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Posted on: July 28, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Kenosha County to host ‘Human Services on the Go’ in local neighborhoods

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The Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability & Behavioral Health Services in partnership with Kenosha County Public Health will offer a mobile human services unit, “Human Services on the Go,” at events this Friday and in August.

The mobile resource unit will visit local neighborhoods with high rates of drug overdose to provide more visibility of behavioral health services within the community.

Human Services on the Go will provide on-the-street Narcan training, as well as information and resources regarding mental health, substance abuse, lead abatement, Bright Family Beginnings and Parents as Teachers. 

“Kenosha County is committed to reducing the rate of drug overdoses in our county, and our goal is to meet people right where they are,” said County Executive Samantha Kerkman, “Human Services on the Go provides Kenosha County residents with life-saving resources in a familiar environment, no matter where they are on the continuum of care.”

The mobile unit will provide behavioral health resources this Friday, July 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alliance Women’s Clinic, 6105 22nd Ave., and Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Ave. The unit will visit designated neighborhoods leading up to its participation at the Kenosha County Fair in mid-August. 

The Kenosha County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center, which links people with substance use disorder resources, may be reached from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 262-764-8555. The Kenosha County crisis hotline, operated by Kenosha Human Development Services, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at 262-657-7188.

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