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Services and Supports

There is a wealth of community resources available within Milwaukee as well as outside of it. The following information lists services and supports that may be of assistance to you.

Please note that information may change at any time. 

For up-to-date information, call 2-1-1 or (866) 211-3380 or TXT 211 (898-211).

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The following are links about services that may be helpful for fathers:

  • The primary objective of Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc. is to improve the health status of African Americans in the state of Wisconsin, and the organization operates by using two primary guiding principles: empowerment and inclusion.

The following are links to important hotlines.

Emergencies for the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments as well as medical emergencies:
Call 9-1-1.

For non-emergencies, contact the Milwaukee Police Department:
Call 933-4444, option 9.

To report suspected child abuse or neglect, call the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services.
Call (414) 220-SAFE (7233).

To report suspected abuse of the elderly 60 years or older as well as to receive resources or to make referrals for the elderly, contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Milwaukee County.
The phone number is (414) 289-6874.

For help with basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing, and health care, contact the Impact 2-1-1 Community Information Line.
Call 2-1-1, text 898211 (TXT 2-1-1), or call (877) 947-2211.

For assistance with abusive relationships, domestic violence, and/or homelessness, contact the Milwaukee Women's Center's 24-hour Crisis Line.
The phone number is (414) 671-6140.

For parenting education, support services, and community resources, contact the Parent Helpline.
Call (414) 671-0566.

For 24-hour, toll-free poison information for all individuals in Wisconsin, contact the Wisconsin Poison Center.
Call (800) 222-1222.

  Important Numbers

The following are contacts for important information.

Birth Certificates

City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Health Department
Call (414) 286-3503.

Milwaukee County, Register of Deeds, Vital Records
Call (414) 278-4021.                 

NOTE: Bring proof of identity (state ID or driver's license) and money (cash only).

Wisconsin State ID or Driver's License

State of Wisconsin, Department of Transportation, Division of Motor Vehicles
Call (608) 264-7447.         

NOTE: Bring proof of name and date of birth, proof of identity, proof of Wisconsin residency, Social Security card, and money.

Social Security Cards

Social Security Administration
Call (800) 772-1213.

NOTE: If getting your own card, bring proof of citizenship and proof of identity.

If getting a card for your child, bring proof of your own identity, proof of your child's identity, and proof of your child's citizenship.

The following are reading resources that may be helpful for families.

Spotlight Video: The Roots of Reading

Hosted by Fred Rogers, The Roots of Reading  looks at the earliest stages of literacy. The program examines how parents, childcare providers, and kindergarten teachers can get children started on the road to literacy.

Reading Rockets offers information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.


Early Learning Manager:

Krissy Washington
Phone: 414-475-8094
Fax: 414-475-8737

Early Childhood Supervisor/
Achievement Gap Reduction:

Allison Foyer
Phone: 414-475-8673
Fax: 414-475-8737

Head Start Program Supervisor:

Meredith Welch, MSW, APSW
Phone: 414-252-0350
Fax: 414-252-0365

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