3732 W. Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: (414) 462-6043
Fax: (414) 462-6146
Wraparound Milwaukee provides coordinated community-based supports and services to families of youth with complex emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. Wraparound is funded by the State Medicaid Division, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services and/or Milwaukee County Delinquency and Court Services Division. Children/youth who are enrolled in Wraparound Milwaukee are on a court order via the Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services and/or Milwaukee County Division of Youth and Family Services.
Wraparound Milwaukee utilizes the Wraparound process, which is a strength-based and individualized approach of service delivery that is based on families identifying what supports they need to care for their child in their home and community. Families enrolled in Wraparound Milwaukee are provided with a Care Coordinator. The Care Coordinator and family work together to identify and coordinate personal, community, and professional supports to meet needs, teach skills, and to “wrap” those supports around the youth and family. A team of support offers targeted assisatnce that promotes healing and leads to hope for a better future as defined by the family.
REACH, a voluntary program within Wraparound Milwaukee, provides coordinated community-based supports and services to families of youth (ages 5 to 18) who may be struggling at home, in school, and/or within the community. The enrollment process starts by placing a call to the intake/referral line at (414) 257-7607 and then completing an in-person screening process.
To meet criteria for REACH enrollment youth must have a documented mental health diagnosis as defined by DMS-V, and they must be receiving/eligible for Medicaid insurance. REACH utilizes the Wraparound process, which includes an individualized and strengths-based approach. A Care Coordinator collaborates with the family to identify needs, “wrap” supports around the youth and family, and prevent additional system involvement. REACH Care Coordinators will work with the family to identify sustainable community resources that can remain in the lives of the family members once REACH is no longer needed.
O-YEAH (Older Youth Emerging into Adult Heroes)
Project O-YEAH provides coordinated community-based services and supports to youth and young adults (ages 16.5 to 23) with complex emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. O-YEAH is a program for older youth and young adults that is designed to provide support in managing the stress of life, school, work, or family, and increase health and well-being in their transition to adulthood. The enrollment process starts by placing a call to the intake/referral line at (414) 257-7607 and then completing an in-person screening process.
To meet criteria for Project O-YEAH enrollment youth and young adults must be eligible for Medicaid or BadgerCare program, have a mental health diagnosis as defined by DSM-V, have been experiencing mental health challenges for at least six (6) months and be expected to persist for a year or longer, and have been involved in two of more service systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare, or juvenile justice.
A Transition Coordinator will work with youth/young adults to develop a Plan of Care based on one’s individual vision for adulthood. Upon enrollment in O-YEAH, youth/young adults will be able to select from an array of services and providers to receive mental health and transitional services based on their needs. These services could include individual therapy, medication management, crisis services, substance use counseling, job training/placement, wellness benefits, and peer support.
Coordinated Opportunities for Recovery and Empowerment (CORE)
CORE is a specially designed program to support youth and young adults who have experienced their first episode of psychosis (FEP). CORE is a voluntary, team-based process that helps identify the goals of the enrolled youth or young adult.
The CORE Team maintains a strength-based and individualized approach to service delivery/planning that is based on the youth or young adult identifying what support they need. CORE may be an option for individuals who have some of the following symptoms: hallucinations, delusions, unusual thoughts, disorganized thinking/speech, fixed/false beliefs, and/or disruption of self-care.
CORE offers a five person team providing a specific set of services. These services include care coordination (provided by the Care Coordinator), individual therapy (provided by the Clinician), support to reach education/employment goals (provided by the Employment/Education Specialist), peer support from an individual who has lived experience and can provide insight into healing and recovery (provided by a Peer Specialist) medication management/education (provided by Psychiatrist). The enrolled youth or young adult drives the development of their CORE Team and has the strongest voice when it comes to developing and maintaining their care plan.
This programming is provided in partnership with Milwaukee County.