Community Happenings

Lutheran Social Services
In Home Recovery Services 

In Home Recovery Services provides services to adults living with a mental health diagnosis in Brown County (27 clients). Persons served within this program are taught independent living skills and provided with personal support to help them achieve and maintain independence in their own home, as well as, out in the community. These individuals are in need of basic items due to their limited resources. Items needed in March and April are:

  • Shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, lotion, cologne, body spray, body wash, feminine hygiene products (no adult diapers), deodorant (men and women)
  • Individually packaged toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash

Thank you for caring and helping those in need. God Bless.

Teen Pals Program
Brown County Human Services Department

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The program is a new addition to the Pals Program, which has been active in the county since 1973. The Teen Pals Program aims specifically to pair volunteer mentors (21 and up) with ages 14-18 in order to help them build relationships and develop skills that will benefit their over all independance. (2-4 times per month) For more information, please contact Dustin Koury 920-448-6137 or koury_dd@co.brown.wi.us

Work Camp

2018 Workcamp 6/24-30/2018 (Reframe Titletown 2018)

We’re starting to get applications from home owners and soon the inspections will start. Our hope is to have 65-70 houses for the workcampers to repair. Workcampers will be housed at Bay View Middle School in Howard. We’re still working on getting funding. Currently, we have $14,000 and need $21,000. We continue to fill out grant requests and know that God will provide. If you know a disabled, elderly, or low income homeowner who may need some simple repairs done on their home, they can contact Scott at 593.3703 or Cindy at 437.8124 x100 for an application. Co-sponsors for Reframe Titletown 2018 are: Howard-Suamico School District, Kimps Ace Hardware, NeighborWorks Green Bay, Resurrection Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church

Micah Center

Starting 5/2 the Micah Center will offer breakfast and lunch 3 days a week.

In order to provide our homeless population with these meals, we rely on donations.

Needs are: regular coffee, cold cereal, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat, kool-aid, sugar, ketchup,

mustard, mayonnaise, paper cups, paper plates, and styrofoam bowls.

We are also in need of cleaning supplies like Mr. Clean, Comet cleanser, 409, etc.

Items can be dropped off at the Micah Center, 700 E. Walnut – 9-4 M-Th and 12 noon on Fri.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Cup of Joy
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Music that Inspires!

.January Happenings @ Cup Of Joy.

 
Mecan River Ramblers
Friday, 01/05/2018
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Swing’n Angles Big Band
Saturday, 01/06/2018
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Noah John and Ringing Iron
Friday, 01/12/2018
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FAMILY NIGHT – with Monty’s Magic Theater
Saturday, 01/13/2018
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Open Mic
Thursday, 01/18/2018
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Shawn McDonald
Saturday, 01/20/2018
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JEFF ALLEN – Comedy, 4 shows!
Friday, 01/26/2018
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Jeff Allen – Comedy, 4 shows
Saturday, 01/27/2018
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James Kocian & band
Friday, 02/02/2018
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The Krause Family Band
Saturday, 02/03/2018
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Back Row Brass – Trombone Quartet!
Friday, 02/09/2018
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Jim Cole Valentine Event
Saturday, 02/10/2018
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EDEN and THE ORDINARY
Friday, 02/16/2018
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Redstar Express Bluegrass
Saturday, 02/17/2018
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JEFF ALLEN – Comedy, 4 shows!
Friday, 01/26/2018
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OPEN MIC
Friday, 02/23/2018
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GINNY OWENS
Saturday, 02/24/2018
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New Mission

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Ecumenical Partnership for Housing (EPH)

Through collaboration between sixteen area churches and The Salvation Army, homeless families receive shelter, case management, mentorship, education support, and budget counseling.

EPH is a comprehensive, all-encompassing program to help homeless families transition from a life of turmoil, turbulence and dependency to a life of hope, stability and self-sufficiency.

  • EPH has been providing transitional housing since 1992 in the greater Green Bay area.
  • EPH owns and manages twenty family-size units.
  • EPH relies on volunteer help to run its organization, and to maintain the units.
  • A social worker from The Salvation Army screens families that apply, and places them in available housing units.
  • A wide variety of educational and mentoring programs are made available to enable our families to succeed.
  • Children are provided with a stable home, while parents pay off debts, acquire education and certifications, and pursue gainful employment.
  • Each new family is welcomed with a hot meal and pantry staples. A local group, called Warmth From the Heart, provides individual comforters for each new family member.
  • We had a crew cleaning our house last week and are very close to being ready for our “new” family. Clipboards will be sent around for staples to stock the pantry shelves, provide a hot meal their first night in the house, and provide birthday bags with fixings so they can prepare a cake for the celebration.

Working Together to Assist Those in Need

REACH (Regional Ecumenical Assistance Community of Hope)

REACH is a collaborative effort between churches and nonprofit organizations to ensure

that people in need in our community are receiving the best possible care and outcomes.

Collaborative partners to date are:

Brown County United Way, Ecumenical Partnership for Housing, LSS Wellspring, St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, St. Vincent de Paul, The Salvation Army, Trinity Lutheran Church.

  One of the goals of this collaboration, and key to the success of REACH, is to expand the network by bringing together even more churches and nonprofit organizations in the greater Green Bay community. Our meeting on 6/23 went very well with great attendance. Feedback was positive….

We hope to get new partners… Stay Tuned….