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Disability Rights Wisconsin

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin

ABC for Health

AARP

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Medicare Rights Center

Wisconsin FACETS

Alcohol & Other Drug Addictions (AODA)

Beginning the Journey AODA Recovery

Booklet that “walks” persons who are concerned about someone who has an addiction through the different levels of services available in Brown County. Explains the appropriate application of these services, how to access them, and available funding and payment options.

Getting Help – AODA Treatment Services

A listing of agencies that provide services for alcohol and other drug addiction treatment.

Basic Needs

Basic Needs Brown County Community Resources

Booklet with descriptions of and contact information for service providers for persons who are looking for services to meet their basic needs. Includes food, shelter, childcare, employment, medical, transportation, etc.

Government Free Cell Phone Program

A program called Lifeline that provides free and discounted cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

The Homestead Tax Credit Program

Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-home.

Income Tax Assistance Programs

Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.aspx.

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application at access.wisconsin.gov. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

Caregiving

AFCSP & NFCSP Programs

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP) and National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) provide financial support to family caregivers who qualify. 

Caregiver Corner

A listing of services specifically designed to support caregivers offered by the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

Caregiver Handbook

Designed to help caregivers start to think about what their needs are. Provides a brief outline of available services.

Grandparents: Becoming a Parent Again

Guide to getting started on the journey of parenting grandchildren.  ADRC is here to help.

Caregiver Guide

UCLA Caregiver Alzheimer – Dementia Videos: Actors role-play behaviors and show tips on how caregivers can respond to them. Practical ideas and solutions to everyday situations. Most videos are 5 minutes in length.

Community Resource Helpline & Database get211.org

Call 211 or go on-line at get211.org to get information, community resources, and referrals on a variety of health and human service issues. Specialists are available to answer the helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both local and state-wide resources.

Dementia

ADRC Brain check-up

Discover how a FREE, simple, ten-minute Brain Check-up can help you stay on top of your brain health. Given by trained staff at the ADRC, these screens can be done in our office or your home.

Communication Guide for Caregivers

Communication tips you can implement right away to improve communication and reduce frustration. Links to on-line resources for caregivers of person with dementia.

Dementia Care Specialist Brochure

Serving individuals, families and the community, your local Dementia Care Specialist can help you with any questions regarding dementia in your family or at large in Brown County.

Memory Cafe Locations

Listing of locations for Memory Cafes in Brown County includes days and times they meet as well as contact information for the facilitator.

 

Memory Cafes Cancelled 

Memory Cafes are cancelled as a preventative measure to reduce social contact and keep persons safe.

Go to this Dementia Coalition COVID-19 Newsletter link.  Scroll down a bit to find virtual support, educational opportunities, activities, and self-care tips for caregivers.

A fun way to get out with your loved one who has early stage memory loss in a comfortable, accepting environment. Monthly cafes are run on different times and days of the week in a number of locations and include an activity and time to socialize.

Support Groups - Dementia

Although in-person support groups have been suspended there are options by phone and computer.  Click the button below to learn more.  Support groups specially designed for persons caring for people with Alzheimer’s or other type of Dementia. A variety of locations, days, times. Some are affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Association.

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Loan Closets for Assistive Devices

Special Notice: ADRCs Loan Closet is closed to lending and accepting items. If you are unable to keep an item you have, please peel off ADRCs label and donate to another organization. Thank you. 

List of sources for borrowing, renting or purchasing assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.

Used Medical Equipment Listing

usedHME.com Free on-line listing service where people can buy, sell or donate used home medical equipment.  Enter your zip code to find equipment near you.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

Aspiro

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

Food Resources

Food Delivery & Pick-up

List of food delivery services from restaurants and grocery stores.  Grocery stores offering on-line ordering with at store pick-up.

Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency

List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency.  Includes school age free meal locations.

Meals Heat & Eat Delivery

Lists of services offering meal prep and delivery.  Order meals for weekly delivery. 

Foot Care

Foot Care Options in Brown County

List of clinic and in-home foot care options for Brown County residents

Homebound Meals

ADRC Homebound Meal Program

Printable flyer about the homebound meal program.

Homebound Meals On-Line Application

Secure on-line applications to be used by professionals to make referrals for the ADRC Homebound Meal Program.  Individuals interested in Homebound Meals call 920-448-4300.  Homebound Meals page link.

Homebound Meals Referral (Spanish)

Secure on-line form to be used by professionals to make referrals for the ADRC Homebound Meal Program.  Individuals interested in Homebound Meals call 920-448-4300.  Homebound Meals page link.

Home Care

Home Care Options

Description of and guide to choosing different types of home care.

Home Care Agency Listing

List of home care agencies both medical and non-medical service providers, contact and service information.

Hospice Agency Listing

List of agencies that provide hospice and palliative care. Includes contact and service information.

Medical Assistance (Medicaid) Personal Care Agencies

A list of home care agencies that provide Medical Assistance (MA) Personal Care.

Personal Emergency Response Systems

Listing of Personal Emergency Response system providers, aka Lifeline

Housing

Housing Options Booklet

Description of different types of housing, considerations for home modification. Information to help you make decisions about a possible move.

Assisted Living: Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF) List

CBRFs are state licensed homes for five or more unrelated adults who need daily living assistance.

Assisted Living: Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) List

RCACs are registered or certified to provide housing to persons who can live on their own but would benefit from up to 28 hours a week of assistance with daily needs.

Federally Subsidized Apartments List

Apartments that receive federal subsidy to make rent affordable for their residents. Residents must be able to live independently or be able to hire help to come in.

Independent Apartments List

List of apartments for persons age 55 and older. Must be able to live on your own or hire help as needed.

Nursing Home List

Nursing homes are designed for persons recovering from an illness or requiring long term support and nursing care.

Nursing Home Survey Information

Information on the survey history for nursing homes conducted by the Division of Quality Assurance of the WI Department of Health Services.

Wisconsin Housing Search Tool

wihousingsearch.org Easy to use service available to anyone looking for a house or apartment to rent in Wisconsin. Use the online search or call toll-free 1-877-428-8844. Select a city to get a list of properties, click a property for more information about cost and amenities. Free for renters to search and landlords to submit listings.

Medicaid

Access Wisconsin

access.wisconsin.gov Learn about programs and eligibility. Apply online here.

Wisconsin Medicaid

dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid Information about the different programs.  Information for both persons new to Medicaid, current members, and partners/providers.

Medicaid Forms

 https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid/publications.htm. Forms to apply as well as for current Medicaid members.

Medicare

Medicare Supplement or Medigap Policies Questions

Wisconsin Medigap Helpline: 1-800-242-1060 or dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/medigap.htm

Medicare Website

medicare.gov Great source for information about Medicare for new, soon to be and current recipients and their caregivers.

Medicare Forms

medicare.gov/forms-help-resources/medicare-forms Forms organized by situations to help you find the form to fit your individual situation.

Medicare & You Booklet

medicare.gov/medicare-and-you Provided by CMS annually to all Medicare participants this booklet gives a lot of valuable information about Medicare. Find the booklet in different formats, i.e.: audio, electronic, and languages other than English.

Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

gwaar.org/senior-medicare-patrol Call 888-818-2611 or email: smp-wi@gwaar.org. Help for Medicare recipients to prevent, detect, and report Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.

Mental Health

Brown County Community Counseling Resources

List of counseling providers with information about services offered and payment types accepted, i.e.: Medicaid, Medicare, sliding fee scale, etc.

Civil Commitment

Explains the civil commitment process. Intended for persons struggling with helping a loved one with mental illness so that they can understand how it works to make informed decisions.

Mental Health Support Groups in Brown County

Listing of support groups that meet at various times, days, locations and cover a variety of topics. Groups for individuals in addition to family and friends.

Mental Health Support in Brown County

Outlines services and treatment available in Brown County in addition to organizations that provide advocacy, education, and support.

Suicide Prevention

Resources in Response to a Cry for Help – Suicide Prevention

Brochure that helps identify risk factors and provides information about programs and services to help prevent suicide. Prepared by the Suicide Prevention Group of Brown County Wisconsin.

Support Groups

Support Groups Information

In-person Support Groups are suspended at this time.  Go to this On-line Support Groups Link for information about virutal options. Support Groups that meet at the ADRC.  Gives days, times, etc. on topics ranging from health conditions to caregiving.

Transportation

Green Bay Metro Limited Services with Free Fares

Green Bay Metro announced limited services with free fares in response to the Coronavirus emergency.  Go to this Green Bay Metro Limited Services Link for details.

 

Transportation Options

Booklet with transportation service descriptions to help you plan so you can get where you want to go.

Transportation List & Resources

Mobility Management listing of transportation options & resources in Brown County

Veterans

Brown County Veterans Services

Booklet with services, benefits, and resources for veterans in Brown County.

Youth Transition from High School

ADRC Youth Transition Referral Form

For use by professionals to refer high school students age 17 years 6 months to the ADRC

Transition from High School - A New Beginning

Booklet to help you understand the decisions faced with this transition.  Includes listings of resources and checklists to start planning.  ADRC staff are always here to help.

WI FACETS is Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support

Website full of information for parents and others who care for and support children with disabilities.

Opening Doors to Self-Determination

Booklet for help in planning life after high school for students, school counselors, teachers, parents/guardians. Produced by State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

Opening Doors to Postsecondary Education and Training

Booklet for help in planning for Education and Training after high school students, school counselors, teachers, parents/guardians. Produced by State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

Opening Doors to Employment

Booklet for help in planning for employment after high school students, school counselors, teachers, parents/guardians. Produced by State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

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