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FRIDAY FIVE : HOME SWEET HOME


This blog provides the top 5 highlights or updates about Family Promise of Waukesha County for Friday, August 4, 2023.

The Friday Five is a weekly update that focuses on the 5 main things happening at Family Promise Waukesha County. We also look for ways to advocate and educate about family homelessness. It is our hope that it will help you stay informed and connected to the mission of Family Promise of Waukesha County.


Our mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence

through a community-based response.

 

The stories you can read this week are:

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK


No one has ever become poor by giving.

-Anne Frank


 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK


The Trinity Lutheran Youth Group from Stevens Point spent Friday morning

cleaning three apartments. Thank you for your service!


 

Agree or disagree: some ordinances, regulations, zoning requirements limit access of those considered "undesirable" to our communities.


 

1. HOME SWEET HOME

Transitions in shelter programs


We are in the midst of a transition in our shelter programs. During the past few weeks seven families have exited the shelter programs. The best news is that five of these families are moving into their own independent housing! One family has moved into a transitional housing program and the other has moved in with family.


After four months, 10 families have stayed in the Community Shelter. Nine families have found shelter in the Apartment Shelter Program. In all of 2022 we provided shelter to 17 families. There are some “growing pains” as we expand our programs, but we are extremely pleased to be able to support more families. Our staff, volunteers, partner organizations have been amazing.


Thank you to all involved!


 

2. COURAGE TO TELL THEIR STORIES


The golf outing was a wonderful success.


One of the comments on our Golf Outing Survey was: “the ladies [who spoke] had such courage in telling their stories.” We could not agree more!


Both Carrie and Kim were open and vulnerable in sharing a difficult time in their life. Their stories also revealed their resilience and courage. We are grateful that Kim's family recorded her presentation at the Golf Outing. She is graciously allowing us to share this with you. This is an opportunity for you to hear the impact that your support has on families who are struggling.


Kim, you are an inspiration!


"Without Family Promise and family support we would have not made it through the rough patch. Each day the relief becomes greater and greater."

-- Kim Peters Burg


Thank you for all those involved in the Golf Outing.

We surpassed our fundraising goal!

Read a summary of the golf outing here:



 

3. A GLIMPSE INTO HOMELESSNESS


30 people tell their story of homelessness.



The New York Times profiled thirty people who have experienced homelessness. While we like to paint a broad brush about why people experience homelessness. The reality though is that each story is unique. Read the stories of these 30 individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

“I have never been houseless, but I have always been homeless.”

-- Paige 18


 

POLL OF THE WEEK


Agree or disagree: some ordinances, regulations, zoning requirements limit access of those considered "undesirable" to our communities.

  • Agree

  • Disagree

  • Disagree. People create their own situation.

  • Agree, and I want to change it.


 

4. FOLLOW US ON THREADS

Stay up to date on our mission, stories, needs, and volunteer opportunities.


There are many ways for you to stay up to date about Family Promise of Waukesha County. The newest way is to follow us on Threads! Threads is a platform, similar to Twitter, that is linked to Instagram. One must access it through an instagram account. Please visit and check it out and give us a follow.

One can access a threads account through Instagram

@family.promise.waukesha@threads.net


Would you like a representative from Family Promise of Waukesha County to speak with your group? Reach out to Joe Nettesheim to set a date!



You can also get updates on Family Promise of Waukesha County through the following. Click the icon to find our page.






Or join our Facebook volunteer group to learn about volunteer opportunities as they arise.

 

5. VOLUNTEER DRIVING PROGRAM


Come for an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 22.



Family Promise of Waukesha County is seeking volunteers to serve as drivers for clients. This is a new program and we want to pilot. Please join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at 6pm. Registration is necessary.

Some details:

  • Drivers would use our van.

  • Openness to driving a minivan or possibly a transit van

  • Go through the online and in person training program

  • Have insurance for $300,000/$100,000

  • Submit to a criminal and driving record background check


 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS



Aug 6 Oakwood Church Picnic 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Aug 7 Finance Committee Meeting




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