Waukesha County forced to cut staff, capacity at alcohol treatment program
WAUKESHA -- A $1.2 million federal grant expires September 30th, jeopardizing the reach and effectiveness of Waukesha County's alcohol treatment program.
Together, the ATC enabled more than 300 people to graduate, including Michael O'Finley.
"I feel stronger now, my work has been a lot easier," O'Finley told TODAY'S TMJ4. "One of the big influences you have is the people around you."
The ATC will now lose two case managers - half its staff.
"It would be a significant loss," O'Finley lamented. "I've always been a fan of second chances and that's what this does it gives someone a second chance."
County commissioners did allocate money to the ATC to keep up its current operations until the end of 2014.