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In cooperation with Wisconsin's Focus on Energy, New Glarus Utilities offers a variety of programs to aid you in reducing your energy and/or water consumption in your home; thus helping you save money and protect the environment. Click HERE to learn more about these programs.
Are you in need of energy assistance?
The nonprofit Energy Services, Inc. has taken over the energy assistance program for Green County. The program assists qualified applicants with heating and electric costs. Information may be found HERE from the New Glarus Utilities webpage or by calling Energy Services directly at (608) 328-1111.
Family Resource Guide
The Green County Family Resource Guide aims to provide information to families in need of services. It is a window into the resources that may be available to them. The Resource Guide will also be used to assist advocates of children and families with a quick link to services available. Click HERE to download guide.
Family Promise of Green County
Family Promise works with homeless families to tailor individualized plans to help them take the necessary steps toward lasting independence.
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program, Inc (SWCAP) provides information for housing programs, opportunities and resources.
ConsumerAffairs - How Much House Can I Afford: Learn the best ways to save for and buy a home.
Here are some highlights:
- A calculator tool to show how much house you can afford
- Mortgage approval vs. home affordability
- What to do when your monthly income is not steady
- What to do when you make a mistake (go over budget)
Senior Guidance: This organization is dedicated to provide helpful senior living resources for the elderly. The website outlines helpful state programs for seniors and allows to find assisted living facilities in every city, town, village and county in Wisconsin.
Assisted Living Research Institute: www.assistedliving.org
Health & Nutrition Support Services
2-1-1: Dial 2-1-1 or go to http://www.211wisconsin.org/ to get information on free meal sites and food pantries. 2-1-1 can also connect you with other services like help finding housing, paying your bills, filling your income taxes, and more. You can call for free 24 hours a day.
ACCESS: Find out which low or no-cost health, nutrition and other programs you might be eligible for. [FoodShare, Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, SeniorCare or Caretaker Supplement benefits.]
DENTAL CARE: Fowler Dental Clinic, serving the needs of children ages 3 - 12 who are under insured or uninsured and live in Green County.
FOOD PANTRIES: Green County Area Food Pantries
FOODSHARE OUTREACH PROGRAM (Quest Card): Get information about how you can get money to help you pay for groceries. Information Sheet
GREEN COUNTY WIC PROGRAM: The Women, Infants and Children Program provides food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age healthy and strong.
MEALS ON WHEELS/SENIOR NUTRITION SITE: The Green County dining program provides nutritious well-balanced mails for older and disabled persons in either a Senior Dining Center or at home for those individuals that are homebound. Additional information and eligibility criteria can be answered by calling: Green County Nutrition Program at (608)328-9499.
ONLINE RECIPES & TIPS FOR HEALTHY EATING ON A BUDGET:
- What's Cooking USDA Mixing Bowl - www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/
- Good & Cheap Cookbook - www.leannebrown.com
- Meeting Your MyPlate Goals On A Budget
- MyPlate Tip Sheets - https://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate-tip-sheets
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program (SWCAP) [link: www.swcap.org ] conducts programs financed through federal, state, local or other sources for the benefit of low income people in the community.
They provide a variety of programs including Work ‘n Wheels, Skill Enhancement, Business Development, Community Emergency Service, and Housing & Energy Services. Note all programs are subject to program income guidelines.
Domestic Violence Agency
Green Haven Family Advocates, Inc is a community- based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the individuals and families of Green County affected by abuse and violence through prevention education, advocacy, support and services.
Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP) provides services to the survivors (and their family) of all forms of sexual violence. These services are bilingual (Spanish and English) provided free of charge, and include crisis intervention and support (24 hour Crisis Line and on-call Advocate) support groups, medical/legal advocacy, and community education.
Literacy Council of Green County
The Literacy Council of Green County provides tutors free of charge to help you read, write, and speak English. Contact the Literacy Council at (608) 328-7010.
The Literacy Council also needs Literacy Tutors. If interested in volunteering please contact them at (608) 328-7010.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County
For over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids’ perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. Looking to get involved? Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs. For more information contact:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Green County
1505 9th Street Monroe WI 53566
Sugar River Transit
Sugar River Transit is a transportation service serving Belleville, New Glarus, and Monticello. They will pick you up to run errands, get to the doctor, and visit friends. Schedule your ride in advance or call the day of at 608-325-6993. Hours of operation are Tuesdays & Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices vary depending on destination, but will be $2 each way for in-town rides, and $4 each way for between town rides. All vehicles used will be handicap accessible. Click HERE for more information. This is brought to you through a partnership between Aging & Disability Resource Center and Monroe Cab.
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