About Us

About Us

BACKGROUND


Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Incorporated (WIMA) was formed in 2018 in response to an opportunity to operate a peer run respite in Western Wisconsin. The values of WIMA’s predecessor, Milkweed Connections, LLC, guided the development of a non-profit “sibling” organization.
 

WIMA is a peer run organization. This means that all people involved in the organization, including the Board of Directors, Management, Employees, and Volunteers, identify as someone who has experienced challenges related to trauma, substance, use, or other difficult life circumstances, and is committed to providing support services from a peer perspective.

 

WIMA is guided by values consistent with the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement (also known as the peer recovery movement). These include a belief in the possibility of healing and recovery, a focus on choice and self-determination, and an understanding of the social and environmental factors that play a role in an individual’s experience.
 

ABOUT OUR NAME


WIMA is named for the milkweed plant, which is essential for monarch butterflies at all stages of their development. Female monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed, and monarch caterpillars rely on milkweed plants to grow and develop. The many different species of milkweed plants throughout the United States provide monarch butterflies with food throughout their long migration journeys. The scientific name for milkweed is Asclepias, named for Asclepius, the Greek god of healing. We hope that, like the many varieties of milkweed, WIMA can provide many opportunities to support individuals on their journeys to wholeness.

Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Inc (WIMA) es una organización sin fines de lucro que supervisa el programa de la casa de descanso gestionada por pares Monarch House. La administración y la prestación de servicios de WIMA están a cargo de personas que han atravesado experiencias desafiantes relacionadas con la salud mental, el uso de sustancias, el trauma u otros eventos problemáticos para la vida.

Monarch House es una alternativa no médica y de participación voluntaria para personas que experimentan crisis vinculadas con desafíos de salud mental o de uso de sustancias, además de trauma y otros eventos problemáticos para la vida. Monarch House ofrece apoyo de pares las 24 horas, todos los días, en un ambiente hogareño y acogedor, forjando vínculos de contención mutuos con otras personas con experiencias de vida similares. Además del descanso, Monarch House también ofrece una línea de ayuda con atención las 24 horas, todos los días, que funciona en la región noroeste de Wisconsin correspondiente a los códigos de área 715/534.

Consulte el folleto, el volante y la tarjeta de información abajo para obtener más información.

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Information Card

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Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Inc (WIMA) yog ib lub koom haum tsis xav txog kev tau txiaj ntsig uas saib xyuas Monarch House Peer Run Respite Program.WIMA yog tswj hwm thiab ua khiav hauj lwm los ntawm cov neeg uas muaj kev paub ntau dhau los ntawm kev puas siab puas ntsws, kev siv tshuaj yeeb dej caw, raug mob, los sis lwm yam kev cuam tshuam hauv lub neej.

Monarch House yog kev ua neeg yeem, tsis yog kev kho mob rau cov tib neeg ntsib kev kub ntxhov uas cuam tshuam nrog kev puas siab puas ntsws thiab kev siv tshuaj yeeb dej cawv nrog rau kev ua rau raug mob thiab lwm yam kev sib tw hauv lub neej.Monarch House muab kev pab 24/7 - sib koom nrog kev txhawb nqa thiab kev sib raug zoo nrog lwm tus uas ntsib teeb meem yam zoo thiab yam tsis zoo hauv lub neej zoo ib yam, uas zoo li yog ib tse neeg.Ntxiv nrog rau cov chaw so, Monarch House tseem ua hauj lwm txais xov tooj 24/7 rau sab qaum teb sab hnub poob ntawm Wisconsin uas yog muaj tus lej xov tooj thaj tsam ntawv yog 715/534.

Thov txheeb xyuas phau ntawv qhia, ntawv pov thawj, thiab cov npav xov xwm hauv qab no yog xav paub ntau ntxiv.

© 2019 by Wisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Inc.

1700 Tainter St., Unit D

Menomonie, WI 54751

info@milkweedalliance.org

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