Sheboygan, WI - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded Vista Care, a leading human services organization which supports nearly 200 individuals in the state of Wisconsin, $764,543.12 to fuel the expansion of technology and telehealth services, enabling Vista Care to enhance individual support and accessibility across its licensed and certified programs throughout Wisconsin. This grant is part of a statewide effort intended to improve Medicaid home and community-based services that help older adults and people who have disabilities. A total of $12.75 million is being awarded to 91 organizations statewide during this round of funding.
The grant funding received through the American Rescue Plan Act is a testament to Vista Care's commitment to innovation in delivering high-quality care to individuals with mental and behavioral health needs, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities. The organization recognizes the critical role that technology and telehealth play in empowering individuals supported to balance privacy with support and safety, enhancing existing services to support greater independence.
Building upon this grant, Vista Care will invest in expanding its technology infrastructure and telehealth capabilities. Central to this expansion is the development of the Vista Support Center (VSC), which will serve to centrally support use of technology utilized within Vista Care programs and expand the use of technology across programs in Wisconsin.
“Technology-supported services will create positive and lasting change in the way Vista Care delivers person-centered support,” states Liz Olive, Vista Care’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are eager to see the positive outcomes this initiative will yield for people who chose Vista Care’s services.”
Vista Care extends its gratitude to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for selecting this project. The organization looks forward to continuing to drive innovative change while making a lasting impact on the lives of individuals supported through the expansion of technology.
The grant funding was made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). To learn more about this opportunity and other funded projects, visit the DHS website. Questions about these awards or ARPA funding can be sent to the DHS media team at DHSMedia@dhs.wisconsin.gov.
For more information about Vista Care and its services, please visit vistacare.org.
About Vista Care:
Vista Care is a leading provider of residential, day services, and in-home support to individuals with intellectual, developmental, physical, and behavioral health changes. Headquartered in Sheboygan, Vista Care provides services and supports in Illinois, Nevada, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
For additional information about this announcement or Vista Care, please contact Vista Care’s corporate office at firstname.lastname@example.org.