Service Access to Independent Living (SAIL)
The SAIL program
helps adults with mental illness achieve the greatest possible independence and quality of life by assessing individual needs and facilitating access to appropriate community services and supports. Individuals can receive referrals to a variety of services, including:
► Targeted Case Management;
► Community Support Programs;
► Day Treatment;
► Group Home Placements;
► Community Recovery Services (CRS); and
Call (414) 257-8095 for guidance on accessing SAIL services for yourself or someone else. Qualified mental health professionals may also refer an eligible individual by completing the SAIL referral form
, available in the Forms section
of this site.
Individuals who are uninsured or indigent may access outpatient mental health treatment by contacting the BHD Access Clinic
at (414) 257-7665.
Wisconsin Supports Everyone's Recovery (WIser) Choice
is Milwaukee County’s public alcohol and drug treatment and recovery service system. Partnerships with community partners have expanded the choice of providers for clinical treatment and recovery support services for eligible County residents. WIser Choice is open to County residents between the ages of 18-59 who have a history of alcohol or drug use, with priority given to families with children and pregnant women (regardless of age). Individuals may access the WIser Choice system by visiting one of the Central Intake Units (CIU):
611 West National Avenue, Milwaukee
6737 West Washington Street, Suite 2225
M&S Clinical Services
2821 North 4th Street, Milwaukee
The CIUs conduct assessments on a first-come-first-served basis, Monday thru Friday, and provide appropriate referrals to treatment services, including:
Outpatient; Care Coordination; Day Treatment; Residential; Methadone Maintenance; Detoxification; and Recovery Support Services
WIser Choice Provider Information:
Milwaukee Co-Occurring Competency Cadre (MC3)
is a system-wide initiative to improve the service quality and experience for Milwaukee County residents with complex and co-occurring needs. The Vision is that every program and person in the MC3 will become a welcoming, person-centered, trauma-informed, recovery-oriented, co-occurring capable program. The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and CARS Division are proud members of MC3.
For more information on MC3 and how you or your agency can get involved, please contact our MC3 Coordinator at (414) 257-5413.