Assistance Programs, Local Agencies, and Charities


Food * Housing * Cash Assistance * Bills * Health * Education * Employment

Wisconsin Assistance Programs and Services


  • Wisconsin FoodShare  – Monthly food stamp benefits to help low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health, (+++)  Call: 800-362-3002
  • Wisconsin Works (W-2)  – Provides cash assistance and services to qualifying Wisconsin parents of minor children and helps participants develop an employability planCall: 608-267-3905
  • Wisconsin Telephone Assistance Program (Lifeline)  – Offers discounts on basic monthly service for qualified telephone customers, Call: Local telephone company
  • Wisconsin Emergency Assistance (EA)  – Designed to provide help in case of emergency to eligible low-income Wisconsin families with a childCall: 608-267-3905
  • Wisconsin BadgerCare Plus  – A health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents, Call: Local agency
  • Wisconsin Care4Kids Program  – Designed to offer comprehensive and coordinated health services for Wisconsin children and youth in foster care, Call: 608-397-8850
  • Wisconsin Shares Program  – Provides financial child care assistance to low-income parents who are working or preparing to enter the workforce, Call: 608-267-3905
  • Wisconsin Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)  – Healthy foods, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, health care referrals, Call: 608-266-9824
  • Wisconsin National School Lunch Program (NSLP)  – Provides low-cost or free lunches to school children, Call: 608-266-3390
  • Wisconsin Special Milk Program  – Offers milk to children in schools, childcare institutions, and eligible camps, Call: 608-266-3390
  • Wisconsin School Breakfast Program (SBP)  – Provides low-cost or free meals to school children, Call: 608-266-3390
  • Wisconsin Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)  – Provides free meals and snacks to help low-income children in the summer months, Call608-266-3390
  • Wisconsin Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)  – Provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care, Call: 608-266-3390
  • Wisconsin Head Start  – Comprehensive child development programs serving low-income children and their familiesCall: Local program
  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)  – Designed to help eligible low-income households pay for heating and electric service, Call: 866-432-8947
  • Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program (WisWAP)  – Assists households reduce energy bills by improving energy efficiency of their homes, Call: 608-267-3680
  • Wisconsin Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)  – Offers free, nutritious foods to low-income seniors aged 60 years and older, Call: 800-362-3002
  • Wisconsin Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)  – Provides low-income seniors with special checks to buy fresh, nutritious fruits, vegetables, and herbs from authorized farmers’ markets, Call: 608-267-3201
  • Wisconsin Housing Choice Voucher Program  – Helps eligible low-income households lease privately owned rental units from participating landlords, Call: Local PHA
  • Wisconsin Public Housing  – Provides safe, decent, and affordable rental units for eligible low-income residents., Call: Local PHA