Get Help From LEAVEN


LEAVEN helps residents of Outagamie, Calumet, northeastern Winnebago counties and New London residents living in Waupaca County. LEAVEN helps people from all walks of life.  Our clients are diverse in age, ethnicity and culture. Some clients are suffering from situational crises (job loss, health issue, divorce) and others had an unexpected expense, causing them to have difficulty meeting their basic needs.



How to apply for LEAVEN assistance:


    • Call to schedule an appointment at our main office or one of our 4 satellite locations.


    • Bring your photo ID. You will need to know your social security number.


    • An interviewer will gather information about you and other members of your households. You will be asked about your job, income, benefits, expenses and the reason why you need help.


    • You may be asked to provide paperwork to support your need for assistance (medical documentation, copies of bills, eviction notices, car repair estimates, etc.).


    • Some requests require paperwork for your landlord to complete.


    • Expect the interview to take between 45-60 minutes.


    • LEAVEN has Spanish-speaking interviewers available to meet with clients. Clients that speak other languages will need to bring their own interpreter.


During your appointment, you may be given forms that need to be completed before we can consider your request. Once the paperwork has been returned, your case will be reviewed by a LEAVEN caseworker who decides if we will be able to provide assistance and the amount. If we do not contact you within 3 days, you will need to call our office to follow up: 920-738-9635. You will know if you are eligible to receive assistance within 2-3 business days after all requested paperwork is returned to our office.

We try to help everyone who needs assistance, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to provide help.


If you have already been in contact with LEAVEN and have questions about your eligibility for LEAVEN services you can click here to email us.



LEAVEN volunteers and staff will treat you with dignity, respect and compassion.