Dane County Emergency Resources

MGE is committed to working with customers experiencing economic hardship. We can set up a personalized payment arrangement and discuss other financial assistance resources that may be available. Please call us soon at 608-252-7144 or 1-800-245-1125 Monday-Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Financial Resources

Organization Assistance Details Phone Number
Dane CORE 2.0 Emergency Rental Assistance Program A partnership with Dane County Human Services and the Dane CORE 2.0 collaboration with the City of Madison, Community Action Coalition (CAC), and Tenant Resource Center (TRC) to provide support for rental arrears. Register onlne. City of Madison residents: 608-237-1255

Dane County residents outside of the City of Madison: 608-299-4128
Energy Services, Inc. Households with low-to-moderate income may be eligible for assistance from the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program. Funds are limited. Apply online at esi.help. (800) 506-5596
United Way United Way's free 211 service is available 24/7 to help connect people with local programs and services that can help. Call 211 to get connected with a specialist who can help navigate options for financial assistance, heating and utilities assistance, and other needs. 211


Organization Phone Number
Badger Childhood Cancer Network 608-231-8006
Catholic Charities Diocese of Madison 608-826-8000
Community Action Coalition for South Central WI 608-237-1255
Dane County Veterans Office 608-266-4158
Evangel Life Center 608-222-4900
Foundation for Rural Housing 608-238-3448
Greater Madison Resource Center 608-770-1174
Home Energy Plus  
Middleton Outreach Ministry 608-836-7338
Neighbors in Need of Assistance  608-835-4188
Porchlight, DIGS Prevention and Outreach 608-252-8522 (Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)
The Salvation Army 608-256-2321
Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Madison  608-257-0919
Tenant Resource Center 608-257-0006
Urban Triage 608-299-4128