The Benedict Center provides community-based substance abuse and mental health treatment, education and support to women in the criminal justice system so they can live safer and healthier lives for themselves, their children and our community through the following programs:
Women's Harm Reduction Program: Services include mental health and substance abuse treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, and groups to address trauma. We also offer adult education, parenting and employment classes and support in a community based location. We also operate a women's reentry program at the Milwaukee County House of Correction.
Sisters Program: A street outreach, case management and skill building program for women in prostitution and or/sex trafficking. The program is an innovative community-police partnership and is gaining recognition as a more effective way to improve the health and safety of women and communities.
Justice Advocacy: With national recognition, the Benedict Center advocates for the use of best practice and cost-effective policies to ensure fair treatment for women involved in the justice system. Our current advocacy focus is to create a citywide prostitution diversion policy and services for women in street prostitution.