IRIS Consultant Agencies

What is an IRIS consultant agency?

Everyone in IRIS works with an IRIS consultant agency. The IRIS consultant agency helps IRIS participants self-direct and handles the day-to-day operations of the IRIS program. When you enroll in IRIS, you will choose which IRIS consultant agency you want to work with. The agency will:

  • Give you a welcome phone call
  • Help you choose your IRIS consultant
  • Schedule your first face-to-face meeting with your consultant
  • Help you choose your fiscal employer agent

What is an IRIS consultant?

An IRIS consultant is a person from the IRIS consultant agency who knows about services in your area. He or she will help you understand IRIS requirements, learn the rules you must follow, complete paperwork, and answer your questions. They are there to help IRIS participants self-direct.

You and your consultant will work as a team to discover your goals and long-term support needs. The consultant will also help you create an individual support and service plan. Your consultant must approve your plan before you can begin receiving services or supports. You will meet with your IRIS consultant regularly to make sure you are getting the help you need.

To learn more about IRIS and IRIS consultant agencies, refer to the IRIS Participant Handbook, P-01008.

Wisconsin's IRIS consultant agencies

Advocates4U

Advocates4U
11051 N. Towne Square Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
Phone: 877-739-2203 or 474-755-2020
Fax: 414-755-1784
Email: info@irisadvocates4u.org

  • Advocates4U is a for-profit limited liability company (LLC) that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since July 2016.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 45:1
  • Counties served: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Door, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Ozaukee, Pepin, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vilas, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara, Winnebago

"Live intake specialists are available and consultants are bilingual in Russian, Spanish, Arabic, and Hmong."

Connections

Connections
6737 W. Washington Street, Suite 2275
West Allis, WI 53214
Additional physical locations available in Sturgeon Bay, Madison, Appleton, and Racine, by appointment
Phone: 844-520-1712
Fax: 844-638-7723
Email: connections@lsswis.org

  • Connections is a non-profit organization that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since July 2015.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 45:1.
  • Counties served: Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Dodge, Dane, Door, Dunn, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menominee, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Shawano, Sheboygan, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau, Vernon, Vilas, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago, Wood

"Your Vision, Your Path, Your Partner—we support you to live your life—at home, in the community, at work."

Consumer Direct for Wisconsin

Consumer Direct for Wisconsin
744 Ryan Drive Suite 201
Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 877-785-9991
Fax: 877-785-9992
Email: infoCDWI@consumerdirectcare.com

  • Consumer Direct for Wisconsin is a for-profit limited liability company (LLC) that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS Consultant Agency since January 2019.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 40:1.
  • Counties served: Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pierce, St. Croix, Taylor

"Our ICA has local knowledge and experience in person-centered planning, case management, and service plan development."

First Person Care Consultants

First Person Care Consultants
6100 N. Baker Road, Suite 100A
Glendale, WI 53209
Phone: 414-336-2448
Fax: 414-755-7247
Email: info@firstpersoncare.com

  • First Person Care Consultants is a non-profit limited liability company (LLC) that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since August 2016.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 45:1.
  • Counties served: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Kenosha, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha, Waushara

"We are an organization in the Centers for Independence, which has been providing services to people with disabilities for 80 years."

Midstate Independent Living Choices (MILC)

MILC
3262 Church St., Suite 1
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 800-382-8484 or 715-344-4210
Fax: 715-344-4799
Email: milc@milc-inc.org

  • MILC is a non-profit organization that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since June 2016.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 40:1.
  • Counties served: Calumet, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Vilas, Waupaca, Winnebago, Wood

"One of eight Independent Living Centers in Wisconsin, consumer controlled, and offering extra supports that cost $0 of IRIS budget."

Progressive Community Services, Inc. (PCS)

Progressive Community Services (PCS)
100 Enterprise Drive
P.O. Box 930224
Verona, WI 53593
Phone: 608-848-8305
Fax: 800-846-5170
Email: information@pcsdane.org

  • Progressive Community Services is a non-profit limited liability company (LLC) that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since September 2017.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 30:1. All consultants are employed by Progressive Community Services.
  • Counties served: Dane

"We are a small, local, homegrown agency that supports people to make informed decisions with the high quality services you expect."

TMG

TMG
1 S. Pinckney St., Suite 320
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 844-864-8987
Fax: 608-255-0895
Email: irisinfo@tmgwisconsin.com

  • TMG is a private for-profit limited liability company (LLC) that has contracted with the State of Wisconsin as an IRIS consultant agency since July 2008.
  • Ratio of participants to IRIS consultant: Not to exceed 45:1
  • Counties served: Statewide

"TMG is dedicated to being your partner in self-direction. Our consultants are local, experienced, and resourceful."

Last Revised: December 2, 2019