Wellpoint Care Network’s Mission is to facilitate equity, learning, healing, and wellness by restoring the connections that help children and families thrive. The organization focuses on preventing adversity, addressing the impact of trauma, and promoting resilience for the people in its care. Headquartered in Milwaukee, it works to empower those it serves to overcome barriers to well-being: poverty, poor educational outcomes, unemployment, and discrimination.
Wellpoint Care Network serves more than 5,000 Wisconsin children, youth, and adults each day, helping to build life skills, access needed resources, and navigate systems of care.
- 75,000: Individuals trained by Wellpoint Care Network using its Seven Essential Ingredients of Trauma Informed Care model
- 626: Number of homes in Wellpoint Care Network Foster & Kinship Care Community
- 238: Number of children that in-home Wellpoint Care Network intensive in-home staff helped remain with their families in 2022
The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation has awarded Wellpoint Care Network a grant to provide telehealth mental health services to some Milwaukeeans hit hardest by COVID-19. The grant enables the organization to outfit 158 of its clients, who would not otherwise be able to access quality mental health care, with devices and internet access for one year.
In 2019, Wellpoint Care Network saw growth in its mission-driven advocacy and expansion of its community-based service array. The organization presented workshops on equity and facilitated crucial conversations surrounding racism and implicit bias at four major conferences.
Wellpoint Care Network’s trauma-informed child welfare research was published in the Journal of Child Custody, which supported its findings that trauma-informed care does improve stability and permanency for children in child welfare.