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© 2019 by Pregnancy Options Wisconsin: Education, Resources, Support

A Full-Spectrum Pregnancy Options Network Serving Wisconsin

Life Resources

 
Options may not feel like options, if you do not have the resources to access and
support those options. On this page, we list state and regional health partners for meeting needs of everyday life, such as food, housing, safety, transportation, physical and mental health, and social support.
 
 
This list is not complete! Please contact us with services that you would like to see included here. POWERS lists and refers to resources that evidence our philosophy of person-centering and inclusive healthcare.
 
 
 

State Wide

BadgerCare Health Insurance Programs for Pregnant People in Wisconsin
This is the Medicaid application process for pregnant residents and immigrants of low income in Wisconsin. Included in the process is application for FoodShareNon-Emergency Medical Transportation assistance, and other services.
This is a state map of services and resources available to individuals and families in each region of Wisconsin who are experiencing physical, emotional, and financial abuse or violence. Includes crisis lines and intervention, shelters, support groups, and legal advocacy.
 
This is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. They offer easy guides and tools to help you make informed choices about your water, food, cosmetics, sunscreens, soaps, shampoos, the cleaners under your sink, and more.  
FoodShare helps people buy the food they need for good health and is for people of all ages who are living on small
or fixed incomes or are disabled and not able to work. Application for FoodShare is included in the process of application for BadgerCare.  
 
 Healthcare.gov
 
This is the place to access the Wisconsin healthcare market and buy a healthcare plan.
 
La Leche League can answer breastfeeding questions, help you find a local breastfeeding support group, and provide breastfeeding education and referrals. Find a La Leche League leader near you.
This law center provides current information regarding parentage rights and options in Wisconsin. Areas include assisted reproduction technology, adoption, surrogacy, birth certification, estate planning, and more.
This is a non-profit certified milk bank located in Illinois. It provides pasteurized human milk to premature and critically ill babies and support for moms who donate milk after loss. Chronically ill children who are middle- or low-income may receive reduced-cost or free donor milk.
This site includes links to subsidized apartments and public housing in your area, as well as to information about housing choice vouchers, tenant rights and laws, help paying utility bills, and other resources.

 

Planned Parenthood Health Centers offer affordable, confidential, and accurate pregnancy testing and counseling, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing and education, birth control, midlife care, and other quality prevention health care to all youth and adults in health centers throughout Wisconsin.  

This is a legal service that helps you afford the process of finding the right attorney for your needs. LRIS attorneys charge no more than $20 for an initial half-hour consultation. Ask about what fees you will be charged after the half-hour consultation. You are under no obligation to hire the lawyer.
 
This is a system of organizations and professionals across Wisconsin that promotes a wide variety of quality early childhood services in all communities. 
 
English — (608) 251-7273
Español — (608) 258-2567
 
This is a helpline for people experiencing any form of sexual violence, including recent sexual assault, past sexual assault, incest (past or present), sexual harassment, and sexual exploitation. Friends and family members are also
welcome to call.
 
 Trans Law Wisconsin
 
 
This is a group of volunteer attorneys assisting the transgender community. They provide information about the process for obtaining a name and gender marker change and hands-on assistance with completing required forms.
 
This is a statewide resource hub that can link you to vital services in your area. Categories of services include low cost or free community health and dental clinics, financial assistance, nutrition, mental health, substance abuse, pregnancy, and parenting. Be advised that some of the listed healthcare, adoption, and pregnancy centers do not support full-spectrum pregnancy options and resources.
 
 
The Collective includes doulas, nurses, breastfeeding counselors, sexual health educators, midwives, hospice workers, herbalists, reproductive justice advocates, researchers, and more, upholding accessible and culturally sensitive full-spectrum support for all pregnancy experiences for individuals and families of color.
 
WIC provides eligible Wisconsin residents with nutrition education, breastfeeding education and assistance, supplemental foods, and referrals to other nutrition services. To apply, visit a WIC office near you.

 

 

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The Center is a safe community space that offers services, events, and educational programs for parents, families, and youth within the LGBTQ+ community.

 

 

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Southeast

 
 
The Network normalizes breastfeeding, de-normalizes formula-feeding, and addresses breastfeeding disparities through Community-based Breastfeeding Peer Counselors, Community Breastfeeding Gatherings, and other creative community initiatives and partnerships.
LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin
Racine Area
The Center is a safe community space for people of all sexual orientations and gender identity expressions. Offers family and youth events, support, peer-to-peer counseling, and access to a wide range of resources and referrals.  
Maroon Calabash
Milwaukee Area
This black reproductive justice organization and community-based doula model is committed to non-judgmental full-spectrum reproductive care. No matter what you may be experiencing (trying to conceive, pregnancy, termination, loss, menstruation, and menopause), the Maroon doulas will support you.  
 Miltown LGBT Families
 
This is a social gathering and mentoring resource for LGBT households navigating the joys and challenges of having children and raising families.
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
Milwaukee Area
The Center is a safe community space that offers a cybercenter, library, food pantry, clothing closet, and affordable
meeting rooms. Offers family and youth educational programming, social, and support groups.
Southeast WI Milk Share, LLC
Serves Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha counties
 
This is a volunteer informed choice model of human milk sharing that facilitates lab testing, safety education, and health screening of milk donors, as well as getting milk out to Southeast WI infants in need. Donor milk is free.

 

Southwest

 
7 Rivers LGBT Connection
La Crosse Area
Reaches out to 11 counties in countering stereotypes and stigma toward LGBT identities. Offers a welcoming space for all people and a variety of support groups and social events. Advocates for LGBT-friendly policies and legislation through speaking with school administrators, business managers, government officials and professional organizations on LGBT-related issues.

 

 

South Central

 
The Alliance normalizes and supports breastfeeding among African American mothers and families, as well as informs and educates the community around African American health disparities and the parental, child, and societal benefits of breastfeeding. Monthly breastfeeding gatherings meet in two locations.
 
 
 
Half Pint Resale
Madison Area
This is the Madison area's largest children's consignment sale. It is a highly anticipated community event that takes place every spring and fall.
 
 
Harambee Village Doulas
Madison Area
This service offers peer-to-peer support with a life course approach. Doulas of color increase positive birth outcomes, decrease infant mortality, and increase the rates of extended and exclusive breastfeeding. The doulas work closely with community partners to explore health equity and racial disparities and enhance all people's childbearing experiences, regardless of race.
 
Madison Area Parent Support (MAPS)
Madison Area
MAPS offers community and free direct support and resources to families, from pregnancy through the rest of
parenthood. Parent groups and play groups meet regularly. Focuses on parents struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
This is a volunteer informed choice model of human milk sharing that facilitates lab testing, safety education, and health screening of milk donors, as well as getting milk out to Dane County infants in need. Donor milk is free.
OutReach Madison LGBT Resource Center
Madison Area, with services in Rock County
The Center is a safe community space that offers social and support groups, resources and referrals, a cybercenter, lending library, speaker's bureau, health programs, community advocacy and events. 
 
 Queer and Trans Parents of Madison
Madison Area 
This is a free parents' group for all in the alphabet soup (LGBTQIPAD2S) who are pregnant, adopting, and/or parenting babies and toddlers 3 and under. Check their Facebook page for more information.
This is  a Latina health cooperative of doulas and community health workers that provides support, prenatal yoga, health and wellness education, and lactation counseling.
Today Not Tomorrow Family Resource Center
TNT is a non-profit community center located in east Madison that offers breastfeeding, parenting, and family resources, social groups, and fun events.
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