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Last long-term care unit closes at Milwaukee Mental Health Complex

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel headlined its Sunday edition this past weekend with a story about the successful relocation of an individual to the community from the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. DRW has advocated for the closure of the long term care units at the Complex for many years. Some units closed as a result of the Joan S lawsuit brought by DRW and legal services partners in the early 1990’s. DRW advocates have served on the closing team for more than two years and, with some grant funding, have been making follow-up visits to many residents and guardians. DRW will be issuing a report with our findings and recommendations later this year.

The full story can be found here: Last long-term care unit closes at Milwaukee Mental Health Complex.