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Program Partners


Agrace Hospice
AIDS Resource Center of WI
American Red Cross Badger Chapter
Beloit Meals on Wheels
Beloit Regional Hospice, Inc.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rock, Walworth and Jefferson Counties
Boy Scouts of America Glacier’s Edge Council
Boys & Girls Club of Janesville
Catholic Charities, Inc.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
City of Evansville – Evansville Youth Center
Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties, Inc.
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C’s)
ECHO, Inc.
Edgerton Community Outreach
Energy Services
Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin, Inc.
Family Respite Care Services for Rock County
Family Services of Southern WI & Northern IL
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council, Inc.
Hands of Faith
HealthNet of Rock County, Inc.
Independent Disability Services (IDS)
Janesville Community Day Care Center

KANDU Industries, Inc.
The Literacy Connection
Lutheran Social Services
Merrill Community Center
Nutrition and Health Associates, Inc.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Rock Communities Youth Network
Salvation Army – Beloit
Salvation Army – Janesville
Senior Services of Rock County, Inc.
S.M.I.L.E.S. (Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills)
Stateline Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
Stateline Family YMCA
Stateline Literacy Council
Voluntary Action Center
Wisconsin Badger Camp
YMCA of Northern Rock County
YWCA of Rock County


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AGRACE HOSPICE, INC.     608 755-1871
Jayme Roth, Rock County Development Manager/General Manager
3001 W. Memorial Drive, Janesville, WI 53545                                         

Grief and Bereavement Services helps family members identify healthy ways to cope with their grief and successfully integrate back into normal activities of their daily lives at home, work and school. Services include adult and youth support groups, phone counseling, drop-in sessions and follow-up contacts. Grief support groups are open to anyone who has experienced a loss, even if the individual has no prior experience with HospiceCare services. United Way grant dollars focus on children and youth support groups for children ages 5 to 13. 
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AIDS Resource Center of WI    800 486-6276
Dan Guinn, Executive Director
600 Williamson Street, Madison, WI 53703
Kathy Fox, Case Manager
101 East Milwaukee Street, Suite 96, Janesville, WI 53545     608 756-2550
136 West Grand Avenue, Suite 280, Beloit, WI 53511     608 364-4027

Case management including dental care, food pantry, emergency housing, and other vital services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Case management program ensures our clients and patients are connected to medical care and medications, practical support, transportation, legal help, and other integrated services. To help prevent the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other infections, AIDS Network also provides counseling and education, testing, and prevention supplies in Rock County and throughout southern Wisconsin.
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Tom Mooney, Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                
Regional Office - 4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705     608 232-5800
South Central Chapter - 211 N. Parker Drive, Janesville, WI 53545    608 232-5792

Disaster Relief Program services focus on client needs for the first 48-72 hours following the disaster event including single family residential fires. Services include client support and encouragement, temporary shelter and food, assistance in accessing services for long-term recovery, disaster education, community information.

Services to the Armed Forces provides a 24/7 emergency communications link between members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving all over the world and their civilian family members, referral casework and emergency financial assistance.

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BELOIT MEALS ON WHEELS     608 362-3683
Ellen Wiegand, Executive Director
618 Public Avenue, PO Box 326 Beloit, WI 53512

Home Delivered Meals delivers warm, nutritious meals to the elderly, ill and handicapped in the greater Beloit area. Volunteers deliver meals using their own vehicles and gas, delivering meals 7 days a week, 365 days a year including holidays. During the intake process clients are also screened for additional needs, and information and referrals are made -- such as making a connection for Lifeline Service -- which enables the client to remain independent in their home. Additionally, the daily delivery provides a well-being check on the client as well as a friendly visit.
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Natasha Weberg, Executive Director
Larry Rogers, Program Director
655 Third Street, Beloit, WI 53511

Transitions is a supportive program designed to meet some of the emotional, spiritual and practical needs of those facing a life-limiting illness and their families. These services are provided at no cost to clients and families as a means of providing care for those who could benefit from specialized end of life support but who don’t qualify for or desire hospice.
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Richard Lowe, Executive Director
1239 Huebbe Pkwy, Beloit, WI 53511

A Mentoring Program that develops a one-to-one child/volunteer relationship to assist children ages 6 to 14 from single parent families in reaching their full potential. Through careful screening and supervision by a trained social worker, a match is made. The match meets on a weekly basis for a minimum of 3 to 5 hours. Volunteers are asked to make at least a 1-year commitment.
Lunch Buddies is a site-based program for children at school during lunch or after school hours in a designated area of the school. Lunch Buddies talk, play games, discuss any topic, including personal concerns. 
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Alex Tyms, Executive Director
5846 Manufacturers Drive, Madison, WI 53704     608 273-1005
Janesville Office - 2300 E. Racine Street, Janesville, WI 53545     608 756-4669

Cub Scouting
is a family centered program for boys ages 6 to 10. Boys are placed into a pack, which breaks off into a den based on the size of the pack. Boys meet weekly at designated meeting place such as a church, community center or civic club and participate in outdoor activities, games, service projects and also complete tasks to achieve a merit badge. A monthly meeting is conducted with the pack to recognize boys for achievement.

Boy Scouting is a program for boys who have completed the 5th grade but not yet turned 18. The program develops character, citizenship and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vigorous program of outdoor activities and challenging advancement program, adult associations and leadership development.
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Jenny Sliker, Executive Director
200 West Court Street, Janesville, WI 53545

Youth Development and Guidance Programming serves all youth ages 6 to 18 with a special emphasis on those who come from disadvantaged circumstances. Programming focuses on academic success; character and leadership development; and healthly lifestyles. Club members participate in these programs run by trained Club Staff everyday. The Club mission is to provide a safe place to go with programs and services for youth during the most vulnerable hours of the day to the most "at risk" kids.
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Kathy Stellrecht, Vice President, Administrative Office Madison     608 821-3100
2020 E. Milwaukee Street, Suite 9, Janesville, WI 53545     608 752-4906

Child and Family Services
provides free pregnancy counseling for individuals including teens and young adults experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and in need of pregnancy counseling. Counseling allows the young parents to resolve the crisis, receive counseling and information that allows them to make informed decisions regarding either parenting their child or making an adoption plan. The program offers a complete spectrum of counseling and adoption services, including post adoption services for birth families, adoptees, and adoptive parents.

Individual and Family Counseling provides State-licensed, outpatient mental health counseling for children, individuals, couples, and families who are in need of professional counseling services for problems such as marital conflict, child-parent conflict, work related difficulties, school related difficulties, trauma or abuse, depression, and anxiety. Through counseling, participants are able to resolve their mental health concerns, live productive and self-sufficient lives. A sliding fee scale allows those in need access to services not otherwise affordable.

Recreation for Adults with Disabilities Program provides group social, leisure, and recreational opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. Events are designed to increase social integration of participants. Large recreation activities includes: dances, bowling, talent shows, and bingo. Small recreation activities include zumba, arts and crafts, area plays and musicals, Men's Group, Women's Group, and volunteering. Trained volunteers actively plan and supervise the activities. The majority of activities are free to participants.

FACE Kids is a collaborative program that provides psycho-educational groups to school aged youth. Children are identified by school personnel as being at risk due to mental health concerns, impact from violence or social skills deficits are referred to FACE-Kids Groups.  Priority for service is given to middle school youth and their familes who are experiencing life crisis or dificulty functioning due to mental health issues or mental illness; being affected in some way by violence and/or abuse: and the need for social skills training.

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Nancy Brooks, Exchange Family Resource Center Director
2020 E. Milwaukee St., Suite 5, Janesville, WI 53545

Exchange Family Resource Center - Evansville is a prevention based program which takes a proactive approach to meet the needs of families in Evansville. Families with young children in Evansville will benefit most from the menu of parenting education and support activities which include: weekly parenting classes LEAP (Learning Essentials about Parenting), Ask the Expert workshops, quarterly family events, developmental screenings for children birth to 3, in-home parent education, lending library, one-to-one consultations, playgroups.

FACT (Families and Community Together) Program is prevention, early intervention program aimed at strengthening and empowering families. FACT is an eight week parent empowerment program that improves over all family functioning. Goals of the program include: reduce parental stress and isolation; increase connections to community resources and improve parenting skills and child development knowledge.
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Becky Bartlett, Program Manager
209 S. First St., Evansville, WI 53546

The Evansville Youth Center is an after-school drop in center for students grades 5-8. The Center is open from 2:45 pm – 5:30 pm. during the school year. Activities include homework help (aligned with National Honor Society), BASE programming curriculum (Too Good for Drugs and Violence), AWARE assistance, age appropriate programming, bowling, crafting, sports, computer skills, money/banking skills, community service projects, and student initiated programs. There is no financial charge to attendees or their family.
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Cecilia Dever, Executive Director                                                                                                        
20 Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511

AWARE partners with organizations, organizes and mobilizes efforts to address both the service needs of low-income households in Evansville. AWARE qualifies and enrolls households in programming; provides backpacks and supplemental food for low-income students to eat outside of school; organizes local resource drives (food, personal items, school supplies, coats, holiday gifts); recruits, trains and organizes volunteers to collect, pack and distribute resources to qualified households.

Community Kids Learning Centers are state licensed programs that provide child care services to area children. Child care is available to children who are enrolled in, Head Start (Wrap Around - three years to 8 years), and the general public at both sites in the Janesville and Beloit area.  The tuition assistance program provides assistance to area low income families with their child care cost while they maintain employment and or attend additional career training through local schools.  Community Kids Learning Centers  meets the child care needs of low income families who frequently do not have access to regular weekly scheduled employment and comprehensive benefits. 

Transitional Living Program is open to homeless, single, pregnant or parenting teen in the city of Beloit between the ages of 18 and 23 and who are currently active in the TPC or Fresh Start programs. Participants are eligible to receive 18 months of rent assistance and 24 months of intensive case management.

The Skills Enhancement Program targets low-wage, low-skilled persons who are currently working at least 20 hours per week but have annual incomes of less than 150% of federal poverty level. The program provides needed supports including individualized career mapping and financial assistance related to tuition, books, fees, childcare and transportation. Barriers to employment are identified and addressed by the participants to ensure the ability to successfully obtain and maintain employment in field of their training.

Fatherhood Initiative targets fathers, ages 18 and older who are unemployed, have limited involvement with their children and have active child support orders. The purpose of the program is to work with fathers to obtain employment and become responsible fathers.

Beloit Fresh Start is an education and job training program. At-risk youth opportunities for youth to help themselves while helping others in the community. Youth are enrolled full time. Half of their time is spent in an intensive individualized educational program to complete their high school education with the remainder of their time spent on a construction site.

Personal Responsibility Empowerment Program (PREP) is aimed at reducing the teen birthrate, reducing the number of sexually transmitted diseases, delaying initiation of sexual activity and reducing the dropout rate in minority at-risk youth.
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COMMUNITY COORDINATED CHILD CARE (4-C)     800 750-KIDS; 608 271-9181
Jody Bartnick, Chief Executive Officer    
5 Odana Court, Madison, WI 53719

Resource and Referral links families with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old to regulated child care through a database of approximately 1,300 child care programs throughout southern Wisconsin. In Rock County there are approximately 160 regulated child care providers; with over 110 located in North Rock County. The 4-C Referral database identifies potential child care programs, based on the specific needs of the family. In addition, 4-C educates families on how to identify quality child care programs.
Professional Development and Training provides early childhood professionals in southern Wisconsin with technical assistance; standard and customized training; innovative programs to improve quality of child care, conducts classroom observations and assessments using research based tools, and maintains a resource room and lending library. 
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ECHO, Inc.     608 754-5333
Karen Lisser, Executive Director
65 High Street, Janesville, WI 53545

ECHO Way Home is a rent assistance program that targets a specific group of single adults experiencing homelessness. The program works with House of Mercy, the GIFTS Mens Shelter; and Project 16:49 homeless youth 18 and over attending school in the Janesville Public Schools. The referred person must be job-ready, as assessed by staff at House of Mercy, GIFTS and Janesville Public Schools and be willing to work to improve their situation by actively participating in an ongoing program that includes case management to work on budgeting, employment and education issues, and addressing other barriers to self-sufficiency.
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Sarah Williams, Director
106 South Main Street, Edgerton, WI 53534

The Breakfast Program provides cereal, juice, and fruit to any student that needs a nutritious meal to start their school day. Breakfast is served at the Community Elementary School and Yahara Elementary School Monday through Friday mornings. Breakfast is served at the Middle School on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. Students do not need to pre-register and there is no charge for the meal.

Client Services Program provides a wide variety of services to low income families in the Edgerton School District area. The program assists with short-term financial emergencies and provides longer term supportive programming to help increase participants level of self-sufficiency. Services include transportation vouchers, minor car repairs, prescription assistance, utility bill payment assistance, motel vouchers for homeless, one month emergency rent assistance, longer term rent assistance, and two units of transitional housing for up to 18 months.

The Food Pantry Program assists with non-perishable food and perishable food vouchers by providing a nutritional two week supply of canned goods and perishables (milk, eggs, bread, and frozen meats) to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry.
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Tim Bruer, Executive Director
1225 S. Park St. Madison , WI 53715     608 267-8837
118 Eclipse Center, Beloit , WI 53511     608 363-9200
1 Parker Place, Suite 4, Janesville, WI 53545     608 754-8280

Energy and Emergency Direct Services Program provides the service capacity to 1) Target high-risk households in need of energy-assistance grants/ services to prevent energy-related emergencies from occurring. 2) Expand case management activities to offset energy-related emergencies and/or recurring disconnections. 3) Leverage/mobilize additional funds to Rock County and the Beloit area to assist the maximum number of households in receiving much needed assistance and to offset the shortfall between households’ ability to pay and ever increasing energy costs.
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Art Taggart, Executive Director     608 755-1821
205 N. Main Street, Suite 106, Janesville, WI 53545

Supportive Care helps people and families coping with epilepsy or seizures. Services include: individual and family counseling; information and referral; daily living skills training; peer support groups; patient education; advocacy; emergency medication assistance; social and recreational activities for children and adults.

Community Education consists of seizure recognition and first aid presentations tailored to any specific audience such as schools, school-aged children, other human service providers, police and other first responders and area employers. The programs address myths and misconceptions about epilepsy, teach appropriate seizure first aid and increase awarenesss and proper response to less common seizure types. Presentations promote healthy living by addressing preventable epilepsy and teaching seizure safety precautions.
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Whitney Walraven, Director
PO Box 82, Beloit, WI 53512

Night of Respite and Sib's Camp  offers a special place for all children serviced in the program to come to once a month in the three community sites of "Rock County:  Evansville, Janesville and Beloit.  This program is avilable to all families regardless of their ability to pay, although a sliding scale will be implemented and fees will be charged for families who are financially able.
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John Pfleiderer, Executive Director
416 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511
Consumer Credit Counseling Service     608 752-5813
205 N. Main Street, Suite 107, Janesville, WI 53545

Beloit Domestic Violence Center: Accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Center offers emergency shelter, support and advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Services are available 24 hours a day, each and every day. Help is a telephone call away . . . . . HOT LINE (608) 365-1119.

Beloit Home Companion Registry (608) 856-0153 Our seniors tell us that being able to stay at home as long as possible is a significant quality of life issue. This program promotes the capacity of seniors to remain in their home by linking them with qualified and typically more affordable personal care providers. Program also serves as a case management resource for seniors and a conduit to employment for individual care providers.

CASA in Rock County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is based on a national model that trains community volunteers to provide specialized advocacy for abused and/or neglectged children currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile Court who have been assessed by the presiding judge. CASA recruits, screens, and trains the volunteer advocates then provides support to the advocate throughout the duration of the case.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service Program provides individual in-person financial counseling; debt management planning; community workshops and presentations; check-wise program; bankruptcy counseling; and foreclosure prevention counseling for individuals and families experiencing moderate to severe economic hardship. 

Individual and Family Counseling As a licensed out-patient mental health clinic, the program offers compassionate and competent counseling to assist individuals as they address some of life's challenging emotional and mental health issues.

Sexual Assault Recovery Program (SARP)
is dedicated to providing fair, sensitive, and competent services for victims of sexual assault. The program offers: 24-Hour crisis line; personal, medical and legal advocacy; crisis counseling; support groups; and community education for child and adult victims of sexual assault; short-term crisis supportive counseling, and counseling therapy for sexually abused children and their families.

Youth2Youth is a youth focused and driven drug free program. Peer-to-Peer Advocacy is a research based effective way to reach youth with a drug free message, primarily tobacco use. Through our peer-advocacy program, teens are trained as peer leaders and develop presentations to educate about tobacco use and underage drinking issues. They then take these presentations into the community through the schools, community fairs and targeted neighborhood events.
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Margaret Henderson, Chief Executive Officer                                                             
3000 Milton Ave., Suite 113                                                                                                                          
Janesville, WI 53545                                                                                                          

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
includes troops, after school and council sponsored programs designed to provide opportunities for girls to develop new skills and interests; day camps; special interest groups such as softball and golf. Girls gain valuable life skills such as sound decision making, problem solving, conflict resolution, making positive healthy lifestyle choices, courage to voice their opinions and stand up in the face of adversity. United Way funds provide scholarships to girls who may not be able to participate because of income barriers.
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HANDS OF FAITH     608 363-0683
Jeff Hoyt, Executive Director
737 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI 53511

Emergency Shelter for homeless families utilizing the volunteer efforts of over 20 houses of worship in and around Beloit.
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Jean Randles, Executive Director
23 W. Milwaukee Street, Suite 208, Janesville, WI 53548
Dental Clinic – 1344 Creston Park Dr., Ste 2, Janesville, WI 53548

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. (HealthNet) is a volunteer based clinic which provides primary health and dental services to Rock County residents who are low income and completely uninsured.

The Dental Clinic works with volunteer dentists from the Rock County Dental Society. The clinic operates 16 to 20 hours per week and provides preventive, emergency, and restorative care in the dental office. Patients receive treatment plans, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride and sealant treatments, fillings, extractions, exposed wisdom teeth extractions, root canals and front teeth transitional partials. HealthNet promotes prevention by educating patients about the importance of oral health and by providing routine cleanings to each patient.

The Primary Medical Clinic provides general primary medical care including: complete physical exams; treatment for acute and chronic health conditions; lab and x-rays; specialty consults; mental health treatment; pediatrics primary medical care and vision care.

Vision Care Program is dedicated to assisting with vision needs of Rock County residents who are low income and completely uninsured. HealthNet's vision services provide eye exams and glasses to patients at no cost.
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Lisa Hurda, Executive Director
2100 E. Milwaukee Street, Ste. L14, Janesville, WI 53545

Through the Respite @ Risk Program, IDS provides the necessary funds for families to receive the gift of time – a temporary break– from the full-time job of caring for a child with a disability or a special need. Many of the children in the program are medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged, or suffer from a behavioral disorder. The goal of the program is to help prevent “burnout” and family disintegration. Respite can also prevent child abuse and neglect. Respite services help families rejuvenate, re-energize, and improve their quality of life..
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Theresa Marshall, Center Director
3103 Ruger Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546

Provides child care at two sites. United Way funds are used for tuition assitance for qualifying families so they can remain in the work force or complete their schooling. The program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and is a 5 Star provider from YoungStar (a child care rating system in the state of Wisconsin).
The Ruger Site Center operates 5:15 am to 7:00 pm, M-F and serves children 2 to 9 years of age.
The Little Tree House Program provides quality child care for infants four weeks old to 2 years of age. The program partners with Rock/Walworth Early Head Start.
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KANDU INDUSTRIES, INC.     608 755-4123
Gary Bersell, Executive Director
1741 Adel Street, Janesville, WI 53546

Services are designed to offer vocational, educational and personal adjustment options to persons with disabilities and barriers to employment. United Way funds the “Waiting List Project” and provides services to people who would have to wait up to 10 years through the Rock County Developmental Disabilities Board. Program activities include assessments, skills training and supervised work experience training ultimately leading to supportive community employment.
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Erin Conway, Program Manager
20 S. Main Street, Suite 5, Janesville, WI 53545

Adult Literacy Education provides literacy instruction for adults primarily through trained volunteer tutors. Teaches reading, writing, English as a Second Language, math, computers and Citizenship. Group workshops can also be provided on literacy skills needed in the areas such as health and finance.
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Sarah Hotchkiss, Janesville Office                                                                                      
612 N. Randall Avenue, Suite A, Janesville, WI 53545
Ron Hauser, CYF Regional Director     920 887-3172, ext. 18
1200 N. Center Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916

The Counseling Services Program is a licensed mental health clinic that provides individual and group counseling for both mental health and substance abuse to children and adults. Using a sliding fee scale, services are provided to individuals to meet the needs of the uninsured or underinsured, or people with lower incomes.

The Enrichment Center Program  (608 752-4120)  provides alternative day services to adults with significant and multiple physical disabilities. The program stresses skill development and maintenance, access to assistive technologies for growth opportunities, and community integration in wheelchair accessible vans. It continues to offer respite to primary caregivers, and enhances the quality of life for the participants.

Positive Parenting Programs provides tailored one-on-one in-home parenting on a sliding-fee scale, as well as parenting classes for the community. Satisfies a variety of parenting needs by offering four different classes: positive parenting, parents and teens together, co-parenting, and teen parenting.

Runaway and Youth Services Program (RAYS) provides a variety of services including a 24-hour hotline for teens and families, emergency shelter services, family mediation, and outreach in the form of community booths, school/community presentations, and “street” work with youth. Short-term groups for teens and their parents around a variety of issues such as anger management, self-esteems, depression, sexuality, etc., are also provided.
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Regina Dunkin, Executive Director
1428 Wisconsin Ave., Beloit , WI 53511

Afterschool & Summer Youth Program for children ages 7-12 years of age This program emphasizes character education “Character Counts” and works closely with the School District of Beloit to enhance learning for students. They offer homework help and tutoring with caring mentors, and provide an array of special projects such as music and golf to keep children engaged in meaningful activities and on the path to making positive choices. Each day the children are given a hot nutritious snack.

Senior Program Senior citizens enjoy playing BINGO to win food bags and prizes. They also have the opportunity to receive information about various resources in the community and enjoy a weekly potluck while socializing with their peers. This program gives older adults something fun to do and a chance to get the necessary information they may need as it pertains to their health, housing, etc.
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Susan Stein, Executive Director
32 E. Racine St, Janesville, WI  53545     608 754-3722
46 Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511     608 362-1566

Prenatal Care and Nutrition Education (PCNE)
provides services for 85 pregnant teens in the greater Beloit area including Roscoe-Rockton, Clinton, and South Beloit. This unique program brings vital public health and nutrition programs to the pregnant teen students, in their classroom environment assuring better access to services, and improved compliance. NHA offers Beloit Memorial High School on-site WIC and Prenatal Care Coordination services collaborating with Beloit Memorial High Schools’ SAPAR program (School Age Parent Program) while the other schools are served through collaborative referrals, NHA clinic visits and classroom education upon request.
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Robert Harlow, Executive Director
2433 Riverside Dr., Beloit, WI 53511

Community Referrals Program matches skills and abilities of people 55 years of age and over with volunteer assignments in public and private non-profit agencies. Volunteers perform clerical, receptionist, informational services, material handling, customer services and other services based on the particular volunteer station's needs.

In-Home Volunteer Groups Program matches opportunities for home based individuals to knit mittens for children, make lap robes and booties for nursing home residents, and perform service projects for non-profit agencies.

Intergenerational Programs include: America Reads, where volunteer tutors are matched with children through second grade; Intergenerational Heroes for students in third through fifth grades with volunteers through after school activities and clubs; BABES, a five week program using puppets that develops positive living skills; and Folk Fairs at elementary schools. 

Seniors Volunteering for Seniors:  Volunteers perform assisted transportation, phone assurance, friendly visitation and respite relief to fellow seniors.  Transportation, social isolation and caretaking needs have been identified as high need areas for seniors, many of which live alone.  Volunteers provide services to fellow seniors in the Rock County and Northern Winnebago county areas.  These services allow persons to remain independent and in their own homes.
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Shari Faber, Executive Director
205 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Room #6, Janesville, WI 53545

The Youth Assessment Program provides assessment and referral services to youth ages 12 to 19 in Rock County who are experiencing difficulties at home, at school, or in the community. Participation in our program is voluntary and our services are provided free of charge to youth and their parents or guardians. Youth may be referred to RCYN by parents, educators, law enforcement, pastors, counselors, the courts, or any other interested parties. Nine functional areas are assessed, including physical and mental health, substance use, family and peer relationships, and educational status. The assessment results guide recommendations for community-based services, and an action plan is created for the youth and family.
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SALVATION ARMY - BELOIT     608 365-6572
Lieutenant Samantha Nolan, Corps Commander
628 Broad Street Beloit,WI 53511

Corps Community Center The general corps community outreach which includes but is not limited to general casework (e.g. clothing, food, ongoing case management opportunities, partial rent or partial utility assistance), summer feeding program, Christmas toy and food assistance, youth programs and camp activities, nursing home visitation and disaster response/aid. Men’s and women’s programming is also offered on a weekly basis.

Feeding Program serves lunch Mon. – Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon..

Food Pantry provides emergency food/rations monthly or bi-monthly to people seeking assistance.

Rental Payment Services assists families with rent after all other resources have been exhausted.
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Majors Ruth and Bob Fay, Corps Commanders
514 Sutherland Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545

Family Social Services Program is designed to assist individuals and families with Food Pantry, Daily Community Meal, Emergency Shelter, Clothing, Transportation, Rent Assistance, Case Management, and Coats for Kids.

Youth Development/Community Center programming provides a safe and caring place for children to enhance family values and challenge children to achieve their full potential focusing on character building, positive role models, and fun learning experiences as well as women’s and men’s programming.

Pathways Transitional Living Program is an 18 month transitional housing program that provides single adults with stable housing; one-on-one case management; and supportive services while assisting them towards self sufficiency and personal accountability.
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Susan McKillips, Executive Director
1621 Plainfield Ave., Janesville, WI 53545

Benefit Specialists provide assistance and advocacy for elderly with public and private benefits. The Benefit Specialists bring county, state, and federal dollars and benefits to our community. Specialists are trained and monitored by The Elder Law Center, Madison. Major benefits include Medicare, Medigap, SSI, Social Security, Medical Assistance, Food Stamps, and Homestead Tax Credits.
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S.M.I.L.E.S. (Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills)     262 882-3470
Gay Stran, Executive Director
N2666 County Road K, Darien, WI 53114

S.M.I.L.E.S. is an accredited center that offers a Therapeutic Riding Equine Assisted Program for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well being of individuals with disabilities. This approach impacts physical functioning as well as a variety of human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit, anger management, anxiety and communication needs.
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Fred Buggs, Executive Director
1851 Moore Street, Beloit, WI 53511
1101 Door Road, South Beloit, IL 61080     815 389-3634

The Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. with clubs located in Beloit and South Beloit provides over 60 physical, educational, vocational and leadership development programs to its members. Membership is open to all boys and girls, ages 6 to 15 years old.
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STATELINE FAMILY YMCA     608 365-2261
Doug Britt, Executive Director
1865 Riverside Drive, Beloit, WI 53511
9901 Main Street, Roscoe, IL 61073     815 623-5858

Offers childcare (infant-pre-K), provides over 600 youth scholarships, Before and After School Program, one-on-one teen initiative, swimming lessons, and other youth programs and sports.
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Barbara Peterson, Executive Director
417 Harrison Avenue, Beloit, WI 53511

English as a Second Language (ESL) provides instruction to English and non-English speaking adults on both an individualized basis and through the traditional classroom setting. Classes are profided at the Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced levels to best serve varying levels of English proficiency. Additionally, Citizenship, GED (General Education Development) in Spanish and Computer Literacy classes are provided.

Adult Basic Education Program (ABE)  provides programs in basic skills development, GED prep, postsecondary education prep and workforce basic skills development.
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David Zimdars, Executive Director
611 East Grand Avenue, Suite 2B, Beloit, WI 53511

Volunteer Center assists other Blackhawk Region non-profit organizations by providing volunteer placements. Volunteers can be registered in the VAC database as individuals or as group members.

VAC Grant Center helps non-profit members increase and diversify their funding by providing volunteer proposal-writers, referrals to donors, technical assistance, consultation in proposal-writing and fund development and related workshops.
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WISCONSIN BADGER CAMP     608 348-9689
Brent Bowers, Executive Director                                                                                                         
PO Box 723, Platteville, WI 53818-0240

Wisconsin Badger Camp is a summer camp near Prairie du Chien. Badger Camp is an overnight residential camp that offers individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities a quality educational and recreational outdoor experience including activities such as swimming, arts, crafts, nature study, fishing, music, recreation, and camping.
Camperships helps people attend regardless of financial situation.
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Tom Den Boer, Executive Director
221 Dodge Street, Janesville, WI 53548
1360 Parkview Drive, Milton, WI 53563     608 868-9622

Scholarships for low income youth for a variety of programs including youth aquatics; sports; camping; Fitness/SWEAT and preschool.
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YWCA ROCK COUNTY     608 752-5445
Angela Moore, Executive Director
1735 S. Washington Street, Janesville, WI 53546                    
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline 608 752-2583

Alternatives to Violence focuses on adult and child victims of domestic abuse. The program combines a continuum of housing options (walk-in, emergency shelter, and transitional housing) with domestic violence case management and supportive services. Both shelter and a confidential helpline are staffed 24 hours a day. Safety planning, staff facilitated support groups, domestic abuse education, options counseling, and legal advocacy are offered to all participants. Staff members specialize in working with children, senior citizens, and Spanish speakers. A transitional living component provides 12-18 months of domestic violence and economic empowerment services: case management and subsidized housing to women and children from backgrounds of domestic abuse, 6 months of case management services beyond housing period.

CARE House is Rock County's recognized Child Advocacy Center and is the only program in the county focusing on the child-centered approach to prevention, investigation and treatment of child abuse and neglect. The program provides a coordinated, child-friendly, family-friendly response and the nurturing environment provides a safe place where child victims are interviewed by a maltreatment professional, and the trauma of the investigative process is minimized.

Child Care programming provides licensed, quality care for children aged 3 to 12 including Pre-School, Janesville School District P4/J program, Before and After School care at 12 school sites, non-school day care, early release days, pre-school and Summer Discovery Day Camp. A sliding fee scale is used.

Immigrant Outreach serves as the initial point of contact for new and relatively recent immigrants for their basic needs. Services and programming includes: Interpretation and translation; English and Spanish Classes; Assistance with immigration and naturalization matters; Cultural celebrations; Promotion of tolerance; Advocacy; Information & Referral; Community Education; Culturally sensitive response to domestic violence victims.

Transitions for Women offers a safe environment for the services and resources needed by women who are unemployed or underemployed as they seek out employment and further their education. The program targets women with limited technological literacy, no access to online computers, poor communication skills and no supportive networks through a hands-on approach to pre-job guidance working in a collaborative problem-solving environment. Personalized trauma-sensitive case management services are also provided.
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