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Community Resources

LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Interpersonal Violence and Sexual Assault Services

National Domestic Violence Hotline 

https://www.thehotline.org/ 

Advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. 

 

ASTOP

https://www.astop.org/

ASTOP provides cost-free counseling to clients dealing with issues of sexual violence providing treatment, outreach, prevention, advocacy, emphasizing hope and connection to self and others serving Fond Du Lac, Green Lake and Waushara counties. 

 

Harbor House

https://www.harborhousewi.org/ 

Available to shelter residents as well as non-residents, our free programming and services help individuals live a fulfilling life. All of our staff are highly trained in domestic abuse client advocacy and diversity awareness, with formal educational backgrounds in social work, human services, and education.

 

Sexual Assault Crisis Center

https://sacc-foxcities.org/

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center-Fox Cities, Inc. transforms lives by providing crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for individuals and families affected by sexual trauma and exploitation at no cost.

 

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services

http://www.christineann.net/

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services exists to provide safety to those in our community who are impacted by domestic abuse. We believe our primary role is to ensure our clients and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 concern. If you need to meet with a Christine Ann staff member, please call or email well in advance to check availability.

 

Reach Counseling

https://reachcounseling.com

Reach Counseling provides mental health care committed to the understanding of and response to emotional, sexual and physical abuse. Reach has worked to heal lives of abuse victims and hold perpetrators accountable through innovative programs in education and outreach, victim advocacy, outpatient therapy, counseling and sex offender treatment.

Financial Assistance, Housing/Rent/Utilities

United Way 2-1-1

https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/wi211covid19financiallinks

United Way 2-1-1 provides easy, simple access to health and human services, gives callers an opportunity to get or give help, and serves as a hub for community information in times of disaster. 2-1-1 is available 7-days a week, 24-hours a day and is free and confidential for callers.

 

Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority 

http://www.ohawcha.org/

Provides rent assistance/housing vouchers, as well as utilities assistance for residents of Winnebago County.

 

Fond du Lac County Housing Authority  

https://www.fdlpha.org/Home

Provides rent assistance/housing vouchers, as well as utilities assistance for residents of Fond du Lac County.

 

Outagamie County Housing Authority   

http://outagamiehousing.us/

Provides rent assistance/housing vouchers, as well as utilities assistance for residents of Outagamie County.

 

Home Energy plus Application page   https://energybenefit.wi.gov/OnlineApps/OnlineApp/Default#!

Application process to see if you qualify for energy assistance.

Food Support

Oshkosh Area

Oshkosh Area Community Pantry  

https://www.oacptoday.org/

You will need 2 forms of identification for yourself: one picture ID and one proof of current address to register to receive food from the OACP.

 

The Salvation Army

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/oshkosh/ 

Oshkosh Salvation Army provides food pantry services to nearly one in ten Oshkosh households and provides roughly 50,000 meals each year to those not capable of feeding themselves due to disability or poverty. 

 

Oshkosh Area Food Support

  • Community Pantry-(920)-651-9960 
  • Emmanuel United Church of Christ- (920)-235-8340 
  • Andrews Church Emergency Food Pantry- (920)-235-6616 

 

Father Carr’s Place 2Be 

https://fathercarrs.org/ 

 

Father Carr’s provides a community center, free medical clinic, community food bank, retreat center, dining rooms for daily meals, chapel and housing for the homeless.

 

Appleton Area

St. Joseph Food Program 

https://www.stjoesfoodprogram.org/

Food Assistance for individuals with low income.

 

Fox Cities Salvation Army

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/foxcities/feeding-our-community/

Monthly food staples including meat, milk, and fresh produce are provided to clients in need. The pantry is open to residents who live in the Fox Cities area. Qualifications for the food pantry are based on your family size and income. 

 

Fond du Lac Area

Fondy Food Pantry

https://www.fondyfoodpantry.org/

 

Must be a resident of Fond Du Lac County.  The food pantry will need a photo ID along with proof of income and address.  Allows for 1 pick up a month.

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth-foodshare.htm

 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services link to apply for the DHS food share program. 

 

Feeding America Food Pantry Locator

https://feedingamericawi.org/find-help/pantry-locator/

 

Feeding America website to locate the nearest food pantry.

Food Pantry locater in the Fox Valley.

Veterans

Winnebago County Veterans Services – Oshkosh Office 

https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/veterans  

 

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs  

http://dva.state.wi.us/Pages/home.aspx  

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

http://www.va.gov/  

Multicultural Supports

City of Oshkosh

Diversity and Equity Committee. For more information contact (920) 235-1116.

 

Fox Valley Diversity Resources

Diverse and Resilient

https://www.diverseandresilient.org/contact/

 

At Diverse & Resilient, our long-term objective is to eliminate health disparities between LGBTQ people and the general population, as measured by commonly accepted indicators of physical and mental health. These health disparities occur in four areas: Mental Health, Sexual Health, Partner & Community Violence and Substance Use.

Hmong Resources

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce (COVID-19 Relief Fund for business)

https://www.hmongchamber.org/emergency-loan-fund-covid-19 

 

HWCC is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing economic development assistance in business planning, market analysis, marketing strategies, effective day-to-day business operations and much more.

 

Hmong American Women’s Association (see HAWA COVID-19 Relief Fund)

http://www.hawamke.org/

Latino/a and Hispanic Resources

Casa Hispana Interagency Members

 

Mental Health Resources for Latinx/Hispanic Communities

Therapy for Latinx: national mental health resource for the Latinx community; provides resources for Latinx community to heal, thrive, and become advocates for their own mental health.

Therapist Directory

Book Recommendations

Latinx Therapy: breaking the stigma of mental health related to the Latinx community; learn self-help techniques, how to support self & others.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Resources

Mental Health Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA): dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of Asian American communities through research, professional practice, education, and policy

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum: focused on improving the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association

southasiantherapists.org: directory of South Asian therapists, including therapists of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Afghanistan and Nepali heritage.

Native and Indigenous Resources

Mental Health Resources for Native and Indigenous Communities

One Sky Center: The American Indian/Alaska Native National Resource Center for Health, Education, and Research; mission is to improve prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use problems and services among Native people

Presentations and Publications: number of downloadable resources by topic (addiction treatment, adolescents, crisis care & disaster management, disparity of health services, mental health management, and more)

WeRNative: a comprehensive health resource for Native youth by Native youth, promoting holistic health and positive growth in local communities and nation at large

StrongHearts Native Helpline: The StrongHearts Native Helpline (1-844-762-8483) is a confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for Native Americans, available every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT. 

Black and African American Resources

Mental Health Resources for Black and African American Communities 

 

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.  

 

Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health. 

 

Videos: Black emotional and mental health trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free. 

 

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field. 

 

Resource Guide: directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc., but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc. 

 

Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area 

 

Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist. 

 

The Yellow Couch Collective: a paid membership community ($9.99/mo.), space for Black women to gather to support, encourage, and learn from each other. 

 

Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories. 

 

Therapist Directory 

 

The Loveland Foundation

The Loveland Foundation provides fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, as well as financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy. 

LGBTQIA+ Resources

LGBT Partnership Goodwill NCW

The LGBT Partnership is an ongoing leadership development and support group for youth ages 14-18 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied. Contact  jgilkay@goodwillncw.org for more information.

 

PFLAG

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. Email pflagappleton@gmail.com

Undocumented/Immigration Resources

American Immigration Lawyers Association  

“Resource Center: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)”  

aila.org/advo-media/issues/all/covid-19  

English only  

 

National Immigration Law Center 

“Know Your Rights” 

nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/othimmenf/ 

English, some Spanish and other languages resources 

 

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) 

uscis.gov/es 

uscis.gov/es/acerca-de-nosotros/respuesta-de-uscis-al-covid-19 

Spanish and English. Before visiting a USCIS office, check the website to make sure it is open as COVID-19 continues to be a threat. The website offers most functions online, including: 

  • Submit forms
  • Check the status of your case
  • Extend your stay
  • Renew your green card
Insurance

Apply for Badger Care Health Insurance

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm

 

The Department of Health Services link where you can apply for Badger Care if you need health care coverage.  The application can take around 30 minutes to complete.  You will need to enter in residency and verify income from the previous year.

 

Familywise prescription plan

https://familywize.org/

 

Pharmacy discount card is for everyone nationwide, whether or not you have health insurance coverage.

Sliding Fee Counseling Services

Outagamie County Human Services

320 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI

Walk-in services only with hours offered from 9:00 am-2:00 pm- Does not accept any private insurance and you must be an Outagamie County resident.

 

Winnebago County Human Services

220 Washington Avenue
PO Box 2187
Oshkosh, WI

No wait time, walk-ins only (Day to day basis on wait time). Must be a resident of Winnebago County and also have income restrictions.

 

Fond du Lac County Department of Community Programs

459 East 1st Street
Fond du Lac, WI  

Usual wait time for clients to be seen is 3-4 weeks.  Must be resident of Fond du Lac County and have income limitations or have private insurance.