Child Welfare

The Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services contracts with SaintA to provide child welfare services to about 900 families, including nearly 1,300 children. We work diligently to provide them with Trauma Informed services that ensure safety, permanence and well-being.

The majority of children in our care are involved in the Ongoing Case Management program. Ongoing case managers are assigned by the court system to work with a family under a Child In Need of Protective Services (CHIPS) order. The case managers develop a permanency plan and adhere to standards regarding safety and well-being.

Intensive In-Home Services cases are those in which families can remain unified with in-home safety planning. The focus of the case management programs is on keeping families safe, together and home.

Families in these two programs are supported by SaintA’s Family Services Department, which provides a variety of Trauma Informed services working toward family unification, promoting well-being and keeping families together.

Our Child Welfare services began when we created a subsidiary, Integrated Family Services (IFS). The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families selected IFS for this role in March of 2009 after it participated in a competitive process. The department had implemented a number of changes at the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, and the selection was targeted to complement several quality improvement initiatives and enhance overall performance in the child welfare system.

In January of 2014, IFS and the former St. Aemilian-Lakeside were merged to create SaintA.

Child Welfare services are housed in offices at:
Summit Place, 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 4400, West Allis, WI 53214.

For more information, contact:
Dwayne Marks
Vice President of Child and Family Well-being
(414) 604-5700

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