ADVOCATES

These advocates will assist and help you when you are confronted with obstacles or “red tape.” They will support, defend and “plead in your favor” if you experience difficulties negotiating through the maze of programs and services for seniors.

Interfaith_Logo_200x92Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Programs – 11 locations
414.291.7500
Our professional staff will be an advocate when you are faced with issues or difficulties you cannot handle alone. Our staff members keeps abreast of all services available in Milwaukee County and will provide expert advice and information. Initially, assessment is done to identify your needs.

interfaithwaukeshaInterfaith Senior Programs – Waukesha County
 262.549.3348
The mission of Interfaith Senior Programs is to engage and support Waukesha County seniors in leading meaningful lives. Interfaith Senior Programs is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and support Waukesha County seniors in leading meaningful lives. Seniors and adults with disabilities are supported by volunteers of all ages to help them maintain their independence. Interfaith helps individuals 55 and older stay engaged in their community through a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities.


milwaukeecoonagingMilwaukee County Department on Aging
414.289.6874
www.county.milwaukee.gov/aging


ombudsman Ombudsman Program: Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long Term Care
1.800.815.0015
The Long Term Care Ombudsman Program provides advocacy services to persons age 60  and older who are consumers of Wisconsin long term care programs. The Ombudsman Program has, by law, the authority to have contact with any resident or tenant of a Wisconsin nursing home, Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC), Adult Family Home (AFH), or person served by the community Options Program or the Family Care/Partnership/PACE program.Services are available at no charge, and all complaints are kept confidential.


The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
800-488-2596
CWAG is a strong advocate on behalf of seniors in Wisconsin.They provide ongoing grassroots advocacy efforts for issues affecting seniors. Their Legal Services Division provides legal services and resources to citizens 60 years and older.

 


legalaction_logoSenior Law: Legal Action of Wisconsin
414.278.1222
Provides free legal services to Milwaukee County residence that are 60+. Also provides general information about Medicare; medical assistance; long term care; Social Security; SSI; food stamps; subsidized housing, consumer scams and bill paying.
Phone In-take hours: Monday 9am-11am, Tuesday 1pm- 3pm, Friday 9am-11am
or visit 230 W. Wells, Room 800, Tuesday 9am-12pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm (please call first)


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Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Wisconsin

414.479.8800
(24/7 Helpline) 1.800.272.3900
(Spanish) 414.431.8811

ALZ.ORG WEBSITE THE ABC’S WHY PEOPLE CALL US

Community Resource finder: Get easy access to a comprehensive listing of Alzheimer’s and dementia resources, community programs and services.
ALZ.ORG COMMUNITY RESOURCE FINDER

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Al Emmons, President Love Thy Neighbor Foundation, Inc. 501(c)c 414.562.6666 info@LoveThyNeighborFoundation.org