Empowering Student Parents

Holistic Support for Your Family’s Success

Empowering Student Parents

Holistic Support for Your Family’s Success

The Student Parent Success Program (SPSP) assists UWM student parents in their efforts to attain a higher education. The program provides students with professional and personal support by providing them access to a support team who serves as a first point of contact for all concerns. The SPSP team assess students needs and provides them with resources, workshops and/or referrals to other on-campus or community programs. SPSP is a centralized, multi-purpose campus resource where student parents can seek advice, develop leadership skills, and build connections with other student parents at all UWM campuses.

“The Student Parent Success Program supported me through my transition from community college to my graduation from UWM in May 2021. Although I have been involved in several school appointments and programs, nothing compares to the support and relationships derived through the Student Parent Success Program.  As a student parent involved in the SPSP we are encouraged and offered opportunities to check-in, learn, grow as a parent, scholar, and professional, and improve the trajectory of our lives in so many ways!”
UWM Student Parent

Spring 2024 Office Hours:

The Student Parent Success Program is open for appointment only at this time between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment with our office, please send us an email at sp-sp@uwm.edu or contact us at 414-251-5955.

Contact Information

Located inside the UWM Children’s Learning Center

Northwest Quad (NWQ), Rm. 1606
2025 E. Newport Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211

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Title IX Protects You From Discrimination at School
UWM is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for pregnant and parenting members of our community. Students who wish to discuss or request accommodations based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, or file a report of discrimination based on pregnancy-related concerns should contact the UWM Title IX Office
Title IX Office
UWM’s “Lactation Program” is intended to provide lactating nursing mothers with educational and environmental support of their breastfeeding goals. The word “lactation” is used to clarify and avoid the implication that the mothers would need to have their babies at work to nurse them, rather, the program is designed to help nursing mothers to be able to pump and store their breast milk at work, to take home to their infants at the end of the workday.
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The Children’s Learning Center is committed to supporting children and their parents by using theory-based care and learning practices. Through playing, interacting and communicating, the UWM Children’s Learning Center is committed to the growth of each child in all aspects of their life. We believe in not only providing education, but also providing a supportive and safe place for your family to grow socially and emotionally.
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Finding affordable, quality child care is a challenge that many Wisconsin families face. But it’s not a challenge families have to face alone. The Wisconsin Shares child care subsidy program invests in eligible working families to help make quality child care more accessible and affordable. How? By covering a portion of their monthly child care costs. Why? Because when families get a little help — more is possible!
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Since 1977, The Parenting Network has served families throughout the greater Milwaukee community through its mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse. Services are provided in homes, in schools and in the community. The Parenting Network has a 24 hour parenting help line, community parent cafes, and parenting seminars and workshops that are free and open to the public both online and in-person. Visit their website to learn more.
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The UWM Food Center & Pantry (FCP) is located in the Student Union on the ground floor along Maryland Avenue. In partnership with the Milwaukee Diaper Mission, the UWM FCP gets donations of diapers and wipes on a monthly basis. Students have free access to items in the FCP with their student ID. In addition to diapers and wipes, student parents can find baby formula, period products, and an assortment of fresh and canned food. Visit their website for information on hours.
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The African American Breastfeeding Network Inc. was established in 2008 to improve maternal child health and champion breastfeeding equity by 1) advocating system/policy changes, 2) partnering with community allies and 3) impelmenting community-based, family-centered, culturally tailored health education and support services. They offer breastfeeding support & services, Doula Care, and support surrounding pregnancy and infant loss.
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1 in 5 women experience postpartum depression, anxiety or another perinatal mental health disorder. Moms Mental Health Initiative connects you to the right resources. Whether you need an amazing therapist, a provider who believes you, someone to prescribe medication, a local support group of moms who understand what you’re going through, or education of what types of perinatal problems may occur, moms mental health initiative can help.
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IMPACT provides the means for people to take the first step toward regaining stability. IMPACT 2-1-1 is a central access point for people in need. During times of personal crisis or community disaster, the free, confidential helpline and online resource directory make it easy for residents to get connected to information and assistance.
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The Milwaukee Fatherhood Coalition is a collaborative partnership dedicated to promoting the positive involvement of both parents in the lives of their children.
MFC services include: parenting, child support interest debt relief, driver’s license recovery, employment, education, health, and more.
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