Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services News
If you are a member of the media and would like to learn more about Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, contact the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Public Relations and Marketing Department at (414) 266-5420. Community Services staff are available to participate in interviews about a wide variety of topics including pediatric mental health, prevention of child abuse, parenting tips and foster care.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services has been reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). Read more.
Project Ujima celebrates its 15th anniversary
Wisconsin Public Radio interviews Toni Rivera-Joachin about the program. Listen here.
Nichole Ostrowski-Grasset wins Caring for Kids award
Community Services social worker Nichole Ostrowski-Grasset wins Caring for Kids award from Department of Children and Families. Read more.
Foster parents are Positively Milwaukee
Lisa and Alan Goodman enjoy spending time with their two children. The The Goodman's decided to adopt when they realized what mattered most to them was not about conceiving children but about being parents. Read more.
Make a difference day
The event was the first of its kind in the Racine area, coordinated by the county's Birth to Three program and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services. Similar events in Milwaukee drew participation from hundreds of families and thousands of volunteers. Even though it was Saturday, the gym at Gifford Elementary was filled with children. Read more.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services employees and volunteers will be "Helping Hands" at HuHot Mongolian Grill benefit event to raise money for Children's Service Society
Visit HuHot Mongolian Grill throughout the month of August and HuHot will donate 1.5 percent of the proceeds to Community Services. Read more.
Adoption challenges and rewards
It's a bit crazy this evening at the Drankiewicz home, a modest ranch in Greenfield. Supper has just ended. Five small children are toddling around as their father Scott gets dessert ready. Read more.
Could you make the difference in the life of a foster child?
On any given day, there are more than 2,200 children in foster care in Milwaukee County. The need for loving foster homes is great. Unfortunately, there are more children in need of foster care than there are foster homes -- meaning many children are placed a distance from their home and family. You have the ability to change that. View the videos to learn more about how you can help a family.
2009 Annual Report
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services' 2009 Annual report is now available online.
Fall Creek resident and her stable help meet local foster care needs
She takes in just one child at a time. But it's the way she opens up her home that makes a big impact. Kathy Harings owns a stable here in Fall Creek. And for about the past 17 years, she's opened it and her home to foster children. Read more.
May is Foster Care month
If you drive along Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee later today, you may notice trees decorated with ribbons. The display commemorates National Foster Care Month and is meant to raise awareness of the need for foster homes in Milwaukee County. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services organized the ribbon tie. Listen to Lake Effect.
Early abuse or neglect intervention
Eau Claire is one of five counties selected for a common sense, pilot project that allows child welfare workers to intervene early if it's believed a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Listen to Wisconsin Public Radio.
Foster parents needed in Milwaukee County
Andrea Rivera de Vega, a member of the recruitment team for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services, talks about the great need for foster and adoptive parents on The Morning Blend.
Concordia University Wisconsin partners with the Volunteer Respite Program to provide care for children with special needs
Raising a child is hard enough, but parents raising a child with special needs face many more challenges. To help alleviate stress caused by the extraordinary demands of raising a child with special needs, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services offers respite care. So many families across southeast Wisconsin are in need of respite care. Thanks to a recent partnership with Concordia University, more families can be helped. Read more.
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