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Learning Programs Broaden Horizons

Agape House is participating in a project with International Little Artists (ILA), a Walworth-based foundation that has created a virtual global place for children around the world to share their messages through art. The project allows the students to exchange inspirational art and messages including painting, poetry and music, with youth around the world. The project was recently kicked off with a workshop led by ILA founder, Lucie Hake. Agape House School teaching assistant Tina Dillman will travel to India this week with a student on a ten-day mission trip to deliver art and music created by the students from the school and other Wisconsin ILA members to share with children.

ILA works in partnership with global organizations to personally deliver art through the work of missionaries, teachers and medical teams who are traveling abroad for their own missions and reasons. Future components of the ILA project include art exhibits, fundraising and parties to increase awareness, participation and resources.

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Students Visit State Capitol

Eight Agape House School students and their chaperones visited Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sgt. at Arms Anne Tonnon Byers at the state capitol on March 13 to learn about their roles as females in the state government. Sgt. at Arms Tonnon Byers spoke to the girls about her responsibilities and what it’s like to be a female in her position. Rep. Loudenbeck shared her life’s journey to the position she now holds and spoke of her passion for helping girls and women. Rep. Loudenbeck also outlined some of the legislative efforts she is involved in that will address challenges facing girls and women in Wisconsin. Rep. Loudenbeck offered encouragement to the girls and spoke enthusiastically about Agape House and School, which she has visited in the past. The students received a private tour of the capitol building, exploring both the Senate and Assembly chambers and learned about the building’s history.

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sgt. at Arms Anne Tonnon Byers speak to students

Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sgt. at Arms Anne Tonnon Byers speak to students

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Agape House Launches New Website and Domain Name

Walworth, Wis., January 26, 2015 – Agape House, a private residential home and school for girls in Walworth and the only facility of its kind in Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the launch of its new website This new website, both in content and design, highlights the growing non-profit organization’s breadth of services available to girls, young women, families, and community members seeking to mend or even rebuild their lives. Currently in its 18th year, Agape House remains true to its original mission to offer hope and healing to all who seek help, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Lake Geneva Golf Package Raffle

Agape House Offers Ultimate Lake Geneva Golf Package Raffle

Walworth, Wis., November 3, 2014
– Agape House, the only private residential home and school for
girls in Wisconsin, today announced the Ultimate Lake Geneva Golf Package. Funds raised through
this one-of-a-kind raffle will support Agape House programs, which help turn around the lives of
abused or distressed girls ages 12 through 28.

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An Evening to Give Them Hope at Agape

Agape House is hosting its annual information night on Oct. 23 with a dinner and program. The public is invited to attend to learn more about the services Agape House provides by attending An Evening to Give Them Hope.

Agape House — “agape” is a Greek word meaning unconditional love — is the only private residential home and school for girls in the state of Wisconsin. The nonprofit organization currently offers hope and healing for girls and women ages 12 through 28. Read More


Agape House Hosts Annual Information Night

AN EVENING TO GIVE THEM HOPE offers awareness of non-profit agency’s missionAgape new logo final color

Walworth, Wis., October 2, 2014 – Agape House is hosting its annual information night on October 23 with a signature event entitled An Evening to Give Them Hope. The public is invited to attend to learn more about the services Agape House provides through multi-faceted programs that meet the needs of girls and families who struggle with the effects of abuse and addiction. The evening will include a silent auction, inspirational guest speakers, a gourmet dinner, and stories about the lives that have been changed at Agape House through the educational, counseling, and mentoring programs offered.

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Agape House Children Praying

Walworth’s Agape House Offers Healing to Abused Girls

Agape House Children Praying

Teachers and students say a prayer in a hallway before going to lunch at Agape House in Walworth. The facility is a private treatment home and school for abused girls.

WALWORTH–Much like close sisters, Faith and Olivia are bantering about the condition of their bedroom.

With a smile, one is teasing the other about clothes on the floor. When their giggling stops, Olivia shares a serious side.

“I haven’t been getting angry,” she says proudly. “At first I would blow up. But now I’m not getting angry.”

The girls, 12 and 13, share a room at Walworth’s Agape House and School, the only private treatment home and school in the state for girls and young women overcoming the effects of abuse and trauma. Read More


Agape House Looks for Funds to Expand

Pam Patterson - Founder of Agape House

Pam Patterson – Founder of Agape House

WALWORTH — The Agape House, a Christian home and school for girls, wants to help more girls in need.

“We really need to expand our financial base to continue to provide the services we do and expand those services,” Pam Patterson, director of the nonprofit organization, said. “We have these buildings to maintain. We have room for a few more girls, but we don’t have the funds to properly give them the help they need.”

The home takes in girls who have been abused, are addicted to drugs or have been in legal trouble. Counseling, house parents and independent education are offered to create a stable atmosphere for the girls . Patterson said they’re limited by staffing. The Agape House can’t afford to pay for more counseling hours, and volunteers are limited in their abilities. Read More


“Agape House seeks to provide faith, hope and love”

By Jim McClure – 

The only private treatment home and school for girls in the state of Wisconsin has begun a $500,000 campaign to meet current and future needs.

Agape House, based in Walworth, is a private, non-profit organization that uses Christian biblical principles to provide healing and hope to girls and women aged 12 to 28, along with their families.

Agape, (pronounced Ah-gah-pay) from the Greek word for unconditional love, aims to offset lives that have been hurt by abuse, neglect, addiction and violence. Several of the girls at the Give Them Hope 2014 Campaign fundraiser, held in Lake Geneva on November 7, related stories of horrific living conditions and situations that brought them to Agape House.

“It takes a lot of love to heal a heart and mend a life that’s been so badly hurt,” said Brian Ogne, who emceed the dinner at Geneva National Country Club. Major donors and corporations are expected to help the organization reach the half million dollar mark in one year. Read More

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