Welcome to the January 2017 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
New "Parenting through Trauma" Support Group
We are excited to announce a parenting support group for parents of kids who have experienced trauma. This support group will begin on January 17th and run every Tuesday at 1:30pm at Hope House, 720 Ash St in Baraboo. It will be facilitated by our Family Advocate, Jennifer Macdonald, who has worked in our community for many years supporting families as both a teacher and an employee of Lutheran Social Services (before coming to Hope House). The group will focus on
Change in Dates for Support Group in Mauston
Hope House's support group in Mauston is changing dates. Starting this January, it will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. Group sessions will still run from 6-7 PM at the Mile Bluff Medical Center, 2nd floor conference room, in Mauston. Questions? Please call Hope House at 608-356-7500 or 1-800-584-6790.
Next RPE Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee Meeting
The next Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 17th from 6:15-7:15pm in the Baraboo High School library. We welcome all Baraboo area community members who are interested in helping to create a high school environment that is respectful, inclusive, and free of sexual harassment and assault. Meetings are spent planning events that will engage students and staff throughout the high school community. Future meetings will also be held on the third Tuesday of each month at the same time and location: February 21st, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th. Questions can be directed to Prevention Project Coordinator Nola Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-356-9123.
Hope House Donation Needs
Monetary donations are most needed. Individuals have the option of donating online. Please note that a portion of your online donation will go towards PayPal fees. Donations can be mailed to Hope House, P.O. Box 557, Baraboo, WI 53913. We also appreciate gas cards, gift cards (Walmart, Kwik Trip, Walgreens, Kohl’s), taxi vouchers from Baraboo Taxi, and used cell phones, iPods and iPads. Please note that we are not accepting stuffed animals/plush toys, used toys, clothes (except for new sweatshirts and sweatpants), shoes, used books, furniture, TVs, bar soap, hats, scarves or travel-size bottles of shampoo, conditioner, or body wash. Current needs include the following; our most needed items are bolded:
Campus Sexual Assault
Children and Youth
Parents' and Youth Service Providers' Section