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The Family Center Warmline 
Tantrums? Potty Training? Sleepless Nights? Discipline Questions? 
Maybe just someone to talk to?
Call The Family Center Warmline 262-338-9461

The Family Center Resource Library
The Family Center offers a welcoming lending library which is filled with children’s books, videos, 
and DVDs. There is also a section for parents and caregivers offering a wide range of parenting books and DVDs. We offer educational backpacks for parents and children to do together. Each one has a different theme, such as Colors & Shapes, Dinosaurs, etc., and contains items such as books, puzzles, games toys, DVDs. In addition, participants may also check out Discovery bags which contain a book, a song  sheet, and a craft (including supplies). Items may be checked out for two weeks.

Family Assistance Numbers
Washington County Human Services Departments:
  Acute Care/Crisis Intervention 262-365-6565
  Aging & Disability Resource Center 262-335-4497 
  Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse 262-335-4583 
  Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline 262-335-4888 
  Children & Family Services/BadgerCare 262-335-4610 
  Energy Assistance 262-335-4677 
  Financial Assistance Programs  888-446-1239 
  Mental Health Services 262-335-4545 
  Washington County Toll Free 800-616-0446 
  WIC (Women, Infants & Children) 262-335-4466 
Albrecht Free Clinic 262-334-8339 
Elevate 262-677-2216
Friends of Abused Families 262-334-7298 
Full Shelf Food Pantry 262-335-0685 
Housing Support Hotline 262-334-4912 
W2 262-306-3505
Workforce Development 262-335-5300
Breastfeeding Coalition 262-335-4741

Support Groups

Grandparent Support Group
Please contact Kathy for infomation on dates and times. 

 Location: Family Center
This support group is offered to any grandparents to come together to share experiences with one another while providing support and encouragement as they face the rewards and challenges of raising or caring for a grandchild. Some meetings may also include guest speakers. 
For more information please contact Kathy, 262-338-9461,

On the Spectrum: A support group for parents of children on the Autism spectrum
4th Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm,

Location: Family Center
This group has been former to help educate and support all who attend, with many meetings including guest speakers. Come and join us and become part of a positive autism experience within our community. Many of these discussions would apply to anyone with special needs, so anyone would truly be welcome, not just families dealing with ASD.

For more information please contact: NIkki Busalacchi, 262-353-2335,

Other resources 

Caring  4 Our Kids

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids

Estate Planning for Special Needs Kids

Autism & Dental Care - A Guide for Caregivers and Family MembersResources

Essential Tips For Planning A Family Vacation On A Budget.docx


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Also available in Spanish. American Academy of Pediatrics site, The AAP Parenting Website.  Early Development & Well-Being. The first three years of life are a period of incredible growth in all areas of a baby’s development. Learn how the earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development, how young children build social and emotional skills, and ways you can support language and literacy development starting from birth.

​  Parenting Handouts – Center for Effective Parenting (CEP) handouts that have been written on a variety of topics (available in English and Spanish). Center on the Emotional Foundations for Early Learning-Resources: Family Tools Website in both English and Spanish, resources for both families and care givers.

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