Kenosha County Assistance Programs.
Emergency assistance programs for paying bills and expenses
Call the Kenosha based ELCA Urban Outreach Center. The agencies phone number is 262-652-5545. Some of the programs they offer focus on providing emergency services such as prescription drugs and medication assistance, free diapers and clothes, career counseling and job-search assistance, neighborhood development, adult education and youth programs.
Another organization to contact is the Kenosha Human Development Services. This non-profit agency, which can be reached at 262-657-7188, has provided quality community social services for 34 years to low income and other needy individuals. Services offered by the group includes 24 hour crisis intervention, emergency shelters, housing aid, and transitional housing for homeless people. Read more Wisconsin public assistance programs.
Also call the Shalom Center at 262-658-1713. Get access to free food, emergency shelter, housing, various programs that support to those less fortunate including Emergency Family Shelter, Food Pantry, Nightly Shelter, After School tutoring, and also a Soup Kitchen.
Women’s & Children’s Horizons (262-656-3500) is a non-profit organization that provides emergency shelter, help with medical care and bills, legal advocacy support groups, transitional living services, domestic violence, sexual abuse programming, food, clothing, household goods pantries, and 24-hour crisis line to qualified individuals who need assistance.
Spanish Center Of Kenosha, Racine, And Walworth – Provides emergency assistance in crisis moments, including assistance to qualified low income families with their heating bills and expenses. 1330 52nd St, 2nd Floor of B&GC, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140. Phone number (262) 657-2160
Salvation Army Of Kenosha County runs a food pantry and offers other social services, including possible financial help, at their location. Dial (262) 564-0286, or locate more Wisconsin Salvation Army assistance programs.
RKCAA - In addition to the resources below, the agency will offer funds for both utility and heating bills in Kenosha. This is available from the federal government WHEAP program. A focus is on keeping people warm during the winter, in particular senior citizens and families with children. So various services are run by the organization.
Dental and medical care
Kenosha Community Health Center, which is often called KCHC for short, is a community based and oriented primary health care and dental facility. Volunteers and other medical professionals provide qualified individuals with high quality medical and dental care, and the services are offered to Kenosha county residents in accordance to their ability to pay for their medical and dental bills. Phone 262-656-0044.
Kenosha County mortgage help and rental assistance
If you need help paying your rent, mortgage assistance, or are facing a foreclosure, call the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency at (262) 637-8377. The agency is a federal government HUD Certified counseling agency. A key focus is on preventing homeless in the region.
They are one of the key providers of rent, housing, and mortgage assistance to people who are struggling. In addition, they even help currently homeless persons or those at risk of becoming homeless. They provide households with funds for paying rent, escrow and even mortgage assistance. In some cases, RKCAA can arrange grants for security deposits on a new, low income apartment.
They can also counsel people who are dealing with a foreclosure. Counselors can work with homeowners and tenants and provide hands on assistance in negotiating with reluctant landlords or mortgage companies, or searching for housing aid. Read more Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency.
Emergency food assistance programs
Needy individuals and families can turn to the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which provides food to local emergency pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The non-profit also offers both Christmas and Holiday food baskets to low income families, including single parents. Call the Kenosha Community Action Agency at (262) 637-8377 to apply or learn more.
Sharing Center, Inc. – Families in which their income is not sufficient to meet their basic needs may be able to obtain an ongoing supply of free food or groceries. The center will have food usually once per month. Enough groceries and items are normally offered to provide for a fully balanced meal. Location is 25700 Wilmot Rd, Trevor, Wisconsin 53179. Phone number is (262) 298-5535.
Twin Lakes Area Food Pantry is run from St John's Catholic Church in Kenosha Wisconsin. This program also provides food and meals on an ongoing basis. Phone number is (262) 877-8228.