Founded in 1980, WAFCA has been the voice of the of child and family services in Wisconsin for more than 35 years.
WAFCA member agencies are private for profit and nonprofit human services agencies providing support and services to individuals under contract with public sector partners.
Representing over 50 child and family serving agencies and leaders in the field, WAFCA provides a unified voice, advocating for our members and the more than 250,000 individuals and families that they serve each year.
By partnering with our members, consumers and officials in state and local government , WAFCA fosters the continuous development of effective, responsive services. Supporting families through a wide array of services, including foster care, counseling, home visiting, and crisis intervention, WAFCA members respond to the unique needs of each community they serve.
Through our unified membership WAFCA:
Promotes Public Support for Children & Families
We advocate for policies that strengthen and support families and children. Advocacy priorities
Fosters System Improvements & Quality Services
We promote the development of efficient and cost-effective human services by encouraging best practices and supporting the transfer of research to service delivery. Promising practices
Connects Member Agencies & Their Leaders
We provide a forum for human service, social service, child and family and mental health leaders to share from their experience and work together to improve the quality of services and the lives of the families & children entrusted to their care. Leadership events
Tells the Story & Facilitates Learning
Drawing from family stories and provider experience, we educate policymakers and our communities about the work we do. WAFCA focuses on strengthening our workforce through continuing education to enhance the quality of mental health and family services statewide. WAFCA Continuing Education