WISCONSIN RESOURCE AND DIRECTORY OF HOMELESS AND TRANSITIONAL SHELTERS, LOW INCOME ASSISTED HOUSING, FOOD BANKS, FOOD STAMPS, LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The GotTrouble Wisconsin homeless shelter resource and directory is committed to providing people going through life-changing trouble with a one-stop resource for homeless and transitional shelters, low income transitionary housing as well as related information on Wisconsin food banks and pantries, counseling services, and discount legal and financial assistance.
FEATURED HOMELESS SHELTERS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING AND SPONSORS
FEATURED FOOD BANKS AND PANTRIES
Second Harvest Food Bank 2802 Dairy Dr. Madison, WI 53718 608-223-9121
FOOD STAMPS (SNAP) - WISCONSIN
The Wisconsin food assistance program uses electronic transfer debit cards to dispense benefits to qualified low income people. Food debit cards can be used anywhere that SNAP food benefits are accepted. In order to be accepted into the program and receive a food debit card, it is necessary to first apply at your local state-run office that facilitates the SNAP program: SNAP and HealthCare: WI Department Family Services 1 W Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703 Phone: (608) 261-6378: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/em/pdf/public-assistance.pdf
FEATURED LOW INCOME ASSISTED PUBLIC HOUSING AND SPONSORS
Can’t find what you are looking for? The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides a National Customer Service Center that is staffed to answer questions about public housing availability in your state. For current information about subsidized public housing phone them at: 1-800-955-2232.
TEMPORARY CASH ASSISTANCE - WISCONSIN
TANF is a federally sponsored program that works with your state to offer low income families temporary financial assistance, job training, and child care assistance. For more information visit or call: W-2 (Wisconsin Works) | 608-267-9886
If you are homeless and/or going through financial hardship, you may qualify to receive free or low-cost legal services. The following organization(s) can provide you with information on free and low-cost legal assistance: WISCONSIN LEGAL ACTION
DISCOUNT LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
Provides easy and inexpensive access to lawyers, especially for services like bankruptcy, foreclosure and eviction. No worry about heavy consultation fees. Makes payment of lawyer's fees less expensive, depending on the plan benefits. Makes the cost more certain because of published fee schedules. No exclusion for current legal problem. More Information
DEBT AND DEPRESSION - COUNSELING AND TREATMENT CENTERS
MONEY TROUBLE CALCULATOR
Getting out of money trouble requires careful planning. Having a good fix on your current financial condition and figuring out how much you will need to get out of debt and back on your feet is essential. The following topic calculators will help you in the process:
How much car can I afford?
Trouble Shooter Public Service Awards
Courageous individuals and organizations in both the private and public sector are developing innovative ways of fighting hunger, providing shelter and offering counseling to the homeless and needy. These organizations deserve our recognition and support. Tell us about an outstanding non-profit shelter, food bank, or community assistance organization and we will post their information on our site.