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Social Development Commission and Department of Health Services Host Lead Safe Homes Project Site Visit
September 19 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
The Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Department of Health Services (DHS) host a site visit to a lead abatement home project on Monday, September 19th from 11:15am-12:00pm to raise awareness about lead poisoning and what can be done to prevent it.
One of the major sources of lead poisoning in children is lead-based paint, found mostly in homes built prior to 1978. Thanks to a partnership with DHS, SDC’s Lead Safe Home Program protects children by making sure the homes they live and play in are free from lead.
SDC’s Lead-Safe Homes Program works with local partners to abate lead hazards in eligible properties. Every county in the state has homes built before 1978 with potential lead hazards.
Media is invited to attend the event. SDC and DHS staff will be available for comments and interviews.
Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Address: 2370 S. 62nd Street, West Allis, WI
The DHS Lead Policy Advisor is visiting homes with active lead abatement projects to highlight the work being done to prevent childhood lead poisoning. These events will feature local stakeholders and elected officials. Each community event will begin with a 5 to 10-minute welcome in front of the Lead Safe Homes property.
For more than 50 years, the Social Development Commission (SDC) has served as a planner, coordinator, and provider of human service programs for low-income individuals and families in Milwaukee County. The mission of the Social Development Commission is to empower Milwaukee County residents with the resources to move beyond poverty.