Resources & Links

CLOTHING

Clothing Outreach Center

  • Free clothing available for people in need
  • Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10am-2pm / Saturday, 10am-1pm
  • Verification voucher needed - (Contact Jode Bronson: Email, or phone 262-741-4118)

Clothing Outreach Center • 58 Market Street • Elkhorn, WI 53121 • (262) 607-1901

The Community Space

  • Free clothing and shoes: men's, women's, children's
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-11am / Wednesday, 3:30-7pm / Saturday 8:30am-2pm
  • No restrictions; no identification needed

The Community Space 834 E. Milwaukee Street Whitewater, WI 53190 - (262) 379-0187 thecommunityspaceww@gmail.com

FOOD

The Community Space

  • Free food: nonperishable, frozen, and fresh
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-11am / Wednesday, 3:30-7pm / Saturday 8:30am-2pm
  • A Little Free Pantry is accessible 24/7 in the vestibule
  • No restrictions; no identification needed

The Community Space 834 E. Milwaukee Street Whitewater, WI 53190 - (262) 379-0187 thecommunityspaceww@gmail.com

Walworth County Food and Diaper Bank, 205 E Commerce Court, Elkhorn - (262) 723-4488 - Visit the Walworth County Food Pantry website

WIC - (262) 741-3146, Visit WIC page

  • Women, Infant, and Children food voucher program
  • Walworth County Health and Human Services

HOUSING ASSISTANCE / SHELTERS

Bethel House, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater ● (262) 473-2715 - 

  • Limited transitional housing assistance for clients
  • Includes six private housing units to support in-house clients in Whitewater
  • Provides a variety of services for people in need including housing, parenting skills, counseling, transportation, furnishing, limited short-term rent, utility assistance, etc.

Energy Assistance - (262) 741-3200

First Time Buyer Assistance - (262) 728-8296

Hope Now, Inc. - 107 W. Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI ● (262) 723-4711

Hope Now, Inc. is a non-profit effort between counselors, mortgage companies, investors, regulators and other mortgage market participants to support home preservation activities. Supporting members work towards creating a unified, coordinated plan to assist struggling homeowners. Impacts to homeowners could include economic hardships, natural disasters, or other situations where circumstances are out of the homeowner’s control. The HOPE NOW model has achieved trust and support through sharing best practices, collaborating with regulators, and integration with non-profit partners. The Hope Now platform is dedicated to connecting families with resources.

Housing Authority of Walworth County - (262) 723-6123, offers rent assistance

New Beginnings Association for the Prevention of Family Violence, 735 N. Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI ● (262) 723-4653

  • Offers referral for affordable housing for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault
  • Offers support groups and counseling

Twin Oaks Shelter, W9665 US Hwy 14, Darien ● (262) 882-3662

  • Shelter that homeless individuals can stay at for a 60-day period
  • Offers life skills and budgeting, family strengthening, and has a food pantry for clients who are living at the shelter

United Way of Walworth County

Walworth County, WI – Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County and United Way of Walworth County Emergency Family Housing Fund was established as a matching fund by Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County and John & Jo Ellen McKenzie to support the Walworth County area. Our collective goal is to keep families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis together and safe in their homes. The fund has been issued for the purpose of addressing the needs of the Walworth County community arising as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, with the primary focus of supporting housing and utility needs. Click here for full announcement. United Way/Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County Emergency Family Housing Fund Application LInk.

Weatherization Assistance - (800) 424-8297

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) is partnering with members of the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association, as well as Energy Services, Inc., to assist eligible renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and need help with their rent, utilities, and/or other housing stability. Click Here for additional information or visit https://doa.wi.gov/Pages/WERA.aspx.

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