Resources for Outreach

Ways You and Your Family Can HelpEmotional Support Resources

Many of the organizations our parish supports are in need of additional help at this time.  Please consider volunteering or donating with these groups:
  • Food Pantries – non-perishable food items are needed to meet the expected growth of need due to high unemployment. Donation drop off information can be found on pantry websites.
  • MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary – MBHS has seen an overwhelming increase in individuals and families in need this past week. They are still able to continue their Door Ministry and are in desperate need of the following items:
    • Canned beef, chicken, sardines, Vienna sausages
    • Canned yams, green beans, baked beans, corn
    • Chicken noodle or chicken & dumpling soup
    • Toilet paper, bars of soap, hand sanitizer
    • All items can be dropped off at MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary (2461 W. Center St., Milwaukee) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am – 1:00pm.  Drive into alley behind the building and someone will unload the items from your car.
    • If you and your family would like to make bag lunches that will be distributed to those in need, please contact Joanna Boey 262.853.4033.
  • Family Promise - Provides housing, meals and resources to help homeless families in Waukesha County. Because of church closures, Family Promise is not currently able to provide lodging to their clients. They are in need of the following:
    • Gift Cards - Pick n Save, Woodman’s, Meijer, Aldi, Walmart, Target and drive through restaurants
    • Hygiene Products – Toilet paper, cleaning products, hand sanitizer
    • Financial Donations – to help secure hotel rooms for current clients
    • Volunteers – provide home cooked meals as needed.
    • Contact Joe Nettesheim at [email protected]
  • Santisimo Sacramento –  Peru
    The families that we sponsor are getting Soles (cash) rather than food items because the social workers at the parish are not allowed to take the trucks to pick up and deliver food.   Those who live close to the parish are going there to pick up the monthly money and those living father away are being tended to by staff members on bicycles.   As you can imagine the infrastructure for a pandemic there is less than adequate.   Anyone wishing to make a donation to their family or to general needs of Santisimo can go to the link below, or mail a check payable to St. Anthony’s to the attention of Maureen Michaels.
    https://stanthonycc.weshareonline.org/SantisimoSacramentu--SisterParishinPeru
    We are sorry to have to let everyone know that due to the COVID-19 we will not be shipping a container to Peru in August.   Pray that we will be able to do so in 2021.
  • ERAS Senior Network– volunteer to assist with support phone calls to seniors or deliver groceries and prescriptions. Up to date information can be found at eras.org.
  • Clothing and Household Donations –Being stuck at home is a great opportunity to go through your closets to find gently used items that can help those in need. Lake Country Caring, Goodwill Stores and St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores are currently all closed, but you can put aside your items for when they re-open.
  • Make Face Masks: ProHealth Care Medical Clinics and Regency Senior Community Centers are desperately in need of face masks to protect both their residents and workers at their facilities.  If you have a sewing machine you can help sew cloth facemasks.  Local Jo-Ann Fabrics have a limited supply of pre-packaged kits available outside their locations.  You can learn how to make masks by watching this video Download mask pattern and instructions here. The contact at Regency for the masks is Rachel Forseth, Executive Assistant.  You can contact her at [email protected] or 262.789.1699.
  • St. Anthony on the Lake Garden of Hope – Parishioners are needed to start seedlings for the parish community garden. This is a great opportunity for families with children at home to help provide produce for local food pantries.  If you are interested, please contact Kathy Waters at [email protected].
  • Looking to help save lives?  Consider making a blood donation. Learn more about ways you can do so at: https://www.versiti.org

If you find yourself struggling either financially or emotionally, these resources are available to you:

Medical & Dental Care – call first for updated times and appointments
  • Lake Country Free Clinic – Oconomowoc  (262) 569-4990
  • Joe’s Medical Clinic - Waukesha (262) 544-6777
  • Many medical clinics are reducing or waiving fees for using their virtual doctor option for primary care concerns. Contact your local medical provider for more information.
Financial Assistance for Rent and Utilities
  • WE Energies (heat and electric)
  • St. Vincent de Paul Helpline – St. Anthony on the Lake (262) 691-1173 ext. 1141
  • Community Action Coalition (262) 354-4017
Senior Adults in need of telephone support, rides to medical appointments or need groceries/ prescriptions delivered should contact:
  • ERAs Senior Network eras.org  (262) 549-3348