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Walworth, WI
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Area Assistance

Updated 1/19/21
Finding assistance can be difficult. We are not a referral service, but as we become aware of assistance programs in the area we will help get the word out. If you are aware of programs, please notify our office. Thank you!

General Assistance - Abuse - Child Care - Clothing - Employment - Family Services - Financial Concerns - Food Pantries - Health - Housing - Legal - Medical/Pregnancy - Older Adult Services - Transportation - Other Helpful Numbers


General Assistance

Open Arms Free Clinic
Open Arms Free Clinic
Open Arms provides routine healthcare, pharmacy, health education and referral services, all free of charge. Nuestra Clínica… proveemos revisión rutinaria del cuidado de la salud, farmacia, educación sobre la salud y emitimos pases a nuestros pacientes para otros servicios y todo sin ningún costo.

Location: 797 East Geneva Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 379-1401
http://openarmsfreeclinic.org

Community Action Inc.
Community Action Inc
Community Action Inc. operates programs including:
· Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter
· At-Risk Youth Programs
· Eviction Prevention Programs
· Financial Empowerment Counseling
Branch Location: 1545 Hobbs Drive, Delavan, WI 53115
Phone: (262) 728-8296
Web: http://www.community-action.org/

Food Pantry

Walworth County Health & Human Services
· Adult Services: Protective Services, Disability Resources, Crisis Intervention, Medicare & Elder Benefits, Nutrition Services
· Youth Services: Fostering, Birth to 3, Protective Services, Case Management, Crisis Intervention, Youth Justice, WIC
· Public Health: Well Water Testing, Communicable Disease Tracing, Health Education, Environmental Health

1910 County Road NN Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 741-3200

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/304/Health-Human-Services


Abuse

New Beginnings
New Beginnings APFV provides comprehensive, compassionate support and services to people affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. This includes crisis intervention, legal advocacy, safety planning, individual counseling, housing advocacy, children's services, medical advocacy and information and referral to other relevant community resources.
24 Hour Hotline: (262) 723-4653
735 N. Wisconsin St.. Elkhorn, WI 53121
143 W. Main St.. Whitewater, WI 53190
https://www.newbeginningswalworth.com/

 

Adoption Services

Catholic Charities of Milwaukee - serving Walworth County
Catholic Charities is a fully licensed Child Placing Agency, and can help with the following types of adoption: Domestic Adoption, Independent Adoption, Interstate Adoption, Step Parent Adoption, and Relative Adoption.
(414) 771-2881 Ext. 4167
PO Box 070912, Milwaukee, WI 53207
https://www.ccmke.org/Catholic-Charities/Get-Help/Adoption-Services.htm

 

Child Care

Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program
The Wisconsin Shares Child Care Subsidy Program supports families by funding a portion of the cost of child care while the parents are working or participating in an approved activity.
Moraine Lakes Consortia
W4051 County Rd. NN Elkhorn
(888) 446-1239
https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/wishares


Child Support & Enforcement

Walworth County - Child Support Services
Child Support Services works to assure+ that assistance in obtaining support, both financial and medical, is available to children by locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing support obligations, and monitoring, enforcing, and reviewing those obligations.
1800 County Road NN Room 1040
Elkhorn, WI 53121
https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/640/Child-Support-Services
 

Clothing

Food Pantry
Clothing Outreach Center
The Clothing Outreach Center helps people within the county and surrounding areas who need clothing, but because of budget limitations or family circumstances, cannot meet those needs. To help them, a limited quantity of FREE clothing is available. Verification of need is required.
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

58 W. Market Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 607-1901
http://calvarycommunity.net/ministries/clothing-outreach-center
Food Pantry
Goodwill Industries - Delavan
Clothing & household thrift store as well as career training.
Monday -Saturday: 9 AM to 7 PM
Sunday: 9 AM to 5 PM

1402 Geneva Street, Delavan, WI 53121
(262) 728-5668
https://www.amazinggoodwill.com/stores
Food Pantry
Circle of Friends
Clothing and furniture thrift store and charity for families in need.
Monday – Thursday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 4 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 2 PM

630 Court St., Elkhorn, WI 53121
(262) 723-8007
https://circleoffriendselkhorn.org/
Food Pantry
Lake Geneva U. Methodist Clothes Closet
There is no charge for clothes to those in need. If you would like to drop off clothes, you may do so at the Parish Hall Monday thru Friday mornings. Accepting clean, new or like new, clothes.
Tuesday & Saturday 9:00 - 11:00 AM
912 Geneva Street., Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 248-4114
https://lakegenevaumchurch.org/


Disability Assistance

WI Dept of Health Services - Disability Benefit Specialists
Disability benefit specialists (DBS) help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance, and other public and private benefits for people with disabilities. They serve people ages 18-59 who have a disability. Services are free and confidential.
1910 County Road NN
Elkhorn, WI 53121
( 262) 741-3400
https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/884/Disability-Benefit-Specialist


Employment/Training Assistance

WI Dept of Workforce Development
The Dept of Workforce Development offers programs can be found which range from securing jobs for people with disabilities, assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work, promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker's rights, processing unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law.
201 E. Washington Ave, P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-3131
https://www.dwd.wisconsin.gov/
VIP Services - Disabled Employment Services
Employment Central can help unlock your future. You can learn work skills and have a chance to apply them in practical settings. Services include job readiness, job placement & student transition programs.
811 East Geneva Street
Elkhorn, WI 53121
( 262) 723-4043
https://vipservices-inc.org/employment-central/

 

Financial Concerns

Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Consumer Credit Counseling Services is a non-profit agency thats help you find a workable solution to financial problems. Services include Financial Education, Budgeting Assistance, and Debt Management Plans.
205 N Main St.
Janesville, WI 53545
(608) 365-1244
https://credit.org/cccs/


Food Pantries

Food Pantry
Food Pantries
Walworth County Food & Diaper Bank
205 E. Commerce Court
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Tuesdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:00 AM
262-723-4488
walworthcountyfoodpantry.org
Sharon
St. Catherine Catholic Church
125 Pearl Street
Sharon, WI 53585

Call for appointment
262-736-9286
Walworth/Fontana/Zenda
Immanuel UCC
111 Fremont Street
Walworth, WI 53184

Friday -  2 - 4 PM
Saturday -  9 - 11 AM
262-275-3252



Health

Alcoholics Anonymous in Southern Wisconsin (Area 75)
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

District 6 (Walworth County) Meeting Locations
: https://mtg.area75.org/meetings.html?dist=6
https://www.area75.org/page/home



Housing - General

Food Pantry
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County
Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
P.O. Box 174
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(262) 949-0542
https://habitatwalworth.org/
Housing Resources Inc. - New Home Purchase Assistance
Housing Resources Incorporated (HRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families purchase their own homes. We have earned a proven track record of providing quality home counseling services to prospective low and moderate-income home buyers and have become a trusted leader in assisting hundreds of buyers in purchasing each year.
https://hri-wi.org/
Southern Housing Region - Community Development Block Grant
These block grants are for housing rehabilitation available to low-income property owners or landlords that rent to low-income tenants. These block grants are also available to assist tenants looking to be first-time home owners. The funds are loaned at 0% interest to eligible households for home repairs. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no cost to fill out an application.
Information and applications:

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/193/Southern-Housing-Region-Program
MSA Housing Office
(800) 552-6330
WI Housing & Development Auth. - First Time Home Owner Assistance
The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) was created to meet an increasing need for affordable housing financing. As a lender, WHEDA has over $2 billion in assets. WHEDA works with area banks to provide special incentives for first time home owners.
Getting Started:

https://www.wheda.com/homeownership-and-renters/home-buyers/getting-started

 

Housing - Energy & Weatherization

WI Div. of Energy - Electric, Gas & Weatherization Assistance
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program administers the federally funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Public Benefits Energy Assistance Program. Services are aimed to assist Wisconsin households in reducing their energy burden.
Home Energy +
PO Box 7970 Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (866) HEATWIS
http://homeenergyplus.wi.gov/
 

Housing - Emergency & Shelters

New Beginnings - Shelter Referrals
New Beginnings APFV provides comprehensive, compassionate support and services to people affected by domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. This includes crisis intervention, legal advocacy, safety planning, individual counseling, housing advocacy, children's services, medical advocacy and information and referral to other relevant community resources.
24 Hour Hotline: (262) 723-4653
735 N. Wisconsin St.. Elkhorn, WI 53121
143 W. Main St.. Whitewater, WI 53190
https://www.newbeginningswalworth.com/
Bethel House of Whitewater
Bethel House is an ecumenical project helping families facing homelessness in Whitewater.
·Transitional Housing: utilizes seven private housing units where families can live for up to one year while working on the issues that led to their homelessness.

· Homelessness Prevention:
giving emergency financial assistance to families one time per year to help prevent homelessness.
· Financial Rebuilding: Offering ongoing workshop series that include financial management covering the basics of finance, including budgeting, debt management, saving, and insurance.

133 S Franklin Street Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 473-2715
http://www.bethelhouseinc.org/
Twin Oaks - Shelter for the Homeless
Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is located in Darien and offers 12 residential units where homeless households can stay up to 60 days. Community Action has operated Twin Oaks since 1992. Professional case manager is available who works with residents in resolving their crisis and finding stable housing. The shelter also offers workshops to build residents’ knowledge and skills in areas such as: employment, landlord/ tenant relationships, budgeting, alcohol and drug awareness, and mental health issues.
W9665 US HWY 14, Darien, WI 53114
(262) 882-3662
https://community-action.org/housing/twin-oaks-shelter-for-homeless/
Spirit of Hope - Mobile Homeless Shelter for Men
Spirit of Hope provides safe emergency shelter for men who are homeless in Walworth County and has been in operation since 2005. The Shelter rotates between host church sites in Walworth County, Wisconsin, from the end of October until the middle of April. The Shelter is staffed by an Executive Director, a General Manager and host site Coordinators and Volunteers.
P. O. Box 226 Delavan, WI 53115
Shelter Assistance: (262) 903-9276
http://spiritofhopeshelter.org/


Immigration & Refugee

Refugee and Immigration Services
Catholic Charities of Milwaukee (serving Walworth County) provides legal services for cases such as: Green Cards, Victims of Domestic Violence, Citizenship, Abused or Abandoned Children, Family Based Immigration.
731 W Washington Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 643-8570
https://risccmke.org/en/


Legal

Legal Action of Wisconsin
Legal Action of Wisconsin is the state’s largest non-profit law firm providing free civil legal services to WI clients at the most vulnerable times in their lives. There are six offices in southern Wisconsin staffed with nearly 80 experienced attorneys plus hundreds of volunteer attorneys who donate their time.
Local Office - serving Walworth, Racine & Kenosha
4900 Spring Street, Suite 100
Racine, WI 53406
(262) 635-8836 * Please call to make an appointment
https://www.legalaction.org/


Medical/Dental/Pregnancy

BadgerCare+
BadgerCare Plus is a health care coverage program for low-income Wisconsin residents.

Locally: Walworth County Health and Human Services, W4051 Cty Rd NN, Elkhorn, (262) 741-3200
BadgerCare+ Phone: (888) 446-1239
Application and more information: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus/index.htm
Open Arms Free Clinic
Open Arms Free Clinic
Open Arms provides routine healthcare, dental, pharmacy, health education and referral services, all free of charge. Nuestra Clínica… proveemos revisión rutinaria del cuidado de la salud, farmacia, educación sobre la salud y emitimos pases a nuestros pacientes para otros servicios y todo sin ningún costo.

Location: 797 East Geneva Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 379-1401
http://openarmsfreeclinic.org

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. With or without insurance, you can always come to us for your health care.

Locally: 312 South 7th Street, Delavan
Phone: (262) 728-1849
Website
Pregnancy Helpline of Walworth County
Are you worried that you are pregnant? Are you feeling anxious about your options? Are you afraid no one will understand? Do you need someone to listen to your concerns? We are here at the Pregnancy Helpline because we care. We understand your situation. Let us help you find answers to your concerns. We can help you make an informed decision in your best interest. All services are free.

28 S Wisconsin St., Elkhorn
Phone: (262) 723-2020
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The Doctor's Office - Darien
The Doctor’s Office provides quality primary and immediate health care for a fair price. Make an appointment or walk into our state-of-the-art clinic to see a friendly practitioner. We perform physicals, provide immunizations, and treat illnesses and injuries. We
do not accept insurance. We only accept cash, credit or debit. We do this so we can keep costs down. Often your costs at The Doctor’s Office are more inexpensive than your deductible.
124 North Walworth St., Darien
Phone: (262) 725-3331
https://www.visitthedoctorsoffice.com/wisconsin/darien/
Beloit Area Community Health Center
Community Health Systems, Inc. provides quality, confidential medical, dental and behavioral health care. We welcome patients with private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as the uninsured.
Highly skilled medical, dental, and behavioral health professionals provide services in the areas of women’s health, teen education, family and primary health care, family planning, children’s dentistry, pediatrics (including well-child and school exams), and geriatrics.
74 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit
Phone: (608) 361-0311
https://www.chsofwi.org/
WI Well Woman Program
Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP) providing preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Wisconsin Well Woman Program Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, cervical cancer screenings, multiple sclerosis testing for high risk women, and certain other health screenings. Covered services are available from participating health care providers at no cost to Well Woman clients. There is no premium, co-payment, or deductible.

Kenosha County Job Center - Human Services Building, DOH
8600 Sheridan Rd Suite 600, Kenosha, WI 53143
Phone: (262) 605-6757
https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/wwwp/index.htm
Women, Infant & Children (WIC)
WIC program is a supplemental nutrition program that supports the health of pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who meet income, medical or nutritional eligibility requirements. WIC provides benefits so families can get nutritious foods. Staff help support healthy eating, promote breastfeeding, and refer participants to health care.

Walworth County Dept of Health & Human Services
1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn
Phone: (262) 741-3200
https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/444/Women-Infants-Children-WIC

 

Older Adult Services

Walworth County Senior Lunch Locations
Meals are available to:
· Any person with a disability who resides at home with an eligible senior also eating at the dining site
· Anyone 60 years or older
· Their spouse/partner regardless of age

Cost: A suggested donation of $3 is asked for each meal. No eligible person will be denied a meal because of inability to make a donation.
Funding for the Senior Meal Program is provided by Title III (Older Americans Act), local funds and participant donations.
Reservations are required and must be made by noon of the prior business day. To make a reservation, please call 262-741-3333.

More Information: https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/404/Nutrition-Services
Delavan
Lake Comus Apartments
Serving lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday
207 McDowell Street, Delavan
(262) 728-5618
Westshire at the Lakes
Serving lunch Tuesday and Thursday
5680 Parliament Lane, Delavan
(262) 903-9389
Elkhorn
Sedgemeadow Apartments
Serving lunch Monday through Friday
18 West Street Elkhorn
(262) 723-2867
Lake Geneva
The Terraces of Geneva Crossing
Serving lunch Monday through Friday
725 S Curtis Street, Lake Geneva
(262) 248-8085
Whitewater
Blackhawk Apartments
Serving lunch the 3rd Tuesday of every month
1155 W Blackhawk Drive, Whitewater
( 262) 903-0436
Brookedale Apartments
Serving lunch Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1061 Blackhawk Drive, Whitewater, WI
(262) 903-0436
Starin Park
Serving lunch the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Tuesday every month
504 W Starin Road, Whitewater
(262) 903-0436
Open Arms Free Clinic
Walworth County Meals on Wheels
Walworth County Home Delivered Meals is a service that brings hot, nutritionally balanced meals to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older. A lunch time meal is available Monday through Friday.

W4051 County Road NN
PO Box 1005 Elkhorn, WI
(262) 741-3400

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/404/Nutrition-Services
Open Arms Free Clinic
WalCo Aging and Disability Resource Center
TheWalCo ADRC provides wealth of information to the general public about services, resources, and programs in areas such as: disability and long-term care, employment and training for people with disabilities, financial issues, health and wellness, home maintenance, respite care, & transportation.

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/376/Aging-Disability-Resource-Center

Elder Benefit Specialist: experts at helping older persons with the extensive and complicated paperwork that is often required in benefit programs. They help older persons figure out what benefits they are entitled to and tell them what they must do to receive them. They host Medicare Benefit Workshops including Medicare Part D Drug plan. For assistance: (262) 741-3400



Transportation

Dial-a-Ride
Dial-a-Ride is a shared ride affordable public transit option for travel in Walworth County. All vehicles are ramp or lift equipped. Same day trips require at least one hour advance notice and cannot be guaranteed. For best service we suggest calling a day in advance. This service does not provide transportation outside of Walworth County. The service is provided by VIP Services in cooperation with the WiDOT & coordination with WalCo Admin Office.
Weekdays: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturdays: 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Sunday: Not Available

Fees: Visit website for current rates
(262) 723-4402

https://vipservices-inc.org/transportation/
Specialized Transportation Services
Transportation for non-emergency medical and dialysis appointments, and Senior Dining Centers on scheduled days. This service is available for persons 60+, adults with disabilities and veterans. Accessible vehicles with door to door service.
Advanced reservation is required
(262)723-4043 ext. 161
Office Hours: Mon. - Fri., 6:00 AM through 5:00 PM
Medical Appointment rides must be scheduled 2 days in advance

Fees: May apply if destination is out of Walworth County. Visit website for rates

https://vipservices-inc.org/transportation/


Veteran Services

Veteran Service Office - Walworth County
The Walworth County Veterans Service Office provides expert and professional Advocacy, Assistance, and Advice to Veterans and their beneficiaries. We work for you, not the Department of Veterans Affairs by making sure veterans and beneficiaries receive all that has been earned through military service.
Health and Human Service Center
1910 County Road NN, P.O. Box 1005
Elkhorn, WI 53121

(262) 741-4222

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/210/Veterans-Service-Office



Youth Support

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Central WI
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides one-to-one mentoring that will help the youth reach their full potential by matching Bigs and Littles based on compatible personalities, hobbies, and interests. Bigs and Littles share simple, everyday moments together. Activities might include playing catch, working on crafts, learning to cook/bake, playing board games, bike ride, visiting the library, attending community events or BBBS activities/events or just 'hanging out'…the possibilities are truly endless!
1545 Hobbs Drive
Delavan, WI 53115
(262)728-8865

http://www.bbbs4kids.org/
Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County
Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County will inspire and empower all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring adults. Operates out of Delavan HS.
https://www.bgcdc.org/programs-walco


Other Helpful Numbers

Social Security Administration (262) 554-4089 or (800) 772-1213