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Héctor Colón

Héctor Colón, President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Inc.

Previously, Colón, was the director of Milwaukee County’s Department of Health and Human Services.

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Hasty Action by Supervisors Pushes Valuable Leader Out the Door
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Hasty Action by Supervisors Pushes Valuable Leader Out the Door

"The loss of his leadership is a real blow to the county..."

Colón brings vision, values-driven leadership to LSS
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Colón brings vision, values-driven leadership to LSS

As President and CEO, Colón will work with LSS board, staff and partners to propel the organization forward.

Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson: “I Stand with My Constituents”
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Supervisor Marcelia Nicholson: “I Stand with My Constituents”

Dark money has no place in County Board proceedings

Milwaukee County Board Confirms Hector Colon Director of DHHS
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Milwaukee County Board Confirms Hector Colon Director of DHHS

On a vote of 11-6, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors confirmed Hector Colon for an additional 18-month term.

Hector Colon Kept Suicide Attempts and Desperate Efforts to Avoid Racially Abusive Guards Hidden from Supervisors
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Hector Colon Kept Suicide Attempts and Desperate Efforts to Avoid Racially Abusive Guards Hidden from Supervisors

“I am deeply troubled that Director Colon was not forthcoming about recent incidents at Lincoln Hills...”

Supervisor Moore Omokunde Votes Against Reconfirmation of Hector Colón as Director of the Department of Health and Human Services
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Supervisor Moore Omokunde Votes Against Reconfirmation of Hector Colón as Director of the Department of Health and Human Services

“Sadly, the lack of transparency and forthrightness on the part of Director Colón seems to fit a pattern of behavior we have seen from this administration...”

Medical Society of Milwaukee Welcomes Representative Patrick J. Kennedy to Milwaukee During National Recovery Month
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Medical Society of Milwaukee Welcomes Representative Patrick J. Kennedy to Milwaukee During National Recovery Month

Medical Society and partners hope to create greater awareness of prescription opioid abuse epidemic through the words of Kennedy, whose family has lived through addiction, mental illness and recovery.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces Reappointment of DHHS Director Héctor Colón

Colón Reappointment Wins Endorsement of Mayor Barrett, Gov. Doyle, Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, broad coalition of community members

Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness
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Milwaukee County Receives $2.4 Million Grant from SAMHSA to Support Housing First Initiative to End Chronic Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

Final session in series of special Public Safety Committee meetings set for Monday
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Final session in series of special Public Safety Committee meetings set for Monday

The effort is part of a larger Common Council initiative to engage community members, civic leaders and police in combatting the epidemic of criminal activity in the City of Milwaukee.

County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing
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County’s defensive reaction to committee testimony disappointing

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan June 7, 2016

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Honors World Health Day

WHO is issuing a call for action on diabetes, highlighting the need to step up prevention and treatment of the disease that affects 422 million adults globally.

County Confronts Stigma of Mental Illness

County Confronts Stigma of Mental Illness

New system emphasizing community care brings people with mental illness into neighborhoods.

Case Against County Executive Chris Abele Begins Monday
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Case Against County Executive Chris Abele Begins Monday

Chairman Lipscomb Filed Suit Against Abele’s Unilateral Actions, Refusal to Appear Before County Board

Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review
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Abele Cannot Dodge Judicial Review

Lipscomb Says Let the Court Decide

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces $100,000 Grant From Bader Philanthropies to Support Housing First initiative

Foundation supports County-wide collaborative to end chronic homelessness

Report Finds Mental Health Care Issues

Report Finds Mental Health Care Issues

Public Policy Forum says system improved but hard to navigate.

Supervisors Haas, Weishan Blast County Executive Chris Abele Over Sex Offender Placement
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Supervisors Haas, Weishan Blast County Executive Chris Abele Over Sex Offender Placement

They Received Little Notice of County Decision of “Inappropriate Placement”

Mental Health Care Reform Still Has Issues

Mental Health Care Reform Still Has Issues

Milwaukee County struggles making transition to a community-based mental healthcare model.

Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance
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Flexible services help more Milwaukee County residents apply for energy assistance

New locations, new approach put applications 26% ahead of last year

Milwaukee County DHHS launches new energy assistance application program
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Milwaukee County DHHS launches new energy assistance application program

Community events on Saturday, September 26 aim to raise awareness, help people apply

Supervisors Weddle and Rainey Blast Chris Abele and Hector Colon Over Energy Assistance Contract
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Supervisors Weddle and Rainey Blast Chris Abele and Hector Colon Over Energy Assistance Contract

They say move to award energy assistance contract to UMOS and Community Advocates defies last week’s county board vote granting an extension to SDC.

Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care
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Milwaukee County Continues Transition toward a Robust Community-Based Model of Mental Health Care

The County is seeking a provider to provide inpatient, observation and emergency services.

Finally, Mental Health Care System Improving

Finally, Mental Health Care System Improving

Decades overdue, system is moving toward more community care and less overload at county mental health care complex.

County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care
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County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.