There's a lot more you can do to improve health than just going to the doctor. You can make a difference in the health of our families, community, and institutions by taking action like filling out the 2020 Census, voting in November, and exploring resources to dig deeper into key topics.

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ACTIVISM AND VOTING
DOMESTIC ABUSE

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Milwaukee Women's Center

Sojourner Family Peace Center
Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 11,800 clients each year. Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice, and well-being.

FOOD ASSISTANCE

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Access Wisconsin
Need help getting health care coverage, paying for groceries or child care costs, finding a job, or building your career skills? With ACCESS, you can apply for and manage your state of Wisconsin benefits and programs in one place, at any time.

Ayuda Mutua MKE
El propósito de esta página es ofrecer a las comunidades de habla hispana información y recursos actualizada sobre el coronavirus en Milwaukee. Horas de recoger despensa: Martes y Jueves de 4-7 p.m.

Hunger Task Force

HOUSING

COMMUNITY PARNTERS

Housing Resources Inc.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase their own homes. We have earned a proven track record of providing quality home counseling services to prospective low and moderate-income home buyers and have become a trusted leader in assisting hundreds of buyers in purchasing each year.

LGBTQIA+

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Diverse & Resilient
To achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people and communities in Wisconsin. At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities.

FORGE
FORGE is a progressive organization whose mission is to support, educate and advocate for the rights and lives of transgender individuals and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies). FORGE is dedicated to helping move fragmented communities beyond identity politics and forge a movement that embraces and empowers our diverse complexities.

Pathfinders
Pathfinders represents one of Wisconsin’s oldest and most effective nonprofit organizations serving youth in crisis.
 

PODCASTS

Bitter Brown Femmes
Cassandra Alicia and Rubén Angel dismantling sh*t while talking sh*t! (no, really, that's their motto). With an emphasis on LGBTQ and women's issues, two Bitter Brown Femmes run their mouths on matters that impact our marginalized communities today. Definitely be sure to check out recent episodes on abolishing ICE, "white women," and allies.

In the Thick with Maria and Julio
If you're looking for a daring podcast that doesn't hesitate to feature difficult conversations, try In the Thick, hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela. They don't hold back when discussing race, identity, and politics with episodes that feature topics such as domestic terrorism, the cycles of trauma, and census suppression.

MENTAL HEALTH

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

NAMI
NAMI Greater Milwaukee is one of 31 NAMI Wisconsin county affiliates in the state and one of over 700 NAMI affiliates nationwide dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by a mental illness. We offer signature NAMI classes and support groups, each led by trained facilitators with lived experience - right here in our community.
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MOTHERHOOD

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Moms Mental Health Initiative

Working Moms of Milwaukee
WMM's vision is a one-stop-shop for working mothers in Milwaukee to network, socialize and share experiences. We aim to create a supportive space where moms can connect both online and in person, get support from moms that just "get it", access services to make the day-to-day a little easier and celebrate this crazy life stage together!

PODCASTS

Super Mamás
If you're a mom and need new mom friends, look no further than this hysterical and insightful podcast, hosted by moms and sisters Paulina and Bricia Lopez. They provide a judgment-free space for new, expecting, and experienced mamás who can learn from one another. You will surely laugh and cry as you hear the insightful stories on the benefits and frustrations of being bilingual, postpartum struggles, and working mom guilt.

WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

The National Institutes of Health’s Women and Mental Health index contains information, research and publications about women’s mental health.

Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin
Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of people worldwide.

The Women’s Center
The Women’s Center serves women, children, and men impacted by domestic abuse, sexual violence, child abuse, and trafficking. All of our services are offered confidentially and at no cost to survivors from all socio-economic levels. They include: emergency shelter and 24-Hour Hotline; legal advocacy; family counseling; domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse counseling; support groups for adults and children; substance abuse and mental health support; transitional living; community education and violence prevention; employment counseling and life-skills development; translation/interpretation in any language; and free on-site childcare for clients utilizing any of these services.
 

ONLINE RESOURCES

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) — Women and Mental Health
 

PODCASTS

Black Girl In Om
Welcome to your go-to conversation on all things wellness, self-care and self-love for women of color, hosted by Black Girl In Om founder Lauren Ash and Art Direction Deun Ivory. This show uplifts, affirms, informs and features a refreshing lineup of guests–including yogis, holistic life stylists, clean beauty experts, and a plethora of other movers, shakers and innovators within the wellness and beauty industries. This buzz worthy show speaks directly from women of color to women of color and strives to inspire women around the world.

Las Doctoras
Although fairly new, this podcast is definitely worth mentioning thanks to the host's frank conversations surrounding race, gender, sexuality, and reproductive justice. Renee Lemus and Cristina Rose are both professors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality studies at different Cal State Universities, and both have their PhDs. In other words? They are seriously knowledgeable. Catch recent episodes on colorism and parenting as well as spirituality and social justice.

Latinx Therapy
Hosted by Adriana Alejandre, LMFT, this podcast is all about learning self-help techniques and creating a safe space for Latino people to talk about their mental health. Tune in to the recent episode on combining God and therapy, as well as others on topics ranging from body positivity to coming out of the closet in machismo culture.

Therapy For Black Girls
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. So often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent Black women from taking the step of seeing a therapist. I developed the space to present mental health topics in a way that feels more accessible and relevant.

YOUTH AND TEENS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

TRUE Skool
TRUE Skool's mission is to engage, educate, and  empower youth and communities through transformative Creative Arts and Hip Hop Culture.

Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center
We offer shelter, counseling, educational and other services to help young people resolve their problems and strengthen family relationships. Teens who come to us for help are usually doing so because they are having serious problems at home. Many leave home because of reported physical or sexual abuse or neglect. Many of these teens also come from alcohol- or drug-addicted families.