Resource Guides2020-12-17T21:39:59+00:00

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the information you need now

Looking for information on how to create a monthly budget? Or maybe a simple letter template to send to your landlord? These Resource Guides are here to provide you immediate assistance with your health, finances and housing needs.

Free & Low-Cost Clinics2020-12-17T21:05:35+00:00
Doctor and nurse treating patient
Free & Low-Cost Clinics
Free & Low-Cost Clinics
Many clinics in Wisconsin provide services for people with little or no insurance.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health and substance abuse services to people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. They charge for services on a community board approved sliding-fee scale that is based on patients’ family income and size.
More Clinics
Dental Clinic
Free Vaccination Clinics

While programs providing for low-cost vaccines for children are common, low-cost vaccine programs for adults are harder to find. To get the vaccine you need at the lowest possible price, try some of the following local clinics.

Dane County
Jefferson County
Waukesha County
W.I.C. (Women, Infants, Children)2020-12-17T20:51:23+00:00

The purpose of WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other health and nutrition services.

El propósito del programa de mujeres, bebés y niños es promover y mantener la salud y el bienestar de las mujeres embarazadas, las que amamantan, las en la etapa del posparto, los bebés y los niños que están en un riesgo nutricional. WIC brinda educación sobre la nutrición y el amamantamiento, apoyo, alimentos nutritivos suplementales y derivaciones para otros servicios de la salud y la nutrición.

Apply For WIC
Summer Meals2020-12-17T20:46:16+00:00

Summer Meals: Ensuring Children have Access to Nutritious Meals and Snacks When School is not in Session
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas. The Summer Food Service Program offers this nutritious food to low-income children during school vacations. There are many organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide free healthy meals to children throughout the summer. 

Visit Summer Meals
text FOOD
FoodShare Wisconsin2020-12-17T20:39:37+00:00
FoodShare Wisconsin logo

FoodShare helps people of all ages with limited money buy the food they need for good health. This includes people who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, or are retired or disabled and not able to work.FoodShare benefits are put into an account (via a Wisconsin QUEST card) using an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system. The QUEST card can be used to buy food at grocery stores and at some farmers markets that accept EBT payments

Food Share ayuda a las personas de todas las edades con dinero limitado a comprar los alimentos que necesitan para estar saludable. Esto incluye a las personas que tienen un trabajo, pero cuyos ingresos son bajos, lasque viven con bajos ingresos o ingresos fijos, las que han perdido su trabajo, están jubiladas o discapacitadas y no pueden trabajar. Los beneficios de FoodShare se colocan en una cuenta (que utiliza la tarjeta QUEST de Wisconsin) a través de un sistema de transferencia electrónica de beneficios (EBT, por sus siglas en inglés). La tarjeta QUEST se puede usar para comprar alimentos en los supermercados y en algunos mercados de agricultores donde se aceptan pagos por transferencia electrónica EBT.

Apply For Food Share
Nutrition Hotline 2-1-12020-12-17T20:29:40+00:00
Nutrition healthy foods

Nutrition Services Hotline- 2-1-1 Wisconsin: 2-1-1 specialists can put you in touch with in-home meal delivery services, seasonal meals and soup kitchens, community gardening support, school lunch programs and summer food service programs. Specialists can also give information on government sponsored programs such as WIC and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Looking for a new home2021-02-10T21:01:23+00:00
Home and white picket fence

Looking for a New Home

The Community Action Coalition has created a substantial list of external links to address all your needs in terms of finding housing, including a new home. Whether you’re looking to own, rent, or even just information on Management firms, you can find that information here.

How to stay in good communication with the landlord?2020-11-05T17:54:54+00:00

Staying in Good Communication

The Tenant Resource Center has several great articles and resources on the importance of effective communication with the landlord. These articles and outlines can help you to save money, as well as how to craft effective documents to help you reach the goals you have set forth.

What if I can’t pay my rent/bills due to COVID?2021-02-09T21:51:38+00:00
man removing money from wallet

Many of us are facing harsh economic issues due to the global pandemic brought about by COVID. If your wondering how you’re going to pay your rent due to COVID-19 we have gathered some helpful links to help you navigate some of these issues during this difficult time

Tenant Letter Templates2020-11-05T17:17:03+00:00
typewriter

Having questions or concerns with your residence? Here is an easy and convenient template to help you communicate your wants and issues to the landlord/management.

Finding Housing2020-11-01T21:46:18+00:00

Finding Housing

Locating and renting affordable housing can be a daunting task. The CAC Learning Lab is here to help and provide information most helpful in the search. Check out the links below for listings, rental assistance information, affordable housing options, and more.

Discrimination in Housing2020-11-01T17:57:20+00:00

Do you think you’re being discriminated against regarding housing? Check out the link below for more information on whether your situation qualifies.

State Landlord/Tenant Guide2020-11-01T17:50:36+00:00
How are Credit Scores determined?2020-11-01T17:38:32+00:00

How are credit scores determined? Many factors are considered, refer to the following articles for more.

How important are Credit Scores?2020-10-08T18:41:58+00:00

How important is it to have a good credit score? Quite a bit it turns out. Watch the video for more

Watch Video
How do I get a credit report?2020-10-08T18:41:52+00:00

How does one go about getting a credit report, especially during Covid? Read the following article by US News to find out how.

Read Document
What should I know about loans?2020-10-08T18:41:15+00:00

What are the basic kinds of loans? How do you choose? View the following video to find out.

Watch Loan Basics
What are credit scores?2020-10-08T18:41:37+00:00

Why do credit scores exist?  Credit scores help lenders decide if they will get paid back, if they make a loan. Watch Khan Acadamey explain Credit scores, how they are made, and why.

Watch Video
What is a credit report?2020-10-08T18:41:24+00:00

How do I get my credit report? Watch the video to find out how to get your credit report for free.

Watch video.
Should I take Payday loans?2020-10-08T18:41:47+00:00

Payday loans may seem like a good idea, but odds are there is a better way. The Pew Trust and Khan Academy break down the dangers and provide alternatives to payday loans.

Watch Pew Trust Video Watch Khan’s video
Budgeting Template2020-11-23T15:58:29+00:00
budgeting template

Download this helpful budgeting Excel template to help with creating a personal budgeting reference.

Download Template
How can I save money?2020-11-01T17:36:44+00:00
How do I budget?2020-10-30T17:16:52+00:00

Budgeting Jump$tart provided by NextGen

What’s the minimum I need to know about budgeting?2020-09-18T22:32:13+00:00
person at computer

When it comes to finances, ignorance is not bliss. Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy, shares basic best practices to stay on top of your finances.

Watch Video
I want to improve my credit score.2020-10-30T17:17:09+00:00

If you have a credit card or a loan from a bank, you have a credit history. Companies collect information about your loans and credit cards.

Companies also collect information about how you pay your bills. They put this information in one place: your credit report.

Businesses want to know about you before they lend you money. Would you want to lend money to someone who pays bills on time? Or to someone who always pays late?

Businesses look at your credit report to learn about you. They decide if they want to lend you money, or give you a credit card. Sometimes, employers look at your credit report when you apply for a job. Cell phone companies and insurance companies look at your credit report, too.

Read more

What are my rights as a tenant?2020-11-01T17:19:12+00:00

The Tenant Resource Center offers assistance finding housing, including limited case management, eviction prevention services and rapid rehousing services. These services are only available through direct referral from the Dane County Coordinated Entry system.

Dane County Tenants – More Info

Looking for a new home2021-02-10T21:01:23+00:00
Home and white picket fence

Looking for a New Home

The Community Action Coalition has created a substantial list of external links to address all your needs in terms of finding housing, including a new home. Whether you’re looking to own, rent, or even just information on Management firms, you can find that information here.

What if I can’t pay my rent/bills due to COVID?2021-02-09T21:51:38+00:00
man removing money from wallet

Many of us are facing harsh economic issues due to the global pandemic brought about by COVID. If your wondering how you’re going to pay your rent due to COVID-19 we have gathered some helpful links to help you navigate some of these issues during this difficult time

Tenant Letter Templates2020-11-05T17:17:03+00:00
typewriter

Having questions or concerns with your residence? Here is an easy and convenient template to help you communicate your wants and issues to the landlord/management.

Finding Housing2020-11-01T21:46:18+00:00

Finding Housing

Locating and renting affordable housing can be a daunting task. The CAC Learning Lab is here to help and provide information most helpful in the search. Check out the links below for listings, rental assistance information, affordable housing options, and more.

Discrimination in Housing2020-11-01T17:57:20+00:00

Do you think you’re being discriminated against regarding housing? Check out the link below for more information on whether your situation qualifies.

State Landlord/Tenant Guide2020-11-01T17:50:36+00:00
What are my rights as a tenant?2020-11-01T17:19:12+00:00

The Tenant Resource Center offers assistance finding housing, including limited case management, eviction prevention services and rapid rehousing services. These services are only available through direct referral from the Dane County Coordinated Entry system.

Dane County Tenants – More Info

How are Credit Scores determined?2020-11-01T17:38:32+00:00

How are credit scores determined? Many factors are considered, refer to the following articles for more.

How important are Credit Scores?2020-10-08T18:41:58+00:00

How important is it to have a good credit score? Quite a bit it turns out. Watch the video for more

Watch Video
What should I know about loans?2020-10-08T18:41:15+00:00

What are the basic kinds of loans? How do you choose? View the following video to find out.

Watch Loan Basics
What are credit scores?2020-10-08T18:41:37+00:00

Why do credit scores exist?  Credit scores help lenders decide if they will get paid back, if they make a loan. Watch Khan Acadamey explain Credit scores, how they are made, and why.

Watch Video
What is a credit report?2020-10-08T18:41:24+00:00

How do I get my credit report? Watch the video to find out how to get your credit report for free.

Watch video.
Should I take Payday loans?2020-10-08T18:41:47+00:00

Payday loans may seem like a good idea, but odds are there is a better way. The Pew Trust and Khan Academy break down the dangers and provide alternatives to payday loans.

Watch Pew Trust Video Watch Khan’s video
Budgeting Template2020-11-23T15:58:29+00:00
budgeting template

Download this helpful budgeting Excel template to help with creating a personal budgeting reference.

Download Template
How can I save money?2020-11-01T17:36:44+00:00
How do I budget?2020-10-30T17:16:52+00:00

Budgeting Jump$tart provided by NextGen

What’s the minimum I need to know about budgeting?2020-09-18T22:32:13+00:00
person at computer

When it comes to finances, ignorance is not bliss. Sal Khan, Founder of Khan Academy, shares basic best practices to stay on top of your finances.

Watch Video
I want to improve my credit score.2020-10-30T17:17:09+00:00

If you have a credit card or a loan from a bank, you have a credit history. Companies collect information about your loans and credit cards.

Companies also collect information about how you pay your bills. They put this information in one place: your credit report.

Businesses want to know about you before they lend you money. Would you want to lend money to someone who pays bills on time? Or to someone who always pays late?

Businesses look at your credit report to learn about you. They decide if they want to lend you money, or give you a credit card. Sometimes, employers look at your credit report when you apply for a job. Cell phone companies and insurance companies look at your credit report, too.

Read more

Free & Low-Cost Clinics2020-12-17T21:05:35+00:00
Doctor and nurse treating patient
Free & Low-Cost Clinics
Free & Low-Cost Clinics
Many clinics in Wisconsin provide services for people with little or no insurance.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
FQHCs are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care, including health, oral, and mental health and substance abuse services to people of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay. They charge for services on a community board approved sliding-fee scale that is based on patients’ family income and size.
More Clinics
Dental Clinic
Free Vaccination Clinics

While programs providing for low-cost vaccines for children are common, low-cost vaccine programs for adults are harder to find. To get the vaccine you need at the lowest possible price, try some of the following local clinics.

Dane County
Jefferson County
Waukesha County
W.I.C. (Women, Infants, Children)2020-12-17T20:51:23+00:00

The purpose of WIC (Women, Infants, Children) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of nutritionally at-risk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children. WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, supplemental nutritious foods, and referrals to other health and nutrition services.

El propósito del programa de mujeres, bebés y niños es promover y mantener la salud y el bienestar de las mujeres embarazadas, las que amamantan, las en la etapa del posparto, los bebés y los niños que están en un riesgo nutricional. WIC brinda educación sobre la nutrición y el amamantamiento, apoyo, alimentos nutritivos suplementales y derivaciones para otros servicios de la salud y la nutrición.

Apply For WIC
Summer Meals2020-12-17T20:46:16+00:00

Summer Meals: Ensuring Children have Access to Nutritious Meals and Snacks When School is not in Session
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program. SFSP reimburses program operators who serve free healthy meals and snacks to children and teens in low-income areas. The Summer Food Service Program offers this nutritious food to low-income children during school vacations. There are many organizations throughout Wisconsin that provide free healthy meals to children throughout the summer. 

Visit Summer Meals
text FOOD
FoodShare Wisconsin2020-12-17T20:39:37+00:00
FoodShare Wisconsin logo

FoodShare helps people of all ages with limited money buy the food they need for good health. This includes people who have a job but have low incomes, are living on small or fixed income, have lost their job, or are retired or disabled and not able to work.FoodShare benefits are put into an account (via a Wisconsin QUEST card) using an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) system. The QUEST card can be used to buy food at grocery stores and at some farmers markets that accept EBT payments

Food Share ayuda a las personas de todas las edades con dinero limitado a comprar los alimentos que necesitan para estar saludable. Esto incluye a las personas que tienen un trabajo, pero cuyos ingresos son bajos, lasque viven con bajos ingresos o ingresos fijos, las que han perdido su trabajo, están jubiladas o discapacitadas y no pueden trabajar. Los beneficios de FoodShare se colocan en una cuenta (que utiliza la tarjeta QUEST de Wisconsin) a través de un sistema de transferencia electrónica de beneficios (EBT, por sus siglas en inglés). La tarjeta QUEST se puede usar para comprar alimentos en los supermercados y en algunos mercados de agricultores donde se aceptan pagos por transferencia electrónica EBT.

Apply For Food Share
Nutrition Hotline 2-1-12020-12-17T20:29:40+00:00
Nutrition healthy foods

Nutrition Services Hotline- 2-1-1 Wisconsin: 2-1-1 specialists can put you in touch with in-home meal delivery services, seasonal meals and soup kitchens, community gardening support, school lunch programs and summer food service programs. Specialists can also give information on government sponsored programs such as WIC and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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