• Community Resources


    Where to turn if you need information about resources in Rock County:  First Call For Help

    Web:  http://www.firstcallrock.com/      Phone:  608-363-8800

     

    Counseling Services:
    •   Counseling Care Center (Beloit Memorial Hospital)

    1969 W. Hart Rd. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 364-5686

    • Outpatient mental health services, alcohol and other drug abuse counseling.


    •   Lutheran Social Services

    612 N. Randall, Suite A Janesville, WI

    (608) 752-7660

    • Parenting Programs

    • Counseling services

    • Runaway and Youth Services Program


    •   Lutheran Social Services

    749 Bluff St. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 362-6629

    • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling

    • May have services from Janesville site as well


    •   Mercy Options

    2825 Prairie Ave, Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 756-5555

    • Mental health and addiction treatment


    •   Mercy Options

    903 Mineral Point Ave.

    Janesville, WI 53548

    (608) 756-5555

    • Mental health and addiction treatment


    •   Beloit Regional Hospice Inc

    655 3rd St # 200, Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 363-7421

    • Grief support groups


    •   Beloit Area Community Health Center

    74 Eclipse Blvd. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 361-0311

    • Clinic that offers a sliding scale for fees at the Beloit Mall


    •   CrossRoads Counseling Center
        17 S River St, Janesville, WI 53548
        (608) 755-5260

      • Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

      • They have a Spanish Speaking Counselor


    •   Janesville Psychiatric

    15 W. Milwaukee St. Suite #207 Janesville, WI 53548

    (608) 755-1475

    • They have a Spanish Speaking Counselor


    Crisis Services

      •     Crisis Intervention Service

        (608) 757-5025

      • Crisis and suicide counseling available 24 hours/day


    Health Services

    • Beloit Area      Community Health Center

    74 Eclipse Blvd. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 361-0311

    • Clinic that offers a sliding scale for fees at the Beloit Mall


    •   Medicaid Member Services

    1-800-362-3002

    • Referrals to doctors that accept medical assistance cards

    • Prescription information


    •   Public Health Nurse

    (608) 364-2010

    • Information on public immunization clinics, hearing and vision screening, AIDS and STD testing, maternity care


    Food and Clothing Resources

    •   Caritas

    2840 PRAIRIE BELOIT, WI 53511   

    (608) 362-4403                               

    Food Pantry, Open: M. T. W. TH. & F.

    Afternoons 1:00 PM To 2:30 PM


    •   New Zion Baptist Church

    1905 Mound Avenue Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 362-7703


    •   Merrill Park Community Garden

    Fifth Street and Merrill Street Beloit, WI

    (608) 289-8500


    •   Salvation Army

    628 BROAD BELOIT, WI 53511

    (608) 365-6572

    Soup Kitchen Lunch M,T, W & Th.,11 AM to NOON

    Food Pantry M-T-W 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, by appointment


    •   Central Christian Church

    2460 Milwaukee Road Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 362-7663


    •   Cornerstone Church of God

    322 Olympian Blvd. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 362-7547


    •   Emmanuel Baptist Church

    1151 East Grand Avenue Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 362-0562


    •   Faith Builders Operation Care

    2170 Murphy Woods Rd., Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 365-9131 ext 10

    • Qualified people who interview with a church member can get food at most once per month.


    Homelessness/ Shelters/Housing Assistance

    •   Salvation Army

    628 BROAD BELOIT, WI 53511

    (608) 365-6572

    • Families that are working can get emergency rental assistance that is paid directly to the landlord upon them finding a place. It usually covers security deposit and/or first months rent.


    •   Beloit Housing Authority

    100 State St. Beloit, WI

    (608) 364-8741

    • Public housing administration section eight rent subsidy assistance applications Mon, Tue, Thurs, and Fri 8am-5pm. No applications accepted on Wednesdays. The BHA administers two basic HUD housing rental assistance programs- Public Housing and Section 8. All applicants are pulled from the waiting lists. Families must be income eligible per HUD guidelines and not owe the BHA or any other housing authority money.

    • The BHA does not have emergency or immediate housing assistance.

    • To apply the following is required: social security cards for all family members, certified birth certificates, and picture ID's for all family members 18 or over, verification of income.

    • Reasons for denial include but not limited t Background of criminal activity including drugs, registered sex offenders, and previous renting history.


    •   Beloit Domestic Violence Center

    (608) 365-1119, 608-364-1065

    Toll Free:  (866) 723-3018,   (866) 723-3018

    • 24 hour crisis, information, and referral lines

    • Emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children

    • Legal advocacy

    • Support groups

    • Safety, housing, and financial planning for victims

    • Children's services


    •   Hands of Faith

    (608) 363-0683, (608) 751-5600

    • Accepts families in a 24-hour program providing: Overnight Accommodations, Three Meals a Day, Day Center Case Management, Van Transportation Support


    •   The Sparrow’s Nest

    (608) 362-8215

    • 24 hour shelter for homeless. Must be out of shelter weekdays from 9am - 5pm.


    •   House of Mercy

    320 Lincoln St. Janesville, WI 53548

    (608) 754-0045

    • Short-term housing (up to 30 days) for single women and families

    • Support services provided by ECHO, Community Action, Lutheran Social Services and other partner organizations

    • Supported in part by donations from individuals and organizations

    • UW Extensions offers a cooking class once a month for residents to help develop their meal planning and preparation skills.


    Other Resources

    •   Alcoholics Anonymous 364-0520


    •   Rock County Humane Society

    222 South Arch Street Janesville, WI 53548

    (608) 752-5622


    •   Caritas

    2840 PRAIRIE BELOIT, WI 53511   

    (608) 362-4403  

    • Provide round trip bus transportation for initial interview from Beloit to Rock County Jobs Center, if no other source of transportation is available.  A food pantry and clothing distributor.  We may be able to help with first months rent or eviction prevention for households that are homeless or impending homeless.  We can help with prescription medications (excludes pain) on a one time only basis for those without insurance or medical card.


    • Rock County Job Center

    1900 Center Avenue Janesville, WI 53546

    (608) 741-3400


    Things To Do In The Area:

    •   Beloit Public Library

    Beloit Mall

    605 Eclipse Blvd. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 364-2905


    •             Badger Council of Girl Scouts

    (608) 362-8922


    •             Boys and Girls Club

    1851 Moore St. Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 365-887                       

     
    Boy Scouts of America

    (608) 756-4669


    • YMCA  YMCA                              

    1865 S Riverside Dr, Beloit, WI 53511

    (608) 365-2261