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 Neighborhood Outreach Programs – 11 locations
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.
Interfaith Senior Programs – Waukesha County
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.
Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Ombudsman Program: Wisconsin Board on Aging & Long Term Care
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)
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.
Senior Law: Legal Action of Wisconsin
414.278.1222 or 844.614.5468 www.seniorlaw.org
Provides FREE OF CHARGE 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)
ERP Elder Rights Project
The Elder Rights Project provides free legal assistance to secure safety, stability, and independence for elder abuse victims.
Eligibility Requirements: Wisconsin resident, 60 or older, victim of crime or abuse.
Milwaukee Office: 230 W. Wells St., Ste. 800, Milwaukee, WI 532o3 414.278.7722
Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Wisconsin
(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
Wisconsin Parkinson Association
Directory of Outreach and Education