Numerous assistance programs and services are provided, including rent vouchers for people facing an eviction or who are currently homeless. Some assistance with utilities and heating bills is provided. ($150 limit). In addition, the local Salvation Army also offers assistance with emergency lodging, food, gasoline, prescription medications and other miscellaneous needs and expenses not covered by other programs. Call the Waupaca County Salvation Army at (920) 924-8653.
Waupaca County - Energy Services is a program that provides assistance for heating bills, electric costs and energy crisis situations that Waupaca residents face. The agency will make a one-time cash grant payment during the heating season which runs from October 1-May 15. The total amount of the heating bill assistance provided and the benefit will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the household’s total income, size, and overall heating costs and expenses. Call (715) 258-8291
Another option is to contact CAP Services, Inc. at (715) 343-7520. They administer the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP), which is a federally government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. The LIHEAP energy program and its related services help over 100,000 Wisconsin households annually across the state. In addition to providing regular heating and electric bill assistance, specialized services offered by WHEAP include: Emergency fuel assistance; Targeted outreach services; Weatherization conservation programs; Counseling for energy conservation and energy budgets; Pro-active co payment plans; Emergency furnace and heating system repair and replacement services.
Financial Information and Service Center ((715) 323-0337) offers money management services including debt counseling, basic budgeting and other advice. Programs and services offered include implementing of a simple budget system and debt program and regular follow-up and support. Also includes debt management plans and consolidation to those who qualify.
CAP Services - The non-profit community action agency provides assistance to qualified low income families. They administer the government programs indicated above, such as weatherization and WHEAP. Other services are available as well, or the agency may have referrals. Examples include the following.
They can provide low interest loans as part of car buying programs or for first time homebuyers. Various housing programs are administered as well, ranging from emergency shelter to funds for paying back rent or a security deposit. They also offer information on low cost dental care, federal government benefits such as food stamps, and also Badger Care. CAP provides many services in the region. Learn more.
Waupaca Area Food Pantry ((715) 256-1645) provides groceries and free food acquired through donations, canned food drives, and various local food bank programs.
Cries of the Heart Outreach Ministries provides food to people in an emergency. (920) 540-3017
Waupaca County Health Services Division provides medical care and fees vary. The clinic provides a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services including prenatal care, primary adult and pediatric care, as well as laboratory and radiological services and allied support services like health education and nutrition. Also the government agency offers public health services such as communicable disease screening and treatment and immunizations. Dial (715) 258-6323.
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