Advocacy

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

Additional Resources                                   

Aging & Disability Resource Center
Serving Adams, Green Lake, & Waushara Counties
(877) 883-5378

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
www.cwag.org

Disability Drug  Helpline (Medicare Part D):
Those Over 60: (866) 456-8211
Those Under 60: (800) 926-4862

Disability Rights Wisconsin: A private nonprofit aimed at helping Wisconsin residents gain access to services through advocacy and legal expertise. Serves people of all ages, those with developmental disability, mental illness, physical or sensory disabilities, or those with a traumatic brain injury. Will aid with abuse and neglect, patient rights, deinstitutionalization, long-term care, special education, voting rights, discrimination in employment and housing, barriers to accessibility, SSI managed care, Medicare Part D Helpline, Assistive technology, and access to services.
131 W, Wilson St, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703
(800) 928-8778 or (608) 267-0214
www.disabilityrightswi.org

Disability Voting Rights Helpline :
(800) 928-8778

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

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

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
www.longtermcare.wi.gov

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/

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
Madison, WI 53702
(608) 266-2219
Christine.lidbury@wisconsin.gov
www.womenscouncil.wi.gov

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