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Disclaimer: CAP Services is working with its community partners to identify emerging resources for families in our service area. However, CAP Services does not specifically endorse any product, service, or provider listed on this page. Any action you take upon the information on this website is strictly at your own risk.

CAP Services is working in partnership with Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Administration in the implementation of the State’s new Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP).

Governor Evers announced this partnership with CAP Services and 15 other community action agencies in Wisconsin May 19. The program will provide eligible applicants up to $1,000 per month for 3 months for rent and/or security deposits.

CAP Services’ role will be to assist families in the application process and provide other referrals for families with other needs. CAP will begin accepting applications for assistance beginning 8 a.m. Thursday, June 4 at capservices.org/wrap.

April 10th, 2020, the IRS unveiled a new link on the IRS.gov website for people who do not normally file tax returns. They can enter bank account information in order to receive the economic stimulus payment.  There is a big blue button on the IRS.gov website called “Non Filers: Enter Payment Info Here.”
To visit the website:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments
To access the information for non-filers:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
Emergency grant applications are closed at this time.

CAP accepted emergency grant applications from April 7 -28 from residents across our five-county service area. At this time, all available funding has been allocated.

Individuals needing assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to call 211 or visit https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/ to explore other available resources.

Individuals wishing to support CAP’s Emergency Grants for eligible households on our waiting list may continue to do so at capservices.org/donate.

Connect with additional resources and information in your area through United Way 211: 211wisconsin.communityos.org
The CARES Act (Federal Stimulus Bill) will expand Unemployment Insurance benefits, known as Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). Check here for more information: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/caresact/.
Need help accessing Wisconsin’s Health, Nutrition, and other programs? With the state’s ACCESS website, you can apply for and manage your state of Wisconsin benefits and programs in one place, at any time. Call 888-445-1621 or visit https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/.
For anyone seeking support or services around domestic or sexual violence and youth in crisis from the CAP Services’ Family Crisis Center, our 24 hour crisis line is always available at 1-800-472-3377 or locally at 715-343-7125.

For the safety of all, we are trying to limit face-to-face contact as much as possible. If you are able to call the FCC before coming to our doors, please do so.

We are ready to provide as much service, advocacy, and support as we can via phone contact… and though it may feel very isolating right now, you are not alone. Reach out, we are here. capservices.org/fcc

During these unprecedented times, CAP Services’ Mental Health Navigation program wants to assure our community that we are remaining “open” to support those in need of mental health care. At this time, all services will be done via telephone and/or email. Staff are still available to connect individuals with community supports, case management, online resources, and therapists who are providing appointments via telehealth. Please know that MHN is here for you to offer a listening ear during these overwhelming and challenging times. We remain dedicated to our community and to providing services that enhance your well-being. We are all in this together. capservices.org/mhn  
Family Health La Clinica is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Wautoma, Stevens Point, Beaver Dam and Mauston for urgent and emergency dental services. They are welcoming new patients including those who have a dental provider that has had to close temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can schedule an appointment at any of their dental locations by calling 1-800-942-5330.
The Portage County Economic Recovery Team is putting out updates and information to help local businesses and workers navigate COVID-19 relief programs. portageeconrecovery.org
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and United Way Fox Cities established the COVID-19 Fund to support nonprofit organizations engaging in immediate basic needs relief, short-term response and longer-term recovery. See a list of grant recipients here: https://www.cffoxvalley.org/covidgrants/
CAP Services’ “Small Loan, Big Difference” program offers low-interest consumer loans in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties. Borrowers may be eligible for loans up to $1,000 to make necessary purchases or address emergencies, and up to $5,000 to refinance predatory loans. Financial Education provided in easy to access online segments provides financial assistance to fit your needs. capservices.org/small-loan