ODB's participants are able to give back to their communities through volunteer community service. Over the years, we have supported: City on the Hill, Social Development Commission, Community Tabernacle Baptist Church, Share Organization, and Salvation Army with special projects. In addition to reaching out to other agencies, ODB has an annual event that requires assistance from our youth, board, community agencies, and others. Since November2007, ODB has hosted a Community Winter Bash Event that provides free winter clothing to families in need. For the past couple of years, ODB served over 100 individuals with warm winter clothing.
Often times, students are entangled with peer pressure or negative environment. These challenges may result in unlawful activities and ODB is available to help youth clear their names through with the Courts. ODB's Service Learning Program has been in partnerships with Justice 2000, Impact 211, and Judge Mosley with the City of Milwaukee. It has been a honor helping teens along with young adults gain court-ordered community services and become responsible and accountable individuals again. ~Restoration~
Students in high school and college have engaged in Internship Service Learning Projects. They have the pleasure of learning new skills and obtain credits for school. Upon completion, students receive letter depicting their community volunteer service efforts. As of today, ODB has assisted students from: James Groppi School, Madison High School, Transitional High School, Rufus King High School, Milwaukee Lutheran School, North Division, Travis Academy, and A New School for Community Service, Nicolet High School, MATC, and Cardinal Stritch College.
Prenatal Care (PNCC) and Childcare Coordination Services (CCC) is a Free State Medicaid Program that helps pregnant teens/ladies with resources, clothing, education, Baby Boxes, AODA/Mental Illness, and housing, etc. In addition to the resources, Mommy & Baby- Live Well, Be Well have on-going fun-filled free community events, great Mommy & Baby Incentives, and a free Community Pamper Program for mothers. These services are available for young girls/young ladies in need of community help.
A Better Us Support Group is a free social group that focuses specifically on AODA and Mental Health Illnesses among pregnant teens/ladies. The group also supports young ladies with family issues pertaining to AODA. They are engaged in candid conversations with positive feedback. A Licensed Therapist oversee the group and provides needed resources and referrals. The goal of A Better Us Support Group is to increase community support among mothers and decrease infant mortality. Snacks and beverages are included. (Participants are eligible for Attendance Incentives after three consecutive meetings).
ODB is grateful for our Community Partners/Sponsors who support our mission. We absolutely appreciate you for your assistance. Thank you again- Families Moving Forward (FMF), Salvation Army, City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Service Department, Blanket of Love Parenting Class, UW Extension, Hope Network for Single Mothers, Care net, Milwaukee Birthright, Women Center, Alpha Women Center, Africa American Breastfeeding Network, and AMRI Counseling, LLC. "Together, we can make a difference"