News and Stories

  • Residential Boys Become Gardeners

    Boys in the Residential Program are growing green thumbs, courtesy of Ron Klemp, occupational therapist. When Ron started at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, he thought planting a garden would be a great way to work with the boys. Then he attended a seminar on the therapeutic value of gardening and got hooked. As luck would have it, he learned ... Continue →
  • Transitions Therapeutic School Announces Lunch Policy

    Milwaukee, Wis. (8/12/13) — Transitions Therapeutic School, at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, today announced its policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The school office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The following household ... Continue →
  • Three New Positions at St. Aemilian-Lakeside, Integrated Family Services

    Milwaukee, Wis. (7/29/13) — Mike Boeder has been named as St. Aemilian-Lakeside’s new Chief Administrative Officer. His duties include oversight of an integrated quality-improvement and performance-management department, program development and enhancement and management of information technology and facilities. His most recent prior position was Vice President of Child Welfare at the St. Aemilian-Lakeside subsidiary Integrated ... Continue →
  • SAL Foster Parents Receive Governor’s Awards

    Four foster parents licensed by St. Aemilian-Lakeside were chosen for the 2013 Governor’s Foster Care Award. The award honors their positive influence on the children in their care, their advocacy for children in out-of-home care and consistently going above and beyond what is expected. The awards, which were bestowed in a ceremony in Madison on ... Continue →
  • Actors Help Social Workers Learn the Ropes

    Mom, called Sarah, was not happy. Her body language oozed displeasure, and she seethed with barely controlled hostility. The social worker tried to keep her voice steady and her demeanor calm. “You don’t know me; you don’t know my son. How can you come in here and tell me what to do?” Sarah said, with more than ... Continue →
  • ILS Client Wins State Award for Advocacy

    Wilton Johnson, a three-year client in our Independent Living Services’ Supportive Permanent Housing program, won a Governor’s Foster Care award in the youth category on May 29 in Madison. A former foster youth who also formerly was homeless, Wil was honored for his advocacy for former and current foster youth. He does so through a number ... Continue →
  • Greater Milwaukee Foundation Grant Brings $450,000

    Milwaukee, Wis. (7/16/13) — St. Aemilian-Lakeside recently received a $450,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Russell J. and Betty Jane Shaw Fund to integrate a trauma informed approach into child welfare at its subsidiary, Integrated Family Services. The three-year grant engages the work of renowned experts in trauma informed care and adverse childhood experiences, Doctors ... Continue →
  • Cirque du SAL Raises $48,000

    Milwaukee, Wis. (5/10/13) -– Our April 27 fundraiser, Cirque du SAL, raised more than $48,000, a significant increase over last year’s proceeds. The funds support young adults in our Independent Living Services (ILS), which helps former foster children successfully transition to adulthood. There are not adequate government resources to support this program, so it relies ... Continue →
  • Clarissia (CJ) Jackson Joins Board

    Milwaukee, Wis. (5/10/2013) — Clarissia (CJ) Jackson recently joined the board of directors of St. Aemilian-Lakeside. She is the senior human resources manager for global technology at GEHealthcare, where she has worked since 1998. At GEHC, she is responsible for recruiting engineering leaders and staffing teams in places such as India, China, Hungary, and theU.S. ... Continue →
  • Resource Fair for Youth in Transition April 22

    Milwaukee, Wis. (4/18/13) –- St. Aemilian-Lakeside and Integrated Family services are co-sponsors of a Resource Fair for Youth in Transition, April 22, 2-6 p.m., at the UWM School of Continuing Education,161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 7000. Thirty-five agencies will provide resources on jobs, education, housing and safety, and raffle items will include Brewer’s tickets. The ... Continue →
  • President Named to Abuse, Prevention Board

    Milwaukee, Wis. (2/27/13) –- President and CEO Teri Zywicki has been appointed by the governor to a three-year term on the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board. The panel promotes research and strategies that help prevent child abuse and neglect. It also is charged with promoting community responsibility and public awareness about protecting children ... Continue →
  • Timothy Herman Joins Board of Directors

    Milwaukee, Wis. (2/25/13) — Timothy J. Herman, a consulting actuary in the Milwaukee office of Milliman, Inc., a firm specializing in employee benefits, insurance, investing and financial services, has joined the Board of Directors of St. Aemilian-Lakeside. Before the election to this board, Tim served on the board of Integrated Family Services (IFS), a St. Aemilian-Lakeside ... Continue →
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