Musical to benefit the Salvation Army Emergency Lodge
Wauwatosa–Gervis Myles, Milwaukee Metropolitan Voices and Friends, will host a musical benefit Friday, November 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian & Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 3302 N. Sherman Blvd to benefit The Salvation Army Emergency Lodge.
Admission to the musical event is a donation of one of the following items: toiletries such as soap, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste; hats, scarves, gloves, non-perishable food items or a small cash donation.
Since 1979, the 120 bed Emergency Lodge has provided emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families.
Services are offered in a 24 hour setting that requires residents to be drug & alcohol free.
Residents stay in semi-private rooms, receive three nutritious meals a day and have laundry facilities available. Forty-one percent homeless individuals in Milwaukee suffer from mental illness.
Our social work staff has mental health expertise, education and degrees.
Each resident is assigned a primary social worker to develop an individualize plan of self-sufficiency. Part of each plan requires residents to establish income, either through employment or benefits, and to save 80% of their income in preparation for their move to housing in the community.
More than 80% of residents successfully move from shelter to safe, affordable housing each year.
The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) is expanding its Psychiatric Crisis Service (PCS) Admission Center as part of an effort to provide improved patient care and safety.
The PCS Center serves about 14,000 people every year. The center provides psychiatric emergency services, including assessment, crisis intervention and medication 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Updated features including a new triage area, an additional workstation and a children’s waiting area will help staff immediately assess patient needs and reduce or eliminate wait times.
This project was made possible thanks to support from Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy Romo-West and the county board’s Health & Human Needs committee.
An open house will be held on Monday November 5th from 2-4pm. Consumers, staff and community partners are invited to come view the new center. Any members of the media interested in attending must RSVP no later than 12pm on Monday. RSVPs should be emailed to Community Relations Coordinator Tonya Simpson at [email protected]
Competition for college admission isn’t the only thing that’s heating up university campuses these days-acceptance into social sororities has reached a new level of importance. In order to get through “rush”-the week-long acceptance process for sororities nationwide-many parents have begun hiring recruitment counselors or image consultants to help guide their daughters through the process.
In Birmingham, Alabama, high school women looking to find out more about Greek life can go to Rushbiddies, a consultancy founded in 2009 by Pat Grant and Marlea Foster. Rushbiddies charges $25 per hour for one-on-one time, or $200 for a 2-day workshop.
“At first glance, this may come off as very frivolous, but for many young women, rush is an important rite of passage,” says Grant. “A lot of schools in the South have gotten very big, and joining a sorority is a wonderful way to find a small group of friends and navigate being away from home for the first time.”
Grant says that the average Rushbiddies client is a mother without a Greek background who has a daughter who wants to go through rush. On occasion, Grant says that a mother will sign up her daughter-but the daughter doesn’t want to attend. In that case, moms are welcome to attend solo and impart what they learn to their daughters at a later date. Other times, young women sign themselves up for a workshop where they can network with other prospective Greek women.
As for the increased interest in rush consultants, Grant says that people are “catching on” that sororities are a “wonderful place to plug in on campus,” and parents see the importance in prepping their daughters with interview and presentation skills before sending them off to college.
“For many young women, this is the first time they’re learning networking skills,” says Grant. “We help them write a professional resume, we encourage them to get involved in their community, and we give them conversation skills. Some of them don’t know that good small talk does not include old boyfriends.”
The Milwaukee County Zoo invites all seniors 55 and older to join us on Friday, August 31 for Senior Celebration, sponsored by Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health. Seniors receive free admission during Senior Celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (age identification needs to be presented upon entry). In addition to seeing the animals, guests can enjoy live music, play games such as bingo and pickleball and learn health and wellness tips, all presented with the needs of seniors in mind.
Highlights of the day include:
- Wheaton Franciscan Senior Health: This group is proud to highlight their services to seniors! Stop at their informational booth to learn more about their variety of offerings for seniors. Register for door prizes!
- Health and Wellness Exhibitors: In the U.S. Bank Gathering Place, visit these special outreach booths chosen especially for seniors. More than 30 exhibitors will be featured from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Bingo: Try your luck at this classic game at 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Limited seating for all sessions. No tickets needed; first come, first served.
- Classic Crooning: Take a break and enjoy the sentimental sounds from yesteryear courtesy of bands like “Jimmy Madritsch” and “The Revomatics,” among others.
- Pickleball Demos: Pickleball is the fastest growing senior sport, and Le Club Sports Club will hold demonstrations on the hour, and feature open play in between the hour.
- Fun Walk: Join Wisconsin Senior Olympics for a 1-mile walk through the Zoo, which doubles as a fun way to socialize and see the animals.
- Tasty Treats: Enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies, and ice cream sponsored by San Camillo (limited quantities). A limited supply of box lunches are also available for purchase, and include a sandwich, pasta salad, fruit, chips and a soft drink.
- Endless Activities: The Zoo’s rides and attractions are open for our senior guests to enjoy. Hop aboard the Safari Train sponsored by North Shore Bank, or take in a Seal Lion/Seal show sponsored by Supercuts, just to mention a few!
For more information on the event, contact the Zoo’s Public Affairs and Services Division at 414.256.5466.