A snapshot of our efforts to serve the African American community in Green Bay include:
Elementary, middle school and high school youth programming along with mentor and parent engagement efforts. Over the past two years we have been able to engage over 150 African American families in learning about healthy relationships and black history and culture
The vision of our current prevention initiative is to bring our families together to create necessary change while providing a safe place where our young people can be unapologetically free. We have realized that in order for our vision to become a reality we need to serve both the youth and their families in a more holistic way.
This adjustment has meant that not only are we providing after school prevention programming, but we are being responsive to the various needs that arise. This includes responding to disclosure of violence within the home, peer-to-peer relationships, generational trauma effects and other forms of direct victimization.
We have been able to effectively provide individualized supports that assist in healing such as: intergenerational listening tables, family case management, crisis intervention, medical referrals (i.e., mental health, emergency services), natural disaster displacement and reintegration, child-care, career planning, housing referrals, incarceration assistance & re-entry supports, court accompaniment, transportation, college readiness, community resource supports and many other emerging crisis services.