Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP)

What is QRTP?

Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) are designed for youth with serious mental health or behavioral needs. In Wisconsin, QRTP placements will be utilized only when children and youth cannot receive the appropriate services in their home of origin, or another home-like setting. On October 1, facilities can apply to become certified. The QRTP implementation team created a video to help explain the details and qualification of QRTP certification. For continual updates on QRTP and Family First topics, subscribe to the Family First Newsletter for monthly updates.

QRTP Rule

The Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 significantly changes the ways in which states may use federal funds for child welfare services, including new restrictions on federal reimbursement of state expenditures for the care and maintenance of children who are placed in congregate care settings.

Effective September 29, 2021, federal payments for the care and maintenance of a child placed in a residential care center for children and youth, group home, or shelter care facility, will only be available for 2 weeks, unless the child is placed in a qualified residential treatment program or other federally-authorized treatment program. The requirements of a qualified residential treatment program are specified in 42 USC 672 (k) (4). The emergency rule provides the requirements that a congregate care facility must meet to be certified to operate a qualified residential treatment program (QRTP).

Certification

Licensed group homes and Residential Care Centers (RCC’s) can now apply for certification. Certification will comply with the requirements set forth by the federal government. Facilities will be able to apply for certification through their Child Welfare Licensing Specialist. To apply for QRTP continuation, providers can use this application form. certification logo

Providers that become certified as QRTP must also provide information related to the definition of institutions for mental disease (IMD) under the Department of Health Services (DHS) definition. When applying for QRTP certification, the provider must also complete the DHS form related to IMD status which can be found here.

For providers looking to become certified, click the link for most recent QRTP Certification Grid.

For child welfare agencies doing casework and looking for ongoing standards and changes, please review the FFPSA Crosswalk.

QRTP Applicants

We would like to recognize and extend our thanks to the providers listed below who have submitted their application to be certified as a Qualified Residential Treatment Facility (QRTP) demonstrating their commitment to quality youth services. This list will be updated regularly with new applicants and approvals. 

QRTP Certified
Facility Address Status Date
Anders Develop and Transition Home, LLC 3349 N 25th St., Milwaukee, WI 53206 Pending October 2022
Bella's Group Home 7630 W Center St., Milwaukee, WI 53222 Approved October 2022
Chileda Institute, Inc  1825 Victory St. La Crosse, WI 54601 Approved March 2022
Courage House 1544 S. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204 Approved February 2022
Devoted Hearts 4238 North 19th Place, Milwaukee, WI 53209 Approved October 2022
Eau Claire Academy  550 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 53703 Approved November 2021
Family Services of Northeast WI 300 Crooks Street, Green Bay, WI 54301 Approved January 2022
Grateful Girls Safe Haven Milwaukee Approved November 2022
Grateful Girls Safe Haven II Milwaukee Approved November 2022
Homme Youth + Family Programs W18105 Hemlock Rd., Wittenberg, WI 54499 Approved April 2022
Hopgood Youth Home 3901 - 3903 N 60th St., Milwaukee, WI 53216 Pending October 2022
House of Love and House of Love II 6324 W. Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53218 Approved August 2022
Lad Lake  3801 N. 88th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222 Approved January 2022
Lad Lake St. Rose Center 3801 N. 88th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53222 Approved January 2022
Men of Men Milwaukee, WI 53216 Approved May 2022
Men of Men II Milwaukee, WI 53216 Approved May 2022
Milwaukee Academy  8915 W. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53222 Approved

November 2021

Northwest Passage Prairie view 203 United Way, Frederic, WI 54837 Approved November 2021
Northwest Passage Riverside 7818 Moline Rd., Webster, WI 54893 Approved November 2021
One-Nine Youth and Family Services 4039 N 19th Place, Milwaukee, WI 53209 Pending October 2022
Positive Alternatives - Amery 1370 60th Ave., Amery, WI, 54001 Approved December 2021
Positive Alternatives - Marathon 5475 N. 28th Ave., Wausau, WI 54401 Approved December 2021
Positive Alternatives - Menomonie 603 Terrill Rd., Menomonie, WI 54751 Approved December 2021
Positive Alternatives - River Falls 2860 Williams Ave, River Falls, WI 54022 Approved December 2021
Positive Alternatives - Wisconsin Rapids 110 24th St., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 Approved December 2021
Rawhide Inc. E7475 Rawhide Road, New London, WI 54961 Approved December 2021
Rawhide Group Foster Home E7475 Rawhide Road, New London, WI 54967 Approved December 2021
Revive Transitional Living Center Site 1 2578 N Dr. MLK Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Approved  March 2022
Revive Transitional Living Center Site 2 2578 N Dr. MLK Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Approved March 2022
Revive Youth and Family Center Site 1 2578 N Dr. MLK Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Approved March 2022
Revive Youth and Family Center Site 2 2578 N Dr. MLK Jr Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212 Approved March 2022
St. Charles Youth & Family Services 151 S. 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53214 Approved April 2022
Tomorrow's Children 3044 Tomorrows Lane, Waupaca, WI 54981 Approved April 2022

Training

  1. A new e-learning activity for QRTP has been released on the CCIP training website. For information on QRTP and how to implement requirements of QRTP, visit the training link.
  2. Family First Prevention Services Training Meeting slide deck for child welfare professionals is now available in the YouTube link below.

Resources

Training sessions kicked off QRTP in Fall 2021 and multiple tools are available now to assist in navigating the QRTP changes and updates. For additional questions, please reach out to FamilyFirst@wisconsin.gov.

  1.  A QRTP Video recording of the training session is available to watch through You Tube.
  2.  Additional Supplemental notes address changes in eWiSACWIS.
  3. The new QRTP digital desk guide is now available for child welfare professionals. 
  4. Post Town Hall Meeting questions are available in FAQ for QRTP.
  5. The benefits of why QRTP is needed is available in a 1-page PDF QRTP Certification Benefits 
  6. The QRTP nurse hotline information is available in a 1-page PDF.
  7. How QRTPs impact congregate care 1-page PDF.

Updates will continue to be made here for QRTP application updates, available training sessions and changes in eWiSACWIS.