Emergency Food & Shelter
This program is a restricted federal grant. Program expenditures are limited to food, meals, shelter (motel/hotel vouchers), and rent assistance. EFSP is governed by a National Board that selects jurisdictions for funding, and based on the latest census and unemployment figures determines the amount of funding, and based on the Local Boards are then convened to determine the highest need and best use of those funds to select Local Recipient Organizations to provide emergency food and shelter services. Each year, needs are reassessed in an effort to adapt to community needs. We receive EFSP funds in two of the five counties (Juneau & Dodge). The criteria we use is that we will provide rental assistance to the individuals or families with a five-day eviction notice and verification of employment.
Sauk County Rapid Rehousing
This program provides housing assistance and services to Sauk County families who are soon to be or are experiencing homelessness. Families, who have adequate income to continue paying rent after initial help, are quickly re-housed and stabilized with wrap around case management and community services. Funds received for this program are provided by Sauk County.
Dodge County Rapid Rehousing
Same as Sauk, but not limited to families.