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

Project Overview (PDF)

4th Funding Cycle Impact Award

Project Start Date: September 1, 2008
Project End Date: February 28, 2011
Original Award Amount: $450,000
Adjusted Award Amount: $371,918*

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.

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  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

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  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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