What We Do

Treatment Foster Care

Family Works Programs, Inc. is a child-placing agency. Specifically, we provide treatment foster care services throughout the state of Wisconsin to children and youth with complex treatment needs.

We recruit, license, train and support compassionate foster parents to care for children in the foster family’s home. Social work staff provide support to the child and their foster family through frequent visits to the home, treatment team collaboration and individualized treatment planning.

Learn more about becoming a treatment foster parent.

Respite Services

Many of our treatment foster homes have the ability to provide emergency and/or ongoing respite to families. These respite breaks are often essential in keeping families healthy or in maintaining the strength of an existing out-of-home placement.

Learn more about becoming a respite provider.

Supervised Visitation Services

Family Works is able to coordinate and supervise visits between children placed in our care and their families when a child’s case plan requires supervised family interaction. We provide a written summary of each visit including:

  • Who attended the visit
  • The nature of the interactions during the visit
  • Strengths of the family member(s)
  • Issues or concerns during the visit
  • Recommendations

Contact us to learn more about supervised visitation services.

Training Services

We have the ability to provide American Red Cross certifications in Bloodborne Pathogens and Adult First Aid and CPR. All classes must be completed in person at our Madison office.


$12.00 Bloodborne Pathogens (certificate valid for one year)

$60.00 Adult First Aid/CPR (certificate valid for two years)

Contact us to learn more or to sign up for a class.

Customized Services

We would like to partner with county and state agencies to develop new ways of strengthening a child’s community of support and help children reach permanence. Family Works can help support your agency in a variety of ways; by providing education, consultation, crisis support and continued case management.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you help kids.