Resource Directory

211 Impact

Tags: community

Simply dial 211 to access information about area resources that can help resolve a variety of basic life needs and personal issues. Free and confidential, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



Tags: fraud, fraud prevention, retirement, scam, scams, tax

AARP provides resources on planning for retirement, free tax preparation and how to protect yourself from scams and fraud. Find local events, webinars and more on the website!

Asset Builders

Tags: asset, investment, low-income, money, savings, wealth, Wisconsin

Asset Builders holds the annual Money Conference each year, throughout various locations in Wisconsin. Visit their website for a list of events.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS)

(414) 482-8801

Tags: bankruptcy, confidential, counsel, credit, debt, loan, repayment

Consumer Credit Counseling Services assists people to manage their finances through counseling, education and debt repayment services. CCCS is a nonprofit member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.

Employ Milwaukee


Tags: employment, jobs, training, youth

Employ Milwaukee provides employment and job training as a public-private enterprise through Milwaukee Job Center Network and Youth Services.

Energy Assistance

(414) 906-2700

Tags: assistance, bill, electric, energy, furnace, gas, heat, utilities

Financial benefits for energy costs, emergency home repair, and restoration of utilities.

Financial Literacy: Teach It!

Help students master basic personal finance skills with a set of videos, lesson plans and other resources. (On the website, click "Browse Resource" and "By Subject and Grade" scroll on the right for Personal Financial Literacy).

Goodwill Financial Empowerment Services


Tags: disability, disability work, finance, personal finance, resources, training, workshops

Goodwill Financial Empowerment Services provides financial counseling, workshops, resources and information on disability work incentives at the James O. Wright Center for Work and Training. All services are free. Call to schedule an appointment.

GreenPath Financial Wellness


Tags: confidential, counsel, credit, debt, foreclosure, mortgage, repayment

GreenPath is a national non-profit housing counseling and consumer credit counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling. GreenPath offers free, confidential financial counseling, including Foreclosure Prevention, Reverse Mortgage and Debt counseling, to help consumers develop a customized game plan to improve their financial situation.

Hands on Banking

Hands on Banking is an online tool for kids, teens, young adults and adults to help learn more about the basics of finances and money management. English & Spanish.

Housing Resources Inc.


Tags: counseling, foreclosure, home, homeowner, housing, mortgage

Housing Resources Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase their own homes and offers workshops and one-on-one counseling.

Journey House Financial Opportunity Center


Tags: benefits, coaching, education, employment, financial, tax, tax preparation

Journey House offers free, confidential one-on-one employment, financial & benefits coaching and education. Free tax preparation services offered February-April.

La Casa de Esperanza


Tags: arts, development, education, finances, financial literacy, food services, low-income, programs, tax preparation, weatherization, workforce, youth

La Casa de Esperanza is a human service organization in Waukesha that offers educational programs, financial literacy, workforce development, tax preparation assistance, food services, youth arts, low-income and weatherization services.

Make a Difference Wisconsin

(414) 273-8101

Tags: business, education, high school, literacy, Milwaukee, volunteer

Make a Difference Wisconsin engages volunteers from the local business and professional community to deliver financial education to 11th and 12th graders in Milwaukee-area school.

Milwaukee County Department of Aging


Tags: abuse, caregiver, centers, dining, investigation, legal, long term care, senior, services, support, transportation

Milwaukee County Department of Aging helps adults 60+ connect to resources such as: transportation, caregiver support, legal services, elder abuse investigation, senior centers, senior dining, long term care, and other benefits.

Milwaukee Public Library

(414) 286-3011

Tags: community, credit, education, youth

Milwaukee Public Library Call or go online for assistance in finding resources for teaching kids about money.

Money Smart Week Wisconsin

Tags: community, education, events, literacy, money smart, personal finance, resources

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.  This effort was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 and launched in Wisconsin in 2006.  Money Smart Week partners will be hosting their events April 5 - 12, 2014.

National Consumer’s League Fraud Center

Tags: consumer, fraud, identity, internet, scam, telemarketing, theft

Through their anti-fraud advocacy, consumer education efforts and direct consumer counseling support, NCL’s Fraud Center and have helped millions of consumers protect themselves and loved ones against malicious scams. Contact the National Consumers League Fraud Center if you believe you have been the victim of a scam.

Take Root Milwaukee


Tags: confidential, counseling, foreclosure, homebuyer, homeowner, mortgage

Take root Milwaukee is a valuable resource that provides free or low-cost, trustworthy and confidential assistance to help people purchase and keep their new home, in addition to finding alternatives to foreclosure.  A list of upcoming workshops and events by their members can be found at their website.

United Community Center


Tags: community, counseling, education, elder, Milwaukee, services, social, south

United Community Center is a nonprofit organization serving Milwaukee's Hispanic community and near south side.  They offer a wide range of social services, including a housing counseling and first-time homebuyer program.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

(414) 906-2700

Tags: filing, income, preparation, tax, volunteer

VITA sites provide free tax preparation and filing as well as links to other financial services.

Ways to Work

(414) 359-2391

Tags: car, employment, job, loan, repair, replace, transportation, vehicle, work

Ways to Work provides loans for working families to repair or replace their vehicle.

Wisconsin Community Services (WCS)

(414) 290-0400

Tags: academic, computer, convict, education, employment, ex-offender, jail, job, low-income, prison, training

WCS provides services to ex-offenders who have low incomes, including skill and academic aptitude assessment; job readiness and computer training; driver’s license recovery; job placement and support.

Wisconsin Consumer Information Hotline


Tags: complaint, consumer, Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Consumer Information Hotline is operated by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - the state's primary consumer protection agency. Consumers can contact their hotline staff by e-mail at or by phone.

Wisconsin Saves

Tags: bank, money, saving, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Saves is a statewide initiative devoted to promoting financial awareness and encouraging financial action among people of all economic levels. View a list of events at their website.

WRTP/Big Step (WI Regional Training Partnership)

(414) 342-9787

Tags: apprentice, education, employment, job, skill, trade, training, tutor, Wisconsin

WRTP provides individualized tutoring programs to improve skills in preparation for apprenticeship and offers pre-employment training certificate programs for a growing range of skilled trades.

YWCA Southeast Wisconsin (YWCA)

(414) 374-1800

Tags: assistance, Christian, employment, female, girl, training, women, YWCA

YWCA is changing the lives of women and girls through programming, supportive services and training to achieve economic self-sufficiency.