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.

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 see the following brochure: WI Lifeline

    Other resources for free phones and minutes:
    Assurance Wireless
    Entouch Wireless
    Feel Safe Wireless
    Qlink Wireless
    Tag Mobile
  • 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 1-877-416-7083
    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  1-800-827-1000
    Kewaunee Veterans Office 920-388-7198
    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.  This is a list of resources for both Kewaunee and Manitowoc County residents.  Appointments are suggested. 

    Kewaunee County:
    Energy Services
    223 Ellis St.
    Kewaunee, WI  54216

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

    Manitowoc County:
    Economic Support  (920) 683-4300
    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


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 - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
    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.

  • 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 Agencies
    Listing of Home Health Agencies - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County

  • In Home Hair Care
    Homebound individuals in need of shampoos, haircuts, perms, etc…  may call the following individuals for these services.  These licensed beauty operators are affiliated with local hair salons, however, provide these services as private contractors.  You will need to ask for prices, being mindful that there may be additional charges for mileage, and in-home services.  Contractors are listed alphabetically.  Services need to be scheduled in advance by appointment…… 
    Gina Wellner … 920-682-4307 
    Homebound Individuals in need of in-home barber services may call:
    Gerald Nelson … 920-794-7435

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


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 in Manitowoc County.  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

VFW Loan Closet - Algoma
(920) 487-2588

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

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