When bad things – unimaginable things – happen, we often feel helpless. What can be done? What can we do to effect real and meaningful change, to save people's lives and protect them from harm?
The answer is rarely as straightforward as we would like.
At Family Services, planning for the safety of people in our community has been a part of our mission for over 120 years. It's why we actively partner with schools, hospitals, law enforcement, other nonprofits, businesses, the United Way, and our local community foundations to make sure that every person who needs help in Northeast Wisconsin can access the right services with fewer barriers to care.
With the support of individuals like yourself, we take action so that each person and family can build the kinds of caring connections that are needed to drive away isolation and mistrust while they develop healthy ways of coping with whatever challenges they are facing – whether it be mental health, behavior, stressful life changes, or a traumatic experience.
It's not the whole solution; but, with your support, we are doing everything within our control to address these complex problems.
Good things are happening here. We see it every day in the people who open their hearts and homes to us, and in the people who give back generously to our mission and others, as well as to their communities.
Together, we'll continue to take the necessary steps to keep our communities safe and individuals healthy.
With hope and determination,