IMPACT is committed to changing lives, for good. Our family of services helps restore the health and productivity of individuals, organizations and workplaces leading to an improved quality of life for our entire community.
IMPACT 2-1-1 is a central access point for people in need. During times of personal crisis or community disaster the free, confidential helpline and online resource directory make it easy for residents to get connected to information and assistance.
IMPACT Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services includes consultation and referral for people concerned about alcohol or drug use.
IMPACT Awareness raises community consciousness about risky drinking and promotes healthy lifestyles with the stop drinking [SO MUCH] milwaukee campaign.
IMPACT Workplace Services provides consultation, training and employee assistance programs to foster a healthy and productive work environment.
Today is the 2010 United Way Campaign kick-off. Your workplace may conduct a campaign; you may read articles about United Way in JSOnline; or you may see campaign billboards throughout our community encouraging you to “Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED”.
There’s a reason why: when people support the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, they’re actually supporting organizations that help our community. In fact, a large donation from the United Way made it possible for 2-1-1 @ IMPACT to respond to nearly 11,000 community households that sustained flood damage this past July.
If you needed a food pantry or emergency shelter, how would you locate it? Google? Yellow Pages? Your place of worship? While most of us will never experience hunger or the threat of homelessness, thousands* of our neighbors do every year, and have turned to 2-1-1 @ IMPACT for help in accessing these kinds of resources and many others.
Our call data demonstrates that the issues causing people to struggle the most – whether they’re from the heart of Milwaukee, the near Northshore or the southern suburbs – are surprisingly similar. The Top Five Needs of callers from randomly-selected communities – Franklin, Greendale, Shorewood, Wauwatosa and Milwaukee – include the most basic of human needs: Food and Shelter. (See the map below)