ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

Resource Links

For information about our Inclusion/Exclusion Policy see:  http://www.adrc.racinecounty.com/site/363/about_us.aspx

 

AARP: http://www.aarp.org/

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. Provides discounts for insurance, health, automobiles, financial, and legal, travel, entertainment, home improvement.

ACCESS: https://access.wisconsin.gov

ACCESS is a quick and easy way for people in Wisconsin to get answers to questions about health and nutrition programs.

Alzheimer's Association: http://www.alz.org/sewi/

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

American Association on Health and Disability: http://www.aahd.us/

The mission of AAHD is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to prevent additional health complications in people with disabilities, and to identify effective intervention strategies to reduce the incidence of secondary conditions and the health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. AAHD accomplishes its mission through research, education and advocacy.

ARC: http://www.thearcofracine.org

The Arc is a membership organization that works for a better quality of life for children and adults with cognitive, intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.

Ascension (former Wheaton Franciscan) Health Care: www.mywheaton.org/  Search for Classes and Events

Ascension Health Care (former Wheaton Franciscan Health Care) offers the Racine community numerous support groups and education opportunities regarding health, wellness and disease management. Please visit their cite to gain access to information on support on such things as Parkison's, Diabetes, Cancer, Autism, and Stroke to name a few.

Assistive Technology Resource Center: http://www.wisconsinwistech.com/

Assistive technology services include: evaluation, funding, design, customization, modification, maintenance, repair, training and technical assistance. People often can benefit from services that will help them with the assistive technology though use at home, in school or at work.

Aurora Health Care: Classes and Events   

https://www.aurorahealthcare.org/

Aurora Health Care offers the Racine community numerous support groups and education opportunities regarding health, wellness and disease management. Please visit their cite to gain access to information on support on such things as Dementia, Diabetes, Cancer, and Stroke to name a few.

Autism Solution Pieces: http://www.autismsolutionpieces.com/

Autism Solution Pieces is a volunteer based organization located in Racine WI,  whose purpose is to raise awareness and acceptance by providing support and peer group meetings, educational conferences, fundraising events, grants, and community outings for Autistic Individuals. We are committed to providing current information on ASD causes, prevention, and treatments so parents and individuals can use these resources to build knowledge best suited for their families. Autism Solution Pieces is a 501(c)3

Benefits Checkup - a Service of the National Council on Aging http://www.benefitscheckup.org/

There are benefits you may be missing! BenefitsCheckUp helps you find and enroll in public and private benefits programs. You can also find an online application for Medicare's Extra Help. It's simple and free and always includes the most up-to-date information.

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG): http://www.cwag.org/

The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG), a grassroots membership organization directed by older people, pursues justice and quality of life for people of all ages through legal and legislative advocacy, education and leadership development. Offer insight and assistance surrounding Guardianship.

Community Care Organization: http://www.communitycareinc.org/home.html

Mission is to develop and demonstrate innovative, flexible, community-based approaches to care for at-risk adults, in order to optimize their quality of life and optimize the allocation of community resources.  Offers care management for both Family Care and Family Care Partnership options of long term care programs in Racine County.

Community Health Education:

Please visit our Calendar, also SEE Aurora and Ascension

Department of Health Services: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov/

From this page, you can find information for consumers about the programs and services provided through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Department Of Labor: http://www.dol.gov

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. In carrying out this mission, the Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support.

Department of Public Instruction: https://sped.dpi.wi.gov/

Parents and educators can use the information and links on this department site that provides Wisconsin public school systems support and resources for anyone with school age children.

Department of Workforce Development: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/default.htm

The department's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings.

Diabetes Localhttp://diabeteslocal.org/

Diabetes Local is designed to help you by: Linking you to local and relevant diabetes resources; Educating you on self-care behaviors

The website has placed resources under a self-care behavior as well as geographic location. As you search for resources, you will also learn the significance and importance of adopting the self-care behaviors into your life.

Disability Advocacy: www.dawninfo.org

Connects people with disabilities to the information and resources they need to actively participate in the workforce and in their communities state disability issues, the state budget, activities of the Legislature, and links to national disability issues.

Disabilities: http://www.disability.gov/      

This is the federal government's one-stop Web site for people with disabilities, their families, employers, veterans and service members, workforce professionals and many others.

Disability Rights Wisconsin: http://www.disabilityrightswi.org/

Disability Rights Wisconsin is a private non profit organization which was founded in 1977. Designated by the Governor to ensure the rights of all state citizens with disabilities through individual advocacy and system change, DRW is part of a national system of federally mandated independent disability agencies. DRW is completely independent of government and the disability service system in order to be free of any conflicts of interests which would undermine our capacity to advocate vigorously on behalf of the human and legal rights of people with disabilities.

Disability Voice Space: www.DisabilityVoice.us

DisabilityVoice is dedicated to educating people with and without disabilities about people with disabilities. DisabilityVoice promotes advocacy for people with disabilities socially, politically, or for public change.

Family Caregiver Support Program: http://www.wisconsincaregiver.org/

For more information about the Family Caregiver Support Program or to find caregiving resources in any county or tribe in Wisconsin. The website -- -- allows caregivers to click on a county or tribe and find the local caregiving resources in that area.The toll-free phone number -- (866) 843-9810 -- is answered by trained resource specialists who provide information and/or refer caregivers to the FCSP in their county or tribe.

Family Caregiver Alliance: http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

FCA is a public voice for caregivers.Our pioneering programs-information, education,research, and advocacy-support and sustain the important work of families nationwide caring for loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Greater Wisconsin Area Agency on Aging Resources Inc. -GWAAR: http://www.gwaar.org/index.php/home.html  

The mission of the GWAAR is to enable older adults to remain vital, active, participating members of society by advocating for the development and continuation of quality services; providing accurate information; offering educational programs and other opportunities; and, to provide assistance and guidance to families, caregivers, providers of services, elected officials, businesses and the community.

Guardianship Support Center:  http://www.gwaar.org/home/10-articles/aging-programs-and-services/206-wi-guardianship-support-center.html

Homeownership Preservation Foundation: http://www.995hope.org/

Through our 888-995-HOPE hotline, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation has a single mission: to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. We are an independent nonprofit that provides HUD-approved counselors dedicated to helping homeowners. The Homeownership Preservation Hotline is: 1-888-995-HOPE. The help we offer is free.

I Care – Independent Health Care Plan

http://www.icare-wi.org/default.aspx           

iCare Partnership is a managed care program that fully integrates Medicare and Medicaid services, and is designed to meet the long-term care (LTC) needs of people with physical disabilities, developmental disabilities and frail elderly adults.

Long-Term Care Information: http://longtermcare.gov/

Welcome to the National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information. This web site was developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care (LTC) needs.

Meals on Wheels + Racine County Senior Nutrition Program: https://www.adrc.racineco.com/site/457/nutrition_program.aspx

Racine County offers a nutrition program to adults over the age of 60 years. This program is available throughout Racine County and can be modified for special diets.  Deadline for making reservations to eat at any of the Dining Centers is Noon of the preceding business day. Anyone 60 years or older and spouse of any age are welcome. Call: 262-833-8766 or toll free at: 1-866-219-1043, or email RCNutrition@goracine.org. There are a variety of nutrition dining sites as well as the Meal-on-Wheels program (meals delivered to your home if you are homebound). You may also call these numbers if you are interested in volunteering

Medicare: http://www.medicare.gov/

This site serves as your link to any information surrounding Medicare including their plan finder tool. Find out if you are eligible, link to your handbook (Medicare and You), find a Medicare Part D plan, and compare area agencies for long term support. Click here for help in using the plan finder for choosing medical and drug plans.

Also check out a latest addition to the Medicare site: http://www.medicare.gov/campaigns/caregiver/caregiver.html The site offers insight into topics that are frequently inquired about.

My Choice -  Family Care  http://mychoicefamilycare.com/

The Milwaukee County Department of Family Care operates the Family Care Managed Care Organization (MCO) through a contract with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).  We provide managed long-term care services to frail elders (age 60 and older) and people age 18–59 who have physical and/or developmental disabilities.

National Family Caregivers Association - Caregiver Action Network: http://caregiveraction.org/

The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.

National Organization on Disability: http://www.nod.org/

The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America’s 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.

Office of the Governor:  http://www.wisconsin.gov/

This site serves as your link to my Administration and I hope that you’ll find all the information you need about my priorities for our great state.

Racine County Human Services Department: http://racinecounty.com/government/human-services 

Racine County Emergency Preparedness: http://racinecounty.com/government/ready-racine-county  The Racine County Office of Emergency Management is charged with preparing the county to respond to crisis situations, such as disasters.

Society's Assets: http://www.societysassets.org/

Society's Assets is an Independent Living Center, providing comprehensive services to assist people with living independently. Society's Assets provides assistance to seniors and people of all ages with disabilities. A skilled and experienced staff offer consumers comprehensive in-home services.

Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/

The Social Security Administration's mision is to advance the economic security of the nation's people through compassionate and vigilant leadership in shaping and managing America's Social Security programs.

Support Groups:

Please see Aurora Health Care and Wheaton Franciscan Health Care. Also check the Senior Services tab under Caregiver Support.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD

Learn about renting, buying and making your home accessible, and about your Fair Housing rights.

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative: http://www.wati.org/

The Mission of the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative is to assist school districts and Birth to 3 programs in their responsibility to ensure that every child in Wisconsin who may need assistive technology (AT) has equal and timely access to appropriate assesment and the provision and implementation of needed AT devices and services. The goal is to improve the outcomes and results for children with disabilities birth to 21 through the use of assistive technology to access services,curriculum, and school and community activities.

Wisconsin's Family Caregiver Support Programs: http://www.wisconsincaregiver.org/    

Taking care of someone can be a joy, but it can be hard too — even when it's someone you love.  Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Programs — located in every county and tribe in Wisconsin — provide information, support, and resources to people who need help caring for a family member, friend, or neighbor. 

Wisconsin Housing  http://www.wihousingsearch.org/Resources.html

This community services guide provides detailed information about service providers in your community, volunteer needs, wish-lists, maps, and more.

WHEDA Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority: http://www.wheda.com

The WHEDA Foundation, Inc. was established by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA®) in 1983. It is responsible for receiving and administering housing grant funds on behalf of the Authority.

Wisconsin Statewide Transition Initiative Improvement Grant: http://www.witig.org/

WSTI is a grant funded project through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to improve results for youth with disabilities. The coordinators in each of the 12 Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) provide assistance at the local level to promote understanding and implementation of IDEA transition requirements and best practice. This initiative is carried out in Racine County in conjuction with Racine County school systems and area disability service providers.