Agape House is hosting its annual An Evening to Give Them Hope informational night on October 27 in Lake Geneva, Wis. The public is invited to learn more about the positive impact the organization makes in the lives of girls, young women, their families, and the local community. The evening will include a silent auction, inspirational guest speakers, and a gourmet dinner.
Join us Thursday, October 27 at the Geneva National Club, 1221 Geneva National Ave. South, Lake Geneva, Wis. 5:00 p.m. registration followed by a silent auction and 6:30 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $35 per person; $300 for a table of ten. Reservations are required. For ticket information and to RSVP, contact Jan Baker at 262-275-6466 or Jan@AgapeHouseHeals.org
Agape House is the only private residential home and school for girls in the state of Wisconsin. The non-profit organization offers hope and healing to abused or distressed girls ages 12 through 18. Programs include Christian counseling services, mentoring, individualized educational courses, and a safe environment where the girls can heal. Counseling is also available for family members wishing to break unhealthy generational cycles.
The continuous growth of the organization over the past 18 years is measured by the personal improvement of the girls and young women who walk through its doors. Co-Executive Director, Pam Patterson, credits the success of the Agape House programs to its core criteria that not only the participants in the programs be counseled, but also family members and loved ones participate as well.
“In order for our students to really heal and grow, and be successfully placed back into their home environment, family members must be included in the process,” said Patterson. “Parents and guardians participate in support groups to encourage and educate them on parenting techniques that will strengthen them and promote healing for themselves and their child.”
Agape House recently expanded its counseling services to offer community education and support groups for those who do not have a family member in the current programming. Support groups are available for men and parents, as well as those struggling with divorce, co-dependency, anxiety, and food addictions. The Agape House Counseling Center, located at 230 S. Main Street in Walworth, Wis. offers one-on-one counseling with highly trained counselors and professional therapists as well as community support groups. A community open house will be held on Sunday, October 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to introduce the newly designed space and community support groups beginning soon. Those interested in learning more or participating should contact the Counseling Center at ccoffice@AgapeHouseHeals.org or at 262.394.5040.
Agape House includes the Agape School, Agape Teen Home, Transitional Living Home in Janesville, and the Agape Counseling Center. The non-profit organization is largely sustained from the generous support of individuals, volunteers, church groups, service groups, and business organizations, as well as foundation grants and robust community involvement.