Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!

Lakeshore CAP WRAP Results/New WERA!

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2020 “WRAP” (WISCONSIN RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM)

RESULTS ARE IN!

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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:

NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS
TYPE OF ASSISTANCE
DOLLAR AMOUNT
621
Rental Assistance
$1,007,468.00
12
Security Deposit
$18,560.00
19
Lot Rent
$23,684.00
652
—TOTALS—
$1,049,712.00

 


2021 WERA (WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE) PROGRAM OPEN NOW!

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 https://lakeshorecap.org/wera-rental-assistance-program/ Pre-screen applications may be found on our Home Page at https://lakeshorecap.org/ in English and Spanish.

 


NON-COVID RELATED RENT ASSISTANCE

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 www.lakeshorecap.org/supportive 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 https://lakeshorecap.org/

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

Mental Health Crisis, Suicide & Substance Abuse Help

SUICIDE PREVENTION, SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS, CALL THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE  800-273-8255 

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — A network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in a mental health crisis, suicidal crisis or emotional crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Committed to improving services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals and building awareness. (Veterans, press “1”)

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A SUBSTANCE ABUSE CRISIS, CALL THE NATIONAL HELPLINE — 800-662-HELP (4357)

National Drug Helpline — Offers free, 24/7 drug and alcohol help to those struggling with addiction. SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) is a confidential, free information service in English and Spanish. It is for individuals and family members facing a mental health crisis and/or substance use disorder. We provide referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Order free publications and other information.


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Services in Lakeshore CAP’s Coverage Area

Manitowoc County

  • Pathways Alcohol & Drug Treatment & Recovery Services — Pathways to a Better Life is a dual diagnosis treatment facility that provides individualized care without judgement to those affected by the disease of addiction. It integrates mental health treatment at the same time as addiction treatment. There are 8 programs to choose from and family members are encouraged to participate. Make the call today: 920-894-1374. Pathways is located at 530 State Road 67, Kiel, WI  53042
  • Core Treatment Services A nonprofit, 16-bed residential and day-treatment AODA treatment center in Manitowoc that provides evidenced-based treatment to individuals who struggle with substance abuse and/or co-occuring mental health conditions.3 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, WI 54220  Call 920-663-1035 or email info@coretreatmentservices.com
  • NAMI Manitowoc (National Alliance on Mental Illness) — Mental health services does not just refer to medication or therapy but also to case management services, treatment teams, residential treatment, supported employment, supportive housing, peer support and more. Follow the link for mental health crisis & other services in Manitowoc County.
  • Prevent Suicide Wisconsin/Manitowoc County Join one of two groups IF you have lost a loved one, whether a family member, friend or colleague. Our goal is to raise awareness, offer support and to end suicide. Contact: 920-901-0779. Crisis line: 920-683-4230 or 888-552-6642 after hours.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Manitowoc county or call 800-662-4357.
  • Lighthouse Recovery Community Center — It’s mission is to empower those seeking recovery by providing access to resources, recovery support services, and a safe social space to gather. We educate the community about recovery with the aim to reduce stigma that is related to Substance Abuse Disorder. 721 Park St, Manitowoc. Contact: lrccdirector@gmail.com or call 920-374-4433.
  • Other Manitowoc Help Lines

Door County

  • NAMI Door — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Door County.
  • Door County Mental Health Crisis Prevention Resource Guide — This list was compiled as a collaborative effort by numerous individuals invested in the mental health of Door County citizens.
  • Lakeshore CAP JAK’s Place — A drop-in resource center in Sturgeon Bay providing structured and social resources to those affected by mental illness and to family members in need of support and information. Call 920-818-0525.
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Door County or call 800-662-4357.

Sheboygan County

  • NAMI Sheboygan — Follow this link for mental health crisis & other services in Sheboygan County.
  • Sheboygan County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center — Providing treatment to residents suffering with mental illness, substance use disorders, and/or the negative effects of traumatic life experiences to foster hope, reduce symptoms, and promote recovery and improve quality of life. 24-Hour Crisis Service & involuntary commitments; mobile, walk-in and telephone service  877-688-0734
  • Alcohol & Drug Rehab — Visit this National Substance Abuse Helpline site to search for facilities in Sheboygan County or call 800-662-4357.

Kewaunee County


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State Agencies

Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Organization — Our strategy is for you. Whatever you do, wherever you live, work or play in Wisconsin, you can have a role in preventing suicide. And this plan can help. Find resources and centers in your county on our website or call 414-336-7970.

AODA Provider Directory by Wisconsin County — Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) treatment encompasses a wide range of programs for individuals, family and friends affected by drug and alcohol abuse. Wisconsin community programs include detox centers, day treatment, inpatient/outpatient facilities, residential programs, and intervention/prevention efforts.

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 2-1-1 — The Recovery Helpline is available to connect people with resources in your community to overcome a dependence on Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Opioids or other substances. This free and confidential service supported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is managed by 211 Wisconsin. Staffed by caring, trained specialists, it is a safe, trusted place to quickly turn for information. Call 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 211 or 833-944-4673.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services — The DHS is one of the largest and most diverse state agencies in Wisconsin. It is working to reduce the impact of mental illnesses on Wisconsin’s citizens. Support is available! Find an index of community programs on our link or call 608-266-2717.

Wisconsin Family Ties —CHANGING LIVES BY IMPROVING CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH. Wisconsin Family Ties (WFT) is the only statewide, parent-run organization in Wisconsin working with families that include children with social, emotional or behavioral challenges. We walk beside families to provide emotional support while helping to navigate the complex service and treatment systems with which they are involved .. 16 N Carroll St, Ste 230, Madison, WI 53703. Question? Email us at info@wifamilyties.org or call 608-267-6800.


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National & Private Agencies

Mental Health First Aid USA — Get involved and make a difference. Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in your job and your community. Find courses and instructors and follow Mental Health First Aid’s stories, thoughts, and reflections on mental illness, drug abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, etc. Mental Health First Aid USA is ramping up its efforts for a better response to tearing down the barriers that prevent people from seeking and receiving help by talking about mental health and substance abuse. Knowing how to respond when someone tells you they’re NOT okay can change — or even save — a life! Notice when a person may need support. Learn, in particular, where you can direct people for appropriate help. Find ways to start and continue conversations about mental health and substance use: Watch this video on having that Awkward Conversation.Contact MHFAinfo@thenationalcouncil.org or call 888-244-8980, ext 4.

Veterans Crisis Line: CALL THE NATIONAL LIFELINE at 1-800-273-8255Press “1” OR Text 838255 — Responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. From mental health issues that were never addressed to recent Veterans dealing with relationships or the transition back to civilian life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) — A web site that shows the location of residential, outpatient, and hospital inpatient treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism throughout the country. This information is also accessible by calling 800-662-4357.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention — A voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. We give those affected by suicide a place to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has chapters in all 50 states. As a result, people have a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy. Contact us at 888-333-2377.

AddictionCenter.com/Addiction-and-Suicide Of all addictions, perhaps none is more likely to result in suicide than opioid addiction. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died from opioids. Due to the nature of overdose, it is impossible to know how many of these deaths were accidental and how many were suicides. However, no matter where you live, there is a drug rehab center that can help you overcome your addiction. We’ll help you find it. Contact a treatment expert at 844-236-5318.

Sex Trafficking Training Tool for Parents This training brochure explores the topics of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. With proper awareness, parents can begin to understand the warning signs and help their children avoid behavior and people and places that could lead to exploitation and abuse. National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

Drug Rehab USA  Reduce the impact of substance abuse by locating proper treatment. This is your source for finding the right alcohol and drug rehab centers for you! Drug Rehab USA created a user-friendly free directory that uses location technology to display addiction treatment near you. The data in this directory comes from Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator by SAMSHA. Click on green link or call the SAMSHA National Helpline at 800662HELP (4357).

RehabSpot.com — Addiction takes so much away from you: friends, family, career, and even your personality. No matter what addiction you are struggling with, there is a treatment program out there for you. At Rehab Spot, we are focused on helping individuals struggling with alcohol dependency to safely and comfortably quit and gain control over their life. Get addiction information for addicts or loved ones and find a treatment center on our website or connect with a compassionate treatment specialist at 844-658-0552.

DrugRehab.com — A person with a co-occurring disorder has been diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder and another mental health disorder. Any mental health disorder can co-occur alongside substance use disorders. The most common types of co-occurring disorders include mood, anxiety, psychotic, eating, personality and behavioral disorders. Co-occurring disorders, sometimes called dual disorders, are best treated through integrated treatment that addresses both issues at the same time. DrugRehab.com is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery. For 24/7 help, call 855-520-2898.

RehabCenter.net — They have compiled an extensive directory of drug and alcohol rehab centers located throughout the United States, which can be narrowed down by state and city. This site is full of information and resources! Once you step over the line from use to abuse, it’s difficult for anyone to fight their addiction on their own. Pairing you with the right type of program is one of the most important factors in achieving long-term sobriety. To experience life without addiction, call them at 866-650-2452 or go to Inpatient Drug Rehab Center Locator

D’Amore Mental Health/Teenage Suicide — On this important resource and FAQ website, you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions about teenage suicide and practical information for what to do if you are concerned about a loved one. If you have a teenager you care about in your life, it is important to be aware of the mental health and suicide risks they are facing. Go to the D’Amore Mental Health website through the green title or call 714-868-7139.

Addiction Rehab Centers — Doctors and therapists will create a plan for recovery based on the substance being abused and the severity of the addiction. These include inpatient and outpatient rehab, ongoing support groups and multiple kinds of therapies. Contact our Indiana addiction hotline at: (877) 659-4555

Addictioncenter.com/addiction/elderly — Substance abuse among the elderly (adults over the age of 60), particularly of alcohol and prescription drugs, is one of the fastest growing health problems in the United States. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances for many years and have reached 65, and the “late onset” group, which is those who form addictions later in life. Regardless of how old you are or when your addiction started, there are treatment options available to help you get back on a healthy path. Contact a treatment expert at 855-781-0841.

DetoxRehabs — Learning how to identify the early signs of mental health issues can potentially decrease their severity. Professional treatment can help individuals manage these issues as they pursue a healthy future. Knowing about mental health can help individuals and families understand the significance of symptoms, how an illness might develop, and what to do to help. To learn more about how to identify early signs of mental health issues or substance abuse and find detox centers and rehab programs, contact us at 888-694-3198.

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide — Our mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides. We do this by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational & training programs. Contact us through our website or call 732-410-7900 to find out more about our efforts and, furthermore, how YOU can help!

Common Addictions in the Elderly — Substance misuse among the elderly can oftentimes be overlooked, but is still prevalent in today’s society. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as reported in 2018, about 1 million adults over the age of 65 live with a substance use disorder. For example, alcohol has proven to be the most commonly used substance in older adults and many elderly adults take prescriptions, making it a recipe for disaster.Healing is possible! Treatment options are discussed on the website or call 855-524-9814. (Treatment information for other than elderly populations is also available on this site.) 

Social Media Addiction — Research has shown that too much social media use can result in long-term negative mental health issues including lowered self-esteem and increased feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation.The way social media interacts with your brain makes it inherently addictive. When you share content on social media, your brain releases dopamine, the same neurotransmitter that is released when you take addictive drugs. Visit our website or call 949-272-8652.for information and resources.

Alcohol Rehab — Since there are thousands of inpatient rehab centers available, it is important to choose the one that’s right for you. This decision will require some research, but this website has important factors to consider as you weigh your options.Please contact a dedicated treatment professional today to get answers to your questions about rehab and recovery. Call 855-919-2515.

Wavelengths Recovery — A comprehensive guide about certain life skills that aren’t necessarily going to make recovery a cakewalk, Seven steps to help you during times of struggle.Life skills are tools you need to help you thrive in your everyday life.Call for 24/7 help at 844-948-1161.


(These sites are not all-inclusive or guaranteed accurate over time.)

You may always dial  2-1-1 for community information and referral services in almost all areas of the United States

 

WERA Provides Help with Utilities

WERA Provides Help with Utilities

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THE WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM INCLUDES JUST UTILITY ASSISTANCE!

 

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: https://lakeshorecap.org/.

WERA – Rent Assistance Program

WERA – Rent Assistance Program

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE “WISCONSIN EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE” PROGRAM THROUGH LAKESHORE CAP

WERA —

lcapLakeshore Community Action Program (Lakeshore 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.

The following situations will not qualify for this program: Mortgage payments.

Along with the rental assistance application, you will simultaneously be applying for Energy Assistance (EA). If you have applied for EA in 2021, much of your information is already within the system that generates assistance for rent. You will not be eligible for an additional EA payment. The WERA program DOES provide EA and utility help for those who qualify. If someone wants only EA, they do that through WHEAP at: https://www.benefits.gov/benefit/1397. If you need help with rent, if your utilities have been shut off or you are behind in payments, you can apply for WERA.

Assistance will be paid directly to your landlord once ALL information is verified!


Please go to the our website’s homepage at: https://lakeshorecap.org/ to fill out the Pre-Screen application — available in English and Spanish.


  • Please gather ALL of the documents listed in the announcement as soon as you apply for the program
  • Find program information on the website: WISCAP / WERA
  • Read/download FAQ — and if you reside in a Wisconsin county not covered within Lakeshore CAP’s service area, find your agency here: WERA Contact & FAQ Sheet

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*WISCAP works with our member agencies, community partners and legislators to develop innovative, comprehensive and effective solutions that increase household economic security and relieve conditions of poverty. As an agency and a network we advocate with local, state & federal government on public policy affecting low-income individuals in Wisconsin.