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18Wednesday, April 18, 2018

“A life-changing program”

Carlos, a father of three, was an inmate in the Rock County Jail’s RECAP program when Erick Williams gave a presentation on Community Action’s Fatherhood Initiative. Carlos promised Erick, the program manager, that he would enroll in the Fatherhood Initiative upon his release.

From the first day Carlos walked into group, he was serious about transforming […]

16Tuesday, January 16, 2018

United Way Blackhawk Region announces funding for eight CAI programs

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties (CAI) is thrilled to receive $381,000 from United Way Blackhawk Region (UWBR) to support eight programs. The funding is the first time UWBR lengthened its grant allocation cycle to 18-months.

“Community Action programs are investments in the community,” says Cecilia Dever, CAI Executive Director. “By helping others achieve self-reliance, […]

7Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force to finalize local agreement

Representatives from more than 20 local agencies plan to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday, September 14 to officially outline the Rock County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force’s (RCAHTTF) collaborative mission, roles and advocacy in our area.

“As educators, we have a responsibility to look out for the health, safety, and welfare of our students, and […]

31Monday, July 31, 2017

Community Action purchases Merrill Community Center

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties has finalized its purchase of the Merrill Community Center at 1428 Wisconsin Avenue, Beloit.


“We have worked closely with the Center’s board of directors to ensure a smooth transition,” says Cecilia Dever, Community Action Executive Director. “Through hard work and commitment to maintain services in the Merrill neighborhood, […]

15Wednesday, February 15, 2017

“A newly acquired feeling of worthiness”

Laura escaped domestic violence in Texas, traveling north to live with a sibling in Madison. When that arrangement didn’t work out, she put her name in a lottery for a bed in a women’s shelter, but felt overwhelmed and didn’t stay. At one point, she was living in a storage shed with her friend and […]

24Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Community Action welcomes new development manager

Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties welcomes Lisa Hurda as the agency’s Development Manager. Hurda is a Janesville native who has worked in non-profit management for more than ten years. In her new position, Hurda will utilize her background in fund development, donor relations and grant writing to further the agency’s mission of […]

4Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Community Action expands to offer Young Adult Center


BELOIT—Community Action, Inc. of Rock & Walworth Counties is expanding its programs to include a Young Adult Center in Beloit. The new center will be housed in the Eclipse Center, near Community Action’s current Beloit offices.

The 7,000 square foot expansion will house a gym, recording studio, and kitchen area, in addition to office space and […]

4Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Helping another family through tough times

Linda’s husband John was diagnosed with a terminal illness.  Their children were grown but John would no longer be able to work.  Linda’s disability check was not enough to pay for everything.   When bills piled up they turned to AWARE in Evansville for help.  John’s condition continued to decline and he passed away six months later.

Linda picked […]

31Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The school community at Twin Oaks Shelter

Starting a new school year can be nerve-racking for any kid, but it’s especially so when that big first day rolls around and finds you living in a homeless shelter.

That’s the situation facing the nine school-aged children currently living at Twin Oaks, but thanks to one of their fellow residents, they can at least rest […]

17Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pig Roast to benefit Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless

LAKE GENEVA—Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is holding a pig roast benefit on Saturday, September 10th at Carvetti’s Grill & Tap House in Lake Geneva. The donor contributed the cost of the party to serve as a fundraiser for Twin Oaks.

The all-you-can eat event also serves […]