Author Archives: Michelle Sieg, director of Marketing and Communications

MILWAUKEE 53206: Equal Parts Grit & Heart

Over a cold and windy weekend, I recently stopped by Calvary Baptist Church on the near north side; not for worship, but another kind of enlightenment. Calvary’s outreach team was hosting a screening of MILWAUKEE 53206, a documentary about the most incarcerated zip code in the nation. According to the film, 62% of the men – the vast majority, African … Continue

On Giving Tuesday, Give our Clients a Future

If you’re like me, your inbox and social channels have been inundated today with appeals from various non-profits. I love the concept of Giving Tuesday because it puts worthwhile causes in front of us that we may not have otherwise known about. Here at SaintA, we have one of those lesser-known causes with our Independent Living Services (ILS) program.A recent … Continue

When it Comes to Siblings, It’s all Relative

Like most sisters, 2-year old Davina and her 7-year old sister Marla (not their real names), fight over whose turn it is to play on the iPad. “We go through phases with sharing,” explains Emily Kenney, their foster mom for the past year and a half. In that time, Emily has seen how important routine is to the girls, even … Continue

Reunification Day Celebrates Families Being Whole Again

On June 30, 2016, dozens of local families gathered on the east lawn of SaintA at 89th and Capitol Drive. It was a true summertime celebration, complete with kids’ games, balloon animals, grilled foods, freshly popped popcorn, a drum line from Express Yourself MKE, a four-legged friend from the Wisconsin Humane Society, and so much more. Most importantly, it was … Continue

ACEs, TIC and 7ei, Oh My!

Child welfare is definitely one of those professions filled with acronyms. OHC for out-of-home care, TFC for treatment foster care and my favorite, WiSACWIS (Wisconsin Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System.) Say that five times fast. Having been here for only about 6 months, there’s still a lot to learn. However, there are a handful of acronyms I’ve gotten to … Continue

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