Jan 19, 2021 | Volunteer Opportunities
LAKESHORE CAP FOOD PANTRY IN STURGEON BAY
Please Note: Times may have changed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please call for information. Thank you!
Volunteer Opportunity 1
DUTIES: Assist families with their shopping experience at the Lakeshore CAP Food pantry.
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. If your schedule does not allow you to work the entire shift or you just want to volunteer one day a week, just let us know when you can help us out. We do ask you put your hours on our volunteer calendar.
Volunteer Opportunity 2
DUTIES: Stock shelves, sort donated food, light cleaning,
WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:15 AM and 10:30 AM. Volunteer hours are available most Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
LOCATION: Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry, 131 S 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
CONTACT: Please drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays or call 920-743-0192
ABOUT US: Lakeshore Community Action Program (Lakeshore CAP) promotes individual self-sufficiency. The Food Pantry in Sturgeon Bay is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization that provides on-going and emergency food assistance to low and limited income residents of Door County. The pantry is supported by local donations, food drives and the USDA food program (TEFAP). We are a client choice pantry. We respect likes/dislikes and medical circumstances of our clients. NO ONE is turned away the first time they come to the Door County pantry. If they are a non-resident, we will give the client information with their food as to the closest pantry to their home for their next visit. We also provide referral information to other programs that might be of help, both within the Lakeshore CAP agency and other community agencies.
For additional information on our food pantry, please visit: https://lakeshorecap.org/door-county-food-pantry/
For additional information and a list of pantries located within the 9-county area Lakeshore CAP administers for the USDA TEFAP Program, please visit: https://lakeshorecap.org/tefap/
Jul 27, 2020 | Lakeshore CAP Events, Volunteer Opportunities
PLEASE VOLUNTEER for the Semi-Annual
Point In Time Outreach Event!
A coalition of local agencies and volunteers will be conducting the Point In Time Street Count in Manitowoc, Door, Kewaunee, & Sheboygan Counties over the night of Thursday, August 13, 2020. The focus of the count is to identify people who might be residing on the streets, in cars, campgrounds, under bridges or similar places. Please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community where homeless people are sheltering. Services needed to help the homeless in our communities are a result of identifying these households. The information gathered is used at the state and federal levels to allocate resources for individuals and households requiring homelessness assistance. (See FAQ below.)
2 hour shifts are available between 4AM – 6AM and 6PM – 8PM, Thursday, August 13
NOTE: We ask that you provide your own car due to COVID-19 precautions. We will require masks, frequent hand-washing and social distancing.
Training will be provided before the count
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
SIGN UP HERE!
Right click and fill out the information on your preferred county Google Form. Thank you so much!
♦ Manitowoc County: Manitowoc Google Form — Email email@example.com with questions
♦ Sheboygan County: Sheboygan Google Form — Call Sheboygan LCAP at 920.694.0042 with questions
We will sweeten the offer for Sheboygan Co volunteers. For anyone that signs up, stop in at Rage Fitness Aug. 17th -22nd for a free week, just mention you did the PIT count!
♦ Door County: Door Google Form — Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
♦ Kewaunee County: Kewaunee Google Form — Email email@example.com with questions
Right click for answers to: FAQ’s
Be Part of the “No Wrong Door” Solution
In addition, we are requesting assistance from the community to help us identify locations where suspected homeless people may be staying. If your business is aware of people that do not have shelter or you are a concerned citizen who might have spotted someone you suspect is homeless, please contact us. We can offer assistance and referrals for shelter. Again, please let us know prior to the Count If you are aware of locations in the community (parked car, parks, etc.) where people are staying so we can find these vulnerable people and offer them services.
People experiencing or at risk of homelessness may find housing and get connected to community-based resources through Coordinated Entry. In most counties in Wisconsin, you can get help at agencies that assist homeless people and/or people in poverty. Lakeshore CAP, covering 4 counties, is among those agencies displaying the “No Wrong Door” welcome poster.
Donate Locally to Help the Homeless!
Lakeshore CAP’s Supportive Housing Program in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door & Kewaunee Counties has case managers who assist eligible homeless individuals and households — or those at risk of becoming homeless — maintain housing and work towards self-sufficiency. While we receive HUD grant monies, we also rely on private and fund-raiser donations to further our goals in the communities we serve. Please DONATE on this site to help Lakeshore CAP combat homelessness and give our fellow citizens a hand up. Thank you!
Aug 30, 2019 | Volunteer Opportunities
PLEASE LEND YOUR VOICE TO THIS IMPORTANT ISSUE!
Opportunity to Serve on the Lakeshore CoC Steering Committee
Lakeshore CAP is seeking individuals and agencies to help steer and direct funding for those who are homeless in our service area of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties. Currently, there are approximately 60 homeless households waiting for Lakeshore CAP’s housing programs in these areas. The Lakeshore CoC (Continuum of Care) Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness.
Continuum of Care is a Planning Process
The goal is to understand the size and scope of the problem of homelessness in a community and design effective strategies and solutions to address it. To carry out the purpose of the CoC Program, HUD requires representatives of relevant organizations (e.g., nonprofit organizations, victim services providers, local governments) to form a Continuum of Care to serve a certain geographic area. Specifically, we would like participation from:
- A current or former homeless individual
- Local government officials
- Law enforcement
- CDBG entitlement staff
- Affordable housing developers
- Local hospitals
- Interested community members
PLEASE JOIN US!
Lakeshore CoC Quarterly Meetings
The Lakeshore CoC will meet on a quarterly basis during the months of March, June, September, & December. All members share a common purpose to provide quality services in an effort to end homelessness!
If you are interested or have questions, please call Kate Markwardt, Lakeshore CAP, 920.682.3737
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