Resources for COVID-19 Assistance

During the COVID-19 crisis, many of us are experiencing unexpected hardships. If you or someone you know are in need of assistance, please look at the resources linked below. If you have any questions or wonder about information not listed here, please use our Ask A Librarian form to submit your questions and a librarian will respond within 24 hours.

General Information

For questions relating to COVID-19, you can:
Text: COVID19 to 211-211
Visit: www.211Wisconsin.org
Call: 211

Milwaukee County created the Community Resource Guide which has a variety of resources for the community. 

Health Resources

Food Assistance

  • Hunger Task Force remains open in service to seniors, low-income households, and children throughout Milwaukee County.
  • Hunger Tasks Force keeps an updated list of Emergency Food Distribution Sites.  This includes information relating to Senior Stockboxes, school meal sites and outdoor emergency food distribution sites. 
  • West Allis/West Milwaukee School District offers free, healthy grab-and-go meals for any child 18 years and younger, Monday through Friday. A list of locations can be found here.

Financial Resources

Taxes and Tax Forms

  • The IRS tax deadline extended to July 15, 2020.
  • The Wisconsin tax deadline extended to July 15, 2020.
  • West Allis Library has the following forms available for curbside pickup.  Call 414-302-8500 to request your forms and schedule your pickup time.
    • Wisconsin Form 1
    • Wisconsin Schedule H/H-EZ (Homestead Credit Claim form)
    • Federal 1040 form
    • Federal 1040 instructions

Resources for Seniors

  • Milwaukee County Department on Aging provides resources for seniors and caretakers, such as transportation, carry-out meals, and counseling.
  • Eras Senior Network connects seniors with services and provides volunteer opportunities.