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While the situation around COVID-19 is fluid and changing frequently, one thing is certain — our clients need our services now more than ever. Benedict Center staff continue to be available by phone and email even though we have suspended most face-to-face services and transitioned to telehealth support for clients. The Sisters Program South continues to provide essential support to women through modified on-site services and street outreach.  Please be patient with us if our reply takes a bit longer than usual as we navigate the best way to continue vital services for our clients. Thank you for your understanding!
 
Benedict Center on MLK: 414.374.1774
Sisters Program South: 414.346.4406
 
If your matter is urgent, please contact kbauer@benedictcenter.org or call Jeanne Geraci's cell at 414.426.6891.
 
                                                                                                                   
The Benedict Center provides community-based substance abuse and mental health treatment, education and support to women in the criminal justice system so they can live safer and healthier lives for themselves, their children and our community through the following programs: 
Women's Harm Reduction ProgramServices include mental health and substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and groups to address trauma.  We also offer adult education, parenting and employment classes and support in a community based location.  We also operate a women's reentry program at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.
Sisters ProgramA street outreach, case management and skill building program for women in prostitution and or/sex trafficking. The program is an innovative community-police partnership and is gaining recognition as a more effective way to improve the health and safety of women and communities.
Justice Advocacy:  With national recognition, the Benedict Center advocates for the use of best practice and cost-effective policies to ensure fair treatment for women involved in the justice system.  Our current advocacy focus is to create a citywide diversion policy and services for women in street sex trade.
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