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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

*Pregnancy related healthcare services can be found under Baby Care because these providers often offer parenting education and material support as well.

Healthcare

ATTENTION
Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.

National

Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- low price medications- Blink Health

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- affordable medicines- CostPlus Drug Company

National- prescription discount card- Familywize

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- healthcare crowdfunding- Help Me Bounce

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine

Statewide

Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- medical equipment loans- Great Lakes Loan Closets

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO

Regional

County/City

Kenosha- prescription assistance- ELCA Outreach Center

Kenosha- medical, dental, mental health, prescription assistance- Kenosha Community Health Center

Kenosha- mental health-Kenosha Human Development Services

Kenosha- healthcare- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Kenosha- healthcare assistance- Walkin’ in My Shoes

La Crosse- limited healthcare, prescription assistance- The Salvation Army

Madison- mental health- Dane County Human Services

Madison- charitable pharmacy- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Madison- medical respite, medical & dental- The Salvation Army

Marshfield- medical- St. Vincent de Paul

Milwaukee- healthcare all ages- Angel of Hope Clinic

Milwaukee- limited medical- Open Door Free Clinic Inc.

Milwaukee- free clinic- Repairers of the Breach

Milwaukee- medical & mental health- Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Milwaukee- dental care- The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic

Racine- medical, dental, prescription assistance- Health Care Network

Racine- healthcare- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Waukesha- medical & mental health- Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers

Housing/Shelter

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.

National

National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- Mercy Housing

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room

Statewide

Statewide- Common Bond

Regional

North Central WI- NCCAP

Northwest WI- ICAA

County/City

Amery- Northwoods Homeless Shelters

Appleton- COTS

Appleton (seasonal shelter)- Fox Valley Warming Shelter

Appleton (domestic abuse)- Harbor House

Appleton- Homeless Connections

Burlington- Transitional Living Center

Crandon- New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing

Edgerton- Edgerton Community Outreach

Eau Claire- Hope Gospel Mission

Fond du Lac- Solutions Center

Green Bay- Freedom House

Green Bay- New Community Shelter Inc.

Kenosha- Housing Authority

Kenosha- Kenosha Human Development Services

Kenosha- Shalom Center

Kenosha- Walkin’ in My Shoes

Kenosha (domestic abuse)- Women and Children’s Horizons

La Crosse- The Salvation Army

Madison- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton House

Madison- The Salvation Army

Madison- The Road Home

Madison- YWCA

Marshfield- Frederic Ozanam Transitional Shelter

Marshfield- The Hannah Center

Medford (domestic abuse)- Stepping Stones

Middleton- Middleton Outreach Ministry

Milwaukee- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)  Casa Maria Catholic Worker

Milwaukee- Daystar Inc.

Milwaukee- Hope House

Milwaukee- Housing Authority

Milwaukee- Joy House

Milwaukee- Mercy Housing

Milwaukee (maternity housing)- New Beginnings

Milwaukee- Nia Imani Family Inc.

Milwaukee- St. Catherine Residence

Milwaukee- Sojourner Truth House

Milwaukee- The Cathedral Center

Milwaukee-The Guest House

Milwukee (ages 17-25)- Walker’s Point

Neopit- Eagles Nest

New London- Mission of Hope House

Oshkosh (seasonal shelter)- Day By Day Warming Shelter

Racine- HALO Inc.

Racine- Housing Authority

Racine- Racine Dominicans

Racine (domestic abuse)- Women’s Resource Center

Rice Lake- Benjamin’s House Emergency Shelter

Rusk County (domestic abuse)- Embrace Services Inc.

Rusk County- Rusk County Lighthouse Shelter

Superior- Harbor House Crisis Shelters

Waukesha- Hebron House

Waukesha (domestic abuse)- The Womens Center

West Bend- Family Promise

Whitewater- Bethel House

Affordable Childcare

ATTENTION
Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.

National

National- extended hours- Care.com

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- emergency, sick child, postpartum, etc.- Nanny Poppinz

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- National Head Start Association

Regional

Southeast WI- crisis nursery- La Causa Inc.

County/City

Green Bay- The Bridge Christian Child Care

Kenosha- extended hours- Almost Home Academy

Kenosha- extended hours, transportation- Bright From The Start

Kenosha- extended hours- Dream Catchers

Kenosha- special needs- Every Child’s Place

Kenosha- extended hours-Kidz Corner Academy

Kenosha- transportation-Lov-N-Care Children’s Academy

Kenosha- scholarship- YMCA

Milwaukee- Child Enrichment Center

Racine- extended hours- Almost Home Academy

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Affordable Connectivity Program (broadband/internet)

BadgerCare Plus Prenatal Plan

CFPB (rental assistance programs)

Child Care Assistance

CHIP

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance WHEAP

FAFSA

Foodshare

HUD

IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

Meals for Kids

National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing

TANF

TEFAP

WIC

Baby Care

ATTENTION
Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.

National

National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National- (some providers may refer for adoption//Please visit the Voices and Experience pages before pursuing adoption) maternal and perinatal service provider search- Bornbir

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- specialized virtual doula services- Love Above Doula Services

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy

Statewide

Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- car seat donations- Safe Kids

Regional

Fox Cities Area- diaper bank directory- Fox Cities Diaper Bank

Greater Milwaukee- baby items, scholarships, etc.- Hope Network for Single Mothers

Northwest WI- healthy families program- ICAA

South Central WI- diaper bank directory- The Village Diaper Bank

Southeast Wisconsin- parenting support, case management, labor & delivery classes- Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin

County/City

Kenosha- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material)  earn while you learn program, diapers, wipes, etc.- CareNet Family Resource Center

Kenosha- diapers, wipes, etc.- Choices of Life Cente

Kenosha- diapers, wipes, etc.- ELCA Outreach Center

Kenosha- diapers- Grace ELCA Kenosha

Kenosha- parenting support, home visits- KAFASI

Kenosha- home visits, resource assistance-Kenosha Achievement Center

Kenosha- parent support, resource assistance- PSN Family Resource Center

Kenosha- diaper ministry- Somers Community Church of Christ

Kenosha- diapers- The Sharing Center

Ladysmith- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) material support, parenting classes- Choices

Marshfield- baby and children items- Hannah’s Caring Closet

Menasha- clothing- Community Clothes Closet

Menasha- diaper bank- St. Joseph Food Program Inc.

Milwaukee- free Pack ‘n Play- Cribs for Kids Program

Milwaukee- baby formula- Hope House Food Pantry

Milwaukee- car seat distribution- Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Milwaukee- diapers, clothing, baby items- Milwaukee Birthright Inc.

Milwaukee- parenting classes, baby pantry- New Beginnings

Milwaukee- breastfeeding classes, diapers, wipes, cribs, clothes, etc.- Women’s Support Center of Milwaukee Inc.

Mt. Pleasant- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) material support, resource referrals- Alpha Center

Oconomowoc- diapers, formula, bottles, etc.- Swaddling Clothes

Racine-(refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) baby items & clothing- Bethania Lutheran Church

Racine- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) earn while you learn program, diapers, wipes, etc.- CareNet Family Resource Center

Racine- diapers- Racine Diaper Ministry

South Milwaukee- diapers, kid toys- South Milwaukee Human Concerns

Waukesha- parenting classes- The Womens Center

Child Support

Contact Here

General Assistance

ATTENTION
Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.

National

National- women scholarships- AAUW

National (must be nominated)- ages 3-16 mattresses, bed frames, bedding- A Hope to Dream

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Food Finder

National- food assistance directory- Food Not Bombs

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- summer food finder- No Kid Hungry

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

Statewide

Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- employment assistance-Job Center of Wisconsin

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Statewide- energy assistance, workforce program, etc.- UMOS

Regional

East Wisconsin- financial assistance, loan program, etc.- Leaven

Northeast Wisconsin- case management, referrals- Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

Northern WI- resource referrals & assistance- Northern Income Maintenance Consortium

Northwest WI- food pantries, career enhancement- ICAA

Northwest WI- workforce development- Northwest Wisconsin CEP

Southeast Wisconsin- clothing, household items, hygiene, furniture- Lake Country Caring

South Wisconsin- food assistance directory- Second Harvest Food Bank

West Central WI- workforce development- Workforce Resource

County/City

Burlington- food assistance, referrals- Love Inc.

Edgerton- food pantry, rent & utility assistance, holiday assistance, etc.- Edgerton Community Outreach

Fond du Lac- eviction & disconnection assistance- Solutions Center

Jump River- food pantry- Christ’s Community Church

Kenosha- clothing, hygiene items, legal aid, job search, school supplies, holiday assistance, etc.- ELCA Outreach Center

Kenosha- emergency services directory- Emergency Services Network of Kenosha County

Kenosha- food pantry- Grace ELCA Kenosh

Kenosha- food pantry- Journey Church

Kenosha- public transportation- Kenosha Area Transit

Kenosha- crisis intervention, case management, etc.- Kenosha Human Development Services

Kenosha- food assistance, workforce program, etc.- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Kenosha- food pantry- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry

Kenosha- food pantry, daily meals- Shalom Center

Kenosha- food pantry, rent & utility assistance- The Salvation Army

Kenosha- food pantry, clothing, school supplies, holiday assistance, etc.- The Sharing Center

Kenosha- case management- Walkin’ in My Shoes

Kenosha- transportation assistance- Western Kenosha County Transit

La Crosse- daily meals, food pantry, rental & utility assistance, thrift store vouchers, etc.- The Salvation Army

Ladysmith- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food assistance- Hope Lutheran Church

Madison- eviction prevention- Porchlight Inc.

Madison- food pantry, clothing, furniture, housewares, etc- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Madison- food pantry- The Salvation Army

Madison- job training, transportation assistance- YWCA

Marshfield- food pantry, clothing & furniture vouchers, rental assistance, school supplies, etc.- St. Vincent de Paul

Menasha- clothing- Community Clothes Closet

Menasha- food pantry- St. Joseph Food Program Inc.

Middleton- food & clothing assistance- Middleton Outreach Ministry

Milwaukee- food pantry- Coggs Center Food Pantry

Milwaukee- energy assistance, eviction prevention, clothing, etc.- Community Advocates

Milwaukee- food pantry- Despensa De La Paz Food Pantry

Milwaukee- food pantry- Hope House Food Pantry

Milwaukee- food baskets, meals, clothing, household items, etc.- Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Milwaukee- daily meals, showers, toiletries, clothing, etc.- Repairers of the Breach

Milwaukee- job search, referrals- YWCA

Milwaukee- food pantry- Zion Rock Food Pantry

New London- clothing vouchers- Mission of Hope House

Racine- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) clothing, household items- Bethania Lutheran Church

Racine- food assistance- Faith Works Food Pantry

Racine- Utility Assistance- HALO Inc.

Racine- (refers for adoption// please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) food pantry- Holy Communion Lutheran Church

Racine- daily meals, clothing, hair cuts, laundry- Hospitality Center

Racine- food assistance- Kingdom Manna Food Pantry

Racine- food assistance- Racine County Food Bank

Racine- job readiness- Racine County Workforce Solutions

Racine- food assistance, workforce program, etc.- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Racine- public transit- Racine Transit

Racine- food & utility assistance, financial aid- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Racine- food assistance- The FirstPres Food Pantry

Racine- job search, referrals- YWCA

Rusk County- public transit- RCTC

Rusk County- rent & utility assistance, food assistance, holiday assistane- The Salvation Army

South Milwaukee- emergency food, clothing, household items, hygiene, furniture, etc.- South Milwaukee Human Concerns

Sturtevant- food assistance- Faith Works Food Pantry

Waunakee- clothing, case management, holiday assistance, car repair, beds/bedding, etc.- Waunakee Neighborhood Connection

Whitewater- emergency financial assistance- Bethel House

Support Groups

ATTENTION
All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.

National

National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- Motherhood Redefined

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom

Statewide

Regional

County/City

Kenosha- NAMI

Kenosha- PSN Family Resource Center

Kenosha (mom and dad groups)- Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Waukesha- The Womens Center

I Don’t See My City

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

Putative Father Registry

Register Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

ATTENTION
This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

Voluntary Consent

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 4/20