Kenosha County Family Support Program
The Family Support Program (FSP) is a state funded program that provides support to children, age 1 to 21 with disabilities who are living at home. Qualifying disabilities are severe enough to result in substantial limitations in multiple daily activities. Families are supported by being connected to a person that can provide information on the services and items that are available to help the Family. The child may be eligible for up to $3,000.00 annually in financial support to purchase needed items and services.
The Family Support Program (FSP) funding can be used to support a range of different services that assist the family in caring for their child with long-term care needs. An individualized assessment is conducted with the family of an eligible child to determine what services and/or goods are most appropriate and needed to assist the family care for their child. Due to funding limitations, a waiting list does exist, but you are encouraged to apply. Examples of services that could be covered with FSP funding include:
- home modifications to accommodate the disability
- respite care
- specialized nutrition and clothing
- vehicle modifications
- home training/parent courses
- other goods and services that are specialized for someone with a disability, but not otherwise covered by insurance.
How to Apply
- Contact the CompassWisconsin: Threshold consultant at (866) 710-4054. The consultant will explain the children’s programs available, the benefits of the program and eligibility process. If the parent wishes to apply, the consultant will send the family an application packet.
- Complete the application packet or ask the consultant for assistance
- Once all the paperwork is completed, the parent will need to call the Threshold consultant to set up a home visit.
- The home visit is used to review the application materials and gather additional information, verify certain documentation, answer questions and give the consultant an opportunity to meet the family and child.
- Once all the application materials are complete, the consultant submits the child’s application to the Bureau of Long-Term Support (BLTS). BLTS reviews all program eligibility criteria.
- The family will receive a letter that specifies whether or not the child is eligible.
Eligible families will be contacted by the Family Support Coordinator in Kenosha to discuss their needs and receive information on community resources available and plan for their funding requests when funds are available.
For more information on how to apply for the CLTS Waiver, Intensive In-Home Treatment for Autism, and/or the Family Support Program (FSP), please check the CompassWisconsin-Threshold website at: www.compasswisconsin.org.
If you would like to talk to someone for more information about this program, you may also contact KHDS and ask for the Family Support Program.