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This blog provides the top 5 highlights or updates about Family Promise of Waukesha County for Friday July 29, 2022.

The stories you can read this week are:

A few photos from the Golf Outing. More to come soon!


Our mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.



The golf outing was a wonderful day. We were blessed with perfect weather, a great crew of 106 golfers, over 20 volunteers, 30 additional guests for the dinner and program, a wonderful set of raffle, silent auction, and live auction items; and two amazing strong women who told their stories about experiencing homelessness.

Thank you to everyone who made the Family Promise of Waukesha County Golf Outing a smashing success. We want to thank:


Patti Ewald is organized, dedicated, creative, focused and passionate about this outing because of the impact it makes on families experiencing homelessness. This outing would not have happened without Patti.

Planning Committee

Claire Bessette

John Boray

Deb Bursinger

Patti Ewald

Patrice Hofbauer

Lisa LaBorde

Cindy Meckl

Jeff Thiel

Jamie Zussman

Ziera Wilkes


Thank you to all of our golf outing sponsors especially our lead sponsor Green Bay Packaging.

View all of our sponsors on our home page or in this photo album.

Please support them and let them know that you appreciate their support of Family Promise!

Volunteers (all those who helped the day of the event)

Dorothy Bennett

Skitch Bennett

Deb Bursinger

Nick Hermanson

Patrice Hofbauer

Mike Jaehn

Linda Klinger

Lisa LaBorde

Nick DeLaPaz

Patti Ewald

Cindy Meckl

Maria Mundt

Maribeth Nettesheim

Callie Pauc

Jackie Perrigo

Timm Rutkowski

Courtney Rutkowski

Rebecca Seymour (morning photographer and program host)

Tim Smits

Lisa Smits

Jill Snyder

Jackie Timm

Joanna Vanderhoef (evening photographer)

Sam Will

Ziera Wilkes

Partner Congregations who donated Auction and Raffle Baskets

Church of the Resurrection (Jackie Perrigo)

First Congregational UCC, Oconomowoc (Cindy Meckl)

First Congregational UCC, Oconomowoc (Deb Bursinger) x2!!

Islamic Society of Milwaukee/Brookfield (Heather Gilvary Hamad)

Emmanuel UCC, Dousman (Sandy Jarrett)

Delafield Presbyterian (Jane Lurvey)

Highview Presbyterian (Jill Snyder)

St Anthony Pewaukee (Jackie Timm)

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Oconomowoc (Ann Corning) x4!

St Joan of Arc/St Catherine (Jean Boray and Jo Doran)

Oakbrook Church (GerryLynn Ferguson)

Christ the King, Delafield (Shelly Fuller)

St Theresa, Eagle/St James, Mukwonago and Vernon Evangelical Lutheran (Mike Jaehn and Linda Klingler)

The Band

Thank you to Luke Edgewood with special guests Carmen Nickerson and John Wheeler for bringing sophistication and beauty to our outing with fantastic music.


Michelle and Sasha who each told powerful and emotional stories of financial challenges, success, grief, persevering and still working to overcome the challenges of poverty.


The Oconomowoc Golf Club who hosts our outing and are willing to accommodate our approach to help people learn about homelessness.



We are hiring! Family Promise of Waukesha County is adding a Case Manager to assist with our growing case load. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, team player and problem solver who has a commitment to and experiencing addressing housing issues. They will have a passion for working with and advocating for those experiencing homelessness or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. While their main focus will be in the Family Homelessness Prevention Program, there will be duties in all programs. The tasks of this role will include:

  • Process applications for rent, utility, transportation assistance and security deposits.

  • Offer case management to clients who are experiencing homelessness and are residents in the Apartment Shelter Program or the Winter Overflow Shelter Program.

  • Assist clients to secure permanent and independent housing.

  • Provide resources to clients that will address their needs in a holistic manner.

  • Identify and assist in maintaining a list of landlords and assist clients in navigating housing availability.

Check out the job description

Housing Case Manager Job Description.docx (1)
Download PDF • 156KB

To apply send a cover letter, resume, three professional references , and salary requirements to:

Joe Nettesheim:



If you could focus on one area to alleviate homelessness what would you choose?

  • Create more affordable housing

  • Raise wages

  • Address racial injustice that contributes to homelessness

  • Increase mental health and addiction support.



Support families in need by participating in our Household and School Supply Drive on Saturday August 20. We will provide school supplies for close to 60 children. Household supplies will be used to support graduates of the Apartment Shelter Program as well those continuing case management.

Plus we are running low on household supplies.

Household items are listed on the flyer:

Bring all items to our Day Center on Saturday, August 20 between 9am-noon.

Questions? Contact Maria.



This powerful and insightful documentary provides insight into how the pandemic impacted tenants, landlords, judges and law enforcement. As much as we want to put Covid-19 behind us this documentary also shows how the pandemic laid the foundation for the current housing crisis.

Frontline summarizes the documentary this way, "Why have some American families struggled to keep their homes during the COVID pandemic, despite a federal ban on evictions? With Retro Report, the documentary Facing Eviction offers an intimate look at the United States’ affordable housing crisis through the eyes of tenants, landlords, judges and law enforcement."



We are in need of volunteers to help make meals the week of August 21. Volunteers are asked to make either an entree, veggie dish, dessert or to donate fruit, milk, or juice etc.

Please let us know now if you can help make meals.

Then on August 11, Maria will send a sign up genius to all volunteers with more specific needs.

We provide three meals to each family weekly. Partner congregations sign up for one- week and recruit volunteers. There was not a congregation available either of those weeks.

Our goal is to have volunteers ready to help now, so that when we get closer to the date we will send out the sign-up genius with specific needs. We wait to get closer to the date because our census can fluctuate.

If you have questions please contact Maria, 262-968-2321 ext 105 or


Need assistance? Any of our dedicated staff can assist you. Visit our staff page for biographies and contact information.

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