Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry Awarded at October 2023 100+ WWC Giving Event!

Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry Awarded at October 2023 100+ WWC Giving Event!

100+Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Celebrates 5 Years: $29,000 awarded at October 2023 Giving Event. $490,000 in giving to 56 Door County nonprofits in 22 Giving Events!

100+ Women Who Care Door County (100+WWC) Giving Circle continued its philanthropic impact. Through all seasons, this group of women demonstrates the Giving Circle’s motto of “Do Good, Feel Good, Gather, Have Fun with 100+WWC!” This Giving Circle comprised of 380 givers (individuals and teams) has awarded over $490,000 to 56 Door County nonprofit organizations.

Three nonprofits discussed their organizations and initiatives. Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry was the recipient of the main award of $14,500. Little Eddie Big Cup/Mental Health Support Fund and Sunshine Resources Door County (SRDC) will also each receive approximately $7,250. A total of $29,000 was awarded in one hour!

Sandi Soik, Director, Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry commented, “It was very inspiring to see the enthusiasm the 100+ Women Who Care have for the nonprofits in Door County. Without financial support like 100+WWC, this food pantry would not exist. Thank you for your concern for our friends and neighbors in need.”

Lisa VanLaanen, 100+WWC member/nominator of Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry, is enthusiastic, “100+WWC makes giving an outstanding habit – especially when you can get together with a wonderful group of old and new friends. It’s a fun, friendly, and easy way to contribute and recognize the good works of so many across our county.”

Rachel Willems, President, Little Eddie Big Cup/Mental Health Support Fund shared, “It’s a point of pride to think that what started as grieving friends planning a golf tournament to remember their classmate, has now grown into the nonprofit Mental Health Support Fund. We grew up in a world that didn’t talk about the mental illness around us, we hope the work of the fund helps change that for future generations.”

Jeremy Paszczak, Director of Development, Sunshine Resources of Door County (SRDC), felt comfortable among the 100+WWC members, “This is very exciting that SRDC and two additional worthy causes receive this support in such a wonderful event. Thank you!”

Unity Hospice, represented by Donna Hanson, Marketing Assistant, was the returning award recipient and updated the group on its services and results from the April 2022 100+WWC gift.

The nonprofits to be considered for the next quarterly award were randomly drawn from member nominations. These nonprofit organizations are: Liberty Grove Historical Society, Money Management Counselors, and HELP of Door County. The 100+WWC members that nominated these nonprofits and nonprofit representatives will present a summary of their nonprofit and answer questions at the next 100+WWC Giving Event on January 22, 2024 via LiveStream or in person at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor.

To join this exciting group of local women and help make an even bigger local impact, visit

Lakeshore CAP members accepting a large check from 100+ WWC

Pictured (left to right): Susie Cotter (100+WWC Board), Lisa VanLaanen (100+WWC member/advocate), Sandi Soik (Director, Lakeshore CAP Food Pantry) with Ann Glessner (100+WWC Board) and Ann Morgan (100+WWC Co-founder/President).

Lakeshore CAP would like to extend a huge Thank-You to 100+ Women Who Care Door County!

Read the original press release here: PR 100+WWC OCT 2023 Giving Circle Awards 

JAK’s Place Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 2022

JAK’s Place Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 2022


JAK’s Place is a mental health resource center providing structured and social resources to those affected by mental illness and to family members in need of support and information.

Tuesday, September 27th, from 4:30-6:30 PM, JAK’s Place is having its Annual Fundraiser at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay. There will be a silent auction in person and virtually at There will be live music by the Door County Recorder Ensemble. This event is sponsored by the Door County Medical Center.

Please call (920) 818-0525 to ask questions or purchase a ticket. Tickets are $16 per adult and $8 per child.


JAK’s Place Memorial Ceremony

JAK’s Place Memorial Ceremony

JAK’s Place Memorial Rock Garden Ceremony


Saturday, June 12th, 10 AM – 12 PM

Join Us! Rock painting, flower planting, food and beverages. Please see flyer for details.

JAK’s Place offers mental health groups on a daily basis Monday-Friday. See Lakeshore Community Action Program’s JAK Place web page for our monthly calendar and additional information on our mission to provide services and support for individuals with mental illness and their families in Door County.

Please consider donating to help us support those with Mental Illness and those affected by Mental Illness. As always, all of our services are free to the public. All funds donated stay locally at JAK’s Place in Door County to support our efforts. You may choose to dedicate your donation in honor or in memory of someone. Please call 920-818-0525 with any questions.

JAK’s Place, a program of Lakeshore CAP, Inc., is incorporated in the state of Wisconsin and is exempt from federal income taxes under IRC 501c(3) as a nonprofit corporation. You donation and contribution may be “tax deductible” .

Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!

Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!





See below for information and link to Lakeshore CAP’s 2021 WERA (Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance) program running through November — for households negatively impacted by COVID-19!

In 2020, Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) received Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) funds resulting from the CARES Act. The purpose of these funds was to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and were struggling to pay rent or security deposit. The Lakeshore CAP program provided funding to eligible households residing in the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

From June 8 to November 25, 2020, Lakeshore CAP assisted the following number of households in our 4-county area, helping them to remain in their homes or move to safe affordable housing:

Rental Assistance
Security Deposit
Lot Rent



Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP), an agency of WISCAP, recently received another round of Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance (WERA) funds. Pre-Screen Applications are being accepted now and can be found on our Home Page. The purpose of these funds is to help those who were negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to pay rent. The Lakeshore CAP program will provide funding to eligible households residing in our service area —  the Wisconsin counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Along with the rental assistance application, you will simultaneously be applying for Energy Assistance (EA).

Information, instructions, documents and restrictions on the program can be found in our News article at Pre-screen applications may be found on our Home Page at in English and Spanish.



If you are seeking other forms of rental assistance due to inability to pay your rent or are facing eviction and/or homelessness, Lakeshore CAP has a different Supportive Housing/Rental Assistance Program. You can find information our on our website at housing or by calling 920.682.3737 for Manitowoc Co, 920-803-6991 for Sheboygan Co, or 920-743-0192 for Door and Kewaunee counties. Applications may also be found on our Home Page in English, Spanish and Hmong at

WERA Provides Help with Utilities

WERA Provides Help with Utilities




If your utilities have been shut off or if you have a past due balance with your provider, please apply for Lakeshore CAP’s WERA Program if you live in Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Door or Kewaunee county. You may apply for utility assistance without having to apply for rent assistance. 


Find the WERA Pre-Screen application in English and Spanish on Lakeshore Community Action’s Home Page at: