Community Resources

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore is your one-stop shopping source for information regarding senior living and disability advocacy in Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties.

Stop in or call our office for assistance. Our lobby contains a wealth of informational brochures, packets and pamphlets. We can put you in touch with people and resources to help you through difficult situations.  Our Information and Assistance Specialists are here to assist you in reviewing your options.

Developmentally Disabled Resources

Here is a listing for both Kewaunee and Manitowoc Community Based Residential Facilities.

Licensed CBRF Listing - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County

Family Care / IRIS

The ADRC shall assure that all consumers are informed about eligibility for Long-Term Care Funding.  The ADRC shall administer a Long Term Care Functional screen to determine functional eligibility for Long Term Care programs, such as IRIS and Family Care, and will provide information regarding financial eligibility guidelines.

Family Care - English, Hmong, Spanish
IRIS - English, Hmong, Spanish

Financial Resources

  •  High Phone Bills
    Local Telephone Service providers are required to give discounts to residents who meet certain eligibility requirements.  You need to call Customer Service at the Telephone Service Provider, and request an application form.  After you fill it out and mail it back, the provider will confirm the information given, and will then credit your account between $5.25 and $7.00 each month.  Some long distance carriers offer the discount also.  For more information, please call:
    Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore (877) 416-7083.

    Other resources for free phones and minutes:
    Assurance Wireless
    SafeLink
     
  • Homestead Tax Credit

    The Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit program is designed to help low income residents who are paying real estate property taxes directly through a property tax bill, or indirectly in the form of rent.  The amount of the Tax Credit that you may be eligible to receive is determined according to the amount of your income in relation to the amount of property tax (or rent) that you pay.  
    For more information, please call:
    Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore (877) 416-7083
    Two Rivers Senior Center (920) 793-5596

  • Social Security Benefits

    Questions can be answered about Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability, Medicare Health Insurance, Supplemental Security Income. Most business can be handled by telephone.  For more information, please visit the Social Security website

  • Veterans Benefits

    The Veterans Service Officer will provide assistance to Veterans and their dependents.
    Automated Toll Free  (800) 827-1000
    Manitowoc Veterans Office  (920) 683-4055

  • Weatherization for My Home

    The Low Income Energy Assistance Program is designed to help residents with low income to receive a credit on their fuel and electric bills thereby reducing the amount they have to pay for the season.
    Applications are accepted October through May.  Persons who are HOMEBOUND may call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore to schedule a home visit (877) 416-7083.  This is a list of resources for both Kewaunee and Manitowoc County residents.  Appointments are suggested. 

    Kewaunee County:
    Energy Services
    416 Harrison St
    Kewaunee, WI  54216
    (920) 388-0652

    Weatherization Project
    1300 Egg Harbor Road
    (Cherry Point Mall), Suite 124
    Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235
    (920) 743-7273

    Manitowoc County:
    Job Center  (920) 683-2888
    Manitowoc Senior Center  (920) 683-4508
    Two Rivers Senior Center  (920) 793-5506

    Weatherization Help
    If you are eligible for the LIEAP, you are also eligible for a State Weatherization Program. For more information, please call:
    Partners for Community Development Fuel Assistance and Weatherization  (800) 584-8172
    WI Fuel & Light  (920) 682-8241
    WI Public Service  (800) 450-7260

Housing

You have many options in Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties  If you are unable to find the information you need, please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore at (877) 416-7083.  For help in finding a place to live in Wisconsin call (877) 428-8844 or go to: Wisconsin Housing Search Website.

  • Adult Family Homes
    A place where 1 to 4 adults who are not related to the operator reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board. 
    Kewaunee and Manitowoc County Adult Family Home Listing

  • Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
    This is an apartment type setting where five or more individuals live and offer independence and control over personal space, care decisions and daily routines.  This type of housing would benefit someone who needs some assistance with daily living care and nursing services yet can function in an apartment setting.  Up to twenty-eight hours per week of supportive services such as assistance with medication, bathing, dressing, grooming and nursing care are provided.  If a resident requires more than twenty-eight hours of supportive service per week, the tenant can contract with a home health care agency or obtain assistance through informal supports such as friends and family to assist with care needs.  Emergency assistance is available twenty-four hours a day.  Social and recreational activities as well as meals will be available.  Be sure to ask about the services and if there is an additional charge for any of them.  

    Registered and certified facilities will accept only personal funds for payments.  Medicare and Medical Assistance do not pay for these facilities.  Rent and other charges are self-pay.  The manager can assist with financial questions.  Be sure to ask if there is a "care charge" for residents needing assistance.

  • Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF)
    A home or apartment type setting where five or more unrelated adults live together.  The goal of the CBRF is to assist individuals in achieving the highest level of independence of which they are capable.  Different populations are targeted by the CBRF and some of these populations include: elderly, Alzheimer's, emotionally and mentally disturbed, developmentally and physically disabled and veterans.  A CBRF is classified according to its size and the population it serves. 

    Payments for care can come from a variety of resources including personal funds and public funding if a person is eligible.  The manager at the CBRF can assist with financial questions.


    All CBRF's are licensed and monitored by the state.  You can contact the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at (800) 242-1060 to determine the status of the facility that interests you, or you can visit the Bureau of Quality Assurance Website

    Licensed CBRF Listing - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)
    Listing of Skilled Nursing Facilities - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County

  • Subsidized Apartments
    Housing rent is based on about 30% of income for families, elderly or persons with disabilities.
    Listing of Subsidized Apartments

  • Independent Apartments
    Listing of Independent Apartments

  • Section 8 (Low Income) Housing

    Kewaunee County
    Financial assistance (HUD Section 8 rental assistance) for those renting and needing assistance paying rent.  Income and family size guidelines apply.  Call for waiting list status.

    Horizon Management Group
    Rental Assistance - Voucher Program
    (608) 784-2935 Ext 152

    Lakeshore CAP - Emergency Housing/Homeless Services
    (920) 323-9526

    Manitowoc County
    Lakeshore CAP - Emergency Housing/Homeless Services
    (920) 682-3737


    Home Care

  • Home Health Aide Resources
    Listing of Home Health Aide Providers
     
  • Lawn/Snow Removal Help
    The Aging Resource Center of the Lakeshore does not keep a list of private providers.  Sources you may try are: Ads in the local paper.  Contact your church office to see if they know someone who might help.  Neighbors or teens that live near you might come and help with the chores.  We have compiled a list of professional providers for your convenience.  They may help you with lawn, yard work and snow removal.  You will need to call them for price information and we suggest that you ask for references.  You'll want an estimate prior to hiring them.

           Kewaunee County
    • Always Green Lawn Care & Snow Removal  (920) 609-812
    • Gallenberger’s Lawn Care & Snow Removal  (920) 388-2189
    • J & D Services  (920) 304-0011
    • M and E Landscaping, LLC  (920) 388-3719
    • Matt's Services, LLC  (920) 388-0693
    • SDA Lawn Service, LLC  (920) 362-0970

      Manitowoc County
    • Al Risch Snow Removal & Painting  (920) 242-9480
    • Four Seasons Lawn Service  (920) 320-1966
    • Gary Bialek Snow Removal  (920) 682-2383
    • Green Acres  (920) 755-2495
    • Huske Lawn Mowing  (920) 323-9707
    • Lischka Roofing  (920) 755-2113
    • Northbound Yard Care LLC  (920) 973-4585 or (920) 775-4583
    • PH Enterprises, LLC  (920) 684-8039
    • Premier Lawn Care  (920) 682-8965
    • Quality Service  (920) 323-4045 or (920) 242-6055
    • Stoney Creek  (920) 693-3473

  • Non-Medical In-Home Services
    Listing of Non-Medical In-Home Service Providers

Lifeline

An elderly person living alone at home can activate an emergency response system when a crisis happens and he/she is not able to get to a telephone (such as after a fall).  He/she activates the system by pressing a button that is worn around the neck on a cord, or on a bracelet.  The alarm is received at the hospital, who then calls the person on the telephone.  If there is no response to the phone call, the hospital personnel call the elderly person's on file emergency responders. Responders may be neighbors, children or acquaintances who live in the elderly person's neighborhood.

Listing of Lifeline Providers
All providers charge an assessment or activation fee, and a monthly service fee.  Call for prices, the fees may vary.

Loan Closet

Durable/Medical equipment is available to the public for private use.  Refundable security deposit (check/cash only) required for each item.  Loans may be short term in duration.  A loan agreement must be signed at the time of the loan.  Items must be returned in the same condition they were received at.  Items available on a first come first serve basis.  Please call for availability.

Kewaunee County Loan Closets

Casco Lions Club Loan Closet
(920) 837-7570

Dyckesville Lions Club Loan Closet
(920) 837-2427

Luxemburg Lions Club Loan Closet
(920) 845-2080

VFW Loan Closet - Algoma
(920) 487-3588

Manitowoc County Loan Closets

Manitowoc Lions Club
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore
1701 Michigan Avenue
Manitowoc, WI  54220
(920) 683-4180 or (877) 416-7083

Two Rivers Fire Department
2122 Monroe Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241
(920) 793-5521

Property Tax Deferral Loan Program

Program Description

The Property Tax Deferral Loan Program (PTDL) was created by the legislature to help Wisconsin resident homeowners pay their property taxes.  The PTDL Program is administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).  The PTDL Program allows individuals 65 or older with a limited income to convert equity from their home into cash to pay all or a portion of their property taxes.  Approved borrowers make no required monthly payments on principal and interest until ownership of the property is transferred, or until the borrower no longer lives in the home.

An applicant may borrow up to $2,500 each year that they qualify for the program.  The interest rate is dictated by Wisconsin Statutes 234.635 (Loans shall bear interest at a rate equal to the prime lending rate at the time the rate is set, as reported by the federal reserve board in federal reserve statistical release H. 15, plus 1% which shall be set no later than October 15th of each year, and that rate shall apply to loans made in the following year) this program year is 9.25% compounded annually and is fixed for the life of the loan.  A borrower may pay back all or a portion of the loan at any time.

Eligibility Requirements

A borrower must be 65 years of age or older on the date of application and if married, the spouse must be 60 years of age.  All co-owners of the qualifying home must be at least 60 years of age on the date of application.  If the borrower or the borrower's spouse is/are permanently disabled, there is no minimum age requirement for the spouse. The borrower must own a qualifying insured home in Wisconsin and reside there for all of the year.  A borrower is considered as living in his/her home even if they temporarily live in a health care facility, such as a nursing home or hospital.

The amount of outstanding liens and judgments on the home, not including PTDL and/or WHEDA rehabilitation loans, may not exceed 50 percent of the assessed value of your home for property tax purposes.

A participant must insure their home and WHEDA must be named as a lien holder on the fire and extended casualty and flood insurance policies.  All outstanding tax liens must be satisfied prior to participating in the program.

How will a PTDL loan affect ownership value?

To protect WHEDA's interest and ensure repayment of the loan at a later date, WHEDA will file a lien on the property.  Like a mortgage, a lien reduces the borrower's equity in the property.

For more information contact:
Property Tax Deferral Loan Program
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
PO Box 1728
Madison, WI  53701-1728
800-755-7835

Support Groups

Support groups give people the opportunity to talk about their lives and their problems, to discuss their thoughts and especially their feelings, with others who can understand them.

Listing of Support Groups