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.

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

Community Advocates

Rent for Success program

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee

Mediate Milwaukee

Social Development Commission

Milwaukee County's Department of Health and Human Services (Housing Division)

MacConon Brown Homeless Sanctuary

Utility Assistance

Energy Assistance Program


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.


Find information on how to make an appointment with the VA here. Visit 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

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 Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriation Act

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