Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) Providers
Provider Network Credentialing Program
On July 1, 2019, the Milwaukee County Mental Health Board (MHB) approved the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) Provider Network Credentialing Program. The purpose of the BHD Provider Network Credentialing Program is to ensure that its physician, advanced practice nurse and licensed clinical and counseling psychologist practitioners participating, or those seeking to participate, in the network meet the established minimum thresholds for participation, which include, but are not limited to, the standards of professional licensure, training and certification.
Provider Network Practitioner Credentialing
Universal Application for Initial Screening
Last updated 12/26/2019
Service Authorization Request (SAR) Forms & ASAMs
WIser Choice Provider Information
Other News & Resources
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2023 CARS NIATx Change Project Collaborative Meetings
CARS will resume virtual NIATx Change Project Collaborative meetings in 2023. All meetings will take place on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Updates about the collabortive can be found on the MC3 website at: MC3milwaukee.com
For more information, contact [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]
My Home / CARS Collaboration
To view the meeting where the My Home staff educated CARS case manager/care coordinators on Sept. 3, 2020, click here.
My Home Monthly Match Report
Case Manager Change Form
Motivational Interviewing (MI) Peer Learning Group
The Milwaukee County MI Peer Learning Group will meet monthly to help deepen the understanding of MI skills through review of the principles and practice. This learning environment will a safe way to hone your skills and get feedback for others to enhance the art of communicating and interacting with others.
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Join us the first Thursday of the month from 9:00-10:30. Each Month will be new topic/discussion, so if you miss one, that is OK.
Please Use this Link to Join the MI Peer Learning Group Monthly 2023 MI Peer Learning Group:
2023 MI Peer Learning Group
Questions: [email protected]
All Provider Meetings
2022 All-Provider Meetings
- Thursday, Feb. 10
- Thursday, May 12
- Thursday, Aug. 11
- Thursday, Nov. 10
All-Provider meetings are currently being held virtually on Teams. An agenda with a link will go out in the week prior to the meeting.
CARS Policies and Procedures
Per Attachment J of the contract, the following DHHS and CARS policies are relevant to all CARS providers.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
CARS Contact Info
Community Access to Recovery Services
9455 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 454-4242 (fax)
Amy Lorenz, Deputy Administrator
(414) 257-7729 Phone
(414) 454-4242 Fax
Jennifer Wittwer, Director
(414) 257-4704 Phone
(414) 454-4242 Fax
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Resources for CCS Providers
CCS Orientation Training Videos
Presentations That Accompany Videos
CCS Overview Training
Replaces Module 1 in the video series above.
New CCS staff should attend the live Teams trainings that occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month of 2022 from 9 a.m. - noon (January through October). The final training will be held Dec. 13. RSVPs are required to attend the monthly training. Email Jen Alfredson to RSVP.
CCS Overview Power Point
This training requires three pre-requisites:
1. Medicaid overview
2. Tour of SharePoint
3. Orientation and training checklists
CCS Policies & Procedures
CCS Recovery Advisory Committee (RAC)
Tools for Youth Missing from Care
Wraparound Provider Forum
- Monday, November 12, 2018
- 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Held at SaintA
- 3939 N. 88th St., Milwaukee
- Capitol Academy Entrance
Family Intervention Support & Services (FISS) Policies
Training & In-Service Schedules
In-services are held the first Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.
- January 3: Wraparound Administration Panel @ Washington Senior Center
- February 7: Transition Planning – Wrap sups and leads @ Wraparound Admin Building
- March 7: Medication Management @ Sojourner Family Peace Center
- April 4: Supports Across the Lifespan: CCS, Children’s Services, Adult Services @ SaintA
- May 2: Criminogenic Risk, Needs& Response @ Sojourner Family Peace Center
- June 6: Engaging Fathers @ Sojourner Family Peace Center
- July 4: No In-service
- August 1: Special Education: Laws and Advocacy @ SaintA
- September 5: Restorative Justice @ SaintA
- October 3: Suicide Awareness @ SaintA
- November 7: TBD @ SaintA
- December 5: No In-Service
SaintA: 8901 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53222
(Enter through the side of the building to access the Franciscan Center. Park north of the yellow chain as close to the building as possible down the entire length of the lot to leave the south side of the lot open for the Capitol West students (near the basketball courts))
Sojourner Family Peace Center: 619 W. Walnut, Milwaukee, WI 53212
(You must wear a name tag while in the building for security purposes.)
Contact Julie Miles at (414) 257-6532 with any questions.