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Navigating Finances

Transitioning out of the military? Visit our Navigating Transition Finances page!

 

Salute the Troops

Salute the Troops focuses on local housing, utility, food, and transportation assistance for veterans through financial support, and we are developing programs to provide health and wellness support as well. Based in Fond du Lac.

Website

ph: 920-204-6615

Support for: Qualified Service Members and Veterans

 

Operation Homefront

Provides financial & food assistance, repairs, and help to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Nationwide – Midwest Headquarters is in La Crosse, WI.

Website

ph: 800-390-4643 or 608-658-5290

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Support for: Service Members, Veterans, and Families

 

Center for Veterans Issues

Transitional housing programs assist people who are ready to move beyond emergency shelter into a more independent living situation. CVI’s transitional programs allow veterans to further develop the stability, confidence and coping skills needed to sustain permanent housing. Intensive case management makes the system work. CVI provides a full spectrum of programs and services for veterans wishing to upgrade their interpersonal and job skills, seek benefits from the VA, receive counseling, and much more. Based in Milwaukee.

Website

ph: 414-345-3917

Support for: Veterans

 

Veterans Assistance Foundation

Provides support to veterans facing homelessness through referrals, counseling, and education.

Website

ph: 608-372-1280 or 866-823-8387

Support for: Veterans

 

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross works under partnership agreements with the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society to provide quality, reliable financial assistance to eligible applicants 24/7/365. Assistance can include funds for emergency travel, burial of a loved one, emergency food and shelter, etc.

Website

ph: 877-272-7337

Support for: Service Members, Retirees, and Families through a Service Member

 

Consumer Credit Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), a division of Family Service Association of Sheboygan, Inc, is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) full-service credit counseling agency, providing confidential financial assessments, financial education, budget, housing, bankruptcy, and credit/debt counseling to consumers throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Website

ph: 1-800-350-2227 or 920-458-3784

Support for: Service Members, Retirees, Families, and Civilians

 

Military OneSource

Counseling on financial issues such as basic budgeting, money management, debt consolidation and debt management (including coaching to help people contact their creditors and negotiate late fees, interest rates, and affordable payment plans), and assistance with housing issues (being behind on mortgage payments or facing potential foreclosure).

Website

ph: 1-800-342-9647

Support for: Service Members and Families

 

Fort McCoy MWR Soldier & Family Assistance Center

Provides credit management, budget development, consumer information and awareness, financial counseling and assistance. It also provides emergency financial assistance in the form of loans or grants, and monetary assistance for undergraduate education for dependent children.

Website

ph: 1-608-388-3505

Support for: Service Members and Families

 

The Salvation Army of Sheboygan

Helping individuals and families experiencing short-term crisis situations get relief. Emergency food, shelter, and relief services are available.

Website

ph: 920-458-3723

Support for: Service Members, Retirees, Families, and Civilians

Heat for Heroes

Helping service members who are struggling to afford the cost of heat and electricity for their home. Provides payment assistance, negotiation, emergency fuel deliveries, and more.

Website

ph: 1-800-891-WARM(9276)

Support for: Service Members, Veterans

Homes for Heroes

Program that helps service members save money on purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home.

ph: 920-664-7715

Support for: Service Members, Veterans