National Mental Health & Substance Use Resources
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Mental Health America
- Mental Health America is the nation's leading national nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of mental health, well-being, and illness prevention. Our work is informed, designed, and led by the lived experience of those most affected.
- Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
- Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.
LOTUS Legal Clinic (414)-885-1469
- Free help from lawyers for anyone being forced to work with little or no pay, or anyone who has needed to have sex or do sexual things for money, gifts, drugs, or survival.
Public Defenders Office at Children's Court (414)-266-1210
- Reach lawyers at the public defenders' office here and get legal help.
Pregnant & Parenting Youth
Blanket of Love Program (414)-793-0328
- A prenatal and parenting education program for young women, their spouse or friend and family. Call for schedule and locations.
Empowering Families of Milwaukee (414)-286-5480
- Free home visiting program for pregnant women, teens, and parents of children birth to 3. Provides resources & health/developmental screenings.
Parenting Network (414)-671-0566
- Confidential counseling on any parenting issue, connect to resources, home visiting programs.
24/7 Immediate Help
Pathfinder's 24/7 Hotline
- Call (414)-270-1560 for confidential counseling for youth looking for resources and support, 24/7.
Walker's Point Youth & Family Center
- Call (414)-647-8200 for help for youth with no safe place to go and needing resources, 24/7.
- Call 211 for local resources to food, shelter, jobs and other resources; 24/7.
LGBTQ+ Youth Resources
Diverse and Resilient (414)-390-0444
2439 N. Holton St, Milwaukee, WI 53212
- Free HIV/STI testing and treatment, as well as other resources and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Wisconsin.
Project Q (414)-271-2656
1110 N. Market Street Suite 2, Milwaukee, WI 53202
- HIV prevention program, life skills development, and victim advocacy.
LGBTQ Anti-Violence Resource Line (414)-856-5428
- Call or text an advocate who can help you connect you to a provider or talk through your situation with you.
Drop-In Centers & Shelters for Teens
Pathfinders Drop-In Center (414)-964-2565
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53212
- Basic needs, case management, showers, laundry, hygiene supplies, clothes, kitchen, computers, prevention services.
Walker's Point Youth & Family Center Teen Crisis & Runaway Program (414)-647-8200
732 S. 21st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204
- A safe place to stay for youth ages 11-17 for a few hours or up to 2 weeks, on the South Side, 24/7.
Pathfinders Emergency Youth Shelter (414)-271-1560
1614 E. Kane Place, Milwaukee, WI 53202
- A safe place to stay for youth ages 11-17 for a few hours or up to 2 weeks, on the East Side, 27/7.
Mental & Behavioral Health Services
St. Charles Youth & Family Services (414)-476-3710
151 S. 84th St, Milwaukee, WI 53214
- St. Charles Youth and Family Services believes that all individuals possess unique and diverse strengths, which serve as a catalyst to healthy self-development and self-reliance. We recognize that individuals may experience obstacles during their lifetime and will benefit from the facilitation, support and partnership with professional services.
Mental Health Emergency Center (414)-966-3030
1525 N. 12th St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
- The Mental Health Emergency Center (MHEC) is the new county-wide psychiatric Emergency Department offering 24/7/365 crisis mental health assessment, stabilization, treatment, and transition care management for children, adolescents, and adults.
4200 N. Holton St. Suite 400, Milwaukee, WI 53212
- Provides comprehensive mental health care and support for children, teens, and young adults who cannot afford services elsewhere. Also provides specific counseling for young victims of sexual abuse. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.