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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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