Aurora Family Service
When a crisis or major change occurs in your life, you may feel unable to cope with it. We reach people in home, work, school and neighborhood settings:
- To identify and build on their strengths
- To respect their ability to make the best decisions for themselves and their families
- To help them find solutions that work for them
We are located at 3200 W. Highland Blvd. in Milwaukee. For more information, call Aurora Family Service at (414) 342-4560.
We offer services ranging from in-office psychotherapy to intensive home-based mental health services, comprehensive services for the elderly and their families, parenting education and support, and financial counseling.
Generous donations allow us to offer services on a sliding scale to meet every budget and situation.
Our babies were born too early. They were so tiny we were afraid to touch them. The people at Family Service taught us how to hold and feed them with confidence, and now they grow stronger each day.
For 8 years I put up with my husbands drinking and abuse. Then one day the nurse at the clinic introduced me to Ann. She helped me see I had other choices. It took time, but I finally got the courage to take back my life.
I wasn't ready to be a mother. I couldn't even take care of myself. But something happened when I went to my first Nurturing Program. I saw that my baby's future depended on me not smoking, eating right, going to the doctor. Now, the best part of the day is when I read to her.
It was hard to admit I needed help, even when my apartment manager told me I had to move. But Judith wouldn't give up on me. She found a doctor I go to regularly and a homemaker to do the laundry and a few chores. With a little help, I plan to stick around a long time!
I lost my job and had some problems with my checking account. Then I found out no bank would even talk to me for 5 years. I couldn't get a loan, and I was spending a fortune on money orders just to pay bills. Now I'm back on my feet financially.
I came to the Family Therapy Training Institute after completing my masters degree but I wasn't quite ready to take on the tough work of dealing with real families with multiple problems. After two years of learning in the classroom, clinic and in families homes, working with the best minds in the field, I now have the skills, experience and confidence to make a difference in the lives of troubled families'.
(Dr. Lee was the first Hmong therapist in Wisconsin to achieve clinical membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-AAMFT.)