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Talking Points

Welcome to Talking Points, the e-mail newsletter for the Centers for Independence. Newsletters cover topics including latest news, donations and fundraising, human resources, and career opportunities.

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December 2021 Talking Points: The Dohmen Foundation supports community initiative

By Candace Romano

The Milwaukee Center for Independence, an affiliate of CFI, received a $60,000 grant from the Dohmen Company Foundation to create a food navigator position. The goal for this role is to help young people...

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November 2021 Talking Points: Art therapy helps Cammy heal!

By Candace Romano

Camille Draheim, or Cammy as she prefers to be called, has been in therapy since she was a teen. There have been many dark days for her. For a long time, she couldn’t find her way, until an art therapist...

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October 2021 Talking Points: United Heartland gift delights our students

By Candace Romano

Wells Street Academy students will have fun and use their creative juices to create art and craft projects thanks to a generous donation from United Heartland employees.The wide range of supplies included...

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September 2021 Talking Points: CFI welcomes A. Joy Rivera to Board of Directors

By Candace Romano

CFI is pleased to welcome A. Joy Rivera to our Board of Directors.Joy is the executive director of patient safety at Froedtert Hospital, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Industrial...

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August 2021 Talking Points: CFI welcomes new board members

By Candace Romano

CFI is pleased to welcome two new, highly qualified members to our Board of Directors.Bruce J. Betters is the CEO and chief investment officer of Marshall Street Capital and responsible for its investment...

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July 2021 Talking Points: We thank our recent donors!

By Candace Romano

Volunteers from Reinhart Foodservice helped pull weeds and other tasks in the garden at our West Wells Street location.Reinhart Foodservice has been a wonderful corporate partner, volunteering many times...

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June 2021 Talking Points: MCFI parent company undergoes visual transformation

By Candace Romano

The Centers for Independence, MCFI's parent company, has launched a new visual identity and mission and vision statements, which better capture CFI’s commitment to the community.The new logo uses calming...

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May 2021 Talking Points: CRC-West opens its doors

By Candace Romano

CFI opened its third Crisis Resource Center, providing an additional 10 beds to serve those in psychiatric crisis as the need for 24/7 stabilization services continues to grow in the community.CRC-West...

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April 2021 Talking Points: Services offered at our main campus

By Candace Romano

We are excited to announce that our Brain Health and LIFE day programming services are now open for in-person services at our Main Campus, 2020 W. Wells St.The move from our campus in Bay View allows us...

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March 2021 Talking Points: Training program readies him for work

By Nicholas Dettmann

A cognitive disability and fear of talking to strangers made it difficult for Noah to join the world of work.But he did.With the help of CFI’s Forward Academy, Noah gained the customer service skills needed...

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February 2021 Talking Points: CFI partners to provide meals

By Candace Romano

We are proud to be part of a partnership that offers nearly 100 free meal sites throughout the Milwaukee area to feed hungry kids.We are partnering with the Hunger Task Force and Boys and Girls Clubs of...

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January 2021 Talking Points: A Message from Teri Zywicki

By Teri Zywicki

As an agency whose mission is to advance total health, one of CFI’s increasingly important challenges today is to recognize symptoms of trauma and develop care plans to help people manage their emotions...

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