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“In its final Summer of Healing event, Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention put on display community mental health ...
09/19/2021
Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention Summer of Healing event connects community to mental health resources

“In its final Summer of Healing event, Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention put on display community mental health resources available for those who may be struggling.

The event Saturday at Sherman Park coincided with Su***de Prevention Awareness Month.

Tarsha Wiggins is the founder of Speak Wellness Behavioral Health and Consulting, which focuses on ‘erasing the stigmas of mental health in Black and brown communities.’

She said events like Saturday's are important because ‘we have to be in our community, we have to show our faces to the community to understand that when you're struggling in life you shouldn't be isolative.’

Other organizations had booths at the event, including Wraparound Milwaukee, which specializes in children's mental health services. The organization has a youth crisis stabilization facility that offers a therapeutic stay for youth instead of inpatient hospitalization.

Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention and 414 LIFE canvassed the Sherman Park neighborhood to inform neighbors about the event and provide door-to-door resources about su***de prevention.”

Community activists and Milwaukee residents gathered at Sherman Park Saturday afternoon for the final Summer of Healing event.

“Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) hosted its final event of the summer in Sherman Park Saturday afternoon...
09/19/2021
'As long as you're breathing there's hope': The Office of Violence Prevention educates the community on su***de and mental illness

“Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) hosted its final event of the summer in Sherman Park Saturday afternoon connecting locals with mental health resources as September marks National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month.

While mental illness and su***de can often come off as stigmatizing topics, OVP understands these conversations are crucial to the community.

‘It is so important to start the dialogue. We know that stigma is prevalent you know definitely in communities of color,’ said Kendrick.

Simmone Kilgore, a local therapist, was present to connect with locals. ‘We just want people to know we love them and that there is healing available. As long as you're breathing there's hope,’ said Kilgore.”

Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention hosted its final event of the summer connecting locals with mental health resources as September marks National Su***de Prevention Awareness Month.

Summer of Healing promoting Su***de Prevention Awareness Month #summerofhealing #healingtogether Sherman and Burleigh
09/19/2021

Summer of Healing promoting Su***de Prevention Awareness Month #summerofhealing #healingtogether Sherman and Burleigh

09/16/2021

The City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention , in conjunction with The Prevention Institute in Oakland, CA, is excited to invite Amani residents to participate in a two-day training focused on civic engagement and community approaches to violence prevention. The Prevention Institute developed the ACE|R (Adverse Community Experiences and Resilience) framework that promotes a primary prevention approach to community strategies in three areas:
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1. Equitable Opportunity (economic empowerment, restorative practices)
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2. People (healthy social norms, social capital)
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3. Place (place-based interventions - parks, housing, transportation)
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📆 Tuesday, September 28th and Thursday, September 30th at 5:30pm
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📍 Zoom! Follow the bit.ly/ovptraining

Please join the Office of Violence Prevention, 414 LIFE MKE, Fresh Start Learning Inc., and other partners as we host ou...
09/16/2021

Please join the Office of Violence Prevention, 414 LIFE MKE, Fresh Start Learning Inc., and other partners as we host our final Summer of Healing event for the year.

Saturday, September 18th 2pm-5pm

Please share this post and flyer. We hope to see you there.

#healmilwaukee
#healingcenteredcity
#su***deawareness

Please join the Office of Violence Prevention, 414 LIFE MKE, Fresh Start Learning Inc., and other partners as we host our final Summer of Healing event for the year.

Saturday, September 18th 2pm-5pm

Please share this post and flyer. We hope to see you there.

#healmilwaukee
#healingcenteredcity
#su***deawareness

"Su***de is a major public health concern. In 2019, su***de was the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United St...
09/16/2021
NIMH » Su***de Prevention

"Su***de is a major public health concern. In 2019, su***de was the 10th leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 47,500 people. Su***de is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for su***de and how to get help can help save lives."-National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/su***de-prevention

NIMH Information on Su***de Prevention

On Saturday, September 18th, we will host our final Summer of Healing event. It will be held at Sherman Park from 2-5 pm...
09/13/2021

On Saturday, September 18th, we will host our final Summer of Healing event. It will be held at Sherman Park from 2-5 pm. This month, we are focusing on su***de prevention, awareness and healing. Please come out, engage and enjoy your final summer event.

On Saturday, September 18th, we will host our final Summer of Healing event. It will be held at Sherman Park from 2-5 pm. This month, we are focusing on su***de prevention, awareness and healing. Please come out, engage and enjoy your final summer event.

Fi****ms are the most used means in su***de deaths. Please join the Office of Violence Prevention and 414 Life at 1:00 t...
09/11/2021

Fi****ms are the most used means in su***de deaths. Please join the Office of Violence Prevention and 414 Life at 1:00 today for a Gun Lock Pop-Up on 13th & Lapham.

Fi****ms are the most used means in su***de deaths. Please join the Office of Violence Prevention and 414 Life at 1:00 today for a Gun Lock Pop-Up on 13th & Lapham.

"Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. That's a sobering statistic to ponder today, on 2021's Wor...
09/10/2021
World Su***de Prevention Day: Here's how to help in 2021

"Every 40 seconds, someone in the world takes their own life. That's a sobering statistic to ponder today, on 2021's World Su***de Prevention Day."-CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/10/health/world-su***de-prevention-day-2021-wellness/index.html

Living through the pandemic has put even more people's mental health at risk, experts say. Learn the risks and key warning signs of suicidal thinking on 2021's World Su***de Prevention Day.

September 5-September 11 is National Su***de Prevention Week. "People have become increasingly comfortable talking about...
09/07/2021
National Su***de Prevention Week

September 5-September 11 is National Su***de Prevention Week.

"People have become increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health, particularly this past year. But the topic of su***de – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about"-AFSP.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

https://afsp.org/national-su***de-prevention-week

People have become increasingly comfortable talking about their mental health, particularly this past year. But the topic of su***de – when it comes up – is still scary for many people to think about. It’s time to deepen the conversation.

“The Office of Violence Prevention says the city is on pace for a similar year in 2021, and they need help.Director Arni...
09/03/2021
Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention details how it will use requested $16.8 million

“The Office of Violence Prevention says the city is on pace for a similar year in 2021, and they need help.

Director Arnitta Holliman says, ‘We unfortunately have seen historic rises in violence in our community.’ Holliman says her office needs more support and greater capacity to match increasing violence.

In a report to the city's Board of Health Thursday, Sept. 2, she detailed how the office would use $16.8 million requested to respond to violence exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. 414LIFE is one of those programs, which focuses on priority neighborhoods.

Holliman says, ‘Over the three years since the program's inception, we have seen decreases in the priority neighborhoods.’ Holliman cited a study from the Wisconsin Policy Forum that shows Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention is understaffed and underfunded compared to cities with similar levels of violence.’”

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The city of Milwaukee's Office of Violence Prevention is detailing why it needs more people and funding. The request for funding from the American Rescue Plan Act comes after a particularly vi

MCSAP  will host an Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event to commemorate those who have passed from drug overdoses, and ...
08/31/2021

MCSAP will host an Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event to commemorate those who have passed from drug overdoses, and to provide support to family, friends and communities who are deeply affected by those losses every day. All are welcome to this event, which will be held today at Zeidler Union Square, 301 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

MCSAP will host an Overdose Awareness Day Memorial Event to commemorate those who have passed from drug overdoses, and to provide support to family, friends and communities who are deeply affected by those losses every day. All are welcome to this event, which will be held today at Zeidler Union Square, 301 W. Michigan St., Milwaukee, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Thank you to the We Care Crew and all of the partners who helped to make the youth kickball tournament a success.
08/28/2021

Thank you to the We Care Crew and all of the partners who helped to make the youth kickball tournament a success.

On Friday, Credible Messenger teams from multiple agencies completed the PCITI training certification with Dr. Aquil Bas...
08/28/2021

On Friday, Credible Messenger teams from multiple agencies completed the PCITI training certification with Dr. Aquil Basheer. Thank you to our partners at Milwaukee County Health and Human Services and the Division of Youth and Family Services for coordinating and funding the training.

Tune in now to 860AM WNOV for a discussion on su***de awareness.
08/27/2021

Tune in now to 860AM WNOV for a discussion on su***de awareness.

Join the We Care Crew and other community partners today at 4pm for a youth kickball tournament.
08/26/2021

Join the We Care Crew and other community partners today at 4pm for a youth kickball tournament.

Join the We Care Crew and other community partners today at 4pm for a youth kickball tournament.

Come join us for some fun TODAY at the 414 TRUST YOUTH KICKBALL TOURNAMENT from 4 pm-7:30 pm at Beckum Park, 900 W. Brow...
08/26/2021

Come join us for some fun TODAY at the 414 TRUST YOUTH KICKBALL TOURNAMENT from 4 pm-7:30 pm at Beckum Park, 900 W. Brown Street. * FREE FOOD, T-SHIRTS AND PRIZES will be given out. ☀️

Come join us for some fun TODAY at the 414 TRUST YOUTH KICKBALL TOURNAMENT from 4 pm-7:30 pm at Beckum Park, 900 W. Brown Street. * FREE FOOD, T-SHIRTS AND PRIZES will be given out. ☀️

Come and be part of this event that illustrates the dangers of reckless driving and real life consequences of a traffic ...
08/26/2021

Come and be part of this event that illustrates the dangers of reckless driving and real life consequences of a traffic crash. The goal is to reduce crashes, injuries, and death involving drivers and how making the right choice behind the wheel to protect yourself and others from the tragedy of a traffic crash.

Come and be part of this event that illustrates the dangers of reckless driving and real life consequences of a traffic crash. The goal is to reduce crashes, injuries, and death involving drivers and how making the right choice behind the wheel to protect yourself and others from the tragedy of a traffic crash.

You are invited to attend the Strong Babies Awareness Fair which will be held on Thursday,  August 26 from 4-6 pm at Nor...
08/25/2021

You are invited to attend the Strong Babies Awareness Fair which will be held on Thursday, August 26 from 4-6 pm at Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd. There will be various resources available, so stop by.

You are invited to attend the Strong Babies Awareness Fair which will be held on Thursday, August 26 from 4-6 pm at Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Rd. There will be various resources available, so stop by.

We had another successful Summer of Healing event hosted by OVP & 414 LIFE MKE along with Fresh Start Learning Inc.!!! J...
08/21/2021

We had another successful Summer of Healing event hosted by OVP & 414 LIFE MKE along with Fresh Start Learning Inc.!!! Join us in September as we observe Su***de Prevention Awareness Month on September 18th at Sherman Park!

08/19/2021

The health and well-being of residents in all of our communities is an essential part of my administration’s Recovery & Resilience Plan. In it, I’m calling for the allocation of $3M for a violence prevention response to pandemic-related challenges.

My plan takes a public health approach to violence prevention, addressing increases in crime and improving the markers of community well-being. It will support access to mental health services in culturally relevant settings, community healing hubs and resources for youth trauma.

➡milwaukee.gov/ARPA

The survey is still open so PLEASE complete to determine where the ARPA funding will be invested.  The voices of the com...
08/17/2021

The survey is still open so PLEASE complete to determine where the ARPA funding will be invested. The voices of the community are indeed valuable in this process.

The survey is still open so PLEASE complete to determine where the ARPA funding will be invested. The voices of the community are indeed valuable in this process.

Here is an opportunity to participate in the city's annual budget process.  Please share with your networks and let your...
08/17/2021

Here is an opportunity to participate in the city's annual budget process. Please share with your networks and let your voices be heard.

Here is an opportunity to participate in the city's annual budget process. Please share with your networks and let your voices be heard.

Tay Day 3 vs 3 Tournament Don't miss out on Tay Day this Saturday! Let's uplift Tay and all that she did in Moody Park! ...
08/17/2021

Tay Day 3 vs 3 Tournament Don't miss out on Tay Day this Saturday!

Let's uplift Tay and all that she did in Moody Park!
#violenceprevention #communityresources #RememberingTay

You are invited to attend a Community Resource Fair & Back to School Book Bag Give-a-way this SATURDAY, August 14 from 1...
08/11/2021

You are invited to attend a Community Resource Fair & Back to School Book Bag Give-a-way this SATURDAY, August 14 from 12-3 pm at Sherman Park. Bring your kids and have some summer fun! 🎒📚☀️

You are invited to attend a Community Resource Fair & Back to School Book Bag Give-a-way this SATURDAY, August 14 from 12-3 pm at Sherman Park. Bring your kids and have some summer fun! 🎒📚☀️

The Summer of Healing Campaign will include monthly events that offer resources and training for the community. Come out...
08/06/2021

The Summer of Healing Campaign will include monthly events that offer resources and training for the community. Come out and learn safety skills from local martial arts experts.

The Summer of Healing Campaign will include monthly events that offer resources and training for the community. Come out and learn safety skills from local martial arts experts.

“From June through November 2020, WISCAP’s network, in partnership with the state, distributed over $28 million in renta...
08/04/2021
WERA

“From June through November 2020, WISCAP’s network, in partnership with the state, distributed over $28 million in rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP). Now, given additional federal funds, WISCAP and its statewide network is helping to get Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) to those in need.”

From June through November 2020, WISCAP’s network, in partnership with the state, distributed over $28 million in rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP). Now, given additional federal funds, WISCAP and its statewide network is helping to get Wisconsin Emergency Re...

08/04/2021

✨We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Arnitta R. Holliman, Director of the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention on being honored as being 1 of 10 PowHERful female leaders that make a positive impact on Milwaukee and beyond. Thank you Arnitta for your continued service to the City of Milwaukee! 🎉🎊

Come out and join OVP and the community TODAY at National Night Out at Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond Du Lac. We will have r...
08/03/2021

Come out and join OVP and the community TODAY at National Night Out at Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond Du Lac. We will have resources on hand from 2:00 pm-6 pm.
* FREE Food, Raffles, Toys, Giveaways for Adults & Kids!

Come out and join OVP and the community TODAY at National Night Out at Johnson Park, 1919 W. Fond Du Lac. We will have resources on hand from 2:00 pm-6 pm.
* FREE Food, Raffles, Toys, Giveaways for Adults & Kids!

OVP is a sponsor of today's National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. There will be treats and games f...
08/03/2021

OVP is a sponsor of today's National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. There will be treats and games for the kids! Come visit our resource table. ☀️

OVP is a sponsor of today's National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. There will be treats and games for the kids! Come visit our resource table. ☀️

The Office of Violence Prevention is a sponsor for The Better Project Awareness Foundation’s Day Camp. Registration is l...
07/29/2021

The Office of Violence Prevention is a sponsor for The Better Project Awareness Foundation’s Day Camp. Registration is limited, sign up today.

Family! We’re excited to present Camps & Concerts! Registration is now open. There are limited spots so get your kids registered today at www.tbpaf1music.com.

Join us for this Friday's Back to School Fair! #communityresources #violenceprevention #backtoschool2021
07/28/2021

Join us for this Friday's Back to School Fair!
#communityresources #violenceprevention #backtoschool2021

Join us for this Friday's Back to School Fair!
#communityresources #violenceprevention #backtoschool2021

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Violence – both interpersonal and structural – poses a serious threat to the health, safety, and well-being of Milwaukee residents. The injury, pain, and trauma that results from violence can severely impact the physical and mental well-being and sense of worth of individuals and communities.

Employing a public health approach, the Blueprint focuses on prevention of violence before it occurs, as well as intervention efforts after violence has occurred to reduce its impact and prevent future perpetration and victimization.

Milwaukee Blueprint for Peace: https://city.milwaukee.gov/414Life/Blueprint

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