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If you know of someone who is seeking help with depression, anxiety and other issues, contact us by calling 262-275-6466 or emailing admin@AgapeHouseHeals.org. We can set an appointment for an interview and tour of our facility.
Agape House offers hope and healing to abused or distressed girls ages 12 through 18, and boys ages 12 through 16 through four ministry programs including Christian counseling services, mentoring relationships, educational programming and cultural arts experiences, and a safe home.
Our Agape Angels are nurtured and guided to overcome the effects of abuse and past hurts through the gentle leadership and grace-filled support of staff and volunteers who are committed to healing broken lives.
The Agape ministry offers a supportive home for teens in distress to heal and grow. We provide a warm home setting, complete with loving house parents staff. Through encouragement, discipline, and affirmation, the on-site house staff make each child feel welcome and loved.
Agape House is not a permanent home, as the goal of the ministry is to place teens back with their own family or into a safe environment that best approximates a family scenario. The average stay for our teens is between ten months to two years, although some have chosen to stay longer.
Agape School provides Christian-based, individualized education for middle and high school students, and accommodates all ability and academic levels. A supportive atmosphere with trained, professional staff meets behavioral, emotional, and spiritual needs as well.
Agape School is located in Walworth, Wisconsin. The small community is centrally situated between Milwaukee on the northeast, Madison on the west and Chicago on the southeast. Closeness to these large cities allows for Agape School recreational outings to learning environments such as the Wisconsin state capitol, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens and more.
We have implemented a new curriculum here at Agape House called Ignitia Virtual Academy. This is a charter school division of the Alpha and Omega Christian Homeschooling curriculum. Ignitia Courses integrate Scripture and a Christian worldview throughout all subjects and grade levels. Teachers also present lessons from a biblical perspective. Students who come to Agape School are placed at the educational level where they will be most successful, and not where the calendar dictates they should be. Based on personal goals, current academic standing, and learning style, each student receives an individualized experience, as well as teacher and academic support throughout their educational journey. Agape School offers a variety of electives including cultural arts, music, physical education, computers, health, and life skills. We have seen a 98 percent graduation rate for the students who complete our program.
Many families are only able to pay a fraction of the cost of the services provided to them and their children; therefore, Agape House provides financial support to help with tuition costs. A sliding scale fee, based on family income, is used as the basis for tuition to our program. Tuition costs for the full program which includes the home, school, counseling, and mentoring are significantly lower than state-run school programs. All of this is made possible in large part through the generous private donations from individual donors, civic groups, churches, foundations and grants from Alliant Energy Foundation, Community Foundation of Southeastern Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers Foundation, MDRT, Pentair and United Way Walworth County.
“Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…and you will find rest for your soul” – Matthew 11:28-30.
Agape Counseling services are an extension of the Agape House Program for teens and families. Agape House offers advanced biblical “pastoral counseling” for individuals, couples, children, teens, and families. Pastoral counseling is defined as counseling therapy that is based on New Covenant, grace-based approaches within the guidelines of Christian beliefs, systems, practice, and of a pastoral nature. We are not psychiatrists or psychologists. However, many of our counselors have their bachelors and or masters in counseling, psychology or related fields. We are counselors who apply practical Christianity to everyday living situations. We do not adhere to behavior modification, but rather an approach through Biblical Identity, Biblical God Concepts, and Cognitive Mindfulness Therapy by the renewing of the mind and changing belief systems.
To ensure much needed counseling resources are affordable and available to those who seek them, Agape Counseling Centers provide professional services at nominal fees that are significantly less than private, for-profit counseling. (Scholarships may also be available; call 262-275-6466 to see if you qualify).
Our counseling services include but are not limited to the following:
- Anger Management
- Co-dependency and Recovery
- Grief / Loss
- Anxiety / Depression
- Marital Counseling
- Divorce Recovery
- Parenting Skills and Training
- Adolescent Behavior Disorders
- Family Counseling
- Sexual Abuse Counseling
- Physical Abuse / Violence
Agape House Counseling Center, Agape House Counseling and Prayer
230 S. Main St.
Walworth, WI 53184
Virtual Counseling available through Microsoft Teams. (Must be pd. In advance through Paypal, unless program participant or scholarship.)
Initial assessment is 90 minutes: $35.00/ind. $50.00/cpl.
50 minute sessions: $25.00
Family Sessions requiring 2 counselors (60-90 minutes) $40.00
In person may be billed monthly or pay as you go with check, cash, or internet payment.
Meet our Counselors:
Bonilee Maclay, Director of Counseling,
Pastoral Counselor/ TSY Certified/SYMBIS – Prepare/Enrich
Bonilee was raised in a trucking ministry home and has a heart for couples and families struggling to connect due to interpersonal communications, distance, and stress. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling with a Marriage and Family focus. In addition, she is certified in Trauma Sensitive Bodywork through Yogafaith.
Emphasis: marriage, family, grief, codependency recovery, anger management, anxiety, stress management, attachment, and trauma.
Caitlin Savino, Biblical Counselor
Caitlin has spent 18 years in ministry specific to teens and children. She is gifted in meeting and understanding their specific needs and perspectives. Caitlin is currently working on her Biblical Counseling Degree.
Emphasis: children and adolescents, trauma, RADS, attachment, anger, anxiety/depression.
Terry Pritchett, Counselor
Terry pastored in local churches, was a hospice chaplain, and a military chaplain for over 25 years. He is a Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor. Terry’s passion is to help people find their path back to healthy spiritual life through addressing their foundational beliefs in God. He is married with 3 adult children and 2 adopted daughters.
Carol Hayes, Prayer Counselor
Carol has been a part of the Agape ministry for years and has a passion for seeing individuals delivered from trauma, addiction, and strongholds. Carol works specifically out of the First Congregational Church in Mukwonago. Please call her directly at 262-894-7397. She works on a donation basis.
Mentoring, Bible Study and Tutoring
Students enrolled in the Agape School study God’s word using biblical teachings and current Christian authors. The foundation for their study is the highly regarded and internationally recognized program, Grace Walk. All teens follow this curriculum, which is enhanced with current biblical practices, contemporary teachings, and personal insights.
Biblically-based, individualized counseling is provided for each child and their family by a trained life coach. Each week, each child is thoughtfully scheduled to allow time to meet with their assigned counselor who creates and facilitates individualized plans to meet each child’s needs and life situations.
A trained mentor is provided for every child and a team of dedicated volunteers provides assistance and encouragement to the mentors and to the teens. Mentors form close bonds with their assigned child, and offer their time and attention to help the child strengthen their educational, emotional, spiritual, and psychological lives.
Transitional Living Home (TLH)
The TLH offers housing, counseling, mentoring, and staff guidance to help young women who transition from Agape House programs, the foster care system, or the surrounding community, to successfully transition to an independent, productive, healthy life. Assistance is provided in areas that include searching for employment, achieving a high school diploma, obtaining insurance coverage, receiving a driver’s license, and much more. The TLH provides this vital assistance to young adult women at a low monthly fee.
Interested in learning more about our Walworth facility? Contact us at admin@AgapeHouseHeals.org or call us at 262.275.6466. Please also feel free to consult the link below for a copy of our application.
Agape House Resident Handbook – Download Here
TLH Application – Download Here