About Us - Community Impact Programs, Inc.
Community Impact Programs (CIP) is a not-for-profit agency that was incorporated in February, 1976. The purpose of the agency is to provide high quality mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) programs to families and individuals.
Currently, Community Impact Programs operates in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee Counties, and employs approximately 45 full and part time employees.
CIP received its first contract from the State of Wisconsin to provide alcohol and other drug abuse services to adolescents. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Community Impact Programs was instrumental in helping the Kenosha Unified School District establish alcohol and other drug abuse programming for young people. Community Impact Programs branched out into mental health services when it became obvious that many of the young persons in our AODA programs, in fact, had a dual disability.
Since it's inception, Community Impact Programs has developed and implemented innovative programming that is individually tailored to meet the disparate needs of the communities in which the agency works. Programming includes, but is not limited to:
- School Based Programming
- Delinquency Prevention/Intervention
- Truancy Prevention/Intervention
- Gang Prevention
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness/Prevention
- Foster Home Recruitment and Training
- Child Care Certification
- Treatment Foster Care
- Independent Investigations of Child Abuse and Neglect
Community Impact Programs is proud of its achievements and has been recognized for its innovative programming.
- The TIME Program, a self contained, alternative school to meet the needs of adjudicated, emotionally disturbed and other high risk youth, was recognized as a model program by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The TIME Program also received the National Governor’s Association Award for Innovative Programs, and the program was part of a network of services that received an award from the American Public Welfare Association for Innovative Community Based Programs.
- The Bridges Program provides education and structured support to young people that have been expelled from the school district. This program utilizes a number of resources, progressing students back into the conventional school environment. This program was featured on the Reclaiming Youth at Risk training video as a model program using the Circle of Courage.
Community Impact Programs is an important part of the continuum of care for young people and their families in the counties in which it operates.
CIP is a multi-service community-based social services organization that fulfills its mission of helping individuals and families to achieve their greatest potential through dynamic, cost effective and innovative programming responsive to the needs of diverse communities. CIP provides:
- Outpatient treatment services including substance abuse and mental health treatments, peer education, training and outreach.
- Community-based services including intensive supervision, intervention, and prevention for at-risk and delinquent youth.
- Health promotion and harm reduction initiatives.
- Alternative educational programming and school-based advocacy designed to motivate students to continue their education.
- Specialized placement, support, recruitment and training of alternate care providers
These comprehensive programs promote the dignity, well-being, empowerment and stability of the individuals and families we serve throughout the communities in which we work.