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Transforming the Continuum of Behavioral Health Crisis Care: The Milwaukee Crisis Resource Center

Project Overview

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award
     Project Start Date: 9/1/2008
     Project End Date: 2/28/2011

Project Goal Statement: The Crisis Resource Center (CRC) will improve the care of people experiencing psychiatric crises by providing recovery-driven, crisis prevention and intervention services, which will empower individuals to achieve and maintain mental health stability.

Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $371,918*

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: American Red Cross
Additional community partner organization names:

  • Aurora Behavioral Health Services
  • Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
  • City of Milwaukee Police Department
  • Justice 2000, Inc.
  • Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
  • National Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Greater Milwaukee
  • Our Space, Inc.
  • Transitional Living Services, Inc.
  • Warmline, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Community Services, Inc.

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Jon Gudeman, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Additional Academic Partner: Jon Berlin, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary 9/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 5/1/2009 - 6/30/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 7/1/2009 - 12/31/2009
     Project Progress Report Summary 1/1/2010 - 6/30/2010
     Project Final Report Summary    

Affiliated Web Pages:
    American Red Cross
    Aurora Behavioral Health Services
    Centro de la Comunidad Unida - United Community Center (UCC)
    City of Milwaukee Police Department
    Justice 2000, Inc.
    Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
    National Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Greater Milwaukee
    Our Space, Inc.
    Transitional Living Services, Inc.
    Warmline, Inc.
    Wisconsin Community Services, Inc.

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Awards
    • Awarded the 2009 Wisconsin Good Grant Award to Transitional Living Services, the Milwaukee Center for Independence and the funders of the Crisis Resource Center, by the Donors Forum of Wisconsin
    • Finalist in the Trail Blazer Award through the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development (MANDI), sponsored by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. 2009.
    • Awarded the Biz Times Milwaukee Health Care Heroes Award, dedicated to  People and/or Organizations making a difference on the front lines of health care in Southeastern Wisconsin. December 2010.
  • Presentations
    • Panel presentation at the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network hosted by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. June 2010.

*In 2009 award amounts, based on the remaining budget, were adjusted to reflect the decline in endowment asset value due to the downturn in the economy.

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