Education and Companionship

AGAPE House
215 S. Main St., Walworth, 262-275-6466
Founded in 1997 by Ben and Pam Patterson, Agape House offers a home and school for boys ages 12-16, and girls ages 12-18 who come in hopes of overcoming cyclical abuse through educational, spiritual and emotional support.  Agape House offers a 10-month program led by licensed educators, counselors, house parents and resident assistants to aid in the healing process.  Individualized educational programs for at-risk students based on educational and emotional needs rather than age. 

Alzheimer’s Association
Wisconsin Support Groups

Aurora Health at Home
116 N. Dodge St. Suite 8, Burlington, 262-757-2575
Aurora Health at Home is a not-for-profit agency serving eastern Wisconsin that has been committed to keeping people independent in their homes since 1907.  Aurora Health at Home is taking the lead in end-of-life care, assuring that people are able to complete their life’s journey with dignity and compassion, surrounded by loved ones whose needs are also being met.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
1545 Hobbs Dr., Delavan, 262-728-8865
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s oldest youth mentoring organization.  They match a mentor with a child, ages 6 – 18 to work together to help the child grow, make good decisions and develop confidently to reach their full potential and become positive and productive adults.

Bloom360 Learning Community
N8921 Stone School Rd., East Troy, 414-935-6358
Bloom360 is an innovative learning community serving young people ages 5-21 with neuro-diverse needs who are homeschooled or enrolled in their full school program. Bloom360 nurtures each learner’s strengths, cultivates positive relationships, and focuses on social-emotional learning through hands-on projects. The staff includes occupational therapists, specially trained educators and a social worker.

Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County
414 Beloit St., Delavan, 262-203-4746
The goal of the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County is to lead the way in youth development programs by working together with local businesses, foundations and community programs to produce positive outcomes for as many young people and their families as possible.

Catholic Charities of Southeast Wisconsin
414-769-3415
Serving southeast Wisconsin for 100 years, Catholic Charities helps people affected by poverty improve their well-being. In Walworth County, Catholic Charities provides high-quality, bilingual, culturally sensitive behavioral health services to help people with low income, no insurance, and Spanish-speaking residents improve their mental health and daily functioning.

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties
262-728-8296 or 608-313-1300 
Community Action was founded in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” initiatives.  Their focus has always been to prevent and reduce poverty in local communities.  The agency provides over 20 anti-poverty programs and services for individuals and families ranging from childcare to affordable housing, emergency shelter, weatherization, health care and education, and employment and training programs.

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
800-750-5437
4-C is the local child care resource and referral agency providing a range of services to families, early childhood professionals, and communities in Southern Wisconsin.

Dementia Friendly Community Initiative – Walworth County
262-320-7325
DFCI works to identify, cultivate and continually support champions in local neighborhoods to enable and equip leaders to develop strategies to achieve dementia friendly communities. DFCI increases awareness through education and by sharing resources, and provides inclusive programs and activities to foster respect, compassion & support.

EASD Resiliency Coalition
Elkhorn
For support or to join, email: holmse@elkhorn.k12.wi.us, or call 262-741-9146
EASD Resiliency Coalition, in partnership with Elkhorn Area School District, is a group of community volunteers who are committed to building a stronger partnership together by increasing awareness and developing a skill set in the area of social emotional wellness.
Resilience is the ability to overcome obstacles and is in each one of us. When we use that strength, along with our social emotional wellbeing, we unite as a community.  One way that the EASD Resiliency Coalition achieves this is by partnering with businesses, youth and the community to share each other’s resources.  These resources may include a skill set on mediation, items to help calm a person, or educating how certain activities can be helpful which then encourages actions to become more mentally, socially, and emotionally healthy.

East Troy Family and Community Resource Center
2040 Beulah Avenue, East Troy, 262-642-4900
The goals of the ETFCRC are to promote positive parenting, effective communication and healthy parent-child and family relationships.  ETFCRC provides a positive and safe place for families to gather, links families to community resources and builds a structure of support and educational opportunities.

Geneva Lake Conservancy
398 Mill St., Fontana, 262-275-5700
Formed in 1977, the Geneva Lake Conservancy is an accredited land trust with the mission of preserving and advocating for Walworth County’s natural areas, waterways and working lands. The Conservancy maintains four public preserves for outdoor recreation, including the Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park, the Hansen Preserve, Hermansen Woods and Bromley Woods.

Geneva Lakes Family YMCA
203 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, 262-248-6211
The YMCA is the nation’s leading non-profit organization, helping individuals reach their potential and empowering them to lead healthier lives. The Y enables individuals to learn new skills, foster connections with friends and bring loved ones together through affordable family centered activities.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland
608-276-8500
Girl Scouts is the go-to leadership organization offering girls the personal mentors and tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is the national Girl Scout program, designed to empower today’s girls to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Inspiration Ministries
N2270 State Road 67, Walworth, 262-275-6131
Inspired Coffee is located at 883 Main St., Lake Geneva, 262-683-8604.
Inspiration Ministries is a place where people with disabilities can grow, work, mature in their faith, and lead productive, joy-filed lives.
Inspired Coffee is a premium coffee shop, a neighborhood place employing up to 20-30 individuals with mild to moderate developmental and physical disabilities where they are celebrated, job trained, coached and, over time, placed into a fully integrated work setting.

Join the Movement – Stop Human Trafficking
262-374-1491
Human trafficking is present in all Wisconsin counties.  Join the Movement is based in Walworth County advocating for victims and focusing on teaching prevention through outreach to middle and high school students.  JTM brings education to the ground level by working with local law enforcement, hospitals and clinics, churches and schools.

Kettle Moraine Land Trust
N7511 Sterlingworth Dr., Elkhorn, 262-949-7211
Kettle Moraine Land Trust preserves the natural heritage of Walworth County and its environs through collaborative conservation and environmental stewardship. The nationally accredited trust owns four nature preserves, holds conservation easements on additional properties, and assists with the restoration and management of publicly held natural areas. KMLT also conducts High School Field Days to engage area students in conservation projects.

myTEAM TRIUMPH
262-215-7465
myTEAM TRIUMPH provides opportunities for people with diverse abilities to participate in endurance running, biking and triathlon events in the community.  We do this by providing specialized racing equipment, pre-race coordination with race directors for inclusion, training events, and race day support to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Safe Families for Children
205 E. Commerce Ct., Elkhorn, 262-725-5199
SFFC engages a network of highly screened and trained volunteers who serve as host families (open their homes to children from families in crisis), family friends (provide mentoring/emotional support to families), family coaches (assist parents to meet their goals) and resource friends (provide goods/services for families receiving services).

Seeds of Hope
W4818 Potter Rd., Elkhorn, 262-749-9404
Seeds of Hope provides an inclusive and safe environment for adults with developmental disabilities, including almost one hundred individuals on a monthly basis. Day programming activities include projects focusing on horticulture and culinary skills, participation in community outings, educational opportunities and physical activity. Seeds of Hope can also be found at community events helping local farmers, schools and small businesses.

TRIAD of Walworth County
262-220-7035
TRIAD provides EZ ID services to children, vulnerable adults, and seniors at risk of wandering at no cost. TRIAD also provides education to seniors in the community.

VIP Services
811 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn, 262-723-4043
VIP Services helps people with diverse talents and abilities throughout Walworth County. They focus on providing clients with individualized support. VIP Services’ employment and life skills training, social opportunities and transportation services promote individuals to achieve dignity and purpose.

Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition
262-741-7039
WALCO DAC aims to provide prevention efforts, education and community awareness to residents of Walworth County on alcohol, drugs and tobacco with great transparency with the hopes of increasing understanding and reducing stigma. WALCO DAC periodically provides free Narcan and training events provided by the Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin. 

Walworth County Literacy Council
400 County Road H, Elkhorn, 262-475-9180
Walworth County Literacy Council is dedicated to empowering adults through literacy. Educational services include basic reading, writing and math, English as a second language, GED, U.S. Citizenship, and jail literacy.

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