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Serenity Inns Awarded a $75,000 Grant from the Bradley Foundation for Substance Use Disorder Recovery Services

The grant supports efforts to provide vital health services in Milwaukee County.

By - Jun 2nd, 2023 12:20 pm

Milwaukee, Wis. (May 30, 2023) – Serenity Inns, a renowned drug and alcohol program in Milwaukee, is delighted to announce the receipt of a significant grant of $75,000 from the Bradley Foundation. This generous grant will enable Serenity Inns to expand its drug and alcohol recovery services and provide much-needed support to individuals struggling with substance use disorder in Milwaukee County.

As one of the few drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in Milwaukee catering specifically to men without insurance or the means to pay upfront, Serenity Inns plays a crucial role in addressing the equity issues marginalized communities face. The Bradley Foundation’s grant will further strengthen the organization’s ability to provide quality, evidence-based treatment services to some of the most vulnerable populations in the City of Milwaukee.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Bradley Foundation for their invaluable support,” said Ken Ginlack, CEO of Serenity Inns. “This grant will enable us to continue our mission of getting ahead of the opioid epidemic and saving lives. Unfortunately, so many individuals in our city are unaware of how to seek help when needed. By offering men a safe place to stay, counseling services, and the time to work on the underlying trauma, we actively combat this problem and provide hope for a brighter future.”

The awarded grant will play a pivotal role in Serenity Inns’ operations, particularly in providing residential treatment facilities that improve access to substance use disorder (SUD) services for individuals in the community. Enhancing the affordability and accessibility of treatment services is critical in overcoming the opioid epidemic. Additionally, the funds will help Serenity Inns establish a stable treatment environment by offering onsite assistance during the initial 30 days of treatment, reducing relapse and early treatment termination rates through onsite services, and preventing rising overdose rates among people of color in Milwaukee County.

About Serenity Inns:

Serenity Inns has been at the forefront of providing recovery and treatment services since its establishment in 2004. A collaborative effort initiated by a group of Lutheran churches in the Milwaukee area, the organization emerged to address the pressing need for residential treatment for men struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. With its growth, Serenity Inns has remained steadfast in its commitment to providing structured vocational and rehabilitative services within an environment of support and accountability, enabling men to rebuild their lives. Over the years, Serenity Inns has successfully treated over 650 men through its holistic residential program, which spans three phases over seven months. This comprehensive program addresses its participants’ physical, social, emotional, financial, and spiritual health needs, empowering them to recover and become productive members of society. Serenity Inns prides itself on fostering an environment of support, accountability, and dignity, making it an ideal setting for men committed to lasting change.


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