Student Resource Center

Student Resource Center

Student Resource Center Self-Referral Form

At MATC: Resources for MATC Students

In the Community: HOT Resource Guide 


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.

Mental Health Counseling Services and Resources

MATC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

MATC CAPS Counselors are here to provide students with a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss a variety of issues that may be affecting their personal lives, academics, and general wellbeing. Services are offered at no cost and are confidential. For your convenience, we offer services in-person, virtually, or by phone.

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In addition to the services provided specifically by MATC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), we partner with My SSP to connect students with free, confidential, mental health and well-being support conveniently available 24/7 via the My SSP app, telephone and web.
Learn more about MySSP

Why seek Counseling?

Students may seek counseling services for many reasons, including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, substance use, trauma, grief and loss, identity exploration, and adjustment to change. Counselors can help you process feelings, identify options, set goals,and strengthen coping skills for managing whatever life challenges you may be facing.

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In person services available by appointment
Downtown Milwaukee Campus - S Building: Room S215 
Mequon Campus - Room A110
Oak Creek Campus - Virtual Only
West Allis - Virtual only


This email is monitored during normal business hours.
For emergency situations, please see the emergency and crisis contact information above.

Meet our team

CAPS is fully committed to providing services that affirm the dignity, worth, and value of all individuals. We believe in creating an atmosphere of openness, trust, respect, and safety where diverse attitudes, beliefs, and values can be explored. We seek to understand and honor individual differences, including but not limited to experiences related to: race, ethnicity, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender identity, sexuality, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance, and socio-economic status.

Carlos Aranda, LPC (Bilingual Spanish)

Kate Cunningham, LPC

Nicole Wheatley, LPC


Food, Employment, Driver's License Recovery

FSET-FoodShare Employment & Training (formerly ResCare/Maximus)

Phone: (414) 297-6385

MATC Food Pantry

Web page:

Hunger Task Force

Phone: (414) 758-1463

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

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

Phone: (414) 297-8605
Intake Form:

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.


Legal Resources

Legal Action of Wisconsin

provides free legal services to low income people who are denied justice without our help.
Not available for walk-ins currently. Please get a referral form.
Phone: (414) 274-3080


Crisis Information

Need Immediate Help?

If you are in Crisis and one of the following applies to you:

*You feel you are in danger of harming yourself

*You are in danger of harming someone else

*You have been assaulted or had a traumatic experience

Please contact MATC's Public Safety at 414-297-6200 (24-hr line) Or Dial 911

Additional Crisis Resources:
  • Milwaukee County Crisis Services–414-257-7222
  • COPE Hotline (0zaukee County Crisis Line) –262-377-2673
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—1-800-273-8255
  • Veterans Crisis Line – 1-800-273-8255
  • IMPACT 211—Housing, Shelter and related resources - 211
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center—414-933-2722 (Shelter, resources and Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Abuse)
  • Crisis text Line—Text HOME to 741741

Additional Resources

MATC Faculty and Staff Toolkit (pdf)
MATC HOT Resource Guide (pdf)