The mission of the Economic Support Unit is to improve the quality of life for low-income households by providing services to help them meet their needs and increase their self sufficiency.
Food Share (FS) is provided to eligible individuals and families in the form of plastic benefits cards called the Wisconsin Quest debit card. Individuals and families who are interested in FS are encouraged to register on-line by clicking here or contact an Economic Support worker for an appointment.
Family Planning activities are provided by NEWCAP through the Florence Medical Center and the Florence County Health Department. Individuals and families in need of these services are referred to these agencies. Inability to pay is never a barrier to receiving services. The HSD provides information and referral for full continuum of family planning and pregnancy related services.
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/BADGERCARE (MA)
MA is a state and federally funded program that assists needy and low-income individuals and/or families to pay their medical bills. MA includes Healthy Start, MAPP and BadgerCare. Individuals and families who are interested in MA are encouraged to apply on-line by clicking here. BadgerCare greatly expands the eligibility criteria for MA and allows for families to pay premiums thereby providing more families and children with basic health insurance coverage.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.