Did you know that . . .

  • 46 percent of Lake Geneva grade school students qualify for reduced or free lunch?
  • Out of 7,000 households in the Geneva Lake area, over 1,000 earn less than $20,000 annually.

There are many families in our midst struggling to make ends meet. As a result of sickness, accidents, loss of work, or other difficulties, they find themselves unable to afford living expenses.

These people are trying to stand on their own, but need short-term, emergency financial assistance to help them overcome their difficulties.

What kind of assistance is available?

  • Financial assistance is available fo rent/mortgage, utilities and prescription medicines
  • Referral information about other community resources

How often is assistance available?

  • Financial assistance is limited to one grant per year and paid directly to service provider(s)
  • Referral assistance is available at all times and is given to clients for as long as they need it.

Who will receive assistance?

  • Qualified applicants who are screen by trained Board members will receive help.

Who supports Side by Side?

  • Local churches, area businesses, service organizations and community volunteers
  • 100 percent of donations are distributers to those in crisis

What about other community assistance groups?

  • Side by Side works in collaboration with The Time Is Now, Hope┬áNow, the Salvation Army, St. Vincent De Paul and Delavan Human Concerns.

How do potential clients apply?

  • Clients are invited to apply in person on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 715 Wisconsin Street, Lake Geneva
  • Call (262) 581-5927 for more information.