Helping Meet Your Immediate Needs
Gaining Access to Food
Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) with high levels of low-income students can access free breakfast and lunch meals without school-meal-benefit applications.
Find answers here to questions on how the pandemic will impact USDA Child Nutrition programs.
For Adults and Children: The Hunger Task Force has compiled a map of sites that provide food to adults and children throughout Milwaukee. Find locations here.
Additionally, some students currently enrolled in Institutions of Higher Learning are now temporarily eligible to participate in Wisconsin FoodShare. Find more information here.
Information on President Biden's American Rescue Plan (COVID-19 Relief Package)
Fact Sheet on the American Rescue Plan
Milwaukee County American Rescue Plan Dashboard
Biden Administration Executive Orders
Executive Order on Ensuring an Equitable Pandemic Response and Recovery
Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government
Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis
Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States
Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety
Affordable Internet Service
Affordable Connectivity Program
Assistance During Unemployment
You can apply for unemployment benefits here.
Servicios de Beneficios del Seguro de Desempleo de Wisconsin
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources - Homeowners
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources - Renters
Rent for Success program
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee
Social Development Commission
Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services (Housing Division)
MacConon Brown Homeless Sanctuary
Energy Assistance Program
If your student requires an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and you have questions about their education requirements during the pandemic, click here.
Amid legal challenges from the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness policy, President Biden has extended the pause on student loan repayments, read more here.
Educational Resources for Students
Library of Congress Resources
Ways to Watch PBS Programming
Camp PBS Programming Resources for Students
Camp PBS Programming (Pre K-Grade 2)
Summer of Learning Collection (Pre K-12)
PBS On-Air Programming for Children
Emergency Assistance for Small Businesses
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
If you are a small business owner and have questions about how to receive assistance during the pandemic, click here.
Additional Resources for Small Businesses
Apply for an Economic Injury Loan through the Small Business Administration here.
Find resources here if you are a health care worker in need of child care
Milwaukee seniors (older than age 60) who meet certain income criteria can receive a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force.
Find transportation resources for seniors here.
Learn more about Hunger Task Force's Mobile Market here.
Wisconsin Bank Resources
Several banks are providing assistance for customers facing financial troubles, please check with your banking institution to know which resources are available to you and for the most updated information.
Bank of America
Find information on how to make an appointment with the VA here. Visit MyWisVets.com to determine if you are eligible for certain benefits.
Eligible veterans can receive a COVID-19 booster shot at Milwaukee's VA Medical Center by appointment only. Find more information here.
Resources for Domestic Violence Victims
The Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee operates a 24-hour confidential hotline at (414) 933-2722 and offers assistance with e-filing for restraining orders at (414) 278-5079. The center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.
Milwaukee's LGBT Community Center offers services through appointments only and can be reached at 414-271-2656. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. Services are available on weekends through appointment only.
The Asha Project, which serves African-American women in Milwaukee, provides a crisis line from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (414) 252-0075.
Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition is available at 414 727-4900 and is open from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 pm and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.
The Hmong American Women’s Association, which serves the Hmong and southeast Asian community, has advocates available at (414) 930-9352 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The WI Hmong Family Strengthening Helpline is available after hours at (877) 740-4292.
The UMOS Latina Resource Center in Milwaukee offers bi-lingual, bi-cultural, domestic violence, sexual assault and anti-human trafficking supportive services and operates a 24-hour hotline at (414) 389-6510.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at (800) 799-7233 or through their live chat.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Funeral Assistance through FEMA
Protecting Yourself from COVID-19 Scams
Information on Scams - English
Information on Scams - Spanish
Additional Resources on COVID-19 Scams
Resources on the Third Coronavirus Relief Package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
Summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Unemployment Compensation Information
2020 Reembolsos: Respuestas a las preguntas más comunes
Information on Other Coronavirus Relief Packages
Summary of the Take Responsibility for Workers and Families Act
Summary of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act