Sheboygan County assistance programs

Find the leading churches, charities, and financial aid programs in Sheboygan County below. Low income families, and others can get emergency help with heating or utility bills, grants for paying back rent or mortgage payments, and other aid. Learn how to get free food, clothes, prescription medications, and transportation. All the local churches, charities, and government offices that can help, with grants, loans, or free stuff, are below.

Get free health care

Residents can receive free health care (if they qualify) from the Lakeshore Community health care, which is located at 1721 Saemann Ave. This clinic has been providing medical care to low income citizens for years and accepts people regardless of their income and insurance.

Doctors, nurses, other medical professionals and even non-medical volunteers are located at the clinic. the goal is provide their services and to help address the medical needs of the clients, regardless of age, income, or whether insured or not. In addition, referral services to specialists are offered due to the cooperation and generosity of specialty medical providers throughout the county.

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.

What this does as well as it helps people avoid using the emergency room for non-emergency healthcare needs. Low income patients can rather apply for medical care at the clinic. It stops them from accruing medical bills that many times will go unpaid.





Homeless prevention funds

Federal government stimulus funds are being provided on an almost annual basis from Emergency Solution Grants, or ESG. The money will be designated for those Sheboygan County residents who are facing an eviction, who are in imminent danger of becoming homeless, and financial 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. Some loans may be used too, including for security or utility deposits.

In order to be eligible, an applicant much have received an eviction notice and they also must be ineligible for other financial assistance programs. ESG funds may also help in some cases with mortgages.

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.

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 maybe free vouchers for prescription medications. They also run an emergency food pantry and sponsor Christmas and Thanksgiving programs for children. Back to school supplies and free work boots are other services.

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. Sheboygan County families can also get budgeting help too as well as information on how to save money, which is critical for solving poverty.

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 on Sheboygan County food pantries.





Sheboygan Housing Authority at 611 North Water St. operates section 8 HUD voucher program. It is rent assistance and subsidized apartments for very low income families, the disabled, and seniors. There are also referrals to home buying and other housing programs. Call (920) 459-3466.


By Jon McNamara

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