Get information on programs from the Salvation Army in Rock and Green County Wisconsin. The non-profit agency can provide low income and working poor residents with help in an emergency. Some of the focus is on food, emergency lodging, housing, clothing, and homeless prevention.
The food pantry may have groceries for the less fortunate and poor. The Salvation Army Food Bank in Rock County is located at 514 Sutherland Ave. When requesting assistance, families and individuals need to meet with an intake worker for an assessment of their needs. If they are found to be qualified, then the applicant will be given free bags of groceries.
What is provided will be enough to meet their particular short term needs or circumstances. The amount provided is based on many factors including their income/finances and also the size of their families. In some cases, people may be referred to government subsidies such as SNAP food stamps or financial assistance, such as low income energy assistance.
Some residents may receive food baskets. These are created around standard nutritional guidelines and include cans of goods, non-perishable items along with fresh vegetables, frozen meat, bakery items and fruit when available. Food is collected through the generosity of people, churches and other groups in Green County and Rock, so please contribute if you can.
The emergency and social services from the organization include basic needs with limited financial aid. Examples of programs are Community Lunch, Pathways Transitional Living, Cash Assistance and School Supplies.
Some of the more emergency aid is lodging, rent help, and funds for paying energy bills. Many of the programs are available as funding becomes available includes prescription assistance, clothing, personal care products, transportation and other social services.
The Salvation Army will serve low income clients who are in need of short-term, emergency service who are located in Milton, Janesville, Footville, and Afton Wisconsin. If the organization can't help, then clients in an emergency situation may be referred to the appropriate agency in their community.
The Pathways Transitional Housing Program can help individuals make long term changes in their lives. It is a unique self-sufficiency program and it addresses underlying issues related to poverty and financial struggles. Pathways provides qualified clients with resources, emotional support, companionship, and role models through professional and volunteer intervention.
The Salvation Army can provide homeless, the recently evicted, and single adults with short to long term stable housing along with case management and social supportive services. Staff will also work with clients and assist the participants towards personal accountability and self-sufficiency.
Applicants will need to be recently/currently homeless or residents of Rock County Wisconsin. They need to be either working or employable and of course need to be have a willingness to become self-sufficient by means of participation and personal accountability. They need to be qualified for section 8 housing vouchers as well.
Case managers from the Salvation Army Pathways transitional housing program seek to empower by utilizing a holistic approach that addresses budgeting, personal growth and self-esteem, employment, time management, housing, transportation, and daily living skills.
Help in a disaster is provided by several basic services. The Salvation Army of Rock County offers assistance in most major disasters. Some of the assistance coordinated is Mass Feeding such as water or hot meals. They are served to disaster victims and emergency workers. This food served at congregate feeding sites, such as a camp, corps building or shelter or from one of the Army's mobile canteens that can but set up in Janesville or Green County.
A key focus is on offering Disaster Victims Assistance. The Salvation Army provides those that qualify with direct financial aid. This is available from a system of trained caseworkers. Financial assistance may be provided to Rock County Wisconsin residents for essential living supplies, such as clothing, food, prescription medicine, bedding or maybe even baby products. Financial assistance or grants may also be available to assist disaster victims with emergency housing needs or to pay for disaster-related medical bills or funeral expenses.
The primary locations include 628 Broad St, Beloit, WI, (dial (608) 365-6572) as well as 514 Sutherland Ave, Janesville, Wisconsin. Call (608) 757-8300.
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