Nov 26 2012

Tell Governor You Want Family Care

Posted by BPDD at 8:11 AM
2 comments
- Categories: Advocacy | BPDD | DAWN Alerts | Miscellaneous

Now is the time to advocate for Family Care and IRIS statewide and end waiting lists in your county!

Over 10 years ago, Wisconsin began to reform its long-term care system with new cost-effective programs like Family Care and IRIS. Now these programs are available in 57 of the state's 72 counties. People with disabilities in those counties are receiving the services and supports they need to be independent, productive, and included in all facets of community life – and without a wait!

Your county is one of the 15 in Wisconsin that does not have Family Care and IRIS. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Gov. Walker is currently developing his state budget for 2013-2015 that will be presented to the legislature next year. Now is the time to contact Gov. Walker and tell him that you want Family Care and IRIS in your county! Ask Gov. Walker to include funding in his budget so that all people with disabilities in Wisconsin have access to Family Care and IRIS and the services and supports they provide.

 

You can contact the Governor’s Office via email at govgeneral@wisconsin.gov or phone at (608) 266-1212.

Don’t miss out on this critical opportunity to advocate for Family Care and IRIS in your county!

Comments

Tequilla

Tequilla wrote on 11/30/12 2:58 PM

Gov. Walker I want Family Care and IRIS in our county. Please include funding in your budget so people with disablities in Wisconsin have access to Family Care and IRIS and the services and support they provide.
Mardy

Mardy wrote on 12/19/12 12:23 AM

Be careful. The state made many promises for Iris but in the counties that it is now operating in participants are now beginning to find out that they can take away anything they have promised you. The program received great publicity but gave a few many thousand of dollars and now are beginning to take away. Write the gov if you have problems such as I have for my disabled son.

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