The Planning Council’s staff team is available to serve the community planning, evaluation and research needs of southeastern Wisconsin. We have experience in a wide variety of fields, including substance abuse, diversity, foster care, youth development, elderly, fatherhood, teen pregnancy, disabilities and mental health.
For all these human service issues and more, the Planning Council helps identify needs, work toward prevention, and develop planned responses to crucial problems. Our research, community planning and evaluation services help our partners and clients advocate for improvement in human service systems and services, and the laws and policies which affect them; develop pilot projects; and monitor the effectiveness of community initiatives.
We specialize in bringing people together to identify needs and work toward solutions, mobilizing community involvement, developing and coordinating services, advocating for informed decisions by funders and policy makers, and linking people with community resources. The information we provide about what works in human services is useful for individuals, nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, foundations, policy-makers and the public at large.
Our clients and partners appreciate our "big-picture" perspective on community needs and possibilities for positive change; our neutral objectivity; our insistence on making decisions based upon facts; our inclusiveness; and our recognized leadership in bringing the public, private and nonprofit sectors "around the same table" on many issues.
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