Advocacy

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Marquette County
428 Underwood Ave
Montello, WI 53949
(855) 440-ADRC
www.adrcmarquette.org

Additional Resources                                   

ABC for Health, Inc: benefits counseling and legal service for families of children with special health care needs, with difficulty financing healthcare.
608-261-6939
https://www.safetyweb.org/

Board for People with Disabilities (BPDD):  an organization advocating on the behalf of individuals with disabilities.
608-266-7826
https://wi-bpdd.org/

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG): A 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide legislative and legal advocacy membership organization. Identify and provide direct victim services in elder financial abuse (runs the elder financial empowerment project), elder identity theft, medical identity theft, and consumer Medicare fraud.
PO Box 538248
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596
https://www.cwagwisconsin.org/

Department of Public Instruction (DPI): Responsible for maintaining policies related to education.
1-800-441-4563
https://dpi.wi.gov/

Disability Drug Helpline (Medicare Part D):
Those Over 60: (855)-677-2783

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/medigap.htm
Those Under 60: (800) 926-4862

https://disabilityrightswi.org/program/medicare-part-d-helpline/

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition:
(844) 347-8683

https://disabilityvote.org/

Family Voices of Wisconsin: a nationwide grass roots training, information and advocacy network of families whose children have special health care needs.
608-220-9598
https://familyvoiceswi.org/

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. (GWAAR): A nonprofit agency committed to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in 70 counties and 11 tribes in Wisconsin. Provide agency training, technical assistance, and advocacy.
1414 MacArthur Rd, Suite A
Madison, WI 53714-1318
(608) 243-5670
www.gwaar.org

GLITC, Inc (Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc): Parent training and information center dedicated to providing opportunities to enhance the quality of life for native American children and their families.

2932 Highway 47 N.

Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
715-588-3324
https://www.glitc.org/

Guardianship Support Center: A statewide resource for information about guardianship-related issues.
(855) 409-9410

guardian@gwaar.org

https://gwaar.org/guardianship-resources

Marquette County Government Officials:  Please click on the Directory of Marquette County Wisconsin for more information.

Medicaid Ombudsmen: assistance with appeals, complaints, billing problems etc. for Medicaid HMO enrollees.
(800) 760-0001

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p1/p12002.pdf

National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI: A grassroots organization providing advocacy, education, support and public awareness. Also offers follow-up advice and counseling; educational, training programs, and materials; access to financial resources; and offers conferences, seminars, and presentations.
4233 W Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53711
(800) 236-2988 or (608) 268-6000
www.namiwisconsin.org

Northeast Regional Center for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs: information and referral for families with special health care needs.
877-568-5205 or (920) 969-5325
https://www.northeastregionalcenter.org/

Parent to Parent of Wisconsin: Support to parents of children with special health care needs through a one-to-one connections with another parent.
833-361-6300
https://p2pwi.org/

State of Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care: Organization that operates the Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Volunteer Ombudsman, and Medigap Helpline services.

  • The long-term care Ombudsman provides advocacy for those 60+ and consumers of the long-term care programs. Can investigate complaints, resolve and mediate issues, provide information and education on resident rights, restrains, and abuse report and prevention. Works with Community Options Program (COP), Family Care/ Partnership members. Can also assist with choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility.
  • Volunteer Ombudsmen make unannounced visits to designated long-term care facilities on a weekly basis. They observe general conditions of the facilities, and speak/ interact with residents and their families. Volunteers listen and can assist with issues that include: personal hygiene, daily cares, diet/meal issues, comfort, activities, staff relationships, personal empowerment, and facility conditions. (Currently not available in Marquette county)
  • The Medigap Helpline is a free, confidential counseling service for all Medicare beneficiaries, including those with a disability, or those over 65. Medigap can answer questions regarding Medicare, COBRA, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plans, Guarantee Issue/ Open enrollment, Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage, Medicare Supplement insurance, Medicare Savings Programs (QMB/SLMB), employer/ retiree groups, long-term care insurance, and they provide a Medigap helpline fact sheet.

1402 Pankratz St, Ste 111
Madison, WI 53704
(800) 815-0015
http://longtermcare.wi.gov/section_detail.asp?linkcatid=1953&linkid=1014&locid=123

 

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities: Organization designed to improve the independence, productivity, and integration of people with developmental disabilities, through self-advocacy, employment, self-determination, and public events.
101 E Wilson St. suite 219
Madison, WI 53703
(888) 332-1677 or (608) 266-7826
http://wi-bpdd.org/

 

Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training and Support (WIFACETS): Free information and assistance to families concerning parent and student rights and opportunities in education
(877) 374-0511
https://wifacets.org/

Wisconsin Family Ties: Statewide not-for-profit organization that provides support, education, advocacy and information and referral for families that include children with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders.
(800) 422-7145 or (608) 267-6800
https://www.wifamilyties.org/

Wisconsin Statewide Parent Educator initiative (WSPEI): Experienced parent liaisons work with families, educators and school districts through CESA to promote positive partnership and free consultation to families of children with special needs.
(833) 879-7734
https://wspei.org/

Women’s Council Wisconsin: Promotes initiatives that empower women, serves as a clearing house for information on the status of women in the state, conducts independent research, and promotes partnerships to further women’s economic and social equality.
101 E Wilson Street, 9th floor
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 266-2219
womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov
https://womenscouncil.wi.gov/Pages/home.aspx

United Way:24/7 information and referral.

Phone: 2-1-1

Email: 211@uww.unitedway.org
https://www.unitedway.org/our-impact/featured-programs/2-1-1

To find state assembly and senate representatives
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/

To find federal representative
https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative

To find federal senator
https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=WI