The Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program of the Social Development Commission (SDC) is sharing its knowledge and services with the community.
The program took part in a recent meeting of the group Help Someone Heal Through Laughter coordinated by the Church of the Living God and the Real Change Commission.
Ramona Jensen of the SDC program explained efforts with the City of Milwaukee Health Department and SDC which identify and renovate city housing units that present a high risk of lead poisoning to young children who live there.
Ms. Jensen’s presentation included information on how lead poisoning of children has been shown to cause behavioral and learning problems as they grow up.
She also told those attending the community meeting that lead poisoning from lead based paint in Milwaukee area homes remains a significant health issue.
The participants expressed great interest in the program and learning how to best address the problem of lead poisoning in area homes.
The presentation is part of the Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program’s outreach to neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee.
The goal is to set up ongoing relationships that can provide information and resources to residents who are impacted by the problem.
To learn more about the SDC and City of Milwaukee Lead Hazard project, visit www.cr-sdc.org/index/Programs–Services/VITA/Asset-Development/Lead-Hazard-Reduction- Assistance-Program.htm.
Or call the program offices at 414-344-9010.