Mental health board’s slow start prompts questions

The Crisis Resource Center at 2057 S. 14th St. is part of a new model for delivering community-based mental health care. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

Created by the state legislature in the spring to dramatically change mental health care, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board is off to a slow start, critics say.

New St. Ann Center expected to jump start development on North Side

The new North Side campus of the St. Ann Center will include medical and dental clinics, classrooms, an indoor lap pool and an intergenerational playground. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

North Side residents will soon benefit from St. Ann Center’s intergenerational approach to health and education services for adults and children.

New restaurant fuels optimism in SOHI District

Bennie Smith, co-owner of Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille, is optimistic about the SOHI District. (Photo by Molly Rippinger)

Daddy’s Soul Food & Grille opened earlier this month in an area with few locally owned restaurants.

Artist Anne Basting creates ways to reduce isolation of senior citizens

Anne Basting (center) stands with Mayor Tom Barrett (left) and Magda Peck, dean of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Zilber School of Public Health, at an event on May 1. (Photo by Brad Lichtenstein)

The Islands of Milwaukee exhibit at City Hall was part of an ongoing effort to provide a voice to isolated seniors in Milwaukee.

Strong Baby Sabbath highlights danger of premature births

Mayor Tom Barrett addressed about 100 congregants at Faith Builders church about ways to reduce infant mortality. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

Mayor Tom Barrett and other city officials urged community support for young parents so their babies can “blow out the candles on their first birthday cake.”

After years of stagnation, mental healthcare in city shows signs of improvement

Dan Baker, program director at the Crisis Resource Center, helps patients avoid visits to the county’s Mental Health Complex or other hospitals. (Photo by Matthew Wisla)

Milwaukee County’s plan to improve mental healthcare by expanding resources in the community is showing signs of progress.