Hope House is excited to announce that on Friday, August 31 at Trappers Turn in Wisconsin Dells, we are bringing Dr. Chan Hellman to provide training on the power of hope. Dr. Hellman's current research focuses on how nonprofit organizations impact client hope and how hope is associated with positive goal attainment and well-being among those experiencing adversity and stress (e.g., child maltreatment, homeless, domestic violence, substance abuse). He is interested in both the science and power of hope as a psychological strength, especially among those experiencing trauma and adversity. Three questions guide his work:
Did you see Hope House's most recent letter to the editor? It was printed in many of our area newspapers. Check in out here in the Baraboo News Republic.
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 used 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:
- Food: Produce, Milk, Eggs, Lunch Meat, Juice, Canned Tuna and Chicken, Canned Soup, Saltine Crackers, Granola/Protein Bars
- Bathroom/Kitchen: Hand Soap, Refill Hand Soap
- Cleaning Supplies: Floor Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner
- Program Supplies: Pencil Sharpeners, Colored Pencils, Washable Markers, Permanent Markers
Special Note about Travel-Size Items: We encourage those looking to donate travel-size items to donate them to the Backpack Project. The Backpack Project strives to provide Baraboo School District students who are financially challenged to enter the school doors on the first day ‘just like everyone else’ and to show these children the community supports and encourages them to learn and do their best. If interested in donating towards this project, please contact Becky Hovde at 608-963-8230 or Hivebiz65@gmail.com.
- Furnishing Homes For A New Life After Domestic Violence: “Everything going into the empty two-bedroom apartment has been donated to Re-New, a project that Davis, a high-end interior designer, began eight years ago, when she decided to start using her clients' old furniture to help domestic violence victims moving out of a shelter. Since then, Re-New's dedicated crew of volunteers has furnished nearly 200 homes, for more than 400 women and children they've never met, and all for free”…Read more
- What does the NHL do when players like Austin Watson face domestic abuse claims? The league has no policy.: “Pledging to do their part to ‘unsilence the violence,’ Watson and teammates Mike Fisher, P.K. Subban and Ryan Ellis were poster boys for the YWCA's AMEND Together program…On Wednesday, the Franklin Police Department confirmed that Watson, 26, of Nashville, was arrested Saturday night and charged with domestic assault on his girlfriend, with whom he has an infant”…Read more
- Most People Are Supportive of #MeToo. But Will Workplaces Actually Change?: “Leaders must create environments where people feel safe to report bad behavior and have confidence that concerns will be handled fairly and effectively. Below are three ways we’ve seen companies do that”…Read more
- Man Enough Episode 4 #MeToo: “Justin Baldoni, hosts Matt McGorry, Scooter Braun, Lewis House, Tony Porter and Jamey Heath in a groundbreaking conversation on the role of men in the #metoo movement. Justin also consults with renowned Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Susan Brison, to learn about the reality of sexual violence in America and steps men can take to empower and support survivors. In a special segment, three courageous female survivors come forward with harrowing stories of sexual assault and harassment that changed their lives”…Watch it here
- New Website on Elder Abuse in Wisconsin: "Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the creation of a new website this week as part of the Wisconsin Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to combat elder abuse, www.ReportElderAbuseWI.org. In August, 2017, Attorney General Schimel launched the Attorney General's Task Force on Elder Abuse. The task force is charged with compiling resources to study the impact of elder abuse in Wisconsin and look for ways to improve outcomes for this growing population of citizens. Visit the new website to learn more about elder abuse. To report suspected financial, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, please contact your county elder adult-at-risk agency or call 1-800-488-3780. If you witness an act of abuse, neglect, or exploitation that requires immediate attention, call 911."