Child Care Assistance, Wisconsin Shares Program, Child Assistance
Child Care Assistance
Child Care Assistance (Wisconsin Shares Program) helps low-income working families pay for their child care. Assistance can be provided to families with children up to the age of 13. In special circumstances, children over the age of 13 may be eligible. Families must be income eligible and be in a qualifying activity. Child care must be provided by a licensed or certified, and Youngstar rated, child care provider. For further information about the Child Care program: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/wishares/eligibility
How to Apply

To apply for benefits, check your benefits, report changes, ask questions, make/reschedule an appointment or complete renewals, go to www.access.wi.gov (24/7) or call the Capital Consortium Call Center at 1-888-794-5556 (Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm).

In-person applications can be made at the following location:

    Columbia County Health and Human Services
    2652 Murphy Rd.
    Portage, WI 53901
    Monday through Friday
    8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All paper applications and verification items should be mailed to CDPU, PO Box 5234, Janesville, WI 53547-5234, faxed to 1-855-293-1822, or scanned and submitted thru www.access.wi.gov. Original documents mailed to the CDPU will NOT be returned.

Getting Started
Division Contact
Division of Economic Support
Melissa Duane, Administrator
Email