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Helps families pay for childcare. If the parent is eligible, child care can be subsidized for children under the age of 13.
Free government services provides screening and developmental programming for children with delays or disabilities
Provides assistance to families with children with long-term disabilities
For children being cared for out-of-home by a relative
This program provides employment preparation services, case management and cash assistance to eligible families.
Low-income families with a child may receive Emergency Assistance (EA) to help keep their home, or in some cases, to help with the cost of a new residence. Families must have a current emergency of impending homelessness, homelessness, energy crisis, fire, flood or natural disaster. Families must not have received an EA payment in the past 12 months. Families must apply for other payment options. Families also must meet other EA requirements. Apply at your local Wisconsin Works (W-2) agency.
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Helps low-income families and individuals buy nutritious food.
Promotes and maintains the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, and children.
Provides WIC participants with checks to purchase locally-grown fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs at farmersí markets.
Provides cheaper school lunches to households that are eligible
Provides supplemental foods donated by the USDA
Program for people age 60 or older who are unable to obtain food and prepare nutritious meals for themselves on a daily basis
Provides food commodities to food pantries and prepared meal sites.
Wisconsinís state health insurance program for low-income children, parents of eligible children and pregnant-women. Farm families and other families who are self-employed also may be eligible, see website for guidelines.
∑ Medicaid (elderly, disabled)
Provide health care for those who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled, with family income at or below the monthly program limit
∑ Medicaid Purchase Plan (people working with a disability)
Offers people with disabilities who are working or interested in working the opportunity to buy health care coverage through the Wisconsin Medicaid Program
Short term, no interest loans to help you with immediate expenses related to getting or keeping a job