Edgerton Community Outreach (ECO) provides motel vouchers for homeless individuals and families when funds are available. The first step for someone seeking out assistance is to pick up/fill out the a request for assistance form. Staff will provide assistance with the paperwork if needed. Housing staff work with those seeking assistance by identifying all possible housing options available. Sometimes assistance is best provided through a motel voucher at an area motel/hotel and sometimes the best intervention is helping those we serve access lodging through an area shelter.
The majority of funding for this program is provided by State Shelter Subsidy Funds, the Salvation Army, The United Way of the Blackhawk Region, donations and Thrift Store revenue.
ECO works with the Rock County Homeless Intervention Task Force and homeless shelters in Rock County to avoid duplication of services.