Funding Resources

Below are some programs that offer financial assistance for families. Feel free to give us a call for more information. There may also be local programs in your area that we are aware of.

Statewide Programs

  • ABC for Health is a CYSHCN network partner that can assist with determining eligibility for Medicaid (Badgercare) and other programs as well as assist with insurance issues. You can connect with them at: www.safetyweb.org/referrals.html
  • Children’s Long Term Support Services (CLTS): Wisconsin’s Medicaid waiver program for Children who meet financial and functional eligibility. Eligible children include those with developmental disabilities, severe emotional disturbances, and physical disabilities. Funding can be used to support a range of different services based on an assessment of the needs of the child and his or her family. A list of who to contact to enroll in CLTS is found here: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/clts/contact.htm
  • Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) is a community mental health and AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) program providing psychosocial rehabilitation to children and adults with mental illness, substance abuse, or co-occurring diagnosis. You can contact enroll by contacting the agency for your county here: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/areaadmin/hsd-programs.htm
  • Katie Beckett Medicaid: Children who are not eligible for other Medicaid programs because the income or assets of their parents are too high may be eligible for Medicaid through the Katie Beckett Program. A child may be eligible for this source of Medicaid even if they are currently covered under a private health insurance policy. A list of Katie Beckett consultants to contact is found on the DHS website: www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/kbp/consultants.htm
  • Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment: WisTech and WisLoan Programs/Assistive Technology/Durable Medical Equipment information can be found at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disabilities/wistech/index.htm
  • Children’s Miracle Network: a list of hospitals that are part of the network can be found here: childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/
  • Social Security: Children with significant disabilities may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Social Security has a “Starter Kit” available for families here
  • Respite Care Association of Wisconsin supports families and programs to meet caregiving needs. 
  • Variety– the Children Charities- offers grants to non-profit organizations

National Programs

  • Financial and other assistance from the National Organization on Rare Diseases can be found here. Scroll to the bottom for respite care support. 
  • United Healthcare Foundation has a grant program for those with private insurance. Eligibility information can be found here. You do not have to have United Healthcare.