The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to further develop our vibrant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the greater Milwaukee area, thus improving the quality of life for all of us. The mission is supported by the Center’s leadership in community building, health promotion, advocacy, and communications.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center believes in the goodness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. As an organization, the Center seeks to foster community development and agency partnerships. The Center values leadership, both formal and informal, and it supports responsibility and accountability among individuals and organizations. To achieve its mission, the Center acknowledges the value of diversity and inclusion and of proactive and responsive communications. The Center understands that the LGBT community’s long-term quality of life requires the Center to prosper financially and develop organizationally to meet community needs.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center delivers educational, health promotion and community-building services that meet the needs of LGBT youth, adults and their allies in the Greater Milwaukee area from its primary facility and other sites. The Center programs are developed with a consideration of community need, diversity and inclusivity, community development, availability of resources and the Center’s mission and vision.
We have a commitment to protect its client’s rights and privacy. All employees — paid staff, non-paid staff, volunteers and those compensated by other sources are bound by law (Wisconsin State Mental Health Act, ss. 51.00) as well as the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s policy to protect the privacy of Center clients. In addition, professional persons are bound by their code of ethics to develop and exercise sound professional judgment in protecting client confidentiality. The Center’s policy dictates that client information is released only with the written consent of the client and/or legal guardian. The State Mental Health Act enumerates certain special circumstances in which the Center may release records to third parties without the client’s written consent (e.g., management and financial audits, research purposes, accreditation and/or approval surveys.) Third parties granted access to records for legitimate purposes are not excused from the obligation of confidentiality in regard to client information and will be expected to verify their intention to protect client privacy by their signature on the Center’s Confidentiality Statement form.