The Human Services Department at the United Community Center was founded in 1979 in response to increasing demands for bilingual and culturally competent programs for Hispanics and other minorities with alcohol and other drug abuse problems. In the thirty years since the department's inception, the reach of our services has extended beyond alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) treatment to include programs that offer a variety of mental health services, including outpatient treatment and mental health services targeted specifically at the elderly population.
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We want to empower and educate our clients while supporting them so they have the ability to change their situations. We want to aid our clients in regaining the capability to take care of themselves and otheres to build up their confidence and happiness on a physical and emotional level.
The Human Services Department operates a state-licensed clinic for both alcohol and drug abuse (AODA). UCC is also a network service provider for the Milwaukee County AODA Bureau, the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare System, the Milwaukee Wraparound system, the W2 system and various insurance HMO carriers.
Central Intake Unit
The United Community Center, Human Services Building has a bilingual Central Intake Unit. This intake provides screening and authorizations for AODA services through Wiser Choice; clients are accepted by appointment or walk-in.
UCC offers three levels of treatment for substance abuse: