Summer Campers, back to School, dental hygienist seeing up to 60 children per day and much more!
Monthly E-Newsletter
The inside scoop on all Sixteenth Street news and events!
Summer campers take an overnight trip

For the first time, Sixteenth Street's Department of Environmental Health summer campers took their experience overnight. Campers got a one-of-a kind experience to learn outdoor skills, such as setting up a tent and cooking outside, and to connect with nature in a new and fun way. Nearly all of the kids were new to camping and had never been on an overnight trip. It was a special outdoor experience of connecting with other campers, trying new things and learning about the environment while being immersed in it.
Back to school - with new backpacks and supplies

The week before school, kids came into the clinic and left smiling, hands full with a backpack and school supplies - thanks to the Sixteenth Street call center and Second Saturday; Christ Child Society. Sixteenth Street's call center organized an internal drive, with hundreds of staff members participating, donating enough goods to put together over 90 back-to-school kits. Second Saturday also contributed, dropping off more than 50 back packs and kits, as they do year after year. A huge thank you to our call center, all the staff that donated and to Second Saturday for supporting Sixteenth Street kids as they head back to school.
Sixteenth Street patient, Ever, featured in United Way Campaign
Ever Gonzalez, a Sixteenth Street social services patient, shared his story with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County to both celebrate his achievements and help shed light on the importance of the programs funded through the Health Improvement Fund, a collaboration between the United Way and the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership. This fund supports community health centers like Sixteenth Street that ensure patient's medical, mental health and social needs are addressed. Despite a difficult past and with a strong resilience, the help Ever received from the social services department, behavioral health department and medical team at Sixteenth Street changed his life for years to come. Read more about Ever's story here.
Sixteenth Street dental hygienist seeing nearly 30 children per day

Sixteenth Street's recently added dental hygienist, Patti DeQuardo, has had a strong start, seeing more than 30 children per day - just at our Parkway Clinic. As a new addition to the team, Patti currently focuses on seeing children, but intends on extending the services to adults as soon as we are able to accommodate that capacity. It is clear there is a great need for dental care in the Sixteenth Street community and we are excited to be able to take a bulk of that preventative care under our roof.
HPV = Cancer Prevention

If there were a vaccine against cancer, wouldn't you get it for your kids? In the United States each year, HPV causes 39,800 cancers in men and women. The good news is we have a safe and effective way to prevent those cases. Most of the HPV infections that cause these cancers can be prevented with vaccination!
Everyone should be vaccinated to protect against HPV starting at 9 years. Just like any other vaccine, the HPV vaccine can only protect if it is given well before they come in contact with the infection. Studies have also shown that the body's immune response is stronger when HPV vaccine is given at the youngest recommended age. Nearly 90 million doses of HPV vaccine have been given to date in the U.S., and vaccine studies continue to show that HPV vaccines are safe and effective.
If your teen hasn't started or finished the HPV vaccine series yet, it's not too late! Now is a good time to ask your health care provider about vaccines for preteens and teens. Call 672-1353 with any questions or to make an appointment for your child today.
My Sixteenth Street Story | Ever Gonzalez celebrating his achievements and hope for the future.

"Learn how Ever is healthy and well after battling mental health issues and homelessness."

Watch Ever's story here.

Suicide Prevention- we can all make a difference

September is Suicide Prevention month. This started in 2003 by the World Health Organization to create awareness that suicide is preventable.

Suicidal thoughts can affect anyone. It is important to know the warning signs and what to do to help. Suicide is the 10 th leading cause of death in the United States. Every year more than 44,000 people die by suicide and for each death there are 23 more attempts. We all have access to information and can help by talking about prevention... CONTINUE READING
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Zumba Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, September 18 to October 23rd.
5:30-6:30 PM
Chavez Clinic: Second Floor Conference Room
Come and move with us every Tuesday! Space is limited!

Contact Chris for more information 414-897-5158, or register online at:
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!

Contact Stephanie for more information: 
Yoga in the Park

Every Saturday during August and September

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Pulaski Park Pavilion

Start your day off refreshed and relaxed - it's family friendly, free and we even provide the mats!

Contact Stephanie for more information: 
Southside Bicycle Club

Every Saturday, June 2nd - September 29th

9 AM
Mitchell Park Domes | South parking lot
The chance you have been waiting for to get active and enjoy the summer is here! 

Join us for a bike ride that you can enjoy with your family!

Contact Tatiana at 414-897-5187 or for more information
Community Walking Club

Every Tuesday, June 5th to September 25th

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Burnham Park | Corner of 35th and Burnham
Would you like to be active and get in great shape this summer? Join us every Tuesday for 30 minutes of walking and then 30 minutes of Zumba, salsa, aerobics, or Nia!

Contact Delia at 414-897-5293 for more information 

What else do you want to hear about? Send us an email and let us know!
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