mission of True Love Missionary Baptist Church is to bring believers back to their first love and to reach out to those who do not know Him, through bold preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

UBUNTU Research and Evaluation

UBUNTU RESEARCH AND EVALUATION is a learning organization run by Black women who use liberation and beloved community frameworks to evaluate, facilitate, and strategize with individuals, organizations, and communities.

Unite MKE

Our mission at UniteMKE is to help every person we serve achieve health and well-being in the most complete, holistic and sustaining way possible. We do this by getting to know individuals and families as a whole and seeing the world through their eyes.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County

United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County changes lives and improves our community by mobilizing people and resources to drive strategic impact in health, education, and financial stability.

UWM School of Education

UWM School of Public Health

Wisconsin Initiative for Stigma Elimination (WISE)

WISE is a statewide coalition of organizations and individuals promoting inclusion and support for all affected by mental illness by advancing evidence-based practices for stigma reduction efforts.

Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health

Innovate, integrate and improve Wisconsin's child and family service systems resulting in thriving children, youth, and families.

Wisconsin Promise

The PROMISE initiative is intended to improve services for youth SSI (Social Security Supplemental Security Income) recipients and their families. The services help youth recipients achieve better outcomes, including graduating from high school ready for college and a career, completing postsecondary education and job training, and obtaining competitive employment in an integrated setting.

Wraparound Milwaukee

Wraparound Milwaukee is a unique system of care for youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs and their families.  Wraparound Milwaukee has a variety of programming for youth between the ages of 5 and 23.