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NAMI Ozaukee Hosts Family to Family Program

The Family-to-Family Education Program, a course offered by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) intended for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. Over 300,000 have taken this free 12 session course. It is available nationwide. NAMI Ozaukee’s local Family-to-Family class starts in Mequon beginning on Tuesday, February 27 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. This 12 session course continues each Tuesday through May 15.

Winter/Spring 2018 Training

Are You Compassionate? A Good Listener? Do You Care about People?

Become a COPE Hotline Listener!

Winter/Spring 2018 Training

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

4-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7

Learn About:

  • Reflective Listening
  • Dealing with Grief
  • The most common Mental Health Challenges
  • Ozaukee County Resources
  • Handling Crises

Meet the COPE Staff and other interesting, compassionate people in your community!

Become part of the COPE Community!

Contact Miriam Stern for more info at (262) 377-1477 or

Call to Connect

Do you know someone who is elderly, isolated, mentally challenged or otherwise vulnerable and would like a weekly phone call?

COPE Services is a not for profit organization in Grafton that runs a 24 hour, confidential hotline for those seeking emotional support, crisis intervention and referrals for services in Ozaukee County.

“Call to Connect” is a new program where isolated individuals or caregivers can receive weekly care calls from our volunteers.

To register for this program, please call Jan Valentine at 262-377-1477 or email her at

Lecture on Adult Bullying Jan. 25

Ozaukee County INVEST Mental Health Coalition & Aging Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County is hosting a FREE lecture on: “Adult Bullying” How to recognize it and deal with it effectively. “Bullying is not an experience limited to childhood.”

Dr. Michael Weber-Certified Stress Management Consultant Port Washington-Saukville School District Superintendent

When: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Time: 11:30AM-1:00PM

Where: Ozaukee Pavilion at Cedarburg Fairgrounds A light lunch will be provided Space is limited~ First Come First Served

Hosted by: Ozaukee County INVEST Mental Health Coalition & Aging Disability Resource Center of Ozaukee County

This is a FREE Event For questions please contact: 262-284-8173

Thanks to our Rockin’ on the River Sponsors!

COPE would like to thank all the folks that made our Rockin’ on the River fundraiser on Nov. 9 a success! A special thanks to our sponsors:

BMO Harris Bank

Froedtert & The Medical College


US Bank

88.9 Radio Milwaukee

You rock!

UWM Nursing Students Collaborate with COPE

COPE was presented with a report from the “Population Health Practicum” class at UWMilwaukee’s College of Nursing on April 28. The students, led by Nursing Clinical Instructor Gina Welch, created a Community Health Assessment comparing two zip codes — one from Ozaukee County and one from Milwaukee County — an extensive list of resources and an evaluation of the barriers to mental health resources. We are so thankful for this partnership and look forward to working with these thoughtful, caring students in the future. Special thanks to Julie Upstill, public health educator with Washington Ozaukee Public Health for connecting COPE to this group!

Gina Welch, UW Milwaukee Nursing Clinical Instructor, second from right, and her students present COPE with findings on April 28, 2017.

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