As a life-long resident of Milwaukee I have made a commitment to improve the lives of those in my community. Quality of care is very important when providing services for children and young adults. The future lies with them so having a solid team of professionals to help as they plan their future is essential. I divide my time between working with the kids and working with our team to ensure they are the best they can be.
As a young child I always knew that I wanted to help people. Becoming a Crisis Stabilizer has been so rewarding. Every day is completely different. You can guarantee that there will be several unexpected challenges for you to deal with. You get to make a real difference in the life of the young children, providing them with some of the tools for success. The children are our future. By helping the kids in tough situations get onto the path of success, you can really make a difference.
I have ten years experience working with at risk youth whom reside in our community. I’ve learned over the years to bring unity, strength, teamwork, and collaboration when working with youth. This allows wonderful things to be achieved. My mission is to continue to provide our youth with love and support so that they can be the best they can be.
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” My ambition and experience will help youth become successful.
“I alone can’t change the world but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” – Mother Theresa. I will continue to listen to the youth and be the light they need to guide them to success.
Being a Crisis Stabilizer means working with youth to create opportunities they may not have gotten otherwise and teaching them the skills necessary to be successful as they progress in life.
“Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members” – Helen D. Gayle. It is my mission to engage with youth and make a change.
When your job is considered a hobby, that’s when you found your passion. Working with kids is all I know, to me this is my life. It takes a very special individual to involve, inspire, and captivate that hearts of a child. Once you establish that relationship, put in that time, and you’re consistent, you have them. My passion is to reach one, teach one to continue the proverb ” It takes a village”.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with youth for over 4 years. I have always had a passion to work in the social services field. Everyday is an opportunity to assist our youth with recognizing their worth and to push them to their full potential. I strive to model and teach youth different skills that with help them throughout their lives. Its my biggest priority to build meaning and lasting relationships!
Stanley Harris, BA
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety. I have worked as a crisis stabilizer for 6 years and I have received certification from Wraparound Milwaukee in Crisis Prevention, Crisis Verbal and Physical De-escalation, Non-Suicidal Self Injury and The Bully, The Bullied, and The Bystander just to name a few. I have experience working with youth from the age of six to twenty-one years of age from different social, economic, and mental health backgrounds. I enjoy giving the youth an opportunity to try different and new activities to do in the community and the importance of education and how it can have a positive impact on their lives. Working as a stabilizer has given me the opportunity to give back to kids in the community as was done for me.
Growing up in the inner city I was exposed to violence as a youth, bad neighborhoods, and all things that contributed to bad behavior. Now that I’m older I want to try to make a change in the lives of youth.
Providing one on one care to youth who have trauma is my mission. With my experience I am able to be the key to unlock the doors to your youths future success.
One of the very rewarding aspects of my work has been the interaction with the youth. Defining youth’s strengths and goals allows me to help youth overcome their struggles in life.
I have a passion for working with youth, so it is my desire to see them overcome hardship and succeed in the future. I believe in empowering youth to live out their purpose by cultivating their gifts and talents within.
I am no stranger to trauma personally and professionally. I am the definition of the power of potential. By sharing my story with youth, they are able to see their inner potential and bring out the best in them. They will also show the world who they truly are no matter where their scars are.
I am a qualified Crisis Stabilizer who enjoys helping our youth and families in our community. Being a Crisis Stabilizer is a great opportunity to uplift, inspire, and be a great role model to our youth. I have spent over 17 years combined experience in non profit social services and professional education. I am currently a full time Physical Education Teacher for Milwaukee Public Schools. I enjoy sports, coaching, working out, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and giving back to our community. I am from Milwaukee, WI graduated from Rufus King High School and received a Bachelors of Art from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Youth Development. “In recognizing the Humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.” Thurgood Marshall
“We as leaders are in control of our tomorrows. Our future is determined by the work we put in yesterday.” I am determined to invest into our youth to show them absolutely every avenue there is to be better then they were yesterday, growth is challenging but growth is good.
I am motivated by the youth in our community. My goal is to continue to give back to my community.
I believe the way in which I was raised, along with my surrounding areas in which I grew up, has built me into becoming the understanding and helpful caring person I am today. Growing up I seen so many families in need of financial and emotional support, that I found myself being that helping hand or listening ear. So for me to become a crisis worker isn’t surprising to me. I’m still able to be that helping hand and listening ear. My goal is to leave an impacting positive change with each family I come into contact with.
I enjoy being a Crisis Stabilizer because I care for youth and I feel that I am a very positive and patient role model. I feel like I can help the youth that I work with. I am a great communicator and a listener.
“Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” – Helen Keller. Youth are the key to our community future success. By lending a ear and providing helpful coping skills, our community future looks bright.
My mission is to provide an outlet / service to individuals that are in need of one on one services. I will provide them with different techniques, coping skills, and self regulations during a crisis situation. I always support my youth and provide a lending ear whenever it is needed.