(Darien, WI 7/20/2015) Walworth County’s only 24/7 homeless shelter is receiving an outpouring of support from its friends and neighbors. Preliminary numbers from Monday’s 17th Annual Twin Oaks Golf Outing show community members contributed nearly $30,000 for the shelter. The total includes sponsorships, golf and dinner tickets and general donations. The amount does not include in-kind auction donations and countless hours donated by the organizing committee.
The committee is led by Penny Scheuerman and Shannon Gallagher, both of Lake Geneva. Bob Geist of Genoa City, Peggy Rader of Elkhorn and Mike Heine of Janesville also worked countless hours to ensure the outing’s success.
Twin Oaks would like to thank its major golf outing sponsors: MPC—Miniature Precision Components, BMO Harris Bank, First National Bank, Kunes Country Auto Group, Lake Geneva Lions Club, Margaret Bellock, Mercy Health System, Sierra Insurance, Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly and Walworth State Bank.
Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is not just a place, but a program that consists of three parts: case management, educational workshops and chores. During case management, our social worker helps residents identify goals and guides them toward success. Educational workshops are mandatory at least twice a week. Topics include budgeting, job hunting, parenting and social manners. Everyone has assigned chores, and we encourage the kids to pitch in with cleaning the community kitchen, shoveling snow and keeping the facility as clean and neat as possible.
To learn more about Twin Oaks or to schedule a tour, contact Renae Mitchell, shelter manager, at (262) 882-3662 or visit www.community-action.org.
About Community Action
Community Action is a 100% local, not-for-profit organization, operating a broad spectrum of community programs aimed at preventing and reducing local poverty in Rock and Walworth counties. It operates the Fresh Start program, offers child care, at-risk youth programming, health care, senior benefits counseling, homeownership programs, affordable housing units, home weatherization and rehab, assistance in dealing with a housing crisis, food for area pantries, and shelter for the homeless.