County Funded Resources
Children Come First (CCF)
To apply for CCF: (608) 250-6634 ext. 135
To qualify for CCF services, a child must:
Have Badger Care Medicaid or Medical Assistance | Be a Dane County resident, age 4-18 | Have a DSM mental health diagnosis given by a psychologist or psychiatrist, with symptoms being evident for at least 6 months and expected to persist for a year or longer | Have current emotional/behavioral challenges that are putting him/her at imminent risk of an out of home placement | Be involved with at least 2 of the following systems: mental health services, social services, special education, child protective services, and/or the juvenile justice system | Be in need of additional support in at least 2 of the following areas: self-care, community safety, social relationships, family relationships, and/or school.
**this is intended to be a short-term program to decrease imminent risk of out of home placement
Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
To qualify for CCS services:
Individual who has needs for ongoing services resulting from mental health and/or substance use disorders, but who are not in need of Community Support Program (CSP) services. | Recent DSM V mental health or substance abuse diagnosis | This is a voluntary service - client must have one psycho social area they would like to address | Resident of a county or tribe that provides CCS programming | Eligibility is based off of county-based or tribal-based screening tool
Children’s Long-Term Support Waiver (CLTS)
To apply for the CLTS Waiver: contact Compass Threshold at 608-288-9808.
To qualify for CLTS services:
Children and youth under the age of 22 who have a developmental disability, physical disability or sever emotional disturbance
*** waitlist for this program is approximately 4 years