- Alcohol and Substance Use
- Community Closets
- COVID-19 Testing
- Food Pantries
- Hunger Task Force
- Stress & Anxiety
- Suicide Prevention
- Violence in the Home
Substance Abuse: SAMHSA’s National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889
Community Closets are a resource available to all West Allis-West Milwaukee community members. The Community Closets are filled with many items (e.g., non-perishable food, clothing from birth through adults, school supplies, etc.) to help families in need. All items have been donated by the community, staff, and parents.
Horace Mann Elementary School Community Closet: Call Maria Garcia at 414-604-3912 for further information or complete the request form here.
Dottke High School Community Closet: Call Meg Holzhauer at 414-604-3561, email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the request form here.
Requests will be filled as soon as possible.
Our District wants to inform its students and families that it is currently offering free diagnostic COVID-19 testing with parental consent if there is a known exposure or if a student is experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Additionally, our District may conduct broader outbreak COVID-19 testing if it believes that exposures and close contacts may be significant. Finally, our District may conduct screening testing prior to extracurricular events, including homecoming and prom. These testing opportunities will be communicated on an individual basis. The diagnostic testing will be performed by our school nurses, with analysis completed by NOAH Clinical Laboratory located in West Allis. These COVID-19 testing opportunities will not be conducted as a condition to enrollment. Our District will provide parental notice and obtain informed, written consent ahead of any COVID testing.
Feeding His Flock
2828 S. 76th Street
First Lutheran Church
7400 W. Lapham Street
First United Methodist Church Of West Allis
1574 S. 76th Street
Good Samaritan Outreach
5924 W. Burnham Street
Holy Assumption - St. Augistine
1525 S. 71st Street
Mother of Perpetual Help
1121 S. 116th Street and 1414 S. 93rd Street
Mount Hope Lutheran Church
8633 W. Becher Street
St. Florian Church
1210 S. 45th Street
St. Johns Lutheran Church
8633 W. Becher Street
St. Matthias Catholic Church
9306 W. Beloit Road
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
7929 W. Lincoln Avenue
St. Rita's Catholic Church
2318 S. 61st Street
Woodlawn Lutheran Church
2217 S. 99th Street.
Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones, your financial situation or job, or loss of support services you rely on.
Changes in sleep or eating patterns.
Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
Worsening of chronic health problems.
Worsening of mental health conditions.
Take care of your body– Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Connect with others– Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member. Maintain healthy relationships, and build a strong support system.
Take breaks– Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths. Try to do activities you usually enjoy.
Stay informed– When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials. Be aware that there may be rumors during a crisis, especially on social media. Always check your sources and turn to reliable sources of information.
Avoid too much exposure to news– Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly. Try to do enjoyable activities and return to normal life as much as possible and check for updates between breaks.
Feelings of feelings of fear, anger, sadness, worry, numbness, or frustration
Changes in appetite, energy, and activity levels
Difficulty concentrating and making decisions
Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
Physical reactions, such as headaches, body pains, stomach problems, and skin rashes
Worsening of chronic health problems
Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Teen Crisis Line: (414) 271-9523
Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Crisis Line: (414) 257-7222
Suicide Helpline: (800) 273-8255