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2019 - 2021 United Way Blackhawk Region Funded Program Partners


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AIDS Resource Center of WI

American Red Cross of Southwest Wisconsin Chapter

Beloit Meals on Wheels 

Beloit Regional Hospice & Beloit Health System

Boys & Girls Club of Janesville 

CASA of Rock County

Catholic Charities, Inc.

Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties, Inc. 

ECHO, Inc.

Edgerton Community Outreach

Family Promise of Greater Beloit

Family Services of Southern WI & Northern Il 

HealthNet of Rock County, Inc. 

Janesville Community Day Care, Inc

Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change

KANDU Industries, Inc. 

Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Rock County)

Nutrition and Health Associates, Inc.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Rock County

The Salvation Army Rock County, Beloit office

The Salvation Army Rock County, Janesville office

S.M.I.L.E.S. (Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills) 

Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. 

Stateline Family YMCA 

Stateline Literacy Council

Wisconsin Badger Camp

YWCA Rock County 


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Mike Gifford, Executive Director 

Phone: 608 486-6276

820 N. Plankinton Ave.

Milwaukee, WI 53203

Kathy Fox, Case Manager    

Phone: 608 364-4027

136 West Grand Avenue, Suite 280, Beloit, WI 53511


Case Management including dental care, food pantry, emergency housing, and other vital services are provided to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Case management program ensures 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 Resource Center also provides counseling and education, testing, and prevention supplies in Rock County and throughout southern Wisconsin. (Back to Top)





Phone: 877 618-6628 

Tom Mooney, Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 608 232-5800

Regional Office: 4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI  53705       


Disaster 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, and community information. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 362-3683 

Ellen Wiegand, Executive Director  

424 College St., P.O.Box 326, Beloit, WI 53512-0326


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 ServiceRedMovies 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. (Back to Top)




Phone: 608 363-7421  

Deidre Bennett, Director of Hospice and Transitional Care

1904 E. Huebbe Pkwy.

Beloit, WI 53511


Palliative Care’s primary strategy is delivery of quality palliative care services. Patients are referred by hospital and clinic-based providers, or self-referred. Expert palliative care is delivered by an interdisciplinary team of palliative nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and support staff who work together with patient and family to provide an extra layer of support to achieve the consensual goals of care. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 755-0575 

Sara Stinski, Director 

200 West Court Street, Janesville, WI 53548 

Youth Development and Guidance Programming provides afterschool and summer youth development and guidance programming for members ages 6 to 18. The mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Offers a safe and positive climate with diversified programming in three main impact areas: academic success, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. (Back to Top)


Phone: 608 305-0187

Sandy Johnson, Program Director

51 S. Main St., Janesville WI 53545

CASA of Rock County (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is based on a national model that trains community volunteers to provide specialized advocacy for abused and/or neglected 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. (Back to Top)




Phone: 608 821-3100 

Kathy Stellrecht, COO

702 High Point Rd., Madison, WI 53719 

Other location:

2020 E. Milwaukee St, Ste 9, Janesville, WI 53545    

Phone: 608 752-4906

Services available regardless of faith.

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. Groups last 4-6 weeks. Priority for service is given to middle school youth and their families who are experiencing life crisis or difficulty 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.

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. (Back to Top)





Phone: 608 313-1300 

Lynn Jones, Interim Executive Director 

20 Eclipse Center, Beloit, WI 53511 

Afterschool & Summer Youth Program, Merrill Community Center provides after school and summer programming from youth ages 7-12 that reside in the Merrill Neighborhood. The program will focus on three (3) core areas. The afterschool program will provide homework assistance and tutoring in order to ensure academic success. We will also provide character education programming that will promote self-esteem, respect for peers, promote healthy choices to avoid risky behaviors and provide education to prevent bullying. The summer program will include academic enrichment, character education and recreational activities in collaboration with the Beloit YMCA and the Stateline Boys and Girls Club.

AWARE partners with organizations, organizes and mobilizes efforts to address 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 at 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 meets the child care needs of low-income families who frequently do not have access to regular weekly scheduled employment and comprehensive benefits. 

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.

Fresh Start is an education and job training program that provides at-risk youth opportunities 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.

Senior Program, Merrill Community Center provides senior citizens fun recreational activities in a safe environment. They also have the opportunity to get the necessary information that they may need as it pertains to their health, exercise, housing, etc. while socializing with their peers, and gain a sense of self-sufficiency.

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. (Back to Top)

ECHO, Inc.   

Phone: 608 754-5333

Karen Lisser, Executive Director 

65 High Street, Janesville, WI  53548    


ECHO Way Home is a rent assistance program that targets people experiencing homelessness. All of the people coming out of these programs have had case managers working with them to prepare them for being ready to look for stable housing. The referred person must be job-ready, as assessed by staff at the agencies referring them for ECHO’s Way Home. The individuals must be willing to work to improve their situation by actively participating in an ongoing housing program that includes case management to work on budgeting, employment and education issues, and addressing other barriers to self-sufficiency, in order to receive multiple-month rent assistance and other wrap-around services from this program. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 884-9593 

Sarah Williams, Director 

106 South Main Street, Edgerton, WI 53534

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.

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. (Back to Top)


Phone: 608 363-0683

Devin Blay-Stahl, Executive Director

655 Bluff

Beloit, WI 53511

Emergency Shelter for homeless families utilizing the volunteer efforts of over 20 houses of worship in and around Beloit. (Back to Top)


Phone: 608 365-1244 

John Pfleiderer, Executive Director 

416 College Street, Beloit, WI  53511 

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline      

Phone: 608 365-1119 

Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center is a homeless shelter for individuals who have experienced domestic violence. The Center offers emergency shelter, support and advocacy for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Services are available 24 hours a day, every day. 

Individual and Family Counseling is 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 4 Change is a youth focused and driven drug free program. Peer-to-Peer Advocacy is a researched 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. (Back to Top)




Phone: 608 756-4638 

Ian Hedges, Executive Director 

Medical Clinic- 23 W. Milwaukee Street, Janesville, WI  53548 

Dental Clinic- 1344 Creston Park Dr., Janesville, WI 53548

Dental Care 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.

Primary Medical Care 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. The clinic accepts enrollments (returning and new patients) each week on Wednesday afternoons.

Vision Care 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 our patients at no cost. (Back to Top)


Phone: 608 752-8035 

Theresa Marshall, Center Director 

3103 Ruger Avenue, Janesville, WI 53546

Ruger Site Tuition Assistance provides tuition assistance for qualifying families so they can remain in the work force or complete their schooling in a quality child care center. The center operates 5:15 am to 7:00 pm, M-F and serves children 2 to 9 years of age. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 741-2105

Erin Davis, Director

One Parker Place, Suite 308, Janesville, WI 53545

Youth Wellness and Education programming provides prevention education and services to youth in the Janesville School District through activities such as positive role modeling, consequence simulations and early intervention. Additionally, JM4C works to create systemic change by providing training, technical assistance and general education to modify policies, procedures, behaviors and attitudes that inherently create risk factors. By doing so we can increase protective factors and decrease youth substance use. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 755-4123 

Lisa Machtemes, Executive Director 

1741 Adel Street, Janesville, WI 53546 

Community Employment provides a method to move people from dependence on a service disability delivery system to independence via competitive employment. This program provides supported community employment, job coaching, specialized job training, and individually tailored supervision. Community job placement is the ideal outcome for individuals in this program. (Back to Top)




Phone: 608 752-7660, ext. 12         

Sarah Hotchkiss, Regional Director        

612 N. Randall Avenue, Suite A, Janesville, WI 53545    

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. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 743-9828

Lindsay Stevens, Executive Director

120 N Crosby Ave, Suite 11, Janesville, WI 53548

Crisis Intervention Training Program consists of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training and Crisis Intervention Partners (CIP) training. CIT training is a week-long training geared towards law enforcement officers to improve responses to mental health crises calls and situations. CIP training is a 2-day training for other first responders, community partners and advocates to gain a better understanding and improving interactions with people who experience mental health crises. (Back to Top)



Sue Stein, Executive Director

Phone: 608 754-3722

32 E. Racine St., Janesville, WI 53545

Other location:             

Phone: 608 362-1566

46 Eclipse Center Beloit, WI  53511                  

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. (Back to Top)


Phone: 608 362-9593 

Will Andersen, Executive Director

2433 Riverside Dr. #1, Beloit, WI  53511

Intergenerational Program includes: America Reads, where volunteer tutors are matched with children through second grade. 
Seniors Volunteering for Seniors coordinates volunteer’s assistance with transportation, phone assurance, friendly visitation and respite relief to fellow seniors. 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.

Seniors Volunteering for Seniors coordinates volunteer’s assistance with transportation, phone assurance, friendly visitation and respite relief to fellow seniors. 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. (Back to Top)



Phone: 262 882-3470 

Kim Good, Executive Director    

N2666 County Road K, Darien, WI 53114 

Equine Assisted Activites and Therapies Program is offered 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.

Scholarship Fund provides for nine-week session of Equine Assisted therapy to students who meet economic eligibility requirements. (Back to Top)


Mark Rand, Executive Director

1851 Moore Street, Beloit, WI 53511   

Phone: 800 365-8874     

1101 Door Road, South Beloit, IL 61080    

Phone: 815 389-3634

Youth Development and Guidance programming provides afterschool and summer youth development and guidance programming for members ages 6 to 18. The mission is to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Offers a safe and positive climate with diversified programming in three main impact areas: academic success, character and leadership development, and healthy lifestyles. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 365-6572 

Captains Jacob and Melinda Tripp

628 Broad Street, Beloit, WI  53511 

Corps Community Center 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, Tue, Thurs. from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.

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


Phone: 608 757-8300 

Majors Thomas and Julie McDowell

514 Sutherland Avenue, Janesville, WI 53545 

Family Social Services Assistance 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. (Back to Top)


Ann Hankins, President & CEO 

501 Third Street, Beloit, WI 53511 

Phone: 608 365-2261   

Childcare, Afterschool Care & Day Camp Scholarships provides scholarships for low-income families in Beloit and Roscoe for a variety of childcare services for children form birth through age 14, allowing parents to work or seek education or job training.

Youth Program Scholarships provides scholarships for low-income youth to participate in youth programs in Beloit. (Back to Top)



Phone: 608 362-5207

Leeanna Shultz, Program Coordinator

605 Eclipse Blvd.

Beloit WI 53511

Adult Basic Education Program (ABE/GED)

Stateline Literacy Council (SLC) is the only agency in the region to offer an ABE/GED program in Spanish. By developing basic skills in reading, writing, social studies, math, and computers, students prepare to pass the GED exam, which gives them opportunities to find full-time employment, seek promotion, and/or meet eligibility requirements for enrollment in a college or certificate program.  (Back to Top)

English Language Learner Program (ELL)

is designed to assist this demographic learn and enhance their English language skills. Students enroll in ELL classes for self-sufficiency, better employment opportunities, better integration into our communities, and to participate in their children’s schooling. Some also learn English to apply to become U.S. citizens. (Back to Top)





Phone: 608 348-9689

Brent Bowers, Executive Director

PO Box 723 

Platteville, WI 53818

Campership Program is an ongoing initiative that was established to help provide financial assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities that wish to attend Badger Camp but could not financially support the camp fee. The Campership Program ensures campers the opportunity to attend Wisconsin Badger Camp regardless of their financial situation. In over 50 years of operation, Wisconsin Badger Camp has never turned a camper away due to their inability to pay. (Back to Top)


Angela Moore, Executive Director 

Phone1735 S. Washington Street, Janesville, WI 53546 

Phone: 608 752-5445   

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 Scholarship Program provides for safe, affordable onsite before and after school care at 12 elementary school sites as well as a P4J (Janesville School District 4 year old Kindergarten), preschool, and day camp & non-school days for school age children on at the YWCA Community Services Center.

Immigrant Outreach Services is 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.

Racial Justice Program provides education and opportunities for racial dialogue in a safe environment. Success is measured by verbal and written feedback, and shared changed actions.

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. (Back to Top)