Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
The Dubuque Dream Center is a Community Outreach Center committed to mobilizing youth and families to build on Dr. King’s Dream of transforming communities by embracing, empowering, and unifying those who live there. We strive to inspire vision and purpose through Impacting Youth, Strengthening Families, and Building Community.
The Dream Center’s long term vision includes holistic initiatives to benefit the entire community. However, initially the Dubuque Dream Center will initiate our vision to Impact Youth.
Our essential youth impact structure will include Academic Initiatives, After School Programming, and Career Assessments, goal setting, and accomplishments.
The Dream Center will provide structured programs and activities where youth and teens build relationships with caring adults, have a safe place to belong, and participate in value driven programs and activities.
Family Connections is a non-profit organization funded through local and state grants, local fundraising, and donations. We are an organization that works for the betterment of children and families and we provide a number of services to families, child care providers, and local communities in and around Southwestern Wisconsin
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council, Inc., is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide Girl Scouting in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.
Badgerland Council serves girls in the following 21 counties: Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth counties in Wisconsin plus northern Winnebago County in Illinois, Houston County in Minnesota, and Allamakee County in Iowa.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council serves more than 7,000 girls and 2,000 adult volunteers and mentors from all socio-economic, ethnic, racial, religious, rural and urban populations.
The vision of Badgerland Council is to be the preeminent leadership organization for girls in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.
Mary’s Inn is a maternity home dedicated to the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of single pregnant mothers and their developing babies. It is a safe haven where they can stay while learning the skills they need to make a better life for themselves and their babies. The purpose of Mary’s Inn is to walk beside the women we will serve with a spirit of hope, acceptance, and love. Mary’s Inn plans to officially open its doors in June of 2015.
Since 2005, Two by Two has developed research-based, character education curricula based on 21st Century education standards – the skills children need to succeed in work, school and life. Character education is a national movement creating schools and communities that foster ethical, responsible and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character through emphasis on universal values.
On average 25 children enter foster care homes within the Clinton County each year and another 25-50 Clinton County children are placed outside of Clinton County due to lack of foster homes.
It is the hope of this non profit to help support both our foster families and foster children of Clinton County. MY G.E.A.R. will Distribute Welcome Boxes and First Over Night Bags To All Children, Ages 0-18, In Clinton County Entering Foster Care For The First Time.
Welcome Boxes will include: Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, water bottle, brushes, combs, liquid bath soap, coloring books, crayons, journals, pens, age appropriate toys, reading books, gum, and lollipops. $25.00 per box
First Over Night Bags will include: Tee-shirt, jogging pants, pair of shorts, socks, underwear, travel pillow, blanket and stuffed animal. $45.00 per bag
The mission of MY G.E.A.R. is : To GIVE the hope of Jesus To EQUIP with the most basic needs To promote ACCEPTANCE To RESTORE relationships in our community
As a community we have to opportunity to reach out to others and fill them with the supplies they need and support they want!
At Presentation Lantern Center visitors are greeted by staff and volunteers. They receive a tutor with whom they study English; they learn practical life skills to use in a new country; they meet many people from other countries of origin; they share their stories and cultures; and they experience so much more … and all are blessed by their coming. Presentation Lantern’s mission is to offer hospitality, educational opportunities and advocacy to adult immigrants, especially women, who are striving to better their lives. Opening its doors on November 13, 2002, the center makes a difference in the lives of immigrants. Numerous friends, partners and donors have helped us become known in the greater Dubuque community. Sponsored by the Sisters of the Presentations, Dubuque, Iowa, the center is a nonprofit organization.
The Multicultural Family Center envisions a welcoming Dubuque built on a foundation of understanding and collaboration across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups committed to producing engaged families and community members. The Center serves as an inviting and safe place for community members, stimulates connections, and provides programs to foster civic engagement and social and economic success. The Multicultural Family Center builds unity out of diversity.
Hillcrest Family Services enhances the lives of children, families and adults in need by teaching skills and providing information and resources. We advocate on their behalf and work collaboratively with local communities to provide a range of quality and innovative services. We share a historical relationship in our service to others with the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Dedicated to aiding individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, poverty or Domestic Violence, Waypoint (formerly YWCA) has served as a vital community resource since 1894. Over the years, we’ve honored our tradition of improving lives through our stabilizing resources and services, including support that empowers domestic violence victims, shelter for homeless women and children, and proactive solutions for those in poverty. Accompanying our critical services is our cost-effective child care, designed to give children the skills they need to thrive.
The mission of Riverview Center, Inc. is to provide free, comprehensive sexual and domestic assault prevention, intervention, and advocacy services to citizens of Jo Daviess and Carroll counties, Illinois and Buchanan, Delaware and Dubuque counties, Iowa
Project Concerns Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) enables children with special needs to achieve improved physical, mental, emotional, and social development while providing Senior Citizens an enriching and rewarding volunteer experience. Through the program, seniors 55 and older volunteer to mentor elementary school students on their reading skills. Foster Grandparents not only strengthen the community by providing valuable youth services, but by building bridges across generations and strenghtening the Dubuque Community.
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and give those toys as Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the Dubuque area as a message of hope to the youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Special Spaces was founded in July 2004 on the precedent that children battling life-threatening illnesses need their own special space.We create dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses. This is a place that only the child can dream or imagine while addressing their medical needs. Our focus is answering one question; Where does a child go when battling a serious illness to find peace and comfort?
Student mentoring in the Dubuque Community School District is defined as a one-to-one relationship between a youth and an adult that occurs over a prolonged period of time. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance, and concrete help to a student who is in need of a positive role model. Students involved in the mentoring program may be going through a difficult and/or challenging situation, a period of life in which they need extra support, or they may simply need to have another significant adult present in their life. The goal of student mentoring is to help students involved in the mentoring program to gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures.
Cedar Valley Friends of the Family’s mission is “To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.”
We recruit adult volunteers and match each adult with a youth in the community who is in need of a mentor. Our youth live in Dubuque and Jackson counties. Each mentor-mentee match is asked to meet for a couple of hours twice a month. Matches do things like play catch, go hiking and fishing, go out for pizza, do crafts, and a variety of other fun activities. Research shows that children with a mentor are more confident in their school work performance, less likely to skip school, less likely to begin using illegal drugs and alcohol, and get along better with their families.
Foster Care Review Boards (FCRB)The Iowa Foster Care Review Board Program (FCRB) recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve on local community boards working to improve how permanency is achieved for Iowa children placed in foster care. AS many as 50 local boards meet monthly to review the status of children who have been removed from their parents. Advisory recommendations in the child’s best interests are provided by the boards to the Court and other system officials.
Four Mounds mission is to preserve the natural, architectural and historical resources of the Four Mounds estate. We also look to educate with hands-on opportunities for youth and our community and serve through leadership, stewardship, and innovative partnerships.
Since 1997, Hillcrest Family Services has made a difference in the lives of children and youth in our community through mentorship. Supported by a professional staff and advisory council, these one-to-one relationships have helped build friendships and provided emotional support to countless youth. Research shows that children with a mentor are more confident in their school work performance, less likely to skip school, less likely to begin using illegal drugs and alcohol, and get along better with their families.
Crescent Community Health Center is a local medical and dental clinic providing basic (primary) medical and oral health care.
Our doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists and other staff offer high-quality and affordable care to anyone needing a medical and/or dental home. Our philosophy is to make you, the patient, the center of care and a partner in your treatment. The cost of our services for uninsured patients are figured on a sliding fee scale and discounted based upon the household income and size. We serve individuals and families who are uninsured, underinsured and those with various types of insurance. Patients from any area are welcomed to our practice. We are conveniently located at 1789 Elm Street in the Washington Neighborhood and across the street from Eagle Country Market.
The Mop Shop is the brain-child of Mindy and Missy Dalgarn who became aware of the need for cleaning supplies during the 2013 holiday season. They were surprised and saddened to discover that a significant number of county residents included “cleaning supplies” on their holiday wish lists hanging on the angel tree in the lobby of a local bank. In follow-up conversations with various community agencies, food pantries, and the regional food bank, it became clear that while the need was acknowledged, food pantries’ primary focus was, understandably, on the procurement and distribution of food. Based upon the premise that if people cannot afford food, they likely cannot afford cleaning supplies, The Mop Shop was created. Its most basic goal is to insure families possess the primary ingredients necessary to live in a clean, safe, and healthy environment, an environment that enhances an individual’s self esteem. With a donation of space from the Village of Elizabeth and a seed grant from The Pollination Project, The Mop Shop opened its doors in the Municipal Building last August. The shop is open every Monday, with the exception of holidays, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In just 6 months, nearly 250 clients and family members, from nine communities within the county, have registered. Clients need only indicate that they are “in need” and complete a one-time registration sheet. Operating as a NON 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Mop Shop relies solely on the generosity and goodwill of local businesses, community organizations, churches, schools, family and friends. TMS received early support from Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, Timothy’s Table, Gasser’s True Value, the University of Illinois Extension, Galena Bible Church, and the employees at Premier Bank in Dubuque. Since then, The Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Galena has designated the third Sunday of every month as “Mop Shop Sunday,” Galena’s Taste of Home Cooking School donated $500, and the Galena Territory Association office staff, Apple River State Bank, friends and family made generous donations over the holidays. Most recently, 12 cases of mops and brooms were donated by the Libman Company, a $250 donation was received from Premier Bank, and the Jo Daviess County 4-H Federation is putting the finishing touches on a winter “Rag Drive.” Goals for 2015 include increasing the organization’s outreach, adding to its volunteer roster, partnering with the county transit system to provide transportation to clients, promoting TMS through social media and continued donation solicitation. While the local Mop Shop has continued to grow, it is the Dalgarns’ ultimate vision that THIS Mop Shop be the first among many and that it serve as a blueprint for others in the Tri-State area and throughout the nation. To learn more visit www.themopshop.org or find The Mop Shop on Facebook. For further information, please contact Missy Dalgarn at 815-776-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalom Spirituality Center is a sacred space in a peaceful environment. The word “shalom” is a Hebrew word in Scripture that means peace. Shalom offers a great variety of individualized and group retreat opportunities and programs for persons of all ages, cultures and religious affiliations. Programs and retreats integrate spirituality in mind, body and heart. Programs exist for spiritual growth along with a prayerful environment for deepening one’s prayer life. Other emphases include: support and renewal for married persons, widowed and divorced and inter-generational groups such as grandparents/grandchildren; creating awareness, educating and supporting dialogue regarding different cultures and social issues; support and education for those who are in the grieving process; prayer opportunities such as Taize Prayer and Centering Prayer; promotion of physical and mental well being such as Tai Chi and Yoga; spiritual direction, a labyrinth and meditation garden, and relating to the arts — music and writing. A wellness center for therapeutic massage and healing touch is available for all attendees. Religious, nonprofit, civic, education, business and professional groups may rent the Shalom facility for meetings, staff/board retreats, spiritual gatherings, etc. (a few hours, a day, overnight or longer). Four conference rooms with a variety of sizes and decors are available to accommodate groups of 10-50. The chapel offers flexible seating for groups up to 130 people. Fifty-five private bedrooms (some double occupancy) and can sleep up to 75 people). Shalom’s food service department can accommodate your group’s snack and meal needs. (Special dietary needs can be accommodated.) Shalom’s atmosphere of spirituality and peacefulness attracts many groups and they return annually because they enjoy hospitality, central air conditioning, free wi-fi, reasonable rates and more. Background: Shalom Retreat Center was established in 1989 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis and is included under the Sisters of St. Francis’ 501(c)(3) status. The building was constructed in 1881. In 1989, it became Shalom Retreat Center. The center is located adjacent to an 81-acre prairie and has many safe walking paths. In 2014, we changed the name of our Center from Shalom Retreat Center to Shalom Spirituality Center because the board and staff felt the word, “spirituality” describes our ministry in the 21st century. Shalom offers a significant amount of assistance for those unable to afford the full cost of a given program or retreat through contributed services and reduced fees. Shalom also keeps its fees very affordable. Shalom offers seekers an experience of place. The spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare and the Sisters of Saint Francis offer a stillpoint to an increasingly chaotic world. Shalom holds out an alternative to the stress and shifting sands of today’s living, and instead focuses retreatants on living lives of faith and deepening spirituality, which is life-giving and lasting.
St. Stephen’s Food Bank mission is to work in partnership with local non-profit organizations by distributing cost effective food recovery services to those in need.
This is an effort to raise money to help rebuild a village or two (in rural parts of Nepal), so that families and children have access to at least water, food, shelter and medicine. Once the relief/aid agencies leave the country, a lot more work will be left to be done. Many communities have been completely destroyed. Manisha Paudel, a resident of Dubuque who is originally from Nepal, will be working with her contacts in Nepal to assess needs in some of the rural villages in the Lamjung district. Some of the basic needs, like food, shelter and clothing, will continue to be some of the most needed things. Manisha will also strategize plans to work with these communities on long-term survival and basic development plans.
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Compass to Care ensures children, whose parents have a financial need, can access life-saving cancer treatment. We carry out this mission by paying for all travel arrangements to get these children from their homes to the hospital for cancer treatment. These expenses include: airfare, bus fare, car rental, gasoline, lodging, parking fees, taxi fees, train fare, and/or tolls. Compass to Care’s beneficiaries are: Children under the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with cancer, and who are currently in an active cancer treatment. Children whose parents demonstrate a financial need. Children who live in and are traveling within the contiguous United States.
For over 40 years Helping Services has been promoting the health and well-being of children and adults. We work to end domestic violence and child abuse; build healthy families, friendships, and relationships; and empower people to stop the future misuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Our teams provide presentations, research-based programs, trainings, and advocacy to work with community members in creating safe, nurturing, and healthy environments.
Opening Doors is the non-profit organization that operates the Maria House and Teresa Shelter. Our mission is to offer hospitality and opportunity to women, alone or with children, who need emergency or transitional housing and related support services. Since beginning in 2000, Opening Doors has served over 2,400 homeless women and children.
We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. If something goes wrong, we offer information and comfort to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.
We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself. Birthright is unique, and available 24/7 through our toll-free helpline. Birthright is not involved in any religious movements, political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone. Our new location is at 221 W. 9th Street in Dubuque.
The Iowa CASA program recognizes the importance of advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. The Iowa CASA program solely provides trained and qualified community individuals to advocate for the best interests of children who come before the court as a direct result of abuse or neglect as defined by the state child welfare laws. All Iowa CASAs must submit an application, provide three personal references, complete a personal interview with CASA staff, pass background checks, complete thirty (30) hours of pre-service training and take an Oath of Confidentiality with a Judge before being appointed to a case.
Our mission is to build community by utilizing bicycles to promote healthy living and wellness along with environmental sustainability. We are a volunteer-run non-profit operating under the 501(c)(3) status of the Dubuque Rescue Mission. We accept donated bicycles, repair them, and check them out to members of the community. Bikes are checked out for a period of three months. Deposits typically range from $50 to $100, depending on the quality of the bike. At the end of the three month period, if the patron returns the bicycle in similar condition, the full deposit minus a $25 shop fee will be returned. The bicycle is then tuned up to be checked out again. If the patron chooses to keep the bicycle beyond the three month check-out period, the bicycle’s City of Dubuque license will be transferred to the patron, and the bike is theirs to keep. Volunteer mechanics meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 6-8pm at the Coop space located at 2206 Central Avenue. Both experienced bike mechanics and those who would like to learn the art are welcome. Bike checkouts occur on a weekly basis and once per month at the downtown Farmers Market during the summer months.
Project Concern educates and empowers those in need by providing personalized information and lasting solutions. The 211 call center provides individualized referrals and serves as the community’s Homeless Hotline. 211 is free, confidential and available 24/7. Project Concern’s Homeless Coordinator provides case management to clients who need immediate shelter and who are working towards independent living. The Shelter Plus Care program provides supportive services and permanent housing for those who are homeless with disabilities. The Foster Grandparent Program engages low-income seniors in the community in volunteering at local schools, reading with children. Project Concern strives to connect people to services, promote self sufficiency, provide information and advocacy, and encourage involvement.
Duhawk Dance Marathon is a student led organization on campus that fundraises all year long for Iowa Children’s Hospital. It is part of the Children’s Miracle Network, and all proceeds made go directly to the kids. The programs we fund help to create a little bit of normalcy for the kids and their families while they are staying in the hospital. At the end of the year we will celebrate our year long efforts with a day long event from 12PM to 12AM where we will be on our feet dancing, playing games and activities, and hanging out with our miracle families. Loras is the #1 fundraising school per capita and we plan to stay at the top for our kids!
The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA, utilizing Christian principles, creates opportunities for growth, leadership, and empowerment for women, men, and youth by building healthy mind, spirit and body with emphasis on respect, responsibility, caring and honesty, and the elimination of racism and prejudices. The Reach & Rise Mentoring Program connects caring, responsible, dependable mentors with youth who lack role models & are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, single-parent households, or are facing other social issues.
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to succeed. St. Mark Youth Enrichment provides Before, After and Summer enrichment learning with a focus on youth who are from low income families and attend the downtown Title 1 elementary schools.
Operated through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a community service program. Our organization was founded in 2009 to address conservation and sustainable usage of energy resources in several Iowa communities as they struggled to rebuild from the devastating floods of 2008. Since the start of the flood recovery, Green Iowa AmeriCorps has been an active community partner. Members are trained as energy auditors and contribute to a comprehensive home energy program. Other involvement in the community includes deconstruction projects, creating energy educational programs for all ages, and assisting in the development of energy-related community outreach events. With the addition this year of the new site in Fairfield, we now have six sites spread throughout Iowa in Black Hawk, Dubuque, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, and Winneshiek counties.
In 2010 Green Iowa AmeriCorps was listed as one of the most innovative AmeriCorps programs in “Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of 52 of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps Programs in the United States” by Americas Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation. Chosen from 1,100 State Service Commission programs, Green Iowa AmeriCorps was selected for our weatherization and energy audit services. According to the publication, these services produce a lasting community impact by “providing residents with reduced utility bills and the education to become more conscious of energy use. This will enable Iowans to reduce overall demand for power and promote an energy-independent state.” In addition, we were recognized for our collaborative efforts with other service programs and for potential of program replication.
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