Thank you We Energies Foundation

Thank you to the We Energies Foundation for supporting our Independent Living Program. Through their generosity, we can continue to play a vital role in providing the necessary resources and advocacy that allow our clients to achieve their personal goals while ensuring safety, self-esteem, and dignity.

Broadscope Disability Services strives to host activities that are engaging, impactful, and geared toward independence. Recently, we had the honor of partnering with Arts@Large on a drum circle workshop series. The energy during these sessions is electric. As the group practices drum beats, participants learn to step outside their comfort zone, support each other, and give space for each person to shine. Each person has their own beat, but when combined, beautiful music is made. We are excited to continue offering these unique and engaging opportunities to Broadscope consumers. Contact Danielle Fischer at to learn more about becoming a monthly activity sponsor. 

These workshops were made possible through the generosity of the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation.

Do you remember walking into your first job? Maybe you were a little nervous; maybe you were exuding confidence. No matter how you felt that day, you always remember your first job and the independence it provided. 

This summer, our Employment Services department worked with Mitchell R. on his search for his first job. Broadscope staff helped him complete applications and set up job shadow experiences to assist him in finding a role that was a good fit. We are so excited for Mitchell because all his time and hard work resulted in him being hired as a Dining Services Assistant at Clement Manor. Congratulations Mitchell! 

What was your first job? Please take a minute and complete a brief poll by clicking here

The Molson Coors Charlie Kapp Charity Golf Challenge was founded in 1995 by Charlie Kapp, a 30-year sales executive for Miller Brewing Company, whose daughter, Dana, had cerebral palsy and passed away in 1988.
Charlie served on the organization’s board (then UCP-SEW and UCP National), until he passed away unexpectedly in 1996. In 1997, this event was named in his honor. Charlie and Dana continue to be honored with our annual golf outing. Broadscope is beyond grateful for the continued contributions of Molson Coors and the Kapp family and their friends which help us keep this event, in Charlie and Dana’s honor, alive.

Thank you to The Catholic Community Foundation for supporting Broadscope’s Respite Care Coordination program! Through their generosity, we can continue to provide emergency respite to caregivers of children and adults with disabilities in Milwaukee.

What is your major? 

I am double majoring in a bachelor’s degree for Community Engagement and Education and ASL studies with a minor in Urban Planning and Development. 

What are your future career goals?  

I would love to complete a MA in Interpretation and Communication. I have also considered Law School. I want to work with individuals who have disabilities in the fair housing and employment sector. If I studied Law, I would work towards becoming an ADA Attorney.  

What is your role at Broadscope? 

 My ‘official’ title is Respite Provider Intern; however, you can find me helping across our various support services here at Broadscope. I often organize lists, contact workers and clients, as well as coordinate and self-manage different projects and activities for our programs.  

Why did you choose Broadscope for your internship? 

 Growing up with disabilities is truly what brought me into this line of work. I have always really valued the people who helped advocate for me through school, work, and my daily life and I have wanted to be a part of that system for quite some time. Broadscope sounded like a wonderful opportunity to connect with and aid members of our community who have disabilities.  

What have you enjoyed most about working for Broadscope? 

 My favorite part about working with Broadscope is hands-down the opportunity to connect with clients and meet so many wonderful people. I love every minute of our meetings where we are learning skills, doing various activities, and spending time together. I am so excited looking forward to more activities and events I will get to take part in with Broadscope!  

How do you spend your free time? 

I love to spend my free time decompressing with my pups, spending time with my friends and family, and cooking for my loved ones. I spend much of winter hibernating because I do not like the cold, so you can usually find me playing some Minecraft!  

Broadscope client Doreen has found the true meaning of success: trying new things, meeting new friends, and prioritizing her happiness and wellness. Doreen and Christy, her Broadscope Community Support Worker, started working together last Spring. They hit the ground running with goals and expectations for the upcoming year. Doreen made it clear she wanted to come out of her shell and explore the world to expand her horizons.

Christy connected Doreen with a travel agency called Going Beyond Travel! This organization coordinates day and weekend trips for adults with disabilities within and outside of the state of Wisconsin. Doreen was timid at first, but Christy provided her with support and reassurance, which ultimately led Doreen to schedule her first trip! Doreen successfully made her way up to Lambeau Field, giving her the opportunity to explore shops, tour the field, see the Packers practice, and engage with new friends! This was not the only first for Doreen this year; she also made her way out on the water by boat for the first time and took part in Broadscope’s Holiday party. Having Christy’s support has helped Doreen develop the confidence to step outside her comfort zone and try new things. Amongst her new engaging activities, Doreen has also been taking the time to set up safe spaces for herself. Previously living in inadequate housing that was expensive and not fulfilling her needs, Doreen and Christy were able to successfully secure Doreen a brand-new apartment!

What is next for Doreen? Settling into her new home environment and participating in community events are high on Doreen’s priority list. Most importantly, Doreen is looking forward to setting new goals and celebrating her accomplishments.

Taste of Milwaukee with a Side of Trivia just got a great boost: a $2,500 grant from SC Johnson, A Family Company – the company that makes Windex, Ziploc, and Glade. Thank you for helping Broadscope advance opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families!

Through the generosity of the Stackner Family Foundation, parents and other caregivers of individuals with disabilities will have the opportunity to recharge through Broadscope’s Respite Care program. Thank you, Stackner Family Foundation!

Each year, community partners provide donations that make it possible for Broadscope Disability Services to continue making an impact on our community by advancing opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Today we want to highlight, Let’s Roam! Let’s Roam focuses on connection through exploration using app-led scavenger hunts. Visit or to learn more!