In the Emergency Department/Trauma Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we offer world-class medical care to children and comfort to families who may be facing the most traumatic situations of their lives. Our team considers it a privilege to support families during this time in their lives.

Project Ujima is an important part of our care. This program is a joint effort of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Family Services of Milwaukee and the Medical College of Wisconsin. It offers support to children who have been victims of violent crimes and their families, and is one of just a few of its kind in the nation. It’s also one of the most successful.

Project Ujima works to support young people and their families when they are faced with violence in our community. It has changed the fate of hundreds of people since its beginning, putting them on a path to healthy, productive lives. I encourage you to watch Toni Rivera-Joachin, Project Ujima’s manager, talk about the program in the video above.

10 Best Children's Hospitals for Emergency Care 2013Emergency care ranked #3 in the nation

Last week, Parents magazine ranked emergency care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin #3 in the nation in its 2013 Best Children’s Hospitals survey. Project Ujima is one of the resources that helps set our emergency services apart and places us among the best.

After watching the video, I invite you to post a comment and share your thoughts.

Marlene D Melzer-Lange, MD– Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD, medical director of Emergency Services at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, program director of Project Ujima

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is a Level I pediatric trauma center, providing the best care to all injured kids.

Learn more about Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD.


Stopping the cycle of violence: Project Ujima and emergency care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin — 1 Comment

  1. I love ujima when I was involved with the ujima groups it was very supportive and helpful… I met a lot of new friends there n we r still friends until this day n I loved the people that was over it especially Gabe n Latiffe… I hope people fine that ujima is a great place to go after the violence they been threw…. God Bless