Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities


Brighter Futures Initiative Programs

Find a BFI program and contact information near you to find out more about the services provided.

State BFI Coordinator

Name: Faith Price

Phone: (608) 422-6996

Email: faith.price1@wisconsin.gov

Website: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/brighterfutures

Ashland County Health & Human Services

Name: Terry Barningham

Phone: (715) 682-7004

Email: terry.barningham@co.ashland.wi.us

Website: https://co.ashland.wi.us/

Bad River Social & Family Services Department

Name: Esie Leoso-Corbine

Phone: (715) 682-7111 ext 1411

Email: socserdirector@badriver-nsn.gov

Website: http://badriver-nsn.gov/

Barron County

Name: Heidi Good

Phone: (715) 537‐6115

Email: heidi.good@co.barron.wi.us

Website: https://www.barroncountywi.gov/

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/brighterfuturesinitiative/

Dunn County Department of Human Services & Arbor Place, Inc.

Name: Kristin Korpela

Phone: (715) 231-2750

Email: kkorpela@co.dunn.wi.us

Website: https://www.co.dunn.wi.us/

Kenosha County Human Services

Name: Donna Rhodes

Phone: (262) 605‐6528

Email: donna.rhodes@kenoshacounty.org

Website: http://co.kenosha.wi.us/242/Brighter-Futures-Initiative

Milwaukee County

Agency Contact Phone Email Website(s)
Community Advocates, Inc. Kari Lerch (414) 270-2950 klerch@communityadvocates.net https://ppi.communityadvocates.net/policy-projects/milwaukee-brighter-futures-initiative.html
Diverse & Resilient Kristen Ramirez (414) 390-0444 kramirez@diverseandresilient.org http://www.diverseandresilient.org/
Employ Milwaukee & Boy and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee Robert Cherry (414) 210-1721 Robert.cherry@employmilwaukee.org https://www.employmilwaukee.org/Employ-Milwaukee.htm
La Causa Crisis Nursery & Respite Center Karl Schoendorf (414) 647-5990 karls@lacausa.org http://www.lacausa.org/programs/crisis-nursery-and-respite-center
Running Rebels & Express Yourself Milwaukee John Rakowski (414) 550-3458 John.Rakowski@RunningRebels.org https://runningrebels.org/

Outagamie County

Name: Heather Lawrence

Phone: (920) 832‐4915

Email: heather.lawrence@outagamie.org


Red Cliff Family and Human Service Division

Name: Rebecca Benton

Phone: (715) 779‐3706 ext. 1272

Email: RBenton@redcliff-nsn.gov

Website: http://redcliff‐nsn.gov

Rusk County Health & Human Services Department

Name: Dawn Brost

Phone: (715) 532-2299

Email: dbrost@ruskcountywi.us

Website: https://ruskyouth.org / www.facebook.com/RuskCountyYouthCouncil/

Washburn County

Name: Jim LeDuc

Phone: (715) 468‐4747

Email: jleduc@co.washburn.wi.us

Website: http://www.co.washburn.wi.us/departments/health-human-services/

Washington County

Name: Coral Kline
Phone: (262) 335-4639
Email: coral.kline@co.washington.wi.us
Website: http://www.co.washington.wi.us/

Name: Mary Simon
Phone: (262) 677-2216
Email: msimon@elevateyou.org
Website: https://elevateyou.org/

Wood County

Name: Thomas Prete

Phone: (608) 732-3888

Email: prete@changewithin.net

Website: https://www.co.wood.wi.us/Departments/HumanServices/BrighterFutures.aspx


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