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Additionally, PG's Student Assistance Program is a confidential third-party support and counseling service provided by Health Advocate that is available 24/7 and complimentary to all active Purdue University Global students and their dependents. Visit PG Campus's Page on the Student Assistance Program.
DHS is committed to protecting and promoting the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life. DHS oversees Medicaid, the single largest program in the state budget, and other health and social service programs. DHS works with local counties, health care providers, community partners, and others to provide alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, mental health, public health, implementation of long-term care, disability determination, regulation of state nursing homes, and numerous other programs that aid and protect the citizens of our state.
211 connects you with thousands of nonprofit and government services in your area. If you want personal assistance call the three-digit number 211 or 877-947-2211. A friendly voice to talk with you 24/7/365.
DMS supports Wisconsin’s Medicaid programs and FoodShare program and provides access to health care, long-term care, and nutritional assistance to more than one million Wisconsin residents who are elderly, have a disability, or have low income. DMS administers the Medicaid programs to medically needy and low-income individuals and families, as well as long-term support and services for older adults and services for people of all ages with disabilities. DMS administers other programs like FoodShare, state-funded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefits, as well as Medicaid-funded subprograms, including primary and acute care services, Medicaid reimbursement to nursing homes, BadgerCare Plus, SeniorCare, Family Care, Family Care Partnership, IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct), and children's long-term care services. DMS also includes the Disability Determination Bureau, which administers the federal Social Security Administration (SSA) and Medicaid disability determination; and Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES), which administers income maintenance services for Milwaukee County.
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to households across the state to help lower the burden incurred with monthly energy costs.
Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.
The Division of Energy Housing and Community Resources contracts with various agencies throughout the state to provide weatherization services to eligible households. Agencies include community action agencies, housing authorities, local governments and other non-profit organizations.
The weatherization agency for your area will receive a list of eligible applicants from WHEAP and will determine service priority and the eligibility for your home. The goal of the weatherization program is to save energy by targeting households with an excessive energy burden and that are made up of elderly, handicapped and/or children under 6 years of age.
Local weatherization agencies will contact the highest priority households to evaluate the home and decide what weatherization services are needed. Appropriate weatherization services will be completed by agency crews and subcontractors.
FoodShare Wisconsin was created to help stop hunger and to improve nutrition and health. FoodShare helps people with limited money buy the food they need for good health.
Each month, people across Wisconsin get help from FoodShare. They are people of all ages who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, and are retired or disabled and not able to work.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, popularly know as WIC, is a nutrition program for pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, and families with children younger than 5.
WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and connections to other community services.
Wisconsin families want to raise strong and healthy kids, and WIC is here to help.
Wisconsin provides several types of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs, including the Wisconsin Works (W-2) program, in addition to programs which are partially or wholly funded through State funds. The Bureau of Working Families within the Department of Children and Families is responsible for the programs listed at this site.
The State of Wisconsin has a long history of providing generous benefits, programs and services to state residents who entered active duty from Wisconsin and continue to reside in the state. These benefits, programs and services are provided by the State of Wisconsin in order to supplement and complement those provided to veterans by the federal government.