Neenah Community Services

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah is dedicated to providing community services to enhance our overall mission to improve the health status of children throughout Wisconsin.

We offer or support a variety of resources and programs for children, parents, health care providers, teachers, caregivers, law enforcement and other community agencies in order to increase the safety and well-being of our children from birth through adolescence.

Our services

At our Neenah Community Services location, we offer:

  • Child Advocacy Center
  • Resource Library
  • Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
  • Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative
  • Treatment Foster Care
  • Respite Care

Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE - ASSOCIATE MEMBERThe Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center is a safe place for children who may have been neglected or abused, and provides resources to help children and their families heal. It is a collaborative partnership between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and nearly 30 community/county agencies. In addition to providing case reviews, expert court testimony and professional consultations, the Center provides the following services:

  • Child abuse assessment: A complete medical examination and a court permissible, videotape interview conducted by a social worker specially trained to work with traumatized children. 
  • Referral: Following assessment, suspected victims of abuse are referred by the Center’s staff to psychological counselors, family counselors, medical care, and psychiatric and developmental rehabilitation specialists located within their home communities. 
  • Case tracking and data collection: Outcomes on all cases are tracked and evaluated based on:
    • types of maltreatment
    • relationship of the alleged offender to the child 
    • child protection outcomes 
    • exposure to domestic violence
  • Professional and community education: Ongoing training and sharing of research in investigative techniques to law enforcement officers, social workers, physicians, nurses and other professionals. 
  • Foster care health checks: Complete physical examination for all children entering a foster-care environment.

Community partners

Children's Hospital collaborates with the following community partners:

  • Appleton Police Department
  • Brillion Police Department
  • Christine Ann Center Domestic Violence Services
  • Calumet County Department of Human Services
  • Calumet County District Attorney's Office
  • Calumet County Sheriff's Department
  • Fox Valley Metro Police Department
  • Grand Chute Police Department
  • Harbor House Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Kaukauna Police Department
  • Menasha Police Department
  • Neenah Police Department
  • New Holstein Police Department
  • Oshkosh Police Department
  • New London Police Department
  • Omro Police Department
  • Outagamie County Sexual Assault Crisis Center
  • Outagamie County District Attorney's Office
  • Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Reach Counseling Services
  • Seymour Police Department
  • Town of Menasha Police Department
  • Winnebago District Attorney's Office
  • Winnebago County Department of Human Services
  • Winnebago Sheriff's Department
  • Winneconne Police Department

 

Resource Library

Located within the Child Advocacy Center at 325 Commercial Street in Neenah and on the third floor of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Neenah, the resource library provides books, pamphlets, brochures, videos, access to computers, etc., for parents and caregivers on a variety of child health related topics.

Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Phone: (920) 969-5325 or Toll free - 877-568-5205

The Northeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs is part of a statewide network to improve care for children birth through age 21 with a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional illness or condition.

Program goals and eligibility

  • To assure that children and youth with special health care needs are:
    • identified early 
    • receive high quality coordinated care
    • provided with the family support they need
  • The Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program collaborates with national, state and community-based partners to link children to appropriate services, close service gaps, reduce duplication and develop policies to better serve families. 
  • The Program works to improve systems of care for anyone from birth through age 21 with a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional illness or condition. Some examples include ADHD, asthma, autism spectrum disorders, childhood cancers, cerebral palsy, deaf or blind, diabetes, Down syndrome, heart disease, and mental health conditions. 

For more information go to www.northeastregionalcenter.org.  

Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative

The Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative promotes the "medical home" concept, a family-centered, team approach to health care, to primary care providers, families and health service providers throughout Wisconsin. Training, technical assistance and resources are provided with primary focus on early identification of children with special health care needs and coordination of care and services. 

Wisconsin Statewide Medical Home Initiative is funded by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program through the Maternal and Child Health Title V Services Block Grant. The organization’s goals are to:

  • Provide outreach to primary care clinicians
  • Offer early identification training and technical assistance
  • Collaborate with professional organizations to establish best practice criteria
  • Develop a core group of medical home champions within each community
  • Provide outreach to families

For more information, go to www.wismhi.org or contact akeil@chw.org.

Treatment Foster Care

Every child should be able to live with mom or dad, but sometimes difficulties keep families apart. That's when you can help. Treatment foster care is home-based care for children and adolescents with significant emotional, behavioral, physical or medical challenges.

Respite Care

Respite Care is temporary childcare that provides foster parents a break from their parenting responsibilities.