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1Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Unity in the Community

BELOIT (7/01/2015) —Part pep rally, part block party, organizers of the second annual Unity in the Community event are excited about the way this year’s family- and community-oriented happening is coming together.

On Saturday, July 25 from noon to 6 p.m., several blocks of Beloit’s Switchtrack Alley (located in the Merrill neighborhood on the city’s near […]

22Monday, June 22, 2015

A foundation for families

Written by Shelly Birkelo, Janesville Gazette, June 12, 2015:

Melissa Ostenson and Elijah Lminggio lost their family’s only income when he was injured in a car crash.
They had only enough money for two months’ rent. When it was gone, they and their four children, all under age 5, were evicted from their Janesville home.
They found shelter at […]

22Monday, June 22, 2015

Encouragement leads to success

Jasmine is a 21-year-old who was enrolled in the Teen Pregnancy Connection (TPC) program. She has a toddler son and was also pregnant with her second child. Jasmine had been enrolled in the TPC program for several years.

While enrolled, Jasmine hadn’t always been in contact with her case manager, or with her Workforce Investment Act […]

3Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Health care for a young woman

From First Choice Health Center:

“A few years ago a father came into the Wisconsin Well Woman office with his 16-year-old daughter and his young son. His daughter had a breast lump and his wife had died of breast cancer in her early thirties. Understandably, they were very worried […]

3Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Road to graduation

From Linda Fair, Academic Supervisor of the Beloit Fresh Start program:

“There are plenty of reasons that I enjoy working at Community Action but one reason that sticks out in my head is having 21 of 23 students complete the requirements to receive their high school diplomas. Two of those students thought they would never have […]

26Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A volunteer’s perspective of Twin Oaks

Bruce originally started working with Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless about a decade ago through a program that employs older workers. When that ended, he says missed being with the homeless so he volunteers every other weekend and holidays at Twin Oaks.

“I’ve volunteered at most of the churches for the men’s shelter,” he says. […]

21Thursday, May 21, 2015

Community Action seeks Walworth County landlords

DELAVAN, WI (5-21-2015)

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is expanding its partnership with landlords in Walworth County for the agency’s Transitional Living Program (TLP).


“We’ve operated this program in Walworth County for nearly two years,” says Sue Katzer, Housing Services Manager. “The biggest benefits for landlords are guaranteed rent and weekly home monitoring by […]

30Thursday, April 30, 2015

Weatherization brings a homeowner out of the cold

From a recent recipient of Community Action’s Weatherization program services:

Thank you so much for all that you guys did!
I bought this house as a foreclosure four years ago. It was pretty nasty when I bought it. Luckily, I have an awesome dad who helped me fix a lot of things. I’ve been slowly trying to […]

30Thursday, April 30, 2015

Building a work history and college-bound

At 20 years of age with a lack of employment history, Jernae Hooks’ future job prospects looked bleak. But with the help of some dedicated staff and a positive outlook from Jernae, she’s moving forward to securing a brighter future for herself.

Kelly Fallon from Beloit Memorial High School started working with Jernae and referred her […]

30Thursday, April 30, 2015

Women’s Fund awards new mentoring program $3,500 grant

BELOIT, WI (4-30-15)

Community Action, Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties is pleased to announce that the Women’s Fund of the Stateline Community Foundation is supporting a new mentoring program with a $3,500 grant.

Community Action staff formed the Young Women’s Mentoring Program to mentor, teach, and encourage teenage women at Beloit Memorial High School. The program […]