Please fill out the Lakeshore CAP Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program application by clicking on either “English” or “Spanish:”

Pre-Screen Application: English or Spanish


If you have already applied, please note that we are going through the applications as quickly as we can. Do NOT reapply. However, you can speed up the process by being “document ready” when we get to your application by gathering the following items BEFORE we contact you. Have ready:

  • Verification that income was lost DUE TO COVID-19
  • Verification of the previous month’s income
  • Statement from your landlord indicating how much you owe or an eviction notice, if applicable
  • Social security numbers for every household member
  • Copy of ID (drivers license or WI ID) for the head of the household
  • Valid lease
  • Utility account numbers for the Energy Assistance portion of the application

There will be additional information requested but this is what we need to determine your eligibility first. If you have these documents ready, it will speed the process along for everyone!


In collaboration with the Department of Administration through the CARES Act, Lakeshore CAP is assisting households in Manitowoc, Door, Sheboygan and Kewaunee counties who are struggling with paying rent because of an income loss due to COVID-19.

The program will provide financial assistance for rent and security deposits for eligible households who have experienced income loss resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. WRAP can award up to 3 months of rent — not to exceed $3,000 per household — in a combination of rental payments and/or security deposits paid directly to landlords.


Eligible costs include direct financial assistance for owed rent and security deposits. Income must be at or below 80% County Median Income (CMI) in the month of or prior to application date, See table in the application. You must be 18 year or older, have a valid lease, at least one household member must have a social security number, and you can’t be in another government support housing (i.e. public housing or Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher recipient).



You will receive an email (if you have an address) confirming your submission. Eligible households will be scheduled for a phone call to obtain additional information. If you are not eligible, you will receive resources for other programs and services. Please have the above listed information ready for our call if you are potentially eligible.

This program is made possible through funding from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Manitowoc Lighthouse Addiction Recovery Center

Manitowoc Lighthouse Addiction Recovery Center

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are implementing safe practices. Please see this information:

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”   Helen Keller

Manitowoc Addiction Recovery 

Providing a LIGHT OF HOPE through the darkness of addiction

The public is ready for a different story to go along with substance abuse and addiction. The focus is often put on the addiction side of the story; but there is another side of the story. It’s about recovery!  Everyone is affected by addiction in some form or another so we’ve set out to address this situation.

Because treatment is not always available to those struggling with Substance Use Disorder, the Lighthouse Recovery Community Center provides a safe and social space to those seeking recovery from addiction. The center is using one of the most successful means to recovery — peer-to-peer support with a coach on staff to help members work on their recovery plan. Telling our story and sharing our experience, strength, and hope is how we learn to live and watch others do the same.

Visit our website at:
Click on and follow these links to see, print or download file:

Embracing Pathways to Substance Abuse Recovery

We have established and continue to sustain a recovery community organization and center that embraces all pathways to addiction recovery. In addition, we support all individuals impacted by the disease through education, coaching, programming, referrals and advocacy. The Center is dedicated to helping people struggling with addiction — and their families — to regain their lives and thrive again.

Contact Information:

  • Address: 721 Park Street, Manitowoc, WI  54220
  • Phone: 920-374-4433
  • Email:
Learn more, “LIKE” and share our page, follow our journey . . . and please SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISERS and DONATE to keep our doors open at:  

Be inspired knowing that recovery is alive and well in our community and around the world.

Friends and donors have posted:

“Our community has been needing something like this! So excited to see all of the memories this place holds in the future and how much like home it will feel for people!!!”

“Peer to Peer support is the best path to sustainable recovery. You have my support 100%!”

“Thank you for sharing your vision with action!!”

“Education, advocacy, openly sharing my experiences… it’s part of my soul and close to my heart. Your dedication and hard work is a testament to how necessary these resources are. I’m excited to see it come to fruition. Love💙”

“It’s refreshing seeing how the community is rallying around those with a substance abuse disorder! My heart and passion is to come along side them and be a part of recovery in Manitowoc. Your efforts are inspiring!”

“Your story and passion are inspiring. Keep up the good work!”

“This [donation] can be used for whatever is deemed most crucial . . . Thanks for the great work!”

Manitowoc Salvation Army Food Pantry

Manitowoc Salvation Army Food Pantry

The Salvation Army Food Pantry

The pantry in Manitowoc is continuing to operate by appointment through the end of September at least. We ask that clients call the OFFICE 920-684-7117 after 9 AM to schedule a same day, possibly next day, appointment.

The pantry is typically open 1-4:30 PM Monday and 9-12 & 1-4 PM Tuesday and Wednesday. If we do not have scheduled appointments through the end of the day we have closed early at times.

We also do accommodate the walk up client during open hours, at least the first time. We then encourage them to make an appointment for subsequent visits.

Clients are scheduled every 15 minutes. It is important to maintain social distancing for clients to schedule appointments and to arrive on time.

There is plenty of food! The TEFAP guidelines have also been relaxed for right now (see below chart). This means MANY more families qualify. Please use the pantry. We are here to help!

Eligibility & Income Requirements

Click on current COVID-19 eligibility and income requirements:  Pantry Eligibility – English & Spanish

Lakeshore CAP’s Door County Food Pantry is open for drive-up clients. Please see COVID-19 information on our web page at:

2020 Magical Trolley Ride Cancelled

2020 Magical Trolley Ride Cancelled

Lakeshore CAP’s

Magical Trolley Ride to the North Pole Has Been Cancelled for 2020

Hello Everyone! We wanted to give an update regarding our 2020 Magical Trolley Ride to the North Pole event. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we are not able to safely hold the event this year. We will miss everyone — but the safety of our communities, especially our children, is paramount to us. We hope to see everyone in December 2021.

Your Support Means Everything!

We appreciate your support of this event and of Lakeshore CAP and our generous sponsors. We know so many look forward to this magical event every year. We’ll see you in 2021!


Development Director Position

Development Director Position



The Crossing of Manitowoc County is a non-profit, Christian-based organization with a mission to offer life-affirming help to individuals facing unplanned pregnancies. We believe every person is valued and deserving. We provide free services that will strengthen families from all walks of life. We focus on the well-being of children through educating parents. We enable parents to better provide for, nurture and give value to their families.

Job Title:  Development Director

Part Time, 20 hours weekly   Wage: $16-18 per hour
Reports to: Executive Director

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Full agreement with the PSS Statements of Faith, Principle, Commitment, Confidentiality and Interpersonal Conflict resolution.
  2. Fundraising experience, (2 years preferable), with positive growth in donor and corporate relationship building.
  3. Good administrative, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), understanding of marketing concepts, and public relations.
  4. Self-motivated, dependable, creative, resourceful and responsible.
  5. Computer friendly, familiar with excel, mail merge, Microsoft Office,

Note: everything in green is the responsibility of the Executive Director until further update.

Overview of Responsibilities

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Advancement Director (AD) will spearhead advancement efforts to provide for The Crossing as the organization continues to grow.  Advancement Director will meet weekly with the Executive Director to report and discuss progress and challenges of securing financial support by managing fundraising events, and building relationships with churches, individuals, corporations and grantors, to insure the financial security of the organization.


  1. Serve as a member of the Advancement Committee
  2. Submit a monthly report to ED
  3. Submit fundraising revenue proposal in preparation for annual budget.
  4. Build relationships with community leaders
  5. Provide donor, corporate, church, and grantor giving statistics and comparisons; and program statistics, to help determine effectiveness and focus.

Fund Development

Coordinate with ED and volunteers to:

  1. Maintain up to date database of area churches and church contacts.  
  2. Recruit and equip local church liaisons with information to promote The Crossing (i.e. baby bottle campaign, SOHLS, table hosts for fundraiser, diaper drives, etc.)
  3. Develop a plan for church visits, speaking engagements, and office tours.
  4. Acknowledge participating churches.

Corporate Development

  1. Grow and recognize current corporate relationships.
  2. Initiate and develop new corporate relationships, schedule office tours and meetings, inviting collaboration for financial partnership, diaper drives, and underwriting.

Donor Relations

  1. Develop and execute a strategy to recognize and reach out to new and current donors inviting them to greater participation.
  2. Timely response to donor concerns, requests, and gifts, with special attention to first time and key donors.


  1. Work with Advancement Team to strategize for annual fundraiser, and Change A Life Campaign, and other event ideas.
  2. Work with ED to execute and oversee events.


  1. Work with ED to develop narrative for grant writing.
  2. Write approx. 25 grants per year
  3. Maintain detailed note of grants written and received, due dates etc.

Endowment/Planned Giving

  1. Strategize to raise awareness of endowment and to build endowment base.
  2. Invite planned giving from donors, either to endowment or to operating revenue.


Mail or email cover letter and resume to:

Sue Bryntesen, Advancement Director
The Crossing of Manitowoc County
205 N 8th St, Manitowoc, WI 54220