Last Updated on February 28, 2022 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
The state of Wisconsin offers various assistance programs to single moms living there. You can get help to pay utilities, rent, medical benefits, and much more.
Wisconsin assistance for single moms
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)
WHEAP offers assistance with heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. The program covers these type of fuel: wood, propane, natural gas, fuel oil or electricity. The program lessens the cost that a qualified applicant have to pay. The assistance is a one-time payment from October 1-May 15. The amount of assistance will depend on the household’s size, income, and energy costs. Contact the local energy assistance office in times of no heat situation. Visit their website or call 866-HEATWIS (432-8947) to learn more and locate an energy assistance agency near you.
The Wisconsin Bankruptcy Law provides assistance to those with credit problems. A local attorney will be available to review your case if you’re qualified. Visit this page to fill out a form to apply.
Telephone Discount for Single Parents
LifeLine offers eligible households with discounts of $9.25 per month with their wireless or landline phone service. One discount per household is permitted. Contact your local telephone service provider to apply or visit their website to learn more.
Food Assistance for Single Mothers
Food Share Wisconsin provides food assistance to eligible families and individuals of Wisconsin through the use of the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. The EBT is the same in appearance and in function as a debit card. Call 800-362-3002 or visit their website to apply or to know more about the program.
Medical and Dental Free Clinics
The following are free or sliding scale fee clinics that help individuals and families in-need:
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin – Appleton – 920-733-2068.
The clinic serves the uninsured, underinsured, insured, Medicare, and Medicaid. They may also provide financial assistance to those eligible.
- NorthLakes Community Clinic Ashland – Dental and Behavioral Health Clinic – 888-834-4551.
A sliding scale fee is imposed which will be based on your income. They provide social services, counseling, mental health, and dental care. Visit their website to see how they can help you.
- City on a Hill Health Clinic – 414-931-6670.
Visit their website to see what services they offer.
Prescription Medication Assistance
The Wisconsin Drug Card provides discounts on all branded and generic medicine for single mother residents of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Rx card has no enrollment forms, no age requirements, no income limitations, no waiting periods, no exclusions, no claims to file, no annual or lifetime limits, and no personal information required to receive a Rx card. Call 414-215-9432 if you wish to know more.