Economic Support


For application filing, the public is encouraged to apply for benefits online at or call the Moraine Lakes Consortium Call Center at 1-888-446-1239 for prompt assistance.  

Financial Assistance programs including FoodShare, Medical Assistance/BadgerCare, and Child Care are administered through the Moraine Lakes Consortium consisting of Waukesha, Fond du Lac, Walworth, Ozaukee, and Washington counties. Eligibility for financial assistance to help people meet basic living and health care needs is determined by staff from the Consortium. Each program may have income and asset limits which can vary with family size.

You may apply for FoodShare, health care, or Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy benefits through ACCESS.

If you would like to check the status of programs and benefits, get reminders about actions you need to take, and submit and track documents, you can try the simple and convenient MyACCESS mobile app.  Download the app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.  

Services Offered: 

To apply for benefits, check your benefits, report changes or complete renewals for Medicaid, FoodShare, BadgerCare Plus and Child Care, to (24/7) or call the Moraine Lakes Consortium Call Center at 1-888-446-1239 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.)

For your convenience, copy and fax machines are available for your use at Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services Center, 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121