Take a comprehensive look with us at the various awards and financial programs funded by the government and other non-profit organizations listed in this guide and how you, as a single mother, can apply and benefit from each of them.
For Single Mothers Living in Milwaukee
Friedens Community Ministries – Despensa de la Paz Food Pantry
Address: 1220 W Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI – 53204
Telephone number: 414-289-6030
The Friedens Community Ministries aims to provide healthy, wholesome meals and food items to the hungry residents of Milwaukee County. They are open to help the needy on Saturday (10:00 am-12:00 pm). Call their telephone number to know more about their pantry.
Good Shepherd Trinity Gathering Space – Sherman Park Food Pantry
Address: 3302 N. Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI – 53216
Telephone number: 414-871-9440
For information concerning the hours when they are open to help, call their telephone number above. To participate in their food program, you are required to come with an ID each as a member, whether as part of a family or not.
Angel of Hope Medical Clinic
Address: 209 W. Orchard St., 2nd Fl., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Telephone number: 414-385-5394
The Angel of Hope Medical Clinic offers free healthcare services to needy clients who are without medical insurance. They are open to help every Monday-Friday (9:00 am-3:30 pm). Operating on the rule of First Come, First Serve, one can get medical attention by fixing an appointment with the doctor first thing by 9:00 am.
City on a Hill
Address: 2224 W. Kilbourne Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Telephone number: 414-931-6670
Operating on the rule of First Come, First Serve, the City on a Hall offers free healthcare services such as health screenings and vision and dental tests to needy individuals and families. They are open to help every second Saturday of the month from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Visit their website or call their line to find out more about their free medical assistance services.
Utility, Rent and Housing Assistance
Milwaukee Rent Assistance Program
Telephone number: 414-286-5650
The Milwaukee Rent Assistance Program is only available to a limited number of households living in Milwaukee. They offer rental assistance by paying the balance of a house rent to the landlord after the family has spent about 30% of their income on the lease. Visit their website to find out more about their program.
Emergency Assistance Grant
The Grant gives housing assistance to single moms, families, and seniors taking care of at least a child with the payment of utility bills, security deposits, and rents that could lead to eviction from a private or public housing; or lead to other emergencies.
For Single Mothers Living in Madison
Food and Clothing Assistance
Helping Hands Outreach Ministry Food Pantry
Address: 7475 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI – 53717
Telephone number: 608-446-2718
The HHOM food pantry only offers food assistance to needy families and individuals once a month. You will need to provide proof of residency and a photo ID if you are a new client at their pantry. Clothing items and books are also made available for collection by the pantry.
Bethel Lutheran Church – Bethel Food Pantry
Address: 312 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI – 53703
Telephone number: 608-257-3577
The pantry operates on the donated funds of volunteers and offers free food assistance to registered families and individuals once per month, Monday through Friday 12:00 – 3:00 pm. To get help from their pantry, you will need first to call their telephone number to register, as from 9:00 am the day you want to get help.
Our Lady of Hope Clinic
Address: 6425 Odana Road, Suite 13 Madison, WI 53719
Telephone number: 608-819-8544
Our Lady of Hope Clinic is a free health clinic that aims to provide primary healthcare services to eligible patients of Madison without medical insurance who need to get and stay healthy. To receive their primary care services, you will need first to book an appointment with them. Visit their site to find out more about how to qualify and when to book appointments.
Public Health Madison and Dane County
Address: 2705 E Washington Avenue, Madison, WI 29913
Telephone number: 608-266-4821
Residents of Madison, both with or without medical insurance, are given medical care services such as Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) treatment and testing at little or no cost. They are open for assistance Monday through Friday. Call their line for more details concerning their hours.
Utility, Rent and Housing Assistance
Madison County Housing Authority
Telephone number: 618-345-5142
The Housing Authority runs a federal housing program called Section 8 that offers assistance to low-income families, seniors, the disabled, and single moms who require funds to pay for safe and decent housing. Clients who qualify for this program are free to choose any house of their choice as long as they meet their requirements. Visit the webpage above to find out more about the program.