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
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.
Click here for the flyer
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]
CARS Housing Initiative
All community contracted providers need to be familiar with the policy CARS Housing Guidelines for Case Management Providers policy.
Housing Collaborative: All CARS contracted providers and each case manager/care coordinator is welcome to attend a monthly collaboration meeting regarding Housing. Meetings will include updates from our partners at the Milwaukee County Housing Division, Sharing of Resources, Networking, and Complex Case Reviews.
Housing Collaborative meetings will take place on the Second Monday of each month from 1 PM to 2:30 PM.
Interested in getting even more involved? Stay on the meeting from 2:30 PM to 3 PM to be a part of our Steering Committee.
Any staff that attends the Housing Collaborative will be considered a Housing Champion! Our goal is to build a network of staff that are knowledgable about housing in the Milwaukee community. We want as many Housing Champions as possible!
To become a Housing Champion, attend a monthly meeting! Click here for the flyer and Teams Link.
Click HERE for access to all meeting notes.
Resource: Learning more about how to help those individuals that have no income with resources, housing, application fees, moving fees, etc. To view the PPT click here
To view the Coordinated Entry Housing Questionnaire click here
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
1220 W. Vliet, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53205-2117
(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)
CCS Policies & Procedures
CCS Recovery Advisory Committee (RAC)
To view all RAC meeting minutes, click HERE