Policy & Advocacy

WAFCA has been the voice of the of child and family services in Wisconsin for more than 40 years. 

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 200,000 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 and promotes public support for children and families.

Advocacy Tips & Resources

A few of our favorite sources for those interested in participating in advocacy work in Wisconsin: 

State Policy 

WAFCA's advocacy priorities for the 2023-24 Legislative Session are focused on:

  • Investing in Prevention & Early Intervention
  • Supporting youth and Families with Complex Needs
  • Responding to Wisconsin's Behavioral health and Child Caregiver Workforce Shortage

Learn More About Wisconsin's Legislature

State of Wisconsin Agencies Supporting Families and Children

Federal Policy

We offer resources to help you contact your congressional representatives and learn more about current legislation affecting children and families across our country. 

Learn How to Contact Your Senator or Congressional Delegate

National Organizations Advocating for Families and Children