Child Welfare

Child Welfare

The Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare contracts with SaintA to provide child welfare services to about 600 families including nearly 1,000 children. We work diligently to provide them with services that ensure safety, permanence and well-being.

Our child welfare services are housed in offices at Summit Place, 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 4400, West Allis, WI 53214.

The majority of children in our care are involved in the Ongoing Case Management program. Ongoing case managers are assigned by the court system to work with a family under a Child In Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) order. The case managers develop a permanency plan and adhere to standards regarding safety and well-being.

Intensive In-Home Services cases are those in which families are at high risk but concerns have not reached the level of abuse and or neglect necessitating a CHIPS order. The focus of this program is on keeping families together, safe and in the home.

Families in these two programs also are supported by SaintA’s Family Services Department, which provides a variety of services working toward family unification, promoting well-being and keeping families together.

Our child welfare services began when we created a subsidiary, Integrated Family Services (IFS). The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families selected IFS for this role in March of 2009 after it participated in a competitive process. The department had implemented a number of changes at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, and the selection was targeted to complement several quality improvement initiatives and enhance overall performance in the child welfare system.

IFS and the former St. Aemilian-Lakeside were merged in January of 2014 to create SaintA.

For more information, contact:

Alison McMorrow
Chief Program Officer for Child Welfare
(414) 604-5800
amcmorrow@sainta.org

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