List of Resources


Community Resources to support your family:

SPECTRUM: 2 Months free internet: Spectrum will offer two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with a Pre-K to 12 grade student or college student who needs it for school. The discount will be applied as a credit for your first two months of internet service and the company will waive all installation and pre-payment fees.

For more information on the promotion, you can contact Spectrum at 1-(866) 874-2389.

Good MUST Knows

-Evictions orders are on hold through May 1st

-Effective March 19th all timed, meter, and night parking restrictions have been suspended 

-The April 15th deadline for utility disconnections has been extended. Regulators have ordered that all gas, electric, and water utilities not be disconnected for residential or commercial businesses.  

-Effective March 13, 2020 all federal student loans went to a 0% interest until the Department of Education issues further guidance.  You can call your service provider, and ask to have your student loan payments forbearance for 60 days.

·         CornerStone: 1-800-663-1662

·         FedLoan Servicing (PHEAA): 1-800-699-2908

·         Granite State — GSMR: 1-888-556-0022

·         Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.: 1-800-236-4300

·         HESC/Edfinancial: 1-855-337-6884

·         MOHELA: 1-888-866-4352

·         Navient: 1-800-722-1300

·         Nelnet: 1-888-486-4722

·         OSLA Servicing: 1-866-264-9762

·         ECSI: 1-866-313-3793

Food Resources:


·         Link to locate pantries and other sites providing meals: or call 211

·         MPS Lunch sites for families:

·         The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee are providing three meals a day for kids under age 18. Follow the link for a map of participating locations. (414) 267-8100

·         Friedens Community Ministries has several food pantry locations in Milwaukee.

·         Shipt is offering 4 weeks free delivery for groceries (Target, Meijer, CVS)


Apply for unemployment here-


Community advocates -

Access county resources(in general) - Call 211 -

Can text COVID19 to 211-211 for information and resources


Spring Election In-Person Absentee Voting (Early Voting)

Effective immediately, the City of Milwaukee will no longer be operating in-person absentee or “early” voting at the city’s three locations:  Zablocki Library, the Zeidler Municipal Building or the Midtown Center. Due to increased COVID-19 exposure risk, the Election Commission can no longer maintain sufficient staffing levels to operate these sites in a manner that would ensure a safe or efficient public voting experience.

Requesting an absentee ballot by mail

The Election Commission strongly recommends that anyone planning to vote in the April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary request to have an absentee ballot mailed to them.

·         You must be registered to vote to request an absentee ballot. 

·         Voters should request an absentee ballot as soon as possible for April 7. The deadline is April 2, but do not wait!

·         Request your absentee ballot online at (voters will be required to upload a picture of their Photo ID if not already on file).

·         Or send an email to (Photo ID still applies). Be sure to tell us your name, address, and for which election you want the ballot.

Ways to keep active:

The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation has compiled a list of COVID-19-safe outdoor and indoor activities to stay active, including over 350 virtual workouts, tips for social distancing with kids and online yoga classes.

Senior citizen/disability resources:


·         The Milwaukee County Department on Aging is offering home delivery and some meal pick up options.

·         Milwaukee residents older than age 60 who meet certain income requirements can get a free box of healthy food from the Hunger Task Force.  414-777-0483

Mental Health Resources:

Optum Public Crisis Line offers a toll-free emotional support helpline available to anyone. Caring professionals will connect you to resources. It’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call: 866-342-6802.

Doctor on Demand

Medical care and mental health care available with insurance. It’s an app that can be downloaded to your phone.

MindStar - Are able to do telehealth sessions. 414-435-1115

Family Healing and Wellness Center - 414-367-8793

Parent Helpline: 414-671-0566  - talk to a live person for any parenting support neededMon. - Thurs. 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

·         Fri. 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

·         IMPACT 2-1-1 responds after hours

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