Resources from Other Agencies

The following information provides information about resources for low-income Wisconsin residents.

 Children's Services

Child Care Providers are searchable with a tool from the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families that lets you look using location, needs, and rating.

Wisconsin's Child Care Subsidy Program, Wisconsin Shares, helps families pay for child care.

Report child abuse or neglect.

Family foster care and treatment foster care are designed to be temporary placements for children when their parents cannot care for them.

The Free and Reduced School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

Individualized education plans (IEPs) can be developed for students with disabilities.

  • Medicaid can support children who have specific health-related needs that affect their educational performance, as identified in their IEPs

Kinship Care is a program that helps support a child who resides outside of his or her home with a relative, temporarily or for the long term.

 Consumer Protection

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection assures fair business practices in Wisconsin and is Wisconsin's primary consumer protection agency.

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions protects Wisconsin citizens through financial regulation and education.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice enforces laws that protect consumers and businesses, and provides a listing of where to send questions, concerns, or complaints.

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance ensures that the insurance industry meets the insurance needs of Wisconsin citizens.

 Energy Assistance

The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations.

Resolve a dispute or file a complaint about electric, natural gas, or water utilities with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC).

 General Help

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is made up of 16 Community Action Agencies that provide assistance to low-income and working poor Wisconsin residents. Services include housing, emergency food assistance, and job training.

 Job Supports

Wisconsin Works (W-2) provides temporary cash assistance and case management services to low-income parents and pregnant women.

There are a number of tax credit programs that can help businesses reduce their Federal and State tax liability and increase profitability.

 Legal Help

Legal Action of Wisconsin provides free legal services to low-income people.

Wisconsin Judicare is a non-profit law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice to Wisconsin residents.

The Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office provides legal representation to the needy in all of Wisconsin's 72 counties.

 Request a Fair Hearing

The Division of Hearing and Appeals (DHA) was created to conduct high quality, impartial hearings that serve customer agencies and the citizens of Wisconsin.

Last Revised: May 5, 2021