Sheboygan PIT Outreach Breakfast

Sheboygan PIT Outreach Breakfast

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY POINT IN TIME (PIT) OUTREACH EVENT

FREE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

If you’re struggling to rent a place or afford a place on your own, then come to Mead Public Library on January 24th for a free continental breakfast. Talk with staff from agencies in the community who will be able to speak with you about available resources.

(Also see Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program for possible assistance.)

 

In Courage Urgent Needs List

In Courage Urgent Needs List

Donate Needed Items to In Courage

Please donate urgently needed items to In Courage, supporting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Manitowoc County. To the list, add Fingernail Clippers, Face Wash, Powdered Coffee Creamer and Children’s Christmas Gifts. We also accept used cell phones in any condition (no charger necessary).

In Courage is located at 300 East Reed Avenue, Manitowoc, WI  54420

920-684-4661 — 24 Hr Crisis Line: 920-684-5770

Website: http://incouragewi.org/

About In Courage

The Manitowoc County Domestic Violence Center (D.B.A In Courage) is a non-profit organization providing supportive responses to people in the Manitowoc County area who are experiencing violence in their lives. Abuse is neither justified nor acceptable under any circumstances.

Abuse can take on many forms including: Physical, Verbal, Sexual and Emotional. Abuse is not simply physical harm. It is any pattern of controlling behavior. For many survivors, abuse can have a long lasting effect that can be damaging and devastating if left untreated. Realizing that domestic violence has been a way of life for many families for a long time, we seek to break the cycle of family destruction. For that reason, we dedicated our agency to the belief that ”No one deserves to be abused.”

In Courage Crisis Line, Shelter, Support

In support of our belief, we offer a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis line (920-684-5770), a shelter home for women and their children; supportive counseling services; support groups; financial, legal, and medical advocacy; community education programs; child care; emergency transportation; follow-up services.

One of our most important services is to provide support in a warm, friendly, non-judgmental atmosphere. Each person has the right to decide their next step. Therefore, we provide information and options for people to make their own decisions.

 

Seeking LCAP Community Response Advocate

Lakeshore CAP is Seeking a Community Response Advocate for Manitowoc County

Job Description

The Community Response Program is offered to families screened out of receiving services by the local Human Services Department. We help them identify their needs and goals and provide resource referrals, education and support as the family works to achieve their goals. The program links families with community resources that address family barriers and develops, with the parent/caregiver, a goal-directed action plan that addresses the needs identified. The participating family will receive information designed to link them to applicable programs and services that: promote increased financial stability of the household, strengthen the parent/child relationship, promote healthy childhood growth and development. Program staff advocate for families with service providers as necessary to obtain needed services. The primary focus of this position is to assist parents in developing additional skill sets required to assist in overcoming severe stressors which represent barriers to the household.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regularly scheduled visits for individualized family support based on the family’s needs.
  • Assist families in developing individualized goal plans.
  • Build a trusting relationship with the family, and build on the family’s strengths while providing resource and referral information.
  • Interact with families in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Provide an ongoing assessment of the family’s strengths and needs and provide strength-based, family-centered support as necessary.
  • Serve as a family advocate when necessary.
  • Work with families to assure the safety of the child is adequately maintained.
  • Recognize accomplishments the family has achieved and provide positive feedback.
  • Maintain notes and family records, intake forms, statistical data, and other documentation as directed and in accordance with program policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all confidentiality requirements of the agency.
  • Participate in regular supervision with supervisory staff and utilize group-based problem-solving techniques whenever needed.
  • Familiarize yourself with other agency programs and additional resources, and directly seek out resources from other avenues as necessary to meet the needs of the participant households.
  • Participate in agency staff meetings, training sessions, networking meetings and other events as directed.

Requirements

Eligible candidates should adhere to the following: Bachelor’s degree, Associate Degree or equivalent from a  two-year college or technical school preferred or two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in the field of Human Services, Social Work, Counseling or other related area.

Position

20 hours per week $12/hour

Job Type: Part-time, Temporary

  • Must have the following license or certification: valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Must be willing to undergo a background check in accordance with local law/regulations

To apply please email your resume and cover letter to the Community Response Supervisor at abbyr@lakeshorecap.org.

Get a Job – Manitowoc Works!

Get a Job – Manitowoc Works!

MANITOWOC WORKS!

A New Training Program Designed to Develop Your Employment Skills!

Manitowoc Works is a 40-hour, 10-module training program that will run for 4 hours a day for two weeks. (You must be able to attend all sessions.) The dates will be determined when we have enough enrollees so — SIGN UP NOW

  1. Gain knowledge and skills to help you obtain and maintain employment
  2. Take the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) math and reading sections, if needed
  3. Receive interview clothing, if needed (and available)
  4. Graduate and receive a completion certificate
  5. Have immediate interviews with participating employers!

The 10 Manitowoc Works Modules

See the exciting 10-module curriculum on the front of the Manitowoc Works flyer. Download or print, complete the application form on the back, and return as indicated below and on the flyer.

Download Application

Manitowoc Works Application

Forward ArrowReturn to Lakeshore CAP at 702 State St, Manitowoc or mail to Bree Siewert, Lakeshore CAP, PO Box 2315, Manitowoc, WI  54221-2315

If you need a form or have questions, please call Bree at 920-682-3737 or email BreeS@lakeshorecap.org

 

Manitowoc Works is a collaborative effort by Lakeshore CAP, US Bank, Lakeshore Technical College, Forward Services, The Haven, Catholic Charities, and other contributors.

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE  1-800-273-8255 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — A network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in a mental health crisis, suicidal crisis or emotional crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals and building awareness. (Veterans, press “1”)

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS, CALL THE NATIONAL HELPLINE — 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

National Drug Helpline — Offers free, 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a confidential, free information service in English and Spanish. It is for individuals and family members facing a mental health crisis and/or substance use disorder. We provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Order free publications and other information.


 

Services in Lakeshore CAP’s Coverage Area

Manitowoc County
  • NAMI Manitowoc (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — Mental health services does not just refer to medication or therapy but also to case management services, treatment teams, residential treatment, supported employment, supportive housing, peer support and more. Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Manitowoc County.
  • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin/Manitowoc County Join one of two groups IF you have lost a loved one, whether a family member, friend or colleague. Our goal is to raise awareness, offer support and to end suicide. Contact: 920-901-0779. Crisis line: 920-683-4230 or 888-552-6642 after hours.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Manitowoc county or call 800-662-4357.
  • Lighthouse Recovery Community Center — It’s mission is to empower those seeking recovery by providing access to resources, recovery support services, and a safe social space to gather. We educate the community about recovery with the aim to reduce stigma that is related to Substance Abuse Disorder. 721 Park St, Manitowoc. Contact: lrccdirector@gmail.com
Door County
  • NAMI Door — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Door County.
  • Door County Mental Health Crisis Prevention Resource Guide — This list was compiled as a collaborative effort by numerous individuals invested in the mental health of Door County citizens.
  • Lakeshore CAP JAK’s Place — A drop-in resource center in Sturgeon Bay providing structured and social resources to those affected by mental illness and to family members in need of support and information. Call 920-818-0525.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Door County or call 800-662-4357.
Sheboygan County
  • NAMI Sheboygan — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Sheboygan County.
  • Sheboygan County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center — Providing treatment to residents suffering with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or the negative effects of traumatic life experiences to foster hope, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery and improve quality of life. 24-Hour Crisis Service & involuntary commitments; mobile, walk-in and telephone service  877-688-0734
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Sheboygan County or call 800-662-4357.
Kewaunee County

State Agencies

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Organization — Our strategy is for you. Whatever you do, wherever you live, work or play in Wisconsin, you can have a role in preventing suicide. And this plan can help. Find resources and centers in your county on our website or call 414-336-7970.

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 2-1-1 — The Recovery Helpline is available to connect people with resources in your community to overcome a dependence on opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is managed by 211 Wisconsin. Staffed by caring, trained specialists, it is a safe, trusted place to quickly turn for information. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 211 or 833-944-4673.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services — The DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. It is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin’s citizens. Support is available! Find an index of community programs on our link or call 608-266-2717.


National Agencies

AODA Provider Directory by County — Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment encompasses a wide range of programs for individuals, family and friends affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Wisconsin community programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Mental Health First Aid USA — Get involved and make a difference. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your job and your community. Find courses and instructors and follow Mental Health First Aid’s stories, thoughts, and reflections on mental illness, drug abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, etc. Mental Health First Aid USA is ramping up its efforts for a better response to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from seeking and receiving help by talking about mental health and substance abuse. Knowing how to respond when someone tells you they’re NOT okay can change — or even save — a life! Notice when a person may need support. Learn, in particular, where you can direct people for appropriate help. Find ways to start and continue conversations about mental health and substance use: Watch this video on having that Awkward Conversation.Contact MHFAinfo@thenationalcouncil.org or call 888-244-8980, ext 4.

Veterans Crisis Line: CALL THE NATIONAL LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255Press “1” OR Text 838255 — Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. From mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — A web site that shows the location of residential, outpatient, and hospital inpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism throughout the country. This information is also accessible by calling 1-800-662-4357.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — A voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. We give those affected by suicide a place to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has chapters in all 50 states. As a result, people have a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy. Contact us at 1-888-333-2377.

DrugRehab.com — A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder. Any mental health disorder can co-occur alongside substance use disorders. The most common types of co-occurring disorders include mood, anxiety, psychotic, eating, personality and behavioral disorders. Co-occurring disorders, sometimes called dual disorders, are best treated through integrated treatment that addresses both issues at the same time. DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery.

RehabCenter.net — They have compiled an extensive directory of drug and alcohol rehab centers located throughout the United States, which can be narrowed down by state and city. This site is full of information and resources! Once you step over the line from use to abuse, it’s difficult for anyone to fight their addiction on their own. Pairing you with the right type of program is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety. To experience life without addiction, call them at 866-650-2452 or go to Inpatient Drug Rehab Center Locater

DetoxRehabs.org — Learning how to identify the early signs of mental health issues can potentially decrease their severity. Professional treatment can help individuals manage these issues as they pursue a healthy future. Knowing about mental health can help individuals and families understand the significance of symptoms, how an illness might develop, and what to do to help. To learn more about how to identify early signs of mental health issues or substance abuse and find detox centers and rehab programs, contact us at 888-694-3198.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide — Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides. We do this by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational & training programs. Contact us through our website or call 732-410-7900 to find out more about our efforts and, furthermore, how YOU can help!


(These sites are not all-inclusive or guaranteed accurate over time. You may always dial 2-1-1 for        community information and referral services in almost all areas of the United States)