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Community Resources for Newcomers to Milwaukee

Moving to a new city, let alone a new country can be stressful.
This guide to living in the Milwaukee area provides resources for you and your family
to adjust easily to our city, and live a healthy and productive life.

As you can see, help is available from many sources.
Welcome to Milwaukee.
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Housing
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Things to Think About Before Renting https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/things-to-think-about-before-renting/
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Frequently Asked Affordable Housing Questionshttps://affordablehousingonline.com/housing-help
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Available Apartmentshttps://www.apartments.com/milwaukee-wi/
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Milwaukee County Housing Firsthttp://www.housingfirstmilwaukee.com/
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Jewish Family Services - assisted living and affordable housinghttps://www.jfsmilw.org/services/jfs-housing/assisted-living/
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Know Your Rights - Tenant Resource Centerhttp://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/rights_in_wisconsin
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Ten Milwaukee Tenant Rights You Should Knowhttps://www.abodo.com/blog/milwaukee-tenant-rights/
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Finding a Roommate to share expenseshttps://www.roommates.com/
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Used furniture and clothing stores (thrift stores)https://www.milwaukeemag.com/best-milwaukee-thrift-stores/
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Low income and rent assistance414-278-4894
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Selecting an internet provider. Compare broadband vendors.https://www.broadbandsearch.net/service/wisconsin/brookfield
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Transportation
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Local and Intercity Buses and Trains
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Milwaukee County Bus routes, fare information, rider information, etc...https://www.ridemcts.com/routes-schedules
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Greyhound Bus routes, fares to Madison, Chicago and all over the countryhttps://www.greyhound.com/
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Amtrak Train routes, fare to Chicago and all over the Country:https://www.amtrak.com/plan-your-trip.html
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Lake Express Ferry (goes across Lake Michigan from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan).https://www.lake-express.com/
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Wisconsin Coach lines for intercity bus travelhttps://web.coachusa.com/wisconsincoach/index.asp?nt=0
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Ridesharing/carpooling/finding a Biking Buddyhttps://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/travel/road/rideshare/default.aspx
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Driving
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Obtaining a drivers license in Wisconsinhttps://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/how-to-apply/get-lic.aspx
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Buying a used car - what you need to knowhttps://auto.howstuffworks.com/buying-selling/kelley-blue-book.htm
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Link to Kelley Blue Book to know the value of carshttps://www.kbb.com/
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Vehicle Buyer's Guide (government document)https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/cons-protect/buy-sell-veh/buyersguide-wisebuys.aspx
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Car Insurance - Need-to-Knowhttps://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/license-drvs/rcd-crsh-rpt/Auto-insurance.aspx
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Be sure you have uninsured/underinsured car insurance https://oci.wi.gov/Documents/Consumers/PI-233.pdf
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Buying/Selling used and new cars in Milwaukeecarmax.com
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Healthcare
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For a medical or safety emergency that is life threateningPhone number: 911
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For a medical emergency but one that doesn't require an ambulance, go to the closest Emergency RoomLocate your closest open Emergency Room at a hospital.
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List of Hospitals in Milwaukeehttps://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/guide/hospitaldir.pdf
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Online/Virtual Clinicshttps://ascensiononlinecare.org/
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Suicide Prevention and Crisis hotline 988https://988lifeline.org/
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https://www.froedtert.com/virtual-clinic#/home
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Milwaukee Free Clinicshttps://www.freeclinics.com/
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Sixteenth Street Community Health Centerhttps://sschc.org/
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Emergency Services - Waukesha Countyhttps://waukesha-wi.gov/286/Emergency-Medical-Services
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For non-life-threatening medical care, visit your private doctor or an Urgent Care center, do not go to the emergency room of a hospital.Ask friends and contacts for recommendations for doctors and healthcare providers and do your own research.
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For preventive care, visit your private doctor.Ask friends and contacts for recommendations for doctors and healthcare providers and do your own research.
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Mental Health Emergency/Crisis Resource Guide
https://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Public/BHD/Light-and-Unite/CrisisResourceGuide.pdf
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A place to get a high-quality MRI test done for reasonable cost https://smartchoicemri.com/
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Free mental health resourceshttps://city.milwaukee.gov/health/medassist/Mental-Health-Resources.htm#.XckcDzNKiM9
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Milwaukee County Safety Net Clinic Referral Directory lists free and community clinics, community health centers for low-income, uninsured populations. Contains nearly 70 primary care, dental, mental health and specialty clinics
https://mkehcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Safety-Net-Clinic-Referral-Directory-2019.pdf
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Find a therapist in Milwaukee (non-desi)https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/wi/milwaukee-county
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Marquette University Dental School - Low cost dental care, including emergency dental carehttps://www.marquette.edu/dentistry/patients/how-to-become-a-patient.php
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State of Wisconsin Access benefits program — food and medical assistance for all, including immigrants https://access.wisconsin.gov/access/
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For People 60 and Over:
Milwaukee County Department on Aging provides services to people 60 and over. Senior Centers, Senior dining, Transportation, Wellness programs, Dementia care, Elder abuse, Information and assistance, Longterm care, meals on wheels
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging
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National Health Information Line
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Health Information Line - all health issues including STD/AIDs. (800) 232-4636https://www.cdc.gov/
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BESTD Sexual Health Services | Milwaukeehttps://www.bestd.org/
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Food Assistance
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Food pantry for emergency food supplies. The IFP Guest Choice Program allows guests to select their food instead of receiving a pre-packed or standard bag of groceries.https://g.co/kgs/7ADn8m
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St Ben's. St. Ben’s Community Meal site serves a hot, home-made dinner six nights a week, Sunday to Friday, 5:15 – 6:30 pm. (Guruduara Brookfield volunteers serve there monthly).https://www.stbensparishmilwaukee.org/community-life/st-ben-s-community-meal
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Capuchin Community Services. Food pantry, social worker assistance, and more.https://www.capuchincommunityservices.org/services-provided
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-Open Door Cafe downtown. Serves free hot lunches every weekday.https://www.stjohncathedral.org/index.php/odc/
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Langar at Gurdwara Brookfield - Wed, Sundays 12-2pmhttps://www.gurduara-brookfield.org
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How to Find Health Insurance - Very Important
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Government Website on Health Insurancewww.healthcare.gov
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How To Pick A Health Insurance Plan: 6 Expert Tips : Shots - Health News : NPRhttps://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/01/775391311/open-enrollment-is-here-6-tips-for-choosing-a-health-insurance-plan
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For People 65 and Over:
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Medicare (Federal health insurance for US Citizens and Permanent Residents)https://www.medicare.gov/
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Medigap Helpline800-242-1060
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Personal finance
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Managing Your Moneyhttps://www.consumer.gov/section/managing-your-money
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Note: many banks and credit unions offer financial planning as part of their relationship with customers.
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Major Banks in Milwaukee
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U.S. BankUSBank.com
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BMO Harris Bank NAbmoharris.com
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JPMorgan Chase & Co.chase.com
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Associated Bank NAassociatedbank.com
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Johnson Bankjohnsonbank.com
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Wells Fargo Bankwellsfargo.com
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PNC Bank NApnc.com
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Major Credit Unions in Milwaukee
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Landmark Credit Unionlandmarkcu.com
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Summit Credit Unionsummitcreditunion.com
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UW Credit Unionuwcu.org
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Educators Credit Unionecu.com
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Transfer Money Overseas
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From your bank to a bank account overseasFees will range from $15-45 per international transfer
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Paypal -- Xoomhttps://www.xoom.com/
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American Expresshttps://internationalpayments.americanexpress.com/getstarted?var=NBD&src=Online&digi=onl_pai_ppc_GS_21318826009&extlink=US_ppc_GS_21318826009&mkwid=s|dc&pcrid=173385943899&pmt=b&pkw=%2Boverseas%20%2Bwire%20%2Btransfer&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2b7uBRDsARIsAEE9XpFYC1nFfeBxKO8HrU2dLqgcQITSuRX7kNnCvkdufTDhjZLJma3ZCysaAk3MEALw_wcB
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Remitly.com from phone or desktophttps://www.remitly.com/us/en?referrer=passbook
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Transferwisehttps://transferwise.com/