Lead prevention success, fall programming, holiday cheer and more!
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Lead Prevention Week efforts lead to increased testing and referrals
Sixteenth Street's Lead Outreach Program spent Lead 
Prevention Week  in the  lobbies of our various locations talking to as many people as possible about lead poisoning risks and prevention. The goal - to find families who may be at risk, get them tested and educate around abatement. In one week, the team talked with nearly 70 families, scheduled 2 home visits in Waukesha, provided 58 referrals and facilitated 10 admissions.
Sixteenth Street - Parkway Location celebrates 10 years with Reach Out and Read 



Our Sixteenth Street - Parkway Location recently celebrated 10 years of providing books to our patients through the Reach Out and Read program. We are so grateful to have been able to provide our patients with this much-needed resource and education! Fun fact: it has been 19 years with the program at our Chavez location!
Environmental Health hosting fall after-school programs for the first time
 
For the first time, Sixteenth Street's Environmental Health Department is hosting a fall after-school environmental program at Windlake and Lincoln Elementary. It is focused around the changes happening in the Kinnickinnic River neighborhood. The after-school program, "KK River Explorers," is a place-based educational program in which students have had the opportunity to canoe along the Kinnickinnic River, bike along the Menominee River, hike on the Kinnickinnic River Trail and have class in Pulaski Park.  The program helps students understand how one's individual health is connected to a healthy built and natural environment. In adding this opportunity to our existing spring programming allows us to double our impact in the neighborhood.
Diabetes Support Group spreads holiday cheer through caroling
Every year Sixteenth Street's Diabetes Support Group fills the halls of our clinics with song and laughter as they tour the Milwaukee clinics singing carols and passing out healthy treats. This year they passed out apples to patients and staff and gifts to volunteers. 

" When you are in a very low moment, it's not always about what you know, but about the support you have and the help you get while taking in that information."

I had a problem. I was worried, scared. I didn't want to leave my house or see or talk to anyone. I was overtaken by worry and sadness. This wasn't me. I didn't recognize myself like this. I was always a well, happy woman. I didn't know who I was or what to do.

When I was invited to the Healthy Choices Adult Nutrition and Cooking Education Classes I wasn't sure I was going to do it. The first day I arrived I was scared. The second day I didn't want to go. The third day felt wonderful...
IN THE NEWS
As you know, the holiday season is quickly approaching and although the storybook image is that of a happy and joyous occasion, for many the reality lies elsewhere-- especially for those living in poverty. Stress, depression and even relapse of drug and alcohol abuse this time of year can manifest for several reasons: social isolation, economic pressures, family tensions, grief and loss, substance abundance, and unrealistic expectations all contribute to feelings of loneliness, anxiety, sadness, and even irritability. Understanding the source of one's stress and practicing self-care can go a long way in helping many individuals make it through the hustle and bustle of holiday stress ... CONTINUE READING
FEATURED EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
UPCOMING EVENTS

Money Smarts Workshops
F3: Future Fit Fridays

All workshops are from 8:00-10:00 AM

Lincoln Avenue Elementary
Professional Development Center
1817 W Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53215

December 1: Session 1 (English)
December 15: Session 1 (Spanish)

January 12: Session 2 (English)
January 26: Session 2 (Spanish)




This first workshop will cover basic budgeting and personal money management, but is open to the interests and questions of the attendees. There is no strict structure, we will cover whatever you want to learn!

If you attend both sessions you will receive free professional clothing! Full outfits for women, ties for men!

Contact Amy for more information:
262-709-6278 or amy.narr@sschc.org

KK River Neighbors in Action

Second Wednesday of every month
6:00 PM
Pulaski Park Pavilion
The KK River Neighbors in Action (NIA) meet monthly with members of the community, local elected officials and other influential partners to discuss and vote on issues they deem important to the neighborhood and take action!

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers | 414-672-1353 | www.sschc.org
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