Milwaukee Civic - Services - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Support for human needs and infrastructure
  • Transport: Milwaukee offers a variety of transit options; because of its small size in area (Milwaukee County is the second-smallest county in terms of land area in the state) and high population (Milwaukee County is by far the most populous county in the state), this population density means that public transit can work fairly well; Milwaukee County's transit system is recognized as a well-run and efficient bus system
    • MKE Transit: Summarizes transit options in the Milwaukee area; focus is on public transit; includes links to official Web sites where available and sources of further information about Milwaukee transit and projects
    • MCTS: Milwaukee County Transit System; a bus transit system serving Milwaukee County; Milwaukee County Transit System was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award--the highest award a transit company can achieve--by the American Public Transit Association in 1987 and 1999
    • Bublr Bikes: Bike-sharing system
    • Airport MKE: General Mitchell International Airport (MKE); the largest passenger airport in Wisconsin with over 400 daily departures and arrivals; many airlines offer non-stop service to major cities around the United States from MKE
    • Airport MWC: Lawrence J Timmerman Airport; on Milwaukee's northwest side, offering air service to general aviation
    • Port: Port of Milwaukee; major industrial port on Lake Michigan and the St. Lawrence Seaway System; handles general and project cargoes, roll on/ roll off, containers, dry and liquid bulk and heavy lifts in excess of 180 metric tons; provides vessel owners and cargo interests with cargo handling services
    • Amtrak: Amtrak passenger train service; from Milwaukee Amtrak station at 5th and St. Paul Streets; train service south to Chicago and west to Minneapolis; also stop at MKE airport; see photo album page available photo album page
    • Bicycle: Milwaukee by Bike; maps showing the trail systems for bicycles in Milwaukee county
    • Car Free: Possible in Milwaukee; with good walkability and some transit systems, you could easily live without a car in Milwaukee--I do
    • Car Sharing: Avoid owning a car; be car-free as much as possible, but keep the idea that you can rent or borrow a car only when you need it--for a big project or trip to far-out areas, for example
    • GCM Corridor: Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor; information about and near real-time graphics depicting traffic in the Milwaukee area and south to Chicago and Gary, Indiana. Provided as an effort of the Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee Priority Corridor Partners: Illinois Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Transportation, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    • Freeways: Wisconsin Department of Transportation Milwaukee-area current travel information
  • Human: Health and human services
    • Access: health and nutrition benefits
    • Aging Consortium: Milwaukee Aging Consortium; portal for aging-related information, activities, resources, and concerns; connects professionals who serve seniors; community-based agencies, residential facilities, allied health organizations, legal advocates, businesses, academic institutions, public agencies, and specialized aging networks
    • BadgerCare: health program
    • COA: Children's Outing Association Youth and Family Centers; services and programs for Milwaukee families; established 1906
    • Center for Independence: Milwaukee Center for Independence; provides expert resources to assist children, adults and families with mental and physical disabilities to better live and work in the community
    • CUPH: Center for Urban Population Health; a collaboration of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Aurora Health Care; aims to meet the health needs of Wisconsin through education, research, patient care and service
    • CVI: Center for Veterans Issues
    • Disability Ind 1st: IndependenceFirst; resources for people with disabilities
    • Disability Eisenhower Ctr: Eisenhower Center; serves adults with cerebral palsy, neurological disorders or other developmental disabilities by providing job training and therapy services as well as the opportunity for paid employment
    • Domestic Violence: Sojourner Family Peace Cente; domestic violence programs to achieve a life free of violence
    • Down Syndrome: Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
    • Goodwill: Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago; provides work opportunities and skill development for people with barriers to employment
    • Habitat: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity; opporunities for home ownership
    • Homeless: Repairers of the Breach; grassroots advocacy for homeless and at-risk homeless
    • Homeless shelter: The Guest House; provides shelter for adult men in the evening
    • Homeless Vets: Milwaukee Homeless Veteran Initiative; services for veterans to maintain their highest level of independence
    • Impact 211: services help (phone 211); helps to identify the needs of individuals and their connection to other life crises; Emergency Food, Alcohol or Other Drug Abuse, Health Care, Homelessness and Emergency Shelter, Financial Assistance, Family and Parenting Issues, Mental Health Care, Legal Assistance, Housing Concerns, and many more...
    • La Causa: Childcare agency, bilingual
    • Mental Health: Mental Health America in Milwaukee County; improves the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses through advocacy
    • NextDoor: education center; helps families and children to develop skills for self-sufficiency
    • Senior: Wisconsin Senior Services; Senior Resources Online; services available to older adults in the state of Wisconsin including alzheimer's, benefits, care, residential, elder abuse, family care, home health, hospice, hospitals, housing, nursing, and veterans.
    • SHARE: food buying club; enables communities to respond to basic needs and provides access to good, nutritious food at reduced cost through a self-help distribution system
    • Social Development: Social Development Commission; provides community, adult, adult, and basic needs services
    • Sojourner: Family Peace Center; addresses domestic violence; shelter
    • Summit: Summit Educational Association; tutoring and mentoring program for Milwaukee’s inner city children
    • UMOS: United Migrant Opportunity Services; helps migrant and seasonal workers to improve their well-being, education, health, and housing
    • Veterans Hosp: Clement J. Zablocki United States Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
    • Vision Forward: resource for people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired
    • Workers: Milwaukee Workers Web site; helps workers with job-related information about transportation, child care, and health care; developed by the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee School of Continuing Education Center for Transportation Education
    • -USA Human-: National Health and Human services; you can use these directories to find doctors, hospitals, dentists, and other health and human services
  • Facilities: Institutions, units, organizations, or systems that build, distribute, plan, or and keep area resources or infrastructure working
    • We Energies: trade name for Wisconsin Electric Power Company and Wisconsin Gas Company; provides gas, electric, and steam service in Milwaukee area to customers in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan; unit of Wisconsin Energy Corporation
    • Sewage: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District; a state-chartered, government agency providing wastewater services for 28 municipalities
    • Regional Planning: Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission; the official areawide planning agency for the highly urbanized southeastern region of Wisconsin
    • SWWTWater: Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust; partnership established in 2008 to achieve healthy and sustainable water resources throughout the 2,849 square kilometer Greater Milwaukee Watersheds
    • Waste: Southeast Wisconsin Waste Reduction Coalition; an environmental organization consisting of local governments, state agencies, non-profits, businesses, schools, and environmental organizations to help reduce waste materials before the expense and energy consumption inherent in recycling; includes waste reduction resources and information
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