When you need help and don’t know where to turn simply dial 2-1-1 to reach a  caring community resource specialist. United Way 2-1-1 (formerly First Call  for Help) is an information and referral service that connects people to a variety of resources such as: help paying bills, support groups, food  pantries, community clinics, and many other services. This service is available every hour of every day and can assist in almost any language.

Open to all individuals.
Text your zip code to: 898-211


A free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled. Whether calling on a standard telephone or a text telephone (TTY, a special phone with a typewriter-style keyboard), relay makes communication simple. This service is available all the time.

  • Dial the TTY number, 711 or 1-800-947-3529.    
  • A specially trained Wisconsin Relay communications assistant (CA) will answer.
  • The CA acts as an impartial, two-way "relay" in the conversation, reading messages typed on the TTY to the hearing person while typing responses on the TTY back to the deaf caller.
  • Relay users no longer need to memorize toll-free numbers to make a relay call. Simply dial 7-1-1 to connect with the state relay provider. Confidentiality is assured.
  • Using relay is easy and offers access to the world for Wisconsin residents with hearing loss who are seeking two-way telecommunication.

Open to all individuals.

Burial Funding

Funding for funeral and cemetery expenses for deceased persons who were enrolled in one of many state programs such as BadgerCare Plus, W-2, and SSI.

Low income individuals that meet financial and non-financial eligibility criteria. Family members interested in funeral assistance should speak with their funeral directors.
Wisconsin Funeral and Cemetery Aids Program (WFCAP)


You may be eligible to receive free monthly mobile phone service under the Lifeline program if you receive Food Stamps (SNAP) and Medicaid Benefits or qualify based on income.

Low income individuals that meet financial guidelines.