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 apply for CCS: 608-283-1800 (under 17); 608-242-6415 (over 18)

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

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