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Wisconsin Wayfinder: Connect with Trained Experts

Wisconsin Wayfinder: Two Children's Resource Guides

Wherever you’re at on your journey, you can contact a children’s resource guide.

  • They are compassionate, trained specialists.
  • They provide trusted information on a wide range of topics.
  • Many can share knowledge gained through their own lived experiences as parents of children with delays, disabilities, special health care needs, and mental health conditions.
  • They assist families and professionals with problem-solving.
  • They offer information on children’s conditions, health insurance, benefits assistance, and more.
  • Their services are free and confidential.
  • Services are personalized to your needs and community.

Children’s resource guides are helpful, knowledgeable, and often have lived experience

Our guides have a lot of understanding and compassion for families. Some of them have gone through similar experiences in the health care system with their child. Guides are trained to help families find the resources that are meaningful to them. They honor a families’ wish to choose the next steps to meet their child’s needs. 

Children’s resource guide services are free

Any family member with a child ages 0–21 who has a delay, disability, special health care need, or mental health conditions may contact a children’s resource guide. Professionals seeking accurate information about resources for families can also tap into the Wisconsin Wayfinder Children’s Resource Network.

Connecting with a children’s resource guide is easy

Call to reach a guide toll-free at (877) WiscWay (877-947-2929). If a guide in your area is unavailable when you call, you can leave a message and they will call you back as quickly as possible during business hours. You can also contact guides online using our contact form.

Children’s resource guides serve all of Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Wayfinder Children’s Resource Network has five centers that provide support based on where you’re located around the state. No matter where you live, a children’s resource guide is available to help.

Last revised November 1, 2023