Energy Services Inc. - This agency helps eligible low-income households pay for their winter energy services and heating bills. Financial assistance is offered on a one-time benefit payment per heating season that is intended to help pay a portion of a household’s heat, utility, electric, and gas bill costs. (800) 506-5596
Workforce Connections - The organizations offers numerous grants. Financial assistance programs may be able to provide assistance to families with a child experiencing a qualifying emergency of impending homelessness (if they are facing an eviction or foreclosure), homelessness (and moving into a new place), domestic violence, fire, flood or natural disaster. Portage WI (608) 745-6707
St. Johns Lutheran Church, phone (608) 742-2387, is yet another organization in Columbia County Wisconsin that can offer financial assistance and cash grants for individuals and families who are facing an emergency and who need help for paying bills. Requests for aid are handled on a case-by-case basis and will only provide emergency financial assistance with help for paying utility and heating bills, rent payments, transportation including bus tickets, prescription aid, emergency lodging at a local motel, as well as gas vouchers. (608) 742-2387
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Money Management International is the non-profit credit counseling agency that supports the local community. The non-profit provides confidential financial advice, counseling, debt and money management assistance to financially distressed families and individuals in the area. The program tries to help solve debt problems of local people in the community through assistance with credit counseling, budget planning, debt reduction, money management, and planned debt liquidation programs and services. In order to learn more on other debt settlement programs, call (888) 845-5669 or click here.
Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church of Portage has free food and other aid. They may have from time to time diapers, fresh fruit, holiday baskets, meat, and much more. Call (608) 742-3774
Wyocena Community Helping Hands Pantry (call 608 742-4905) offers free food, groceries, clothing, and other non-financial aid and support.
Rio Community Center is another food distribution center. Call (920) 992-5258
Last, but not least, call First Presbyterian Church at (920) 348-5859. Food, diapers, household products, clothing, and other aid can be provided.