Sheboygan County assistance programs
Get free health care
Residents can receive free health care from the Salvation Army Red Shield Free Clinic, which is located at 710 Pennsylvania Ave. This clinic has been providing medical care to low income citizens for years.
Doctors, nurses, other medical professionals and even non-medical volunteers are located at the clinic at least eight times per month to provide their services and to help address the medical needs of the clients. In addition, referral services to specialists are offered due to the cooperation and generosity of specialty medical providers throughout the county.
The clinic helped almost 1300 people in 2008. The facility does a great job of providing basic health care at this facility. Eligible users of the services offered know that they can get free, quality health care. Patients are able to receive lab tests, office visits, health care education, and X-rays when they need it. Find additional ways to get help with medical bills, including from professional healthcare negotiators. More.
What this does as well as it helps people avoid using the emergency room for non-emergency healthcare needs and it stops them from accruing medical bills that many times will go unpaid.
The Salvation Army will also provide emergency food and housing, utility and heating bills assistance, rent help, a work boot program, and free health care clinic services for needy individuals and families throughout the year.
Homeless prevention funds
Federal government stimulus funds are being provided from the stimulus plan, better known as the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. The money will be designated for those Sheboygan County residents who are facing an eviction, who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless, and aid is even offered for people who are currently homeless.
The Household Stabilization Program will help Sheboygan county residents stay in their current homes or apartments, the program will help them locate affordable, suitable housing and give financial assistance and grants to help defray such costs as rent and even utility bills.
In order to be eligible, an applicant much have received an eviction notice and they also must be ineligible for other financial assistance programs.
Some of the other services provided as a result of the Household Stabilization Program include case management, individual goal planning, education/training, help developing a budget, access to other community resources, credit repair, debt counseling and advice, and free legal services. Find additional ways to get debt help. More.
County residents interested in this assistance program should call The Salvation Army at (920) 458-3723 during office hours, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Sheboygan County help with bills, food, and emergency
Salvation Army of Plymouth and Sheboygan County, which is located at 110 E. Mill Street, Plymouth, Wisconsin 53073, has limited amounts of emergency assistance for a variety of needs, such as utilities, heating bills, and prescription medications. They also run an emergency food pantry and sponsor Christmas and Thanksgiving programs for children. The non-profit can also offer and even deliver Easter and Christmas gifts and meals and to nursing homes. Volunteers may also deliver food boxes to those in need and that have been referred to us by Care Consultants/MD's at the Clinic or Hospital. Most that receive help are homebound. These boxes are delivered once a month to the needy. Call (920) 458-3723 to reach an administrative assistant.
St. Vincent De Paul Society - Plymouth, Inc. – Can provide basic household assistance to individuals and families in need, along with connecting people to other sources of help. Clients can apply for help paying rent, pay electric bills, purchase gas, help for bus tickets, medical emergencies. A key offering is referrals. 2225 Eastern Avenue, Plymouth, WI 53073, call (920) 892-4913. 4215 State Hwy 42 North, Sheboygan, WI 53083, dial (920) 457-4844
Sheboygan County Health And Human Services – This is the local social services, public aid office. Provides assistance for heating bills, such as LIHEAP program. Can assist those who are facing a disconnection. Weatherization and furnace repair/replacement can be provided too. Other services include Medicaid, Medical Assistance, Badgercare, Healthystart, and Foodshare. 1011 North 8th Street, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081, call (920) 459-6400
Organizations offer food. Both charities (such as churches and non-profits) as well as government agencies in the region pass out free groceries, serve meals, and more. The pantries and other centers can also be a great place to learn about everything from Christmas and Thanksgiving meals or gifts to intake sites for SNAP food stamps. More Sheboygan County food pantries.