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Community Assistance

Milwaukee Public Schools shares the following resources to help families and our community stay healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the sections below for more information.

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  • If you need to locate food, health care, or other assistance, Impact 2-1-1 provides a directory of community resources. Access an online resource directory, call 211 to speak to a community resource specialist, or text your ZIP code to TXT-211 (898-211) to receive a response.
  • Families First: COVID-19 Constituent Services Resource Toolkit
  • Salvation Army Chaplain Support Line: 1-888-651-7294; available every day for words of encouragement from trained Salvation Army chaplains.
  • Voces de la Frontera: Worker Rights and Family Resources

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MPS food siteEmergency Food and Meal Sites

The resources on the Emergency Food and Meal Sites webpage provide food assistance to MPS families and members of our community. These include FoodShare benefits and food pantries in the Milwaukee area.

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Energy, Financial, and Housing Assistance

Families and members of the community who are in need of energy, financial or housing assistance can receive assistance from a number of resources. Visit the Energy, Financial, and Housing Assistance webpage for more information.

young girl with mask raising armsHealthcare Information and Access

The organizations and resources on the Healthcare Information and Access webpage provide information on healthcare access for those without health insurance or who have recently lost their health insurance.

child with mask on raising handMental Health Information and Access

young girl with hula hoopResources for Parents and Guardians

socially distanced children in classrooms wearing masksTalking to Children about COVID-19

The links on the Talking to Children about COVID-19 webpage provide parents, caregivers, and families guidance on how to talk to children about the Coronavirus pandemic. Best-practices for handwashing and hygiene are included.

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