Lakeland Care, Inc.: Awarded $120,000 grant from Wisconsin Department of Health Services

FOND DU LAC, Wis. [Nov. 30, 2022] – Lakeland Care, Inc., a care organization providing long-term care services and support to eligible frail elders and individuals with physical and intellectual or developmental disabilities, is excited to announce it has received $120,000 from Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as a result of federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) that the state delegated for home and community-based services (HCBS) activities.

In total, 700 organizations applied for this federal funding. Lakeland Care, Inc. is one of 43 organizations to receive funding in the first round of grants from DHS, which focused on the direct care workforce.

Lakeland Care, Inc. will use the DHS funds to provide 84 HCBS providers the opportunity to participate in their program called PEP Up Your Organization, which utilizes Gallup engagement research to provide participants with tools that assist in employee recruitment, retention, and engagement. Led by Lakeland Care’s Organizational Impact Coaches, PEP supports organizations in identifying strategies that increase commitment to their mission and organization.

“We’re excited DHS sees the value in our plans for this funding,” explained Misty Pickett, mission impact and community engagement director at Lakeland Care, Inc. “We intend to leverage this grant to offer a series of workshops and coaching sessions to help 84 HCBS providers strengthen their workplaces throughout 2023 and 2024 at no cost to them.”

To learn more about Lakeland Care, Inc. visit If you’re interested in learning about professional development opportunities Lakeland Care Inc. provides to organizations email Misty Pickett at