Agape House began in 1997 when Ben and Pam Patterson felt called to provide a safe, loving environment for children in need. After opening their home to foster children, Pam quickly recognized the opportunity to provide more space and mentoring to help heal the broken hearts of the children they took in. From there, a non-profit ministry began with a simple yet challenging promise to never turn away a child in need.
Today, Agape House has grown to provide counseling services, mentoring, school and a safe home for girls and their families throughout Walworth, Milwaukee and Dane Counties in Wisconsin and from surrounding states, including Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan. Agape House is the only facility of its kind in Wisconsin, and one of only nine such facilities nationwide.