Welcome to the May 2017 edition of Hope House's Community Education E-bulletin!
9th Annual Journey of Hope Fundraiser April 13 at Trappers Turn, Wisconsin Dells
In addition to our wonderful event sponsors, many additional businesses and individuals donate wonderful items and gift certificates for our auctions and our popular Hope Cards! And a special thank you to Platinum Sponsor Badgerland Pyrotechnics LLC for the stunning fireworks show, and to everyone at Trappers Turn Golf Club for the wonderful evening! Thank you to all of you for supporting Hope House! All proceeds from the event go to provide supportive and safety services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are so grateful for all of our amazing supporters!
Thank You to All the Denim Day Participants
Thank you to the many businesses, agencies, organizations, and schools in our service area that participated in Denim Day by wearing jeans on April 26 to show their support of sexual assault survivors. Pictured below is just a sampling of the many groups that participated.
RPE Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee Activities & Meeting
The next Empower Baraboo Advisory Committee meeting will be held on May 16 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. Summer meeting dates TBD. Questions can be directed to Prevention Project Coordinator Nola Pastor at email@example.com or 608-356-9123.
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Empower Baraboo members handed out “Ask First – Respect the Answer” wristbands from the Date Safe Project in Junior and Senior homerooms and helped staff a booth at the Baraboo High School Track Relays. They will also be handing out Hershey’s Kisses and information about consent at prom on Saturday.
Support & Wellness Group in Mauston
Has abuse affected your life in some way? Do you seek connections with supportive individuals who have similar life experiences as you? If so, please consider attending Hope House’s support group at Hatch Public Library in Mauston from 11am-noon on Tuesdays May 9, 23, and June 13. All are welcome! To learn more, call Hope House at 608-356-7500 or 1-800-584-6790.
50/50 Day on May 10
“On May 10th, join thousands of organizations, companies, schools, museums, libraries and homes — anywhere people already gather — in a global conversation about what it will take to get to a more gender-balanced world in all sectors of society: business, politics, culture, home, and more…Screen the 20 minute film ‘50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power’”…Read more
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:
Children & Youth
Parents' & Youth Service Providers' Section