This blog provides the top 5 highlights or updates about Family Promise of Waukesha County for Friday, June 2, 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
In the state of Wisconsin, Evictions can be found on a tenants record for 20 years . Chapter 10 bankruptcy can be found on a credit report for 10 years while a Chapter 13 bankruptcy ends at seven years.
With this in mind, what do you think is a fair amount of time for an eviction to remain on an individual's record?
1. YOGA ON THE GREEN THIS SATURDAY
Family Promise of Waukesha County will be the recipient of any donations made at Yoga on the Green hosted by Abundant Joy Yoga this Saturday, June 3 from 8- 9am. This is a weekly yoga class held at Oconomowoc Community Center 220 W. Wisconsin Ave behind the Oconomowoc Community Center.
We hope for a great turnout and encourage you to take this opportunity to be outside on a gorgeous day by a beautiful lake while taking a moment to slow down to center, focus, relax and heal. The series promotes physical, emotional and spiritual wellness and will be held Saturdays from 8-9am and Wednesdays from 6-7pm.
2. THE NEXT PROJECT: TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
The greatest issue facing families we serve is the limited supply of apartments they can afford. This is a nationwide problem that will need a collaborative and comprehensive response. Unfortunately the families we serve now cannot afford to wait and have an urgent need for housing now.
Therefore, Family Promise of Waukesha County is working on developing a transitional housing program. Transitional housing would offer families an opportunity to live in a housing unit subsidized by our agency for 18-24 months. During this time they would pay an increasing percentage of rent but also be working on developing skills and competencies to increase their earning ability. The goal is to position families so that they are able to afford housing in Waukesha County.
We continue to work out details of the program but are hopeful it will be able to pilot the program late summer or early fall.
POLL OF THE WEEK
Evictions can be found on a tenants record for 20 years in the state of Wisconsin. Chapter 10 bankruptcy can be found on a credit report for 10 years while a Chapter 13 bankruptcy ends at seven years.
3. STAFF UPDATES
As our programs grow and change, so does our staff. It is important to position ourselves to respond to the needs of families we serve. We are pleased to announce the following:
Mattie Martinez is moving from Shelter Supervisor to Case Manager for shelter clients.
Kaylee Chojnacki is taking on a new role called Intake and Housing Specialist. Her role will be to process all prevention applications and calls for shelter.
Welcome to Andrew Nettesheim, who started as a shelter supervisor June 1.
Please note our current staff list and contact information:
Kaylee Chojnacki, Case Manager ext 106
Tim Culhane, Business Manager
Kelly Hawkins, Case Manager - Prevention ext 103
Lisa LaBorde, Administrative Assistant ext 101
Mattie Martinez, Case Manager - Shelter ext. 107
Maria Mundt, Program Coordinator ext. 105
Andrew Nettesheim, Shelter Supervisor
Joe Nettesheim, Executive Director ext 100
Callie Pauc, Case Manager - Prevention ext 104
Courtney Rutkowski, Lead Case Manager ext 102
Kaitlin Wagner, Shelter Supervisor
4. VOLUNTEER TRAINING COMMUNITY SHELTER
Our next volunteer training session will be held on June 6. This is focused on individuals who will be volunteering for the Community Shelter Program.
All volunteers for the Community Shelter Program must:
2] Participate in an in-person training session . The next one is Tuesday, June 6!
3] Have a completed criminal background check
Looking to volunteer? Contact Maria
5. GOLF OUTING UPDATE
We are grateful for the response to the Family Promise of Waukesha County Golf Outing! With such an amazing response we are sorry to announce that we are closing registrations for the event. If you would like to be added to a wait list in case a group drops out please email Joe Nettesheim
There are still ways to be involved with the outing:
SPONSOR THE EVENT
Join these great individuals and businesses and show support for families experiencing homelessness by serving as an event sponsor! There are many levels and benefits for supporting the event as an individual or a business.
Join us for the post golf outing dinner and program! There will be hors d’oeurves, festive beverages, dinner, silent and live auction and program with stories from former clients.
DONATE A BASKET
Themed baskets are part of the silent auction and we are looking for families, congregations, businesses to claim and theme and provide the items to be used in the basket. Use this sign up genius form to sign up and Maria will follow up.
Keep an eye out as soon we will be requesting volunteers for the day!
ODDS AND ENDS
Family Promise of Waukesha County is seeking an individual to work in the Community Shelter. This is in addition to current staff. If interested send a cover letter and resume to Maria: email@example.com.
JUNE COLLECTION FROM MAYHOUSE COLLECTION
Visit the Mayhouse Collection in June and contribute to Family Promise of Waukesha County. The Mayhouse Collection has chosen us as their charity of the month. 10% of all sales made on the third Tuesday will go to Family Promise.
PLANT SALE JUNE 9 + 10
Volunteer Coordinator, Ann Corning is condcting a plant sale to support Family Promise Waukesha on June 9 and 10. It will be held at her home from 10 am to 4pm. Please email Ann for more information and her address.
YARD CLEAN -UP DAY JUNE 14
We are seeking 2-3 volunteers to help weed and plant some flowers in our front flower bed on on Wednesday, June 14 from 1-3pm. Contact Joe if you are able to help.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
June 3 Yoga on the Green - Oconomowoc Community Center (lakeside)
June 6 Volunteer Training - 5:30pm - 139 E North Street, Waukesha WI 53188
July 24 Family Promise Golf Outing - Oconomowoc Golf Club
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