Advocacy Services

The following agencies can help advocate on behalf of individuals or groups when needed services are not being adequately provided by a service delivery organization.

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Trempealeau County

1-800-273-2001 or 715-538-2001
resourcecenter@tremplocounty.com

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin

AIDS/HIV education, prevention, and access to services
2519 South Avenue, La Crosse – 1-800-947-3353 or 608-785-9866

Alcoholics Anonymous  

1-800-471-9876

Alzheimer’s Association

Eau Claire Region – 715-720-7611; Helpline – 1-800-272-3900;
La Crosse
Riverland Chapter – 608-784-5011
Helpline - (800) 272-3900 or http://www.alz.org
CareFinder - http://www.alz.org/carefinder
Navigator - http://www.alzheimersnavigator.org

American Cancer Society

1-800-227-2345

ARC La Crosse, Inc.

Promotes quality of life for people with developmental and related disabilities. 1035 Green Bay Street #4, La Crosse – 608-782-4799

Disability Benefit Specialist (Ages 18-59) 1-800-273-2001 or 715-538-2001
Elderly Benefit Specialist (Ages 60+)

1-877-538-2311 ext 249 or 715-538-2311-x249

Better Business Bureau 414-847-6000  http://wisconsin.bbb.org
Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin, Inc. 262-770-4482
Web: www.bircofwi.org
Email: admin@bircofwi.org

Citizen Advocacy

Inviting community members to individually protect the rights, promote interests, and support the lives of people with disabilities.
1035 Green Bay Street #4, La Crosse – 608-782-4760
http://www.citizenadvocacylacrosse.org

Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups  (CWAG)

Provides advocacy and education on issues affecting elders
1-800-488-2596 or 608-224-0606
Email: cwag@cwag.org     Web: http://www.cwag.org

Consumer Protection 1-800-422-7128
Diabetes Local http://www.diabeteslocal.org

Disability Rights Wisconsin

State protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities.
1-800-928-8778 or 608-267-0214
Automated Health Systems - 1-800-291-2002
SSI Managed Care External Advocacy Project
1-800-708-3034 or 414-773-4646 or TTY 1-888-758-6049

Disability Voice http://www.DisabilityVoice.us

Domestic Violence & Victim Witness Coordinator

1-877-538-2311 ext. 278 or 715-538-2311 ext. 278

Hmong Mutual Assistance Association

608-781-5744
La Crosse

Independent Living Resources

Advocates for people with physical or developmental disabilities
1-888-474-5745 or 608-787-1111
Email:  advocacy@ilresources.org  
Web:   http://www.ilresources.org

Legislative Hotline

Call to advocate for support or change in legislation
1-800-362-9472

Medicaid/Medical Assistance (MA) Medical Transportation

Medical Transportation Management, Inc. (MTM) –
complaint line “We Care”
1-866-436-0457         
http://www.mtm-inc.net/wisconsin-website/wisconsin-home/
Report Fraud – 1-877-865-3432     http://reportfraud.wisconsin.gov/        

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

1-800-236-2988 or 608-268-6000

National Federation of the Blind of WisconsinLa Crosse Chapter

1612 Winnebago Street, La Crosse
608-784-2343

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance 1-800-236-8517
http://www.oci.wi.gov
Hearing and Speech Impaired number only: 608-266-3586
U.S. Department of Justice 1-800-514-0301; TTY 1-888-514-0383
http://www.ada.gov

Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute

1-800-272-3900

Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Advocates and investigates complaints about services for people who age 60 and over with home care, nursing homes and/or other long term care institutions.
1-800-242-1060

Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Investigates and helps resolve complaints about services for people who are elderly, especially with home care, nursing homes and long term care institutions:
1-800-242-1060

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Dedicated to improving the independence, productivity and integration of people with developmental disabilities.
Natasha Fahey-Flynn - 608-266-7826   
Email:  Natasha.faheyflynn@wisconsin.gov

Wisconsin Coalition on Mental Health 

608-267-7792

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Assists with concerns regarding products, services and consumer complaints
1-800-422-7128 or 608-224-4949 or TTY 608-224-5058
http://datcp.state.wi.us

Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center

Answers questions about the law in Wisconsin relating to guardianships, protective placements, conservatorships, Power of Attorneys for Health Care and Finances, Living Wills, and Do Not Resuscitate orders; does not provide legal representation, legal advice, or finds/provides guardians.
1-855-409-9410   
Email:  guardian@gwaar.org        Web: http://www.gwaar.org