215 S. Main St., Walworth, 262-275-6466
Founded in 1997 by Ben and Pam Patterson, Agape House offers a home and school for boys ages 12-16, and girls ages 12-18 who come in hopes of overcoming cyclical abuse through educational, spiritual and emotional support. Agape House offers a 10-month program led by licensed educators, counselors, house parents and resident assistants to aid in the healing process. Individualized educational programs for at-risk students based on educational and emotional needs rather than age.
Aurora Health at Home
116 N. Dodge St. Suite 8, Burlington, 262-757-2575
Aurora Health at Home is a not-for-profit agency serving eastern Wisconsin that has been committed to keeping people independent in their homes since 1907. Aurora Health at Home is taking the lead in end-of-life care, assuring that people are able to complete their life’s journey with dignity and compassion, surrounded by loved ones whose needs are also being met.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
1545 Hobbs Dr., Delavan, 262-728-8865
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s oldest youth mentoring organization. They match a mentor with a child, ages 6 – 18 to work together to help the child grow, make good decisions and develop confidently to reach their full potential and become positive and productive adults.
Bloom360 Learning Community
N8921 Stone School Rd., East Troy, 414-935-6358
Bloom360 is an innovative learning community serving young people ages 5-21 with neuro-diverse needs who are homeschooled or enrolled in their full school program. Bloom360 nurtures each learner’s strengths, cultivates positive relationships, and focuses on social-emotional learning through hands-on projects. The staff includes occupational therapists, specially trained educators and a social worker.
Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County
414 Beloit St., Delavan, 262-203-4746
The goal of the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County is to lead the way in youth development programs by working together with local businesses, foundations and community programs to produce positive outcomes for as many young people and their families as possible.
Catholic Charities of Southeast Wisconsin
Serving southeast Wisconsin for 100 years, Catholic Charities helps people affected by poverty improve their well-being. In Walworth County, Catholic Charities provides high-quality, bilingual, culturally sensitive behavioral health services to help people with low income, no insurance, and Spanish-speaking residents improve their mental health and daily functioning.
Circle of Friends and Trends Store
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.
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
4-C is the local child care resource and referral agency providing a range of services to families, early childhood professionals, and communities in Southern Wisconsin.
Delavan Food Pantry, Harold Johnson
714 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan, 262-374-3503
The Harold Johnson Delavan Food Pantry welcomes families in need to make grocery choices to feed their families. The pantry is open every Saturday morning and qualified clients (based on household income) are welcome to shop at the pantry twice per month. Located in the basement of St. Andrew Church.
Delavan-Darien Human Concerns, The 14th Apostle
Helps families obtain and retain housing by offering financial help for security deposit, rent, utilities and gasoline.
Dementia Friendly Community Initiative – Walworth County
DFCI works to identify, cultivate and continually support champions in local neighborhoods to enable and equip leaders to develop strategies to achieve dementia friendly communities. DFCI increases awareness through education and by sharing resources, and provides inclusive programs and activities to foster respect, compassion & support.
East Troy Family Community Resource Center
2040 Beulah Avenue, East Troy, 262-642-4900
The goals of the ETFCRC are to promote positive parenting, effective communication and healthy parent-child and family relationships. ETFCRC provides a positive and safe place for families to gather, links families to community resources and builds a structure of support and educational opportunities.
Elkhorn Food Pantry
14 W. Geneva St., Elkhorn, 262-723-6359
The Elkhorn Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00-11:00 am to provide a supply of staple food available for emergency use for needy families and individuals in the Elkhorn Area School District.
Geneva Lake Conservancy
398 Mill St., Fontana, 262-275-5700
Formed in 1977, the Geneva Lake Conservancy is an accredited land trust with the mission of preserving and advocating for Walworth County’s natural areas, waterways and working lands. The Conservancy maintains four public preserves for outdoor recreation, including the Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park, the Hansen Preserve, Hermansen Woods and Bromley Woods.
Geneva Lakes Family YMCA
203 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, 262-248-6211
The YMCA is the nation’s leading non-profit organization, helping individuals reach their potential and empowering them to lead healthier lives. The Y enables individuals to learn new skills, foster connections with friends and bring loved ones together through affordable family centered activities.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland
Girl Scouts is the go-to leadership organization offering girls the personal mentors and tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is the national Girl Scout program, designed to empower today’s girls to be tomorrow’s leaders.
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.
Helping Hands Clothing Center
1970 Beulah Ave., East Troy
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, regardless of where they live.
HOPE NOW, Inc.
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.
IMPACT 211 is a crisis line connecting people to services in their community. Those in need simply dial 2-1-1. Live help from trained, friendly staff 24/7/365. Resource directory also available to deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech impaired individuals through the Wisconsin Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1.
N2270 State Road 67, Walworth, 262-275-6131
Inspired Coffee is located at 883 Main St., Lake Geneva, 262-683-8604.
Inspiration Ministries is a place where people with disabilities can grow, work, mature in their faith, and lead productive, joy-filed lives.
Inspired Coffee is a premium coffee shop, a neighborhood place employing up to 20-30 individuals with mild to moderate developmental and physical disabilities where they are celebrated, job trained, coached and, over time, placed into a fully integrated work setting.
Join the Movement – Stop Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is present in all Wisconsin counties. Join the Movement is based in Walworth County advocating for victims and focusing on teaching prevention through outreach to middle and high school students. JTM brings education to the ground level by working with local law enforcement, hospitals and clinics, churches and schools.
Kettle Moraine Land Trust
N7511 Sterlingworth Dr., Elkhorn, 262-949-7211
Kettle Moraine Land Trust preserves the natural heritage of Walworth County and its environs through collaborative conservation and environmental stewardship. The nationally accredited trust owns four nature preserves, holds conservation easements on additional properties, and assists with the restoration and management of publicly held natural areas. KMLT also conducts High School Field Days to engage area students in conservation projects.
Lake Geneva Emergency Food Pantry
715 Wisconsin St., Lake Geneva, 262-248-2337
Located in the basement of the First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lake Geneva Food Pantry provides food and assistance with compassion and respect.
Mt. Zion Food Pantry Ministry
2330 State Road 120, Lake Geneva, 262- 248-7097
Volunteers work in teams on Saturday mornings from 9-11 am to meet with people in need, interview them, and supply food for their families. Emphasis is placed on the dignity of each person who comes through the doors.
Mt. Zion House for Men
Mt. Zion House is a residential rehabilitation facility which works with men caught in life-controlling addictions to find freedom through faith in Christ. The residents get into stable employment and learn to apply Biblical principles in their life decisions.
myTEAM TRIUMPH provides opportunities for people with diverse abilities to participate in endurance running, biking and triathlon events in the community. We do this by providing specialized racing equipment, pre-race coordination with race directors for inclusion, training events, and race day support to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
New Beginnings APFV
20 N. Church St., Elkhorn, 262-723-4653
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, safety planning, legal advocacy, individual counseling, housing advocacy, children’s services, support groups, medical advocacy, and information and referral to other relevant community resources.
New Day Women’s Clinic
824 E. Geneva St., Delavan, 262-725-6977
New Day Clinic provides wrap around care to women and families before, during, and after a pregnancy. Their team is dedicated to walking through life’s challenges with each individual and connecting them in a personal way to resources that will empower, enrich, and equip them for their journey.
Open Arms Free Clinic
205 E. Commerce Ct., Unit 1, Elkhorn, 262-379-1401
Open Arms Free Clinic is the first and only free medical clinic in Walworth County. With approximately 8,000 Walworth County residents who do not have health insurance, Open Arms medical and community-minded volunteers provide access to health care and dignity to those in need. OAFC also offers dental, vision, behavioral health, lab and pharmaceutical assistance.
Safe Families for Children
SFFC engages a network of highly screened and trained volunteers who serve as host families (open their homes to children from families in crisis), family friends (provide mentoring/emotional support to families), family coaches (assist parents to meet their goals) and resource friends (provide goods/services for families receiving services).
Seeds of Hope
W4818 Potter Rd., Elkhorn, 262-749-9404
Seeds of Hope provides an inclusive and safe environment for adults with developmental disabilities, including almost one hundred individuals on a monthly basis. Day programming activities include projects focusing on horticulture and culinary skills, participation in community outings, educational opportunities and physical activity. Seeds of Hope can also be found at community events helping local farmers, schools and small businesses.
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.
Special Methods In Learning Equine Skills
N2666 County Road K, Darien, 262-882-3470
SMILES provides equine assisted activities and therapies such as therapeutic horseback riding as well as unmounted activities for children and adults with disabilities. Services are available to anyone four years and older regardless of the type of disability.
Spirit of Hope Homeless Shelter
Emergency shelter for homeless men that travels from site-to-site on a weekly basis October through April. 3 meals daily and safe overnight sleeping accommodations.
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
The Time is Now to Help was founded in 1989 to address the pains and suffering of poverty. Since it was founded, Time is Now has helped nearly 22,000 fellow Americans. Their continuing goal is to ensure donations are utilized to provide 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.
Tree House Child and Family Center
W4063 Hwy NN, Elkhorn, 262-741-1440
The Tree House strives to bring child abuse awareness, training, education, prevention programs, and outreach for children, families, schools and community agencies in our area as well as provide support for the Child Advocacy Center of Walworth County.
TRIAD of Walworth County
TRIAD provides EZ ID services to children, vulnerable adults, and seniors at risk of wandering at no cost. TRIAD also provides education to seniors in the community.
Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter
Twin Oaks is more than a shelter, though that is indeed one of its many functions. Residents receive emergency housing for up to 60 days, in one of the shelter’s 12 units. In addition to shelter, they receive professional and individualized case management, giving them the opportunity to alleviate an immediate crisis and focus their energy on finding or maintaining employment and stable housing.
811 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn, 262-723-4043
VIP Services helps people with diverse talents and abilities throughout Walworth County. They focus on providing clients with individualized support. VIP Services’ employment and life skills training, social opportunities and transportation services promote individuals to achieve dignity and purpose.
VIP Transportation Services
An affordable public transit option for travel in Walworth County, available to all. Vehicles are ramp or lift equipped.
Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition
WALCO DAC aims to provide prevention efforts, education and community awareness to residents of Walworth County on alcohol, drugs and tobacco with great transparency with the hopes of increasing understanding and reducing stigma. WALCO DAC periodically provides free Narcan and training events provided by Vivent Health.
Walworth County Food and Diaper Bank
205 Commerce Court, Elkhorn, 262-723-4488
Strengthening the financial capacity of all residents of Walworth County by providing fresh, healthy foods, disposable diapers, incontinence supplies and feminine hygiene products along with other essential items, reducing parental stress in families. Fridays 1-4 pm and Saturdays 9-11 am.
Walworth County Housing Authority
20 N. Church St., Elkhorn, 262-723-6123
The Walworth County Housing Authority’s (WCHA) primary function is to administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. This program provides rental help to eligible low-income families and individuals.
Walworth County Literacy Council
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, 262-475-9180
Walworth County Literacy Council is dedicated to empowering adults through literacy. Educational services include basic reading, writing and math, English as a second language, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and jail literacy.
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