Unified Community Services of Grant & Iowa Counties Grant County Department of Social Services WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING
Programs and services to be addressed: Abused and neglected children and adults, community mental health, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and drug abuse services, juvenile delinquents, elderly, children and families, and the Alzheimer’s Program. This is your opportunity to express concerns, expectations, and proposals of services and programs for Grant County. Federal programs are NOT subject for discussion; examples are Food Stamps, General Relief, Fuel Assistance, and Medical Assistance.
Join us in the Schreiner Community Room for a 6-week seminar to explore the concept of Universal Needs, originally developed by Abraham Maslow (“Maslow’s Pyramid”) and now updated by modern research. Using these concepts as a foundation, this seminar will focus on simple and practical ways of meeting these needs on a daily and lifelong basis, individually and collectively, as a path to improved well-being for oneself, one’s family, and one’s community. Presented by Jeff Lockhart , Director, Unified Community Services.
The dates are as follows: Wednesday, July 28 Wednesday, August 4 Wednesday, August 11 Tuesday, August 17 Wednesday, August 25 Tuesday, August 31
The Southwest Wisconsin Rainbow Alliance is a dedicated group of individuals in the southwest Wisconsin area who support and advocate for LGBTQIA+ individuals. They promote a safe and welcoming Southwest Wisconsin through monthly support groups, public board meetings, and social engagement. All are welcome to join!
In 2019, 9.7 million people aged 12 or older misused used pain relievers in the United States. 50.8% of the pain relievers were accessed through friends or relatives. They were given to them for free, purchased or just taken from them without asking. Help reduce access to prescription medications by locking them up or storing them in a safe place, not sharing medications, and using drop box locations to dispose of unwanted medications.
Compared to the general population, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth experience higher rates of mental health disorders, often stemming from discrimination. These youth may experience barriers to healthcare as well as homelessness, violence, and a lack of acceptance from family, friends, and the community. LGBT youth need more access to resources and support to increase mental health Learn more here
Think kids won’t listen? Think again. Research shows that parents and other caring adults are the most powerful influence on children’s choices about underage drinking. That means you can make a real difference, especially if you start early. Don’t worry; it’s easier than you may think. We can show you how, with helpful suggestions for tackling tough questions and ideas for getting the conversations started.
When a friend or family member has suicidal thoughts or attempts suicide, it is a traumatic event that impacts the entire family. It is normal to feel scared, confused, or angry. If you are finding it difficult to determine whether or not your family member is at risk of suicide, seek help, and don’t wait. Families and friends play a key role in suicide prevention. This guide will help you understand how to respond to your loved ones who are in emotional distress and struggling with thoughts of suicide, as well as how to help get them the necessary support and treatment.
Symptoms of emotional distress feel and look different for every youth. Having strong, positive, and consistent sources of social connection allows youth to talk about how they feel in a safe environment. Providing youth with positive childhood experiences (PCEs) can buffer symptoms of emotional distress. In general, PCEs include supportive relationships with adults and being socially connected with their peers, family, community and culture.
This is the story of 6 Midwest Wisconsin individuals battling addiction and journeying through recovery. These six beautiful souls bravely share their real and raw truths with the hope of altering someone else’s path with addiction, while exposing the stigma behind one of society’s biggest closet demons.
If you’re struggling with addiction or know someone who is, you don’t have to go through it alone. Here is a list of resources and a great place to start: SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Warm Line (non-urgent phone line) for mental health support: 1-608-422-5077 Local Crisis hotline for mental health crisis: 1-800-362-5717 (24/7) Unified Community Services -Local treatment for substance misuse and/or mental health (for residents of Iowa and Grant Counties): Lancaster office 608-723-6357, Dodgeville office 608-935-2776