Wisconsin offers several programs to assist people in times of financial distress. Here are just a few programs and the local contact for assistance. You can also find out if you’re eligible for a variety of government assistance programs at http://www.access.wi.gov.
Door County Job Center
Cherry Point Mall, Sturgeon Bay
Wisconsin Home Energy Plus
Wisconsin Works is a cash assistance program for people with children under age 19 living in the home and people who have lost their job but don’t qualify for unemployment insurance. Contact the Door County Department of Social Services at 920.746.2300.
FoodShare (Food Stamps)
FoodShare provides a debit card called the QUEST card that can be used at grocery stores to buy healthy food for people with low incomes. Contact the Door County Department of Social Services at 920.746.2300.
BadgerCare Plus provides health insurance for people that meet income qualifications and for all children under age 19 regardless of income. Contact the Door County Department of Social Services at 920.746.2300.
Women, Infants and Children program provides healthy foods and referrals to health care for pregnant women and new mothers based on income qualifications. Contact the Door County Public Health Department at 920.746.2234.