Helpful Websites (LINKS)

Community Resources
Helpful Websites Links

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS) - federal agency that oversees the Medicare program and works with State Medicaid programs.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services A state agency committed to promoting health and safety of the people of Wisconsin, making sure everyone can live their best life.

Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - offers a full range of employment services for people with special needs. Offices around the state that can help you prepare for the world of work.

Drug information for consumers - a wide-ranging and up-to-date drug information resource. Provides fast, easy searching of over 24,000 approved medications.

Independence First - non-profit agency that provides services for the disabled. Its mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through: Education, Advocacy, Independent Living Services, and Coalition Building. Services offered include: independent living skills training, peer counseling, advocacy, and information and referral services to persons with disabilities.

Legal Assistance - legal resources website.

Milwaukee Center for Independence - a community-based agency serving children, adults and families with physical and mental disabilities since 1938. Its mission is to assist individuals and families with special needs to better live and work in the community.

Milwaukee County Health and Human Services - website for Energy Assistance, Food Stamps, Burial Assistance, Childcare, etc.

Our Space - helps those with mental illness to attain a more meaningful life by offering quality programs and services which promote recovery, rehabilitation & renewal.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance - for those who have lost benefits and need assistance paying for medications.

Rent Assistance Program - this Section 8 Program is federally funded and overseen by Milwaukee's Housing Authority. The Section 8 Program often referred to as the Rent Assistance Program (RAP) is designed to help low and moderate income families rent privately owned housing.

Senior Resources - provides wide-ranging information on services for older adults in Wisconsin.

Share Program - a nonprofit food buying club that offers nutritious food products at reduced cost. Anyone who wants to save money on food and help their community can become a SHARE member. No membership fees or eligibility requirements.

Social Security Administration - federal agency that oversees the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. The SSI program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older or are blind or have a disability.

Sojourner Truth House - assistance for women in abusive relationships. Provides shelter, safety and support while restoring dignity and self-worth. Also educates and advocates to promote change in public attitudes about domestic violence.

Transit Plus - a transportation service for individuals with a disabling illness or condition that prevents them from using Milwaukee County Transit System's buses.

Revitalize Milwaukee - Provides free, professional quality home repairs for senior, disabled, and low-income homeowners in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, with a vision to create safer, stronger and more stable neighborhoods for those independent homeowners.

Disability Rights Wisconsin - a private, nonprofit agency that provides protection and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout the state.

Wisconsin Housing Search - assistance in locating housing.

Empowerment Coalition of Milwaukee - assistance in locating housing.

Kendyn’s Kause, Inc. – devoted to SIDS awareness, education and local resources for those affected by SIDS.

Milwaukee Continuum of Care The City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Continuum of Care’s mission is to organize people and resources to end homelessness in Milwaukee. (Project Homeless Connect event)

Paul’s Pantry – Operating without government funding, Paul’s Pantry is an emergency food pantry providing food to those in need.

Mel’s Charities – Mel’s specializes in funding special needs organizations, scholarships in memory of those who have passed, and human services organizations.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers - providing high quality health care, health education and social services for residents of the multi-cultural neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s South Side.

Life Navigators - Your Disability Partner

Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES) – manages all aspects of Income Maintenance programs within Milwaukee County. Help with FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus.

Impact 2-1-1 – a free, confidential helpline and online resource directory for residents to get connected to information and assistance. The first step in regaining stability.

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Modified: 4/8/2019

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