Author Archives: Michelle Sieg, Director of Marketing and Communications

SaintA Family Honored as Outstanding Adoptive Parents

Chippewa Falls Foster Parents Win Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent AwardOn Wednesday Nov 20, Chris and Wendy Attoe will receive the 2019 Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Award. Join us in Madison to watch these dedicated foster parents be presented with this exciting award.The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Assembly Chamber at the state capitol.November is Adoption Awareness … Continue

Vouchers Help Former Foster Youth Gain Housing Stability

(From Chronicle of Social Change) SaintA attended a press conference and roundtable as HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced an initiative that offers youth aging out of foster care a path to stable housing within the nation’s public housing network.

Program Seeks to Keep Kids out of Child Welfare

SaintA has an exceptional child welfare program, but a new endeavor aims to keep families out of it completely. The Early Intervention Services (EIS) program, a subset of the agency’s Intensive In-Home Program, is a short- term intervention that connects families with long-term supports. EIS case managers work with Initial Assessment (IA), the government entity that receives and analyzes reports of … Continue

Youth Program Manager Works to Make Services Accessible

SaintA has recently promoted Demonte Dismuke to Program Manager of the Youth Transitioning to Adulthood (YTA) Program. In this role, he will help SaintA continue to support and empower eligible youth who have aged out of foster care in Milwaukee County.“Demonte brings extensive experience with youth services, where he has always put children and families first,” says Angela D’Fantis, Child … Continue

Capitol West Academy has new VP of Education

(From SaintA and Capitol West Academy recently announced the promotion of  Sara Daniel to Vice President of Educational Services. She works closely with school leaders to improve social-emotional learning.

From Bedside Nurse to Family-Centered Caregiver

Michelle Spehr always wanted to make a difference. Growing up, she watched her mom, a pediatric nurse, have an impact on the lives of children every day. From then on, she knew she wanted to do the same.From working in hospital intensive care units to earning her Master’s in nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP), to being a child … Continue

Congrats Capitol West Academy Class of 2019!

(From Our K4-8 Grade school is done for the year! Thirty-three 8th Graders are headed off to high school while the K5 class prepares to enter the 1st Grade. Read more.

70 Low-Cost, Family-Friendly Things to Do (When it’s 70 or Warmer)

If you’re like most of our staff, you’ve been waiting (im)patiently for the weather to turn nice so you can enjoy everything Milwaukee has to offer. Our Community Outreach and Engagement teams recently partnered with our Marketing Department to create a list of things we thought our families, youth and kids in care might enjoy. First, it was a top ten … Continue

SaintA adds Digital Content Specialist

(From Milwaukee Business Journal) Marquette grad Leah Harris has joined SaintA’s in-house marketing team as a digital content specialist. Through internships she has already had bylines in Milwaukee Neighborhood News and Milwaukee Magazine.

Called to Care for Teenagers

(From Ms. Roberson has cared for nearly 40 foster children in the past five years – almost all have been teenagers. “They’re hurting on the inside and they need someone to love them and to trust them,” she says. 

Read Across America at CWA

(From On March 1, Capitol West Academy students celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Guest readers included the school’s founder, pro-sports team owners, community leaders and more.

Family Services Supervisor Joins Panel About Vel Phillips

On Feb. 28, Penny Liddell, SaintA family services supervisor, celebrated Black History Month along with FBI Milwaukee and several other notable organizations by remembering Vel Phillips. She joined Chief Judge Maxine Aldridge White, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service Deputy Editor Adam Carr and Professor of History at Marquette University Dr. Robert Smith for a panel hosted by FBI Milwaukee’s Diversity and Inclusion … Continue

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