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Radio Interview Discusses Foster Care, Touches on Toy Drive

Radio station Jammin’ 98.3 FM recently interviewed Foster Care Licensing Supervisor Nichole Ostrowski-Grasset on their community affairs show, The Jammin’ Journal. She and host Andrea Williams talk about the need for foster parents and how to become one. Andrea also gives a reminder about SaintA’s upcoming toy drive. WJMR 98.3 FM, The Jammin’ Journal To learn more about our foster … Continue

Public Affairs Show Looks at Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

SaintA President and CEO Teri Zywicki recently was interviewed by WWRS-TV for its community affairs show, Public Report. She discussed SaintA’s programs for young people who age out of foster care, and how the agency helps them to transition successfully to adulthood. To learn more, visit our Independent Living Services page.

Rally for Kids on September 27

Rally for Kids is an event to benefit SaintA. Our annual event allows us to have fun while raising the funds needed to fulfill our mission and to keep SaintA programs available. Saturday, September 27, 2014 6-11 p.m. The Garage at theHarley-Davidson Museum® 400 W. Canal Street At the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets Milwaukee, WI 53201 Presenting sponsors: … Continue

SaintA to Provide Treatment for New Program

Milwaukee, WI (4/18/14) — The Department of Children and Families (DCF) has selected SaintA to provide treatment in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) for a new program called Safe Milwaukee, which aims to reduce violent and delinquent behavior by youths. The Milwaukee Police Department approached DCF about the program to address high-risk delinquent behavior, especially violence by youths, which is the … Continue

Three-Day Conference Focuses on ACEs

View the presentations from: Dr. Robert Anda, co-principal investigator, original ACE study Laura Porter, Ace Interface Susan Dreyfus, president and CEO, Alliance for Children and Families Participants from around the Midwest and beyond gathered in Pewaukee March 24-26 for sessions focused on learning more about and spreading the word on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The offerings were co-sponsored by SaintA … Continue

SaintA Trauma Work Rated as Exemplary

Milwaukee, Wis. (1/15/2014) -– The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), a national think tank based in Washington, D.C., has selected our trauma informed care work as one of 15 exemplary initiatives that are innovative and helping youth thrive. SaintA was selected out of 136 applications submitted from across the nation. “Your real life examples give powerful insights … Continue

NMT™ Flagship Status Recognizes Our Expertise

Milwaukee, Wis. (12/1/13) — SaintA is excited to announce that our agency has been granted NMT Flagship status from the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA). This makes us one of a select group of organizations worldwide that have been granted this status. In announcing the decision, the CTA noted that Flagship organizations have dedicated thousands of hours to master the core concepts … Continue

Erika Meyer New Shaw Grant Project Coordinator

Milwaukee, Wis. (11/14/13) — Erika Meyer, a former supervisor in Ongoing Case Management, has been hired as project coordinator for SaintA’s $450,000 grant from the Russell J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The grant funds integrating a trauma informed approach into child welfare at IFS. The three-year grant engages the work of renowned experts in … Continue

Residential Youth Showcase Art Projects

Milwaukee, Wis. (10/31/13) — Students in SaintA’s Transitions Therapeutic School showcased their monthly art projects for staff today. The four classes in the school, which serves boys in our Residential Program and some from area school districts, are working forward in history. They started this school year studying dinosaurs, just completed early history, and will move on to the Middle … Continue

Willis Foundation Donates $5,000 to ILS

Milwaukee, Wis. (10/31/13) — SaintA received a $5,000 check today for Independent Living Services from the Willis Foundation. Willis is the insurance broker for our agency. From left, Frank Gaunt, Ryan Barbieri, Marcia Harris, Bridget Fassett, Dave Saphner, Ann Leinfelder Grove and Dale Thoma. Marcia Harris of Willis contacted our Chief Financial Officer, Bridget Fassett, to tell her about the … Continue

St. Aemilian-Lakeside Sponsors Coat Drive

Milwaukee, Wis. (10/28/13) –- St. Aemilian-Lakeside is the presenting sponsor for Jammin’ 98.3 FM’s Share the Warmth project. The project collects coats for needy Milwaukee recipients. Listen an interview with Licensing Supervisor Nichole Ostrowski-Grasset on St. Aemilian-Lakeside’s foster care program: WJMR 98.3 FM, Share the Warmth

Don’t Give Up, HUD Official Tells ILS Clients

Milwaukee, Wis. (10/25/13) — “Don’t give up! Do not give up!” Antonio R. Riley, the Midwest regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) told three young people he met today from St. Aemilian-Lakeside’s Supportive Permanent Housing Program. ILS clients, from left, Deion Bishop, Ed Burch and Wil Johnson with HUD’s Midwest regional administrator, Antonio R. … Continue

Transitions Therapeutic School Announces Lunch Policy

Milwaukee, Wis. (8/12/13) — Transitions Therapeutic School, at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, today announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The school office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household size and income criteria will … Continue

Three New Positions at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Integrated Family Services

Milwaukee, Wis. (7/29/13) — Mike Boeder has been named as St. Aemilian-Lakeside’s new Chief Administrative Officer. His duties include oversight of an integrated quality-improvement and performance-management department, program development and enhancement and management of information technology and facilities. His most recent prior position was Vice President of Child Welfare at the St. Aemilian-Lakeside subsidiary Integrated Family Services. Alison McMorrow has … Continue

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