Located at 4610 W. Fond Du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee. Owen’s Place is designed as a drop-in resource and support center. Owen’s Place has computers, resource information, a lounge, a cooking facility and a few recreational outlets (pool table, ping pong table, Wii Gaming System, foosball table). It is staffed with a Resource Coordinator and Peer Specialists whose roles are to build relationships, engage young adults and strategically direct them to resources.
With the input of the young adults, Owen’s Place also offers mini workshops on life skills, such as applying for jobs, opening a bank account, cooking and budgeting and brings in various community resources each month.
Owen’s Place is open to all young adults between the ages of 16-24 years old with emotional and behavioral challenges.
Below is a brief description of what our programs are all about. All those listed are open groups facilitated by our staff, no need to register, just show up! Remember, those under 16 can attend Youth Night which is held every Monday.
PEER to PEER
This group is facilitated by our Peer Specialist. Its open to our young adult population and we even included a few meetings to be held on our Monday Youth Nights so our youth may participate too. Come and join in the discussion with others about various topics that our Peer Specialist will present. If there is something that you want to talk about then stop by a group meeting and start a conversation with others.
Take a break and enjoy some fun activities with our Peer Specialist and others. We have board games, Wii challenges and even play a game of pool or ping pong too. This offers a great opportunity to interact with your peers in a fun and safe environment.
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILL BUILDING
We will present different independent living workshops. Just some example are budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, how to do laundry, cooking classes and couponing. Have an idea of something you want to learn, share it with us!
It’s important to take care of yourself, even if it’s for just 10-20 minutes a day. Learn ways to take care of yourself and stay healthy. BECAUSE YOU MATTER!
Learn how to write a resume, search for jobs and prepare for the interview. Skills that will help you succeed!
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mondays: Noon – 6 PM (open to all ages on Mondays only)
Tuesdays: 10 AM – 7 PM
Wednesdays: 10 AM – 7 PM
Thursdays: 10 AM – 7 PM
Fridays: 11 AM – 3 PM
Saturdays: 10 AM – 2 PM (2nd Saturday of the month only)
Click on a link below for current and upcoming events and programs:
M.O.V.E. Wisconsin – PhotoVoice – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Visit us at http://www.owens-place.com/ or on twitter: @owensplace.