Holiday Spirit Takes Many Forms

The Holiday Spirit took hold at Neighborhood House early in December when neighbor Martha Brown accompanied carollers in the family lounge, and it continues throughout this season of giving in so many ways. Early Childhood program participants enjoyed  a special Breakfast with Santa.  Santa inspired the kids’ love, fascination, and probably a little fear, but everyone ate to…

HealthFest 2015 Rocks the House!

Real Wisconsiners are not deterred by the cold, and 103 of them turned out for Health Fest 2015, a Neighborhood House annual event. Despite frigid temps on Saturday, folks took advantage of free screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV and STDs (City of Milwaukee Health Department was pleased to see a number of people from the Burmese…

UNPLUGGED: weathering despair and trauma through song

    Nobody quite goes back they way they were before But the storm helps us learn…   The storms of youth and coming of age can be challenging for anyone; when combined with the trauma of abuse and the crushing despair of depression they can be particularly destructive. Author/performer/educator Paul McComas  explores how we weather these storms through the fictional character Dayna Clay, a  troubled…