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P.O. Box 68
Walworth, WI 53184

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Changing Lives

Changing Lives

“Our work begins with a generous outpouring of LOVE, affirming words and actions, quality time, intensive counseling, and academics, all in a faith-centered, individualized approach."
– Pam Patterson, Founder and CEO

Every Heart Is Worth Healing

We provide a loving nurturing place where the wounded and broken hearted can take the time they need to heal. Where some might see insurmountable challenges, we see beautiful opportunities. Our four-fold approach addresses the spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physiological needs of young women and men. The results are life changing.

Agape House


“When I was ten, I started cutting myself and trying to commit suicide.” – Anna

When I came to Agape House, I struggled with lying, major depression, and severe anxiety. I was sick in all forms; physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental. I was adopted at age five and a year later, my dad started to physically abuse me. It caused...

“My mom didn’t know what to do with me.” – Olivia

I’m 17 years old and I came from a broken family. My dad was deported when I was eight, and my mom was a single mom who had to work multiple jobs to support three kids. We moved a lot and as soon as I started getting comfortable in one place and feeling...

“I was falling behind in school, being bullied by classmates, and struggling with anxiety.” – Hunter

I remember visiting the Agape House girls’ home and school with my mom when it first opened, I couldn’t have been more than six years old. To see where it has gone since then is unbelievable. Most people fail when opening a business, let alone their own private school...

“I am able to talk to people and tell them what I am feeling.” – Toby

In the time I have been at Agape House, I learned how to deal with people I may not like. I am able to talk to people and tell them what I am feeling. I get counseling once every week, and it is great to tell someone what I am feeling and not just put it in the back of my head. Being at Agape House is one of the best things in my life so far...

“I have changed a lot in the past year.” – Haileigh

This is my second year at Agape House. This year has helped me in a lot of ways. One way is through counseling with Caitlin, which is helping me with my anger and communication with my mom. In the past it was so hard to say stuff to my mother when I was feeling sad, mad, or feeling like I wanted to run away. Sometimes I would...