Thursday – August 22, 2019

Student Resource Center : Foundation Hall

(Located on the 8th floor of Foundation Hall at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus)

Milwaukee Area Technical College has partnered with a consortium of community based organizations, whose missions are to offer supportive services to students, thereby reducing and/or removing any barriers to student success, so they can reach their fullest potential academically, professionally. and personally.

Services offered include:
 

Wisconsin Community Services (WCS) Center for Driver's License Recovery & Employability (CDLRE)

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone:  (414) 297-8605
Website: https://www.wiscs.org/programs/policy_and_workforce/employability_center/

The CDLRE program assists low-income individuals who have a suspended or revoked Wisconsin driver’s license through legal representation and case management services. Legal services include, but are not limited to, helping identify alternatives to financial obligations in court such as affordable payment plans, supervised community service, or other appropriate options related to quickly obtaining a valid Wisconsin driver's license. Case management provides the necessary follow up and program support to help each participant complete all aspects of their license recovery plan.

 

Hunger Task Force

Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone:  (414) 758-1463
Website:  https://www.hungertaskforce.org/

FoodShare, Food Pantry, Helathcare, and Childcare: Applications, Renewals, Change Reports,and Verifications.


ResCare

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Website:  https://www.rescare.com/
 

Mental Health America of WI

Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phone:  (414) 276-3122
Website:  https://www.mhawisconsin.org/

Peer support, Education, and Advocacy for all lives affected by mental illness.

 

Educational Opportunity Center

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone:  (414) 229-4647
Website:  https://uwm.edu/trio/adult-programs/educational-opportunity-center/

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federally funded educational outreach TRIO programs sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to promote postsecondary education to underrepresented populations on college campuses. EOC motivates and assists low-income, first-generation college, and disabled Milwaukee County adults who want to begin, resume, or continue their education beyond the secondary level, and eventually earn a Bachelor’s degree. Common activities that EOC provides at MATC are scholarships workshops, transfer fairs and one-on-one advising for financial aid issues.

 

Milwaukee County Supported Housing Programs

Phone:  (414) 617-9713
Website:  http://county.milwaukee.gov/SupportiveHousingPrograms

 

Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative

Hours: Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Phone:  (414) 286-5653
Website:  https://milwaukeefatherhood.org/

Case management, assistance with child support, driver's license, men’s health, employment, and legal services.

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness Greater Milwaukee

Phone:  (414) 344-0447
Website:  https://www.namigrm.org/

Free support and classes for individuals, families, and the general population at large who have been affected by mental illness.

 

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
24-Hour Hotline: (414) 933-2722 Hmong and Russian translators are also available.
Website:  https://familypeacecenter.org/

Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin. A confidential Sojourner advocate will be available on the 8th floor of Foundation Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am – 2pm. They can provide an array of support onsite including safety planning, discussing your rights, answering questions, sharing resources, and making referrals. Depending on your needs, they can connect you to one of our advocates located throughout the community or those at our Family Peace Center located at 619 W. Walnut Street. Our advocates help survivors who have experienced domestic violence as well as those who have caused harm. We can talk through your options and will support the decisions you determine are best for you and your family. If you would prefer to speak with someone over the phone, you can call our 24-hour crisis hotline anytime at (414) 933-2722. You are not alone, and we are here to help.

 

Community Advocates

Phone: 414-270-4-MKE (414-270-4653)
Dial 211 after hours If you live outside of Milwaukee County, go to the Wisconsin Low-Income Energy Assistance Program's website or call 1- 866-HEATWIS for more information.
Website:  https://communityadvocates.net/what-we-do/energy-assistance.html

Through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program, qualified Milwaukee County residents receive a one-time annual payment* to make your heating and electric bills more affordable! Make your money go further while keeping your home warm and your family safe.

 

Social Development Commission

Phone: ( 414) 906-2700
Website:  https://www.cr-sdc.org/vita-tax-program

SDC is the lead agency for the Milwaukee Asset Building Corporation (MABC), a major asset development initiative. Through the partnership on its FREE tax assistance program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), has provided customers maximum returns, and provided resources for money management and asset development strategies through asset accumulation and maintenance.

 

Additional Resources

MATC Faculty and Staff Toolkit (pdf)