Treatment as a First Step
If a person is living with mental illness or substance addiction, he or she may also have a host of other problems.
She may be homeless, or about to lose her home.
He may have lost his job.
She may be unhealthy physically because she has stopped caring for herself.
Whatever the issues, our programs always see treatment as the first step.
Many other problems are created or made worse by mental illness or substance addiction. So in order to help the whole person be more healthy, we address these issues first.
Treatment as a first step means that the underlying problems are healed so that the other (sometimes more obvious) problems can be healed, too.
Click here to view the Milwaukee Women's Center's addiction treatment programming. Click here to see how Community Advocates addresses mental illness, including those in crisis as well as those experiencing both mental illness and homelessness.
See for Yourself
Shaunte had made her mother a promise on her death bed: that she would stop using drugs and become clean. She struggled for years to keep her promise. With our help, she is now proudly living the life her mother wanted for her.
Watch her tell her story here.
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