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ADVOCACY

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AIDS.ORG

Offers website with AIDS information.

http://aids.org

Also listed under: Health Services


ALS ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP

Provides information and support for both patient and family.

414-763-2220
http://alsawi.org

Also listed under: Support Groups


ALZHEIMER

Provides resources for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

800-272-3900 Helpline
http://alz.org

Also listed under: Dementia/Memory Loss


AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN

Provides Parkinson disease support, education, and mind/body programs.

Provides a stipend to Parkinson patients for respite care services.

PO Box 14381, Madison, WI - Directions
608-345-7938
http://apdaparkinson.org/community/wisconsin

Also listed under: Caregiver Support/Education
Disability Resources


AUTISM SOCIETY OF FOX VALLEY

Provides autism information, advocacy, education, and support.

P.O. Box 266, Little Chute, WI - Directions
920-558-4602
888-428-8476
http://autismfoxvalley.org


AUTISM SOCIETY OF GREATER WISCONSIN

Provides information, resource links, and advocacy.

1477 Kenwood Dr, Menasha, WI - Directions
888-428-8476
920-558-4602
http://autismgreaterwi.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources


BOARD ON AGING AND LONG TERM CARE - OMBUDSMAN

Investigates and mediates issues in the treatment of older and residents with disabilities receiving long term care. Provides insurance counseling on Medicare, supplements, hospitals, cancer, and long term care insurance.

Protects and promotes the rights of long term care consumers.

1402 Pankratz St, Madison, WI - Directions
800-242-1060 Medigap
800-815-0015 Ombudsman
http://longtermcare.wi.gov

Also listed under: Government Services


BOARD ON AGING AND LONG TERM CARE - OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

Investigates and mediates issues in the treatment of older and disabled residents receiving long term care.

Protects and promotes the rights of long term care consumers.

1402 Pankratz St, Suite 11, Madison, WI - Directions
800-815-0015
800-242-1060 Medigap Helpline
http://longtermcare.wi.gov

Also listed under: Consumer Information/Protection


BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE

Provides advocacy, education, resources, prevention, and support services to residents with brain injury.

PO Box 46285, Madison, WI - Directions
262-790-9660
http://biaw.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources


CASA HISPANA

Provides a bilingual center to the Hispanic/Latino community.

Provides a bilingual center for information, referral, support, and advocacy to the Hispanic/Latino community.

1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha, WI - Directions
920-968-6880
http://casahispanawi.org

Also listed under: Information and Assistance/Referral
Translators/Interpreters


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - CLIENT RIGHTS OF WISCONSIN

Guides residents with mental health, developmentally disabled, and substance abuse with grievances.

P.O. Box 7851, Madison, WI - Directions
608-266-9369
888-701-1251 TTY
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/clientrights


DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN

Assists disabled residents to access services through advocacy and legal expertise.

Provides statewide advocacy resource for residents with disability issues.

131 W Wilson St, Suite 700, Madison, WI - Directions
800-928-8778
888-758-6049 TTY/Text Net
http://disabilityrightswi.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources
Employment Assistance
Legal Assistance
Youth Transition


DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (DRW) SSI MANAGED CARE EXTERNAL ADVOCACY PROJECT

Provides assistance to adult SSI and SSDI Medicaid recipients with medical, mental health, or AODA services provided by their Medicaid HMO.

800-708-3034
http://disabilityrightswi.org


DIVERSE AND RESILIENT

Northeast Wisconsin Room to be safe. Anti-Violence programming for and about the increased violence against LGBTQ+ population.

408 1/2 W Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI - Directions



END DOMESTIC ABUSE

Offers domestic violence information, assistance, and advocacy.

1400 E Washington St, Suite 227, Madison, WI - Directions
608-255-0539
608-255-3560 TTY
http://endabusewi.org/home


ESTHER FOX VALLEY

Provides education, organizing skills, and advocacy in response to social justice issues.

920-843-8083
https://esther-foxvalley.org/


FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF NORTHEAST WISCONSIN

Offers housing assistance advocacy, counseling, education, and referral.

877-647-3247
http://fairhousingwisconsin.com


FOX VALLEY ADVOCACY COALITION

Advocates for the rights and interests of disabled and older residents in the Fox Valley.

211 E Franklin St, Suite A, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-731-9831
920-725-0943
http://soarfoxcities.com

Also listed under: Volunteer Opportunities


GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR)

Monitors federal Older Americans Act serving residents over 60 years. (Nutrition Program, Transportation, Elder Benefit Specialist, Advocacy)

1414 MacArthur Rd, Suite A, Madison, WI - Directions
608-243-5670
http://gwaar.org

Also listed under: Caregiver Support/Education
Government Services


HARBOR HOUSE DOMESTIC ABUSE

Provides 24 hour crisis line, emergency shelter, crisis counseling, legal advocacy, and group support.

720 W Fifth St, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-832-1667
800-970-1171
http://harborhousewi.org

Also listed under: Abuse
Emergency Shelters/Services
Mental Health Services


HMONG AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP

Assists refugees with orientation, personal counseling, and integration into American society.

2198 S Memorial Dr, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-931-2684
http://hapfv.org

Also listed under: Mental Health Services


KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM

Advocates for children who have long term disabilities or complex medical needs.

Calumet and Outagamie
888-786-3246
http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/children/kbp

Also listed under: Disability Resources


LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE

Provides legislative processes, bill histories, and other information.

800-362-9472
http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov


NAMI FOX VALLEY

Provides advocacy, education and support to residents with brain disorders and mental illness.

211 E. Franklin St, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-954-1550
http://namifoxvalley.org

Also listed under: Mental Health Services
Support Groups


NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER ON LGBT AGING

Provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)older adult advocacy.

212-741-2247
http://lgbtagingcenter.org


NON-PROFIT AFFORDABLE HOUSING BASED RENTAL SERVICES (NAHBRS)

Provides health assessment, screening, and support assistance to Outagamie County Housing Authority apartment tenants.

218 E Randall St, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-734-5596 ext. 102
920-850-3797
http://nahbrs.org

Also listed under: Health Services


NORTHEAST REGIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Provides advocacy and help for special needs children and their families.

Children
325 N Commercial St, Neenah, WI - Directions
920-969-5325
877-568-5205
http://northeastregionalcenter.org

Also listed under: Youth Transition


ONE STEP FORWARD, LLC

Provides Nurse Advocacy services and Foot Care services.

Email: youronestepforward@gmail.com

920-716-3860


Also listed under: Foot Care


ONEIDA ELDER SERVICES

Provides advocacy and services to Oneida tribal elders.

2907 S Overland Rd, Oneida, WI - Directions
800-867-1551
920-869-2448
http://oneida-nsn.gov

Also listed under: Information and Assistance/Referral


OPTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Provides advocacy, training, referral, peer support, assistive/medical equipment, independent living skills, benefits counseling, and education to residents with disabilities.

Also provides home adaptations and medical equipment loan closet.

2331 E Lourdes Dr, Room 208, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-882-9309
920-997-9999
http://optionsil.com

Also listed under: Adaptive/Medical/Mobility Equipment
Disability Resources


OPTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

Provides advocacy, training, referral, peer support, assistive/medical equipment, independent living skills, benefits counseling, and education to residents with disabilities.

Also provides home adaptations and medical equipment loan closet.

555 Country Club Rd, Green Bay, WI - Directions
888-465-1515
920-490-0500
http://optionsil.com

Also listed under: Adaptive/Medical/Mobility Equipment
Disability Resources


PRADER-WILLI SYNDROME

Provides support, education, and advocacy for residents with Prader-Willi Syndrome and their families.

P.O. Box 324, Menasha, WI - Directions
920-733-3077
http://pwsaofwi.org


SOAR FOX CITIES

Provides advocacy, education, and support for adults with disabilities.

Provides transition services to residents 16-26 years with developmental disabilities.

211 E. Franklin St, Suite A, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-731-9831
920-725-0943
http://soarfoxcities.com

Also listed under: Support Groups
Youth Transition


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

Provides fair housing rights information. Accepts housing complaints.

414-297-3214
414-297-1423 TTY
http://hud.gov


WISCONSIBS

Provides education, advocacy, and support to siblings of people with disabilities.

211 E Franklin St, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-968-1742
http://wisconsibs.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources


WISCONSIN COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Provides domestic abuse advocacy.

1400 E Washington Ave, Suite 227, Madison, WI - Directions
608-255-0539
608-255-3560 TTY
http://endabusewi.org

Also listed under: Abuse


WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES DIVISION OF LONG TERM CARE

Oversees long term support services for the elderly and residents with disabilities.

1 W. Wilson Street, Madison, WI - Directions
800-947-3529 TTY
608-266-1865
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/long-term-care-support.htm

Also listed under: Government Services
Health Services
Managed Care Organizations


WISCONSIN DISABILITY BOARD

Provides statewide advocacy and public policy affecting people with disabilities.

101 E Wilson St, Room 219, Madison, WI - Directions
608-266-7826
http://wi-bpdd.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources
Youth Transition


WISCONSIN FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER FOR EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND SUPPORT

Offers information, assistance, advocacy, workshops, and groups for families of children with disabilities.

600 W Virginia St, Suite 501, Milwaukee, WI - Directions
877-374-0511
http://wifacets.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources
Youth Transition


WISCONSIN FAMILY TIES

Offers training, advocacy, and support to families of children with emotional, behavioral, and mental challenges.

16 N Carrol St, Madison, WI - Directions
608-267-6888
800-422-4145
http://wifamilyties.org

Also listed under: Mental Health Services


WISCONSIN FIRST STEP HOTLINE

Provides information and referral to assist families and providers working with youth with special needs.

800-642-7837 Hotline



WISCONSIN PARKINSON ASSOCIATION

Providing hope, community, support, and resources for people with Parkinson's and their loved ones.

16655 W Bluemound Rd, Suite 330, Brookfield, WI - Directions
414-312-6990
http://wiparkinson.org

Also listed under: Disability Resources


WORLD RELIEF FOX VALLEY

Provides local refugee resettlement support.

510 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI - Directions
920-231-3600