MCSAP Newsletter
Week of April 20th, 2020
Dear Coalition Members,               

Thank you for reading the second edition of the Milwaukee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition   (MCSAP) Prevention Newsletter! Our goal is to keep you informed of upcoming events, current resources, prevention best practices and partner announcements as we adapt to our new norm. We are aware that these are trying times and will do our best to share the most up to date information and resources. Please keep us informed on your organization's/coalitions upcoming events and/or changes to services.

Yours In Prevention,
MCSAP Coordinator
Open For Services During The Pandemic
For 50 years, Pathfinders has brought safety, hope and healing to youth facing homelessness, sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, crisis and other trauma through innovative and transformational services. Our mission is "empowering youth - changing lives." Our vision is to provide a more meaningful voice for youth in crisis and ensure that all youth are safe, healthy, independent, successful and valued. Pathfinders offers a wide array of services for youth experiencing trauma, crisis, homelessness and housing instability through direct service, harm reduction and prevention supports. Providing assistance to help find, secure and sustain safe housing for homeless or at-risk homeless, low income, special needs and LGBTQ+ youth.  

Pathfinders is operating during these challenging times: 

Drop-In Center (ages 11-25)
Tuesday and Thursday 11a-5p   
Wednesday and Friday 2-9        
4200 N. Holton Street, Milwaukee, WI. 53212
Suite 400
*Youth Shelter is open 24/7 (ages 11-17)
1614 E. Kane St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
*Street Beat Street Outreach (ages 11-25) still operating

The Parenting Network has closed its in-person, group-based classes due to the COVID-19 epidemic. However, they have several programs that are still operating under the CDC guidelines:

1)     Our Parent Helpline, 414-671-0566, is being answered 24/7 by Parenting Network staff. It remains our first line of service for parents in crisis or looking for support.

2)     Our Positive Parenting class is moving to ZOOM this week. Parents interested in finishing their parenting classes or starting a series are welcome to join. We need an email address and the parent will need an access to the internet via their phone, computer, or another device. Dad Matters participants may also join into this Zoom class. Call our helpline for details!

 Parents seeking one on one coaching with one of our accredited Triple P coaches can also set up virtual meetings through Zoom. Email Sue Volkman at  or call the Helpline for details.

4)     TPN Staff with our Parent Café programs are staying connected with Parent Leaders and Participants using WHATSAPP. Staff are working to set up condensed Café's using ZOOM. We will let you know as soon as it becomes available.

5)     Our RELAX Alternatives to Anger class will be moving to Zoom in the coming weeks. To join the class, again contact the Helpline and be sure to leave an email address so that we can contact you with the details. 

6)     For any questions, you can email the Parent Helpline at . You may also continue to refer parents to our online programming through the phone or email. 

COVID-19 Testing Site

Gerald L. Ignace COVID-19 Updates & Testing Capabilities

As of April 15th, The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center now has the capacity to offer diagnostic COVID-19 testing to our community which we serve. If you have fever, chills, body aches, cough or other respiratory symptoms, please call (414) 383-9526 (Press 1 for Medical Clinic then when promoted Press 4 for COVID-19 Screening/Testing) to speak with a health care professional from GLIIHC for further guidance and information on testing. GLIIHC will screen all individuals prior to setting a date and time for testing. All testing will be coordinated to occur in the afternoons. This will allow us to limit exposure to our clients as well as staff, doing our part to #flattenthecurve. 

When presenting for your scheduled appointment at our clinic, please abide by #socialdistancing rules of 6 ft. between yourself and others. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we prevent the community spread of coronavirus, while working to improve the health, peace and well-being of urban Indians in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

Our clinic is still open, there is information on the link for where to call for services that people might need. (medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy)

Training's and Webinars
Virtual Change Agenda Meeting 1:00-3:30pm
Join The Meeting ( Please be advised this meeting can only hold 250 participants, sign up early)




MILWAUKEE RECREATION "Rec-At-Home" Virtual Courses

Resources Surrounding COVID-19 and Smoking
Mental Health Resources
American Psychiatric Association

At Home Wellness, Cooking With The Family, Family Activities

Tips For Social Distancing

Mental Health Month 2020 - Toolkit Download 

Reducing Stigma

Stress And Coping

Your Recovery Is Important
Upcoming MCSAP Meetings
The bi-monthly MCSAP meetings are scheduled for the following dates. 
More details to follow.

  • May 21st, 2020 (Virtual Meeting, Stay Tuned For Invite)
  • July 23rd, 2020
  • September 17th, 2020
  • November 19th, 2020
The MCSAP Newsletter is brought to you by the Community Advocates Public Policy Institute . For more information on each of our prevention programs, click here .