Racine County Resources
If you need information on Resources in Racine County please don't hesitate to call us at: 262-833-8777.
Please see the drop down on the left - "Racine County Resources" to access:
Planning for Income Tax Season:
The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program provides free tax help to people aged 60 and older. Trained volunteers from non-profit organizations provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation for senior citizens. Volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
As part of the IRS-sponsored TCE Program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program at more than 7,000 sites nationwide during the filing season. Trained and certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors help people of low-to-middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older.
For more information on TCE, call 1-800-829-1040. To locate the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, call 1-888-227-7669. AARP will begin offering tax assistance on February 1 for the previous tax year. You can also check on their website here: for the TAX AIDE site locater. Just enter your zip code. For low income and disabled individuals there are VITA programs, see http://www.revenue.wi.gov/faqs/pcs/vita.html for further information, check with the Tax Aide sites as well, or just call 211.
Food Programs Confusion
People often talk about receiving Food Stamps. In Wisconsin, the name of the program that issues funds for low-income people and families to purchase food is called FoodShare. People receiving this benefit use a Quest card (like a credit card) to make their purchases. The federal government also uses the acronym SNAP for the same program. If possible, please use the FoodShare name when requesting this benefit, or simply ask for help with paying for food.
Racine County Information:
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance) program website:
The Racine County Specialized Transportation Program
for older adults and people with disabilities, helps people get around.
Please see the brochures for the Burlington SPARC and other transportation information on the Racine County Human Services Website: Transportation
Want to know about different types of transportation see: Transportation 101
You can also check out other option in the Transportation and Travel sections on pages 83-88 of the Community Resource Directory .