About Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM)

Public health researchers argue that neurological trauma on a widespread scale is the root cause for much of Milwaukee’s unemployment, mental illness, addiction, alcoholism and even suicide and homelessness. But the city's social agencies, nonprofits and activists historically have operated in disjointed silos without an overarching strategy. Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee (SWIM) is seeking to change that. SWIM is a collaboration within the human services, healthcare, educational and criminal justice sectors, that is bringing Wisconsin to the forefront of the trauma informed care movement.

Our vision: A connected trauma responsive community where all can thrive.

Our mission: To inspire a dynamic collaboration that heals trauma and creates a resilient community.

Watch the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's most recent story on SWIM

Trauma-informed Care Resources