Category: Financial Support/Public Assistance


Though our offices are closed to the public, services are available by calling the numbers listed.

Community Benefit Tree

The Cure from Despair- COVID-19 Fund was designed to assist those in the community that lost their job, were laid off, or self employed and are financially struggling directly caused from the COVID-19 medical crisis epidemic with a short term assistance.

Department of Agriculture: Farmers Hotline
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

The Farmers Hotline is a 24/7 call center that provides information and support to farmers and their families in order to help grow Wisconsin’s agricultural economy. Core programs include: Financial planning, mediation and arbitration & Wisconsin farmer wellness program. Visit the link for more details.

FoodShare - Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

What is FoodShare Wisconsin?
Everyone needs help from time to time. As caring, hard-working Wisconsinites, many of us have helped others when they’ve been in need. We all pay taxes and receive benefits, like Social Security and unemployment. FoodShare, often referred to as food stamps, is a benefit that can help pay for groceries until you get back on your feet.

Forward Service Corporation

During the Safer-At-Home order, our offices are closed, however we are accepting telephone and emails during our regular business hours. We are able to mail or email any materials you may need directly to you.


LEAVEN provides limited financial assistance to people who are struggling to meet their basic needs and have nowhere else to turn for help. In addition, we coordinate services with other community organizations to help promote self-sufficiency.

Outagamie County ADRC Benefit Specialists

Our Disability, Elder, and Area Benefit Specialists are here to help you with your needs.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

The second round of the Paycheck Protection Program resumed on January 11th, 2021. This program was put in place to help eligible businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more information, please visit the link provided above.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Appleton
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

Provides assistance with basic household and emergency financial needs, helping individuals and families pay rent, electric bills, purchase gas, purchase bus tickets, and will help with medical emergencies.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Kaukauna

Aid and assist needy people in the area of food, rental assistance, utility assistance, other help depending on need, and referrals to other agencies that may be able to help.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Neenah

Assistance with financial needs in a crisis situation i.e. rent, security deposit, food, gas or store vouchers for clothing, household items, and furniture.

UW-Madison Division of Extension
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

These comprehensive guides include information on where food is available, including free meal sites, food pantries, grocery stores, and farmers markets. They also include information on programs to help access food, such as FoodShare and WIC, and on where WIC and SNAP benefits can be used.

Calumet County Guide
Outagamie County Guide
Winnebago County Guide

Learn more about resources available for folks struggling to afford food.

Winnebago County Public Health - WIC Supplemental Nutrition Program

Women, Infant, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program serves low to moderate income families. Many working families may be eligible. During the COVID-19 Safer at Home response families who have had job loss or furloughed are welcome to apply. WIC provides supplemental food, community referral and nutrition/breastfeeding counselling and education. Eligible family members include: women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or delivered in past 6 months and children to 5th birthday.

Translators are provided for non-English speaking applicants.

Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance/DWD
Calumet County / Outagamie County / Northern Winnebago County

Apply for unemployment benefits (for a new claim or to reopen an existing claim) and find frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and Wisconsin Unemployment Benefits for claimants and employers.