Financial Assistance

Listed by community. Also see Walworth County for countywide assistance.


Delavan-Darien Human Concerns, The 14th Apostle
Helps families obtain and retain housing by offering financial help for security deposit, rent, utilities and gasoline.

East Troy

Helping Hands of St. Peter’s
262-642-7225, ext. 2
Helping Hands assists families and individuals who reside in the East Troy Community School District and are struggling to pay for the basic necessities of life, which include shelter, utilities, gas to get to jobs, food and clothing.


Hope Now provides short term emergency assistance for housing, utilities, transportation, medical needs, and holiday food baskets to applicants in the Elkhorn Area School District.

Genoa City

Trinity Church
Legal Clinic: Trinity’s Gospel Justice Center
W775 Geranium Road, Genoa City, 262-279-3052
Have legal questions?  Let us help you create a plan. 
This is a free service paid for by Trinity Church offered the 3rd Saturday of every month.  Please call the office to set up your appointment with our legal team.  

Lake Geneva

Side by Side
715 Wisconsin St., Lake Geneva, 262-581-5927
Side by Side, Inc. provides short term financial assistance for rent, utilities, or prescription medication to residents in the Badger High School/Joint 1 Lake Geneva School District. Information on other community resources is also available. Applicants are screened on the third Tuesday of every month at the First Congregational UCC Church, 715 Wisconsin St, Lake Geneva, WI. A photo ID and proof of residency are required. Financial assistance can be provided only once in a 12 month period. 

Walworth County

Circle of Friends and Trends Store
Furnishings, Clothing & Medical Loan Closet
630 Court St., Elkhorn, 262-723-8007
Helping families or individuals, during one’s darkest hours. Giving them a warm bed or a kitchen table, a warm coat or a pair of shoes for back to school. Circle of Friends also has a medical loan closet with over 1,400 pieces.  Furniture pick-up available.

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties
262-728-8296 or 608-313-1300 
Community Action was founded in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” initiatives.  Their focus has always been to prevent and reduce poverty in local communities.  The agency provides over 20 anti-poverty programs and services for individuals and families ranging from childcare to affordable housing, emergency shelter, weatherization, health care and education, and employment and training programs.

Helping Hands Clothing Center
1970 Beulah Ave., East Troy, 262-642-7225, ext. 2
Open Tuesdays 9-5pm and Saturdays 9-12:00. Low cost clothing, bag sales ($3/grocery bag) at least twice a month and free clothing if unable to pay. Anyone is invited to shop.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides community assistance in the form of food, clothing, shelter, utility assistance and other emergency help in the Walworth County area. Additionally, The Salvation Army offers the following state-wide services: the Adult Rehabilitation Center; a 90 day program for the chronic substance abusive male; camping experiences for senior citizens at The Salvation Army’s, Army Lake Camp in East Troy; and state-wide disaster services.

The Time is Now to Help
Email to request assistance:
Alleviating the suffering of those who find themselves facing economic hardship, people are helped in the same geographical areas where the money is received. The Time is Now to Help provides goods and services such as food, clothing, utilities, toiletries, automobile assistance, and shelter assistance to extremely poverty-stricken children, senior citizens, disabled, veterans and families.

Walworth – Fontana – Sharon

St. Vincent de Paul, Walworth-Fontana-Sharon
The SVdP group helps families within the Big Foot School District.


Bethel House of Whitewater
133 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, 262-473-2715
Bethel House is an ecumenical project helping families facing homelessness in Whitewater.  Bethel House provides transitional housing and case management to families in need.

Alliant Energy
WE Energies

Walworth County Energy Assistance Program

Energy Services, Inc.
319 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, WI 53121

Income Guidelines for the 2019-2020 Home Energy Plus Program Year

All Partner Agencies