Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

  •  Unemployment - You can find the answers to frequently asked questions about the Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers on the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website
  1. You can file for unemployment here if you have previously filed.  
  2. For new claims, you must first apply.
  • Financial Resources - The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a page which offers tips about managing your personal finances in these tough times and links to many resources on their website.
  • Small Businesses - Visit these websites for financial assistance for businesses:
  1. Waukesha County Business Alliance
  2.  Waukesha County Small Business Development Center
  3. US Small Business Administration

Food Assistance

  • Waukesha County residents can apply for FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus (Health Care), Wisconsin Shares (Child Care) through the website or by calling the Moraine Lakes Consortium at 1-888-446-1239.
  • Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Wisconsin Works (W-2) program offers temporary assistance for needy families. For information visit their website or call the Waukesha County branch at 1-855-485-0001 (Waukesha Co.)
  • The Muskego Food Pantry is located at S81W19150 Apollo Dr. Muskego. Visit their website call 262-679-6448 or email for more information. 
  • To locate other food pantries, or visit the 211 Wisconsin website and under “Help Starts Here” type “food pantries,”  and enter your zip code and select search. 

Other Assistance Services

  • Shelter & Clothing - 211 Wisconsin offers a community resource directory to find assistance programs and more through their Online Database.
  • Energy Assistance - can be to applied for by contacting Energy Services Inc. at 262-549-9666.
  • Internet - Several internet service providers are offering free or low-cost internet access options. To see a list from the Public Service Commission click here.
    A new federal program called Emergency Broadband Benefit, (EBB) will provide a $50/month discount for internet access ($75/month on Tribal Land) for low-income households. An overview of the program is here.
  • Rental Assistance - to learn about the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (W.R.A.P) -visit their website or call Community Action for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (Counties Served: Dane, Waukesha, Jefferson) Phone: (608) 237-1255