Ascension understands the significant barriers to behavioral and mental health access in our communities. Lack of mental health services, a health disparity among vulnerable people, can worsen other health problems. Opioid addiction is a national crisis -- 2 of every 3 overdose deaths are related to opioids.
We offer compassionate, personalized treatment programs to help adults and older adults with behavioral and mental health needs. Many addiction, behavioral services and mental health units in the Ozaukee and Milwaukee communities depend on your generous philanthropic support.
In the past year, your support has allowed Ascension to meet Behavioral Health needs in greater Milwaukee.
With funding from the state Department of Health Services, Ascension St. Joseph has expanded access to care for people with opioid use disorder. The program provides buprenorphine, a medication to stop opioid abuse, and recovery coaches to guide patients to health, providing support and connections to needed resources and services
Opening of inpatient geropsych behavioral health unit for older adults at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee
Successful Opiate Addiction Recovery (SOAR) Program at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee
Recovery coaching services at Ascension Wisconsin hospitals in the Milwaukee area