Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach, which runs an emergency shelter on frigid nights, has been working overtime during the brutal cold that’s hit Milwaukee over the last week and a half. The all-volunteer organization is eager to find more community members to help keep its shelter running throughout the winter.
A resolution passed unanimously by the Common Council and signed by Mayor Barrett at the beginning of December puts Milwaukee on the cutting edge of national lead-water policy, but the Health Department said it does not have immediate plans to implement the recommendations.
Community groups are leading the charge to continue a process, begun by the Department of Justice, to reform the Milwaukee Police Department by asking for residents to re-envision what they would like to see from police.
A community meeting to discuss the city’s Blueprint for Peace drew about 25 people, including parents concerned for their children’s safety.
The viral photo of three city of Milwaukee contractors carrying guns while on the job has elicited two main reactions: some people have taken offense while others sympathize.
The Common Council resolution states that women of childbearing age who live in homes with a lead service line are at risk from lead exposure and should use a filter, which the Milwaukee Health Department has never formally recommended.
A $100,000 grant from Bader Philanthropies will support the 2018 launch of Ceasefire Milwaukee, a violence interruption program called for in the newly released “Blueprint for Peace.”
Muhibb Dyer’s deceased godson inspired him to begin speaking publicly to young people about achieving their dreams and reducing violence.
The city’s Office of Violence Prevention has yet to release its violence prevention plan, more than a year after the process was launched. A prior effort touted by the Common Council has also fizzed out, without substantial results.
Five direct service organizations partnering with the city’s Office of Violence Prevention are using federal grant funds to expand efforts that build the resilience of youth and families.