What's New?

Employment Opportunity - Part Time Family Advocate

MHA is seeking to hire a Family Advocate, working 25 hours a week, in our Strong Families Healthy Homes Program. Additional information including minimum requirements, job description, pay range and benefits here.  Deadline to apply is March 4, 2016 at 4:00pm.

My Feelings Matter Poster Contest

Creating artwork is one way to support the development of children’s social emotional health. The theme of the poster contest is My Feelings Matter. The contest commemorates National Children’s Mental Health Awareness week in May and highlights its importance all year round. Posters will be accepted from Feb. 1 to March 18. Learn more >>

MHA Appoints new Associate Director

MHA is pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Associate Director, Karissa Vogel, MSW, LCSW.  MHA is fortunate to have talent within the organization to fulfill this important role.  Karissa has been a valued team member with MHA for over 5 years, as the Program Manager for our Strong Families Healthy Homes program. 

Karissa comes to this role with strong leadership skills and experience working in the community.  She has been involved in many community initiatives, such as Co-Chairing the Milwaukee Family Resource Connection Meetings for the past 3 years; sitting on several Lifecourse (LIHF) workgroups, the Safe Babies Court initiative and coordinating Peer delivered services in Family Drug Treatment court to name a few. Please join us in congratulating Karissa!

Consider MHA for Your Giving

Meet Monica

Imagine you’re 20 years old, pregnant, unable to find work or a stable place to return to each night, and no car. Imagine waking everyday not knowing how you and your unborn child are going to make ends meet. Meet Monica. This was her life; this was her reality.

Through MHA programming, Monica became empowered as Family Advocates and Certified Peer Specialists guided her through the mental and health care systems. Our programs provided her with information and resources enabling her to find housing, transportation and a safe place for her and her baby. This is what MHA does; we help people regain control of their physical and mental health.

Our current mental health care system is unable to meet the needs of the community. MHA’s programming and resources help fill the gaps in our current mental health system, one person, one family at a time. Monica is but one of thousands living with mental illness and desperate for help. We need you to support MHA so we can continue to offer first-class, compassionate services that work to provide individuals and families with the vital services they need to get back on their feet.

MHA works daily…

  • Advocating to raise awareness of mental health’s impact on our overall health
  • Educating individuals, families, the community and business on what good mental health looks and feels like; and the early identification and intervention of mental illness
  • Providing Certified Peer Specialists and Family Advocates who help those living with mental illness find the resources they need to stay in the community and reduce costly trips to the hospital
  • Protecting the rights of individuals by advising policy makers on issues surrounding mental health and suicide prevention


Current funding does not cover all the costs associated with services. Each year the demand for mental healthcare and the demand for our services increases, yet funding is limited as federal and state grants continue to shrink.

Can we count on you to make a generous end of the year donation of $25, $50, $100, $500 or more to help MHA continue to provide Advocacy, Education, and Service to our community in 2016 and beyond?

Thank you for your commitment to making Wisconsin one of the best places to live, work, play and raise a family.







Martina Gollin-Graves, President/ CEO