Lead Outreach Programs
SDC’s lead outreach programs educate Milwaukee County residents about the danger of lead poisoning while helping to reduce lead exposure in Milwaukee County homes. Collaborating with local health departments and other organizations, SDC’s expansive services focus on health and the root causes of lead poisoning.
Lead Safe Homes
The Lead Safe Homes Program is funded through a grant from the Department of Health Services. It is administered by the Social Development Commission.
With this program, eligible homeowners and rental property owners receive financial assistance to reduce costs associated with removing lead-based paint hazards from a home.
The grants can also be used for lead inspections and risk assessments that identify lead hazards. Please note that only lead-based paint can be remediated with this grant.
SDC’s experts provide in-home demonstrations and community presentations to educate residents about various lead sources, the importance of a healthy diet and preventive tips.
Lead Education and Testing
Children under the age of 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning because their growing bodies absorb more lead than adults. That’s why SDC offers free blood lead-level tests for youth under age 6, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. These targeted populations experience the greatest health risks when exposed to lead.
Once blood tests are processed, participants receive test results. Results, along with next-step recommendations, and links to additional resources are provided within 24-48 hours.
Eligible participants may also receive free certified water filters to reduce lead hazards.
To request appointments or learn more about SDC’s Lead Outreach Programs, please contact us by phone at (414) 906-2700 or complete the inquiry form below.
Lead Outreach Program Inquiry Form
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