Unified Community Services of Grant & Iowa Counties
Grant County Department of Social Services

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.

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Well Being Bootcamp

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

This series of events will last from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.
Register for the event here!

New N.A and A.A (Open) Meeting

Where: “Classic Cuts” Hair Salon
Lancaster, WI
Located in Lower Level
1053 S Madison St

When: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
(Very 1st meeting is on Monday, July 5th 2021)

Any questions call Brett at (563)503-0214

Medication Disposal

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.

Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth

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

Small Talks: Start Talking, It Makes a Difference

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.

Helping Your Loved One Who Is Suicidal: A Guide For Family and Friends

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.

Supporting Child Well-Being Through Strengthening Social Connections and Relationships

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.

Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health –

The Road to Recovery

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