Door County Economic Support

Door County Economic Support Door County Economic Support Unit is a part of Door County Health and Human Services Department. Programs managed under the Economic Support Unit: FoodShare, BadgerCare/Medicaid, and Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy

Operating as usual

Did you miss this local news story? https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/examining-door-countys-childcare-short...
11/04/2021
Finding Time: Survey looks to examine Door County’s childcare shortage

Did you miss this local news story? https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/examining-door-countys-childcare-shortage/

Participate in this Door County child care needs survey by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoCoNontraditionalChildCare

The survey will end this week, so if you would like your answers included, complete this short survey today!

DOOR COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Door Community Child Development Center opened last year, after Sturgeon Bay’s previous daycare center closed. “I myself have five kids. I knew imme…

11/04/2021

NEMT Call Center Wait Times Currently Longer than Normal

The Wisconsin’s new non-emergency medical transportation company, Veyo, took over managing rides for members on November 1st. As Veyo’s NEMT call center staff work to address member and provider requests and questions, callers are currently experiencing longer than expected wait times. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working with Veyo to find ways to address these delays.

To avoid current wait times, facilities looking to book multiple trips at a time can work directly with Veyo’s facility outreach team by contacting them at [email protected].

11/03/2021

Stride Creative strives to empower Door County youth through creativity and wellness education! We are hosting a free Mighty Teen art journal 3-week program in November through our Stride Creative Initiative! These sessions are led by Jodi Rose Studio and open to any Door County High School student, with registration open until October 29th. There is a limited number of seats per group, so it is first-come, first-serve. Parents can register their student through the Stride Creative website, found here: https://www.stridecreativedc.com/mighty-teens-sprint.

Contact Cami Peggar if you have any questions about the program or how to register your student- [email protected] or call 920-421-2177.

Door County, United way and Door Community Child Development Center are looking for your help. Follow their link in thei...
11/03/2021

Door County, United way and Door Community Child Development Center are looking for your help. Follow their link in their story to participate in an important child care needs survey:

Many families in Door County need child care during hours that fall outside of the times licensed child care centers are open (7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays). Door Community Child Development Center is working on possible ways to provide child care during those hours. DCCDC is partnering with United Way of Door County to learn about families’ need for and interest in child care outside of traditional work hours. Your response to this survey will help inform their efforts. It is estimated that it will take no more than 5 minutes to complete the survey. Please respond by Friday, Oct 29th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DoCoNontraditionalChildCare

WHEAP Reminder: The 2021-2022 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program season opened 10/1/2021Applications and questions...
10/27/2021
Energy Services Inc, Get Heating and Cooling Assistance

WHEAP Reminder:

The 2021-2022 Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program season opened 10/1/2021

Applications and questions go through Energy Services for Door County. Please contact Energy Services for Door County with all applications, forms, documents, appointment requests, and no-heat or furnace emergencies.

The Energy Services for Door County office is located at 101 N 4th Avenue, Suite 8 in Sturgeon Bay and that is where you will go if you scheduled an in-person appointment or need to drop off documents. To reach them by phone, please call 920-818-0456.

Find them online: https://esiwi.com/

Energy Services, Inc. is to provides limited income families with the services and assistance necessary to prevent and or alleviate energy-related emergencies.

Hold Onto Your P-EBT CardsThe USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service has released new information for states about P-EBT for ...
10/26/2021
Pandemic EBT 2020-2021: Food Benefits for Students Learning at Home

Hold Onto Your P-EBT Cards

The USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service has released new information for states about P-EBT for the 2021-2022 school year. They have reworked the rules of the program in response to what the pandemic looks like now. Wisconsin is looking at this information and planning. Please stay tuned for more information.

Any new program will re-use P-EBT cards sent out in 2020-2021, so keep your card! (If you’ve already gotten rid of your card, don’t worry. You can call and request a new one if you need to.)

Also, in the meantime, families who may be eligible for free or reduced price school meals through their children’s schools are encouraged to apply now for the 2021-2022 school year!

****Important Note****
Even though most school districts will be offering free meals to all students during the 2021-2022 school year, a child must be officially enrolled in the free or reduced price meal program or attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school to meet certain eligibility criteria for P-EBT benefits.

Contact your school for an application (sometimes called an “F and R application”) and apply!

For more details regarding the P-EBT benefit, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth-pebt.htm

Food Benefits for Students Learning from Home

10/25/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Are you a Medicaid member or someone who helps those members set up rides through the Non-Emergency Transportation (NEMT) provider? Coming up later this week, DHS will host two webinars for members to provide an overview of the NEMT benefit and the upcoming transition.

This meeting will include the following items:
• Introduction to the new company
• Overview of the NEMT benefit
• Improvements and changes
• A chance to provide feedback

How to Join
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. meeting:
• To join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device, please click https://dhswi.zoom.us/j/82186189378?pwd=aVZQRHpkbnBoeWw5M2lQdG5WVjl5Zz09 . The passcode is 684852.
• To join by phone, dial (646) 558-8656 and enter the webinar ID (821 8618 9378) when prompted.

Friday, October 29, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. meeting:
• To join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device, please click https://dhswi.zoom.us/j/82646147701?pwd=SDdmMmJnUVlOS3RwTU5XdGxkT3lSZz09 . The passcode is 989900.
• To join by phone, dial (646) 558-8656 and enter the webinar ID (826 4614 7701) when prompted.

Language Assistance:
This meeting will be in English with interpretation services available for other languages. The meeting will have an American Sign Language interpreter. To request other language assistance, please email your request to [email protected].

Note: For those who can’t attend a meeting, a recorded version of the meeting presentation will be posted to the DHS NEMT website at www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/nemt/index.htm.

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New Company to Manage Transportation Services for Medicaid MembersBeginning November 1, 2021, a new company called Veyo ...
10/19/2021
Veyo RideView | Medical Transportation for Healthcare Facilities

New Company to Manage Transportation Services for Medicaid Members

Beginning November 1, 2021, a new company called Veyo will arrange rides for Wisconsin Medicaid members to get to their covered health care appointments. Members will continue to call the same number (866-907-1493) to arrange rides. Providers can also request rides for eligible members.

The outgoing vendor, MTM, will continue to provide services through October 31. There will be no changes to the types of appointments that are covered or types of transportation provided with the transition to Veyo.

There are a number of service enhancements that will be provided by Veyo.
• A dedicated NEMT management unit will be available to support rides related to critical appointments (such as dialysis, cancer treatments, hospital services, or dental emergencies).
• If a member calls Veyo to request a ride, and that request is denied, members will have the option of requesting an immediate third-party review of that denied request.
• Veyo is implementing new approaches to their call center to improve the member experience, including faster call response during peak hours.
• Members will be able to access veyo.com, a mobile-friendly portal, for managing and scheduling rides to one of their last five destinations. This portal also allows members to request pickup for their ride home after an appointment, view the real-time location of their ride, and, if available, view driver photos and vehicle information.
• In addition, health care facilities can access a dedicated portal, called RideView, to quickly book and manage rides for members. This portal can be used for one or multiple facilities, is accessible via web browsers, and does not require any software installation. For more information about RideView and to sign up for a demonstration, facilities should visit Veyo.com/rideview.

Book and manage medical transportation for several health plans from one easy location. Book new trips, request an immediate pickup, and see real-time...

FoodShare and Food Program Updates for October 2021In October 2021 Six-Month Report forms will start again. These were p...
10/01/2021
COVID-19: Information for FoodShare and Other Food Benefits

FoodShare and Food Program Updates for October 2021

In October 2021 Six-Month Report forms will start again. These were postponed for a period of time due to COVID. When it is time for you to complete your Six-Month Report form, you will get either a paper report form in the mail or an email alerting you that you have a new message in your ACCESS account. If a member does not complete their Six-Month Report form timely, their benefits will end.
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Starting October 1, 2021, FoodShare applicants will need to do an interview when applying for or renewing FoodShare benefits. Interviews were partially suspended during prior COVID periods, so if you get a letter telling you to do your interview, make sure to follow the directions in your notice. During your interview, your agency will review your case information to make sure they have everything they need from you and that your information is correct.
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For more updates, visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth-foodshare.htm

This page provides information on FoodShare benefits increasing from January through June, additional benefits for March for some FoodShare members, temporary food benefits for children who usually get free or reduced price schools meals, ordering and paying for food online with QUEST or P-EBT cards...

Door County Food Pantry/Lakeshore CAP has a lot of food for those in need. They have fresh produce, dairy, meat and more...
09/30/2021
Door County — Lakeshore CAP

Door County Food Pantry/Lakeshore CAP has a lot of food for those in need. They have fresh produce, dairy, meat and more. Anyone in need of emergency and/or supplement food is encouraged to apply.

The pantry is open between 11a-4p each Tuesday and Thursday at 131 S. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Food can be picked up once a month or more often in emergency situations. Proof of Door County residency is required as well as ID.

Find more details about income limits and the programs offered by Lakeshore CAP on their website https://lakeshorecap.org/door-county

Lakeshore CAP programs in Door County, WI - Contact us for assistance in these areas by calling 920-743-0192 or emailing [email protected]

Important Update from WI Department of Health Services:Wisconsin Will Continue to Waive Work Requirement Time Limits for...
09/28/2021
Exemptions from the FoodShare Work Requirement for Adults Ages 18 Through 49

Important Update from WI Department of Health Services:

Wisconsin Will Continue to Waive Work Requirement Time Limits for Some FoodShare Members Until September 30, 2022

FoodShare members who are able-bodied adults without dependents are subject to a work requirement in order to be eligible for FoodShare benefits. Normally, if these members do not meet the work requirement, they are limited to three months of benefits in a three-year period (unless they qualify for a different exemption). However, recently FoodShare has been able to waive the time limits connected to the work requirement for these members.

Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect economic opportunity throughout Wisconsin, the waiver of the time limits for FoodShare work requirement has been extended statewide until September 30, 2022.

FoodShare members that are affected will be sent a letter informing them of the extension.
If a member must meet the time limits of the work requirement at a later time, they will get another letter telling them that they need to do so.

Members can find out about the waiver and other exemptions to the FoodShare work requirement on the DHS website.
FoodShare members are always encouraged to participate in the FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program if they are looking for free assistance in developing job skills, or pursuing career advancement.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/fset/exemptions.htm

As of October 1, 2020, all FoodShare members in Wisconsin are exempt from the time limits of the FoodShare work requirement.* Normally, if a member does not meet the work requirement, and does not have an exemption, they are limited to three months of benefits in a three-year period. This statewide....

09/28/2021

Beginning Friday, October 1st, 2021, our updated hours are:

Mon & Thur, Thrift Store & donations 1-5
Tues, Thrift Store & donations 10-2
Fri, Thrift Store 10-2; donations noon-2
Closed Wed

The 2021-2022 Energy Assistance season opens 10/1/2021    Applications and questions go through Energy Services for Door...
09/22/2021
Energy Services Inc, Get Heating and Cooling Assistance

The 2021-2022 Energy Assistance season opens 10/1/2021

Applications and questions go through Energy Services for Door County. Please contact Energy Services for Door County with all applications, forms, documents, appointment requests, and no-heat or furnace emergencies.

The Energy Services for Door County office is located at 101 N 4th Avenue, Suite 8 in Sturgeon Bay. Their phone # is 920-818-0456.
https://esiwi.com/

Energy Services, Inc. is to provides limited income families with the services and assistance necessary to prevent and or alleviate energy-related emergencies.

WERA
09/17/2021
WERA

WERA

From June through November 2020, WISCAP’s network, in partnership with the state, distributed over $28 million in rental assistance through the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP). Now, given additional federal funds, WISCAP and its statewide network is helping to get Wisconsin Emergency Re...

Be Aware of Fraudulent Surveys Targeting FoodShare MembersThe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has become a...
09/16/2021
FoodShare Wisconsin - A Recipe for Good Health

Be Aware of Fraudulent Surveys Targeting FoodShare Members

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has become aware of a fraudulent survey offering cash and additional benefits for FoodShare members.
DHS does not give any member additional FoodShare benefits or cash rewards for doing something like completing a survey. FoodShare benefit amounts will only change when there is new information that affects a household’s eligibility, or when there is a federal increase based on emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sometimes organizations or agencies outside of DHS conduct surveys that may include a cash reward. However, always look more into any survey before completing it, so that you can make sure it is safe to complete.
For more information about the FoodShare program, visit the DHS FoodShare website: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/index.htm

FoodShare Wisconsin helps people with limited income buy the food they need for good health.

08/30/2021

Here is a list of the 9 food pantries located throughout Door County.

FoodShare members, check this app out! ebtEDGE offers access to your EBT information (balance, transaction history, EBT ...
08/24/2021

FoodShare members, check this app out!

ebtEDGE offers access to your EBT information (balance, transaction history, EBT retail locations and more). To find more information, visit https://www.fisglobal.com/ebtedgemobile

You can also review your EBT account online at https://www.ebtEDGE.com

FoodShare members, check this app out!

ebtEDGE offers access to your EBT information (balance, transaction history, EBT retail locations and more). To find more information, visit https://www.fisglobal.com/ebtedgemobile

You can also review your EBT account online at https://www.ebtEDGE.com

08/24/2021

Did You Know?

Did you know that FoodShare members who encounter a household misfortune or natural disaster that destroys food purchased with FoodShare may be able to get replacement benefits issued? Some situations that qualify for a food replacement request could be appliance failure, power outage, flood, fire, or natural disasters.

Recent storms that came through our area are one example of a situation when someone may need their food replaced. Currently there a special extended period for certain counties that were more heavily impacted. See the notice below:

Replacement FoodShare benefits are available to FoodShare members living in Brown, Columbia, Grant, Iowa, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Waukesha, and Waushara counties, who lost food purchased with their benefits due to severe weather and power outages that occurred between August 7 and August 11, 2021.

To request replacement FoodShare benefits, members must fill out the Request for Replacement FoodShare Benefits form (F-00330) and submit it by fax, mail, phone, or in person to their local agency by August 31, 2021. As part of their request, members must submit proof of the power outage or damage to their area that resulted in food loss. Examples of proof include newspaper stories or communications from utility companies. Replacement benefits are issued based on food loss and what happened to you during the storms.

Members should contact their local agency if they have questions about replacement FoodShare benefits. Baylake Consortium members living in Door, Marinette, Oconto, Shawano and Brown Counties call 1-888-794-5747

Address

421 Nebraska Street
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

Government Center, 2nd Floor

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(920) 746-7155

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What We Do

County agencies that provide eligibilty services for programs such as FoodShare, BadgerCare, Medicaid and Wisconsin Shares Child Care are often called income maintenance or economic support agencies. All Wisconsin county or tribal agencies have divided to form 11 consortium in the state. Door County is part of the Bay Lake Consortium (along with Marinette, Oconto, Shawano and Brown Counties). Each consortium has its own call center to help with eligibility services (helping you apply or renew your benefits, provide information, and process changes). To apply for benefits, ask questions, or report changes, you can call the Bay Lake Consortium at 1-888-794-5747. You can also go to our office in person during regular office hours. The office location has a phone, fax and computer in the lobby for benefit purposes. The phone can be used to call the call center. The computer can be used to check your benefits, or apply through the ACCESS.WI.GOV website. In the lobby you can also access applications, pamphlets and front desk staff to help with basic questions.

Door County Economic Support also houses the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP). This program provides assistance for heat and electric costs and energy crisis assistance. The heat and electric benefit is a one-time seasonal benefit that pays a portion of your energy costs. Applications for the seasonal benefit are taken during the “heating season” between October 1st to May 15th. Crisis assistance is available year round and can assist if you have no heat, have received a disconnect notice, are out or nearly out of fuel and unable to purchase more, or in need of counceling on budgeting/money management to avoid heat/energy crisis. Contact the 746-7155 office number for more information.