Support Families

Where Do You Start?

The goal of this document is to serve as a template that your community could use to create a basic resource sheet for families.  Resources for families are unique to each community and no one knows those resources better than the people who live there!

Included in this resources sheet are some general/portal resources to help connect families to more specific resources as well as suggestions for community resources you may want to include.  The list is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a place for you to offer a starting point to support a family whatever their needs are

Connecting Families and Caregivers to Resources that Support and Promote Positive Mental Health and Wellness

The Maternal Child Hotline:  1-800-722-2295

Twenty-four hours/day, 7 days/week

The Wisconsin Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Hotline provides information and links to services and resources for women before, during, and after pregnancy and for children including children with special health care needs



Twenty-four hours/day, 7 days/week 

2-1-1 access is available for allWisconsincounties.  When you dial 2-1-1, you will talk to a trained resource specialist who has access to a comprehensive database listings of nearly all health and human services that exists in your community.  Information and referral is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

Wisconsin Family Ties: 800-422-7145

Available Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wisconsin Family Ties aids families and professionals in finding important and up-to-date information on laws, school issues, behavioral and emotional disorder, and other resources.

Customize the resource guide for your community. Think about including the following resources:

    Supporting Families Printable Document


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