Brown County Health and Human Services-Volunteer Services

Brown County Health and Human Services-Volunteer Services Mission: To connect caring volunteers to vulnerable individuals and families with goals of promoting self-sufficiency, and enriching lives through support and encouragement.
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09/10/2020
Make an Impact: Mentor In Real Life

Our Pals Program currently has over 50 children on the wait list, nearly 40 of them are young males. We are in desperate need of MALE mentors! Spread the word, make a difference!

What if all of the people who cared for you, who helped you, who believed in you..hadn't? 9 million kids in America feel isolated from caring adults to turn ...

We need more volunteer drivers like Ed! If you are interested in applying, please contact Jamie Chaudoir today! Jamie.Ch...
09/07/2020

We need more volunteer drivers like Ed!

If you are interested in applying, please contact Jamie Chaudoir today! [email protected] or 920-448-6271

The children in Brown County need your help!Brown County Foster Care is in need of foster parents. Please share this pos...
08/31/2020
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The children in Brown County need your help!

Brown County Foster Care is in need of foster parents. Please share this post to help us find safe and stable homes for the children in our community.

Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent? Contact Heather LaFave 920-448-4144 or visit our website: https://www.browncountywi.gov/…/foster…/general-information/
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The kids in the Pals Program had a blast last night at Duck Creek Golf Center! We are so thankful to have had funds from...
08/27/2020

The kids in the Pals Program had a blast last night at Duck Creek Golf Center! We are so thankful to have had funds from the Green Bay Area Exchange Club to contribute to the event. We look forward to more mini golf and ice cream next summer!

Thanks to a generous donor, the Pals Program is sending 25 matches and families to Bay Beach Amusement Park to enjoy som...
08/24/2020

Thanks to a generous donor, the Pals Program is sending 25 matches and families to Bay Beach Amusement Park to enjoy some sunshine and rides during the last few weeks of summer vacation!

Our wait list for Parent Pals is growing! Please consider becoming a mentor to an adult in need of a positive person in ...
08/17/2020

Our wait list for Parent Pals is growing! Please consider becoming a mentor to an adult in need of a positive person in their life.

What is Parent Pals? A program in which parents referred by Brown County Child Protective Services who have identified an interest in having an informal support in their lives are matched to a mentor. Mentors often spend time helping parents with minor children develop new skills that empower the family to live and function in a safe and healthy manner. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested though the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Parent Pal for a minimum of 12 months.

Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster homes.Did you know....-Approximately 270 children are in foster care ...
08/13/2020

Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster homes.

Did you know....
-Approximately 270 children are in foster care in Brown County, and more enter each week
-7-10 children are currently placed in residential treatment centers because of the shortage of foster homes
-Placement in a treatment center is often not in the best interest of the child, and costs taxpayers ten times as much as care in a foster home—sometimes in excess of $20,000 per month

We need you. The kids need you. Become a foster parent today!

https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/foster-parenting/general-information/

08/10/2020
There are many vulnerable adults in our community who need someone to advocate for them. If you would like to be a Volun...
08/03/2020

There are many vulnerable adults in our community who need someone to advocate for them. If you would like to be a Volunteer Guardian like Tina, contact Jenna Durkee today!

[email protected]

The children in Brown County need your help!Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster parents. Please share thi...
07/30/2020

The children in Brown County need your help!

Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster parents. Please share this post to help us find safe and stable homes for the children in our community.

Interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent? Contact Heather LaFave 920-448-4144 or visit our website: https://www.browncountywi.gov/community/foster-parenting/general-information/

We would like to thank the Green Bay Area Exchange Club for sponsoring the "Learn to Sail" event for the Pals Program. E...
07/27/2020

We would like to thank the Green Bay Area Exchange Club for sponsoring the "Learn to Sail" event for the Pals Program. Everyone had a great time thanks to the educated staff at Green Bay Sail & Paddle, Inc.!

See what some of our Pals mentors have to say about volunteering with the program below!If you want to join in on the fu...
07/23/2020

See what some of our Pals mentors have to say about volunteering with the program below!

If you want to join in on the fun, contact Jamie (448-6172) or Jenna (448-6023) today!

Did you know that the Volunteer Services Unit of Brown County has 5 programs that we are actively recruiting for? Read b...
07/20/2020

Did you know that the Volunteer Services Unit of Brown County has 5 programs that we are actively recruiting for? Read below to see if one might be of interest to you!

07/16/2020
Please share! We would love to match this young man!
07/13/2020

Please share! We would love to match this young man!

At-risk youth who have a mentor involved in their life are 55% more likely to attend college. Make an impact today!
07/09/2020

At-risk youth who have a mentor involved in their life are 55% more likely to attend college.

Make an impact today!

We would love to have more Pal Volunteers like Kim! Contact us today:Jamie Chaudoir: 448-6172Jenna Durkee: 448-6023
07/06/2020

We would love to have more Pal Volunteers like Kim! Contact us today:
Jamie Chaudoir: 448-6172
Jenna Durkee: 448-6023

We need your help! Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster parents. Share this post in hopes of finding safe ...
07/02/2020

We need your help! Brown County Foster Care is in dire need of foster parents. Share this post in hopes of finding safe and stable homes for the children in our community.

Interested in learning more? Contact Heather LaFave 920-448-4144

We need your help! We are looking for new ways to advertise our volunteer needs to the community. How do you like to hea...
06/29/2020

We need your help! We are looking for new ways to advertise our volunteer needs to the community. How do you like to hear about opportunities? Comment below!

This week the Pals Program will be hosting a virtual movie night- complete with delicious treats! Thank you Norse Dairy ...
06/22/2020

This week the Pals Program will be hosting a virtual movie night- complete with delicious treats! Thank you Norse Dairy Systems for helping make this event possible by raising funds for the Pals Program! We appreciate your support!

Thank you Mary Kay Orr - State Farm Insurance Agent for donating milk vouchers to the families working with the Pals Pro...
06/17/2020

Thank you Mary Kay Orr - State Farm Insurance Agent for donating milk vouchers to the families working with the Pals Program! We appreciate your generosity!

The families working with our Department need informal supports now more than ever! Consider becoming a mentor to a chil...
06/15/2020

The families working with our Department need informal supports now more than ever! Consider becoming a mentor to a child or parent in need of a positive support person in their life.

Contact Jenna ([email protected]) or Jamie ([email protected]) for more information on how you can make a difference!

Brown County could use more Volunteer Drivers like Brian! Contact us if you are interested in helping your community: bc...
06/08/2020

Brown County could use more Volunteer Drivers like Brian! Contact us if you are interested in helping your community: [email protected]

Human Trafficking is still largely under-reported.  You can do your part, by knowing the signs and reporting concerns! S...
06/01/2020
dcf.wisconsin.gov

Human Trafficking is still largely under-reported. You can do your part, by knowing the signs and reporting concerns!

Since 2007, there have been 2,259 contacts with the National Human Trafficking Hotline from Wisconsin which identified 553 total cases of human trafficking.

Youth are especially vulnerable, know the signs: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/files/aht/pdf/indicatorguide.pdf

The Department of Children & Families has been working to support the identification and support of victims that are under the age of 18: https://dcf.wisconsin.gov/aht

Be educated:
Visit: https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
Call: 1-888-3737-888
Text: 233733

We are looking for mentors to join our Parent Pals Program. Here is what one of our current mentors had to say about her...
05/26/2020

We are looking for mentors to join our Parent Pals Program. Here is what one of our current mentors had to say about her experience.

If you are interested in learning more contact us at [email protected] or 448-6023.

One positive caring adult can make all the difference in a child's life. Be the difference, volunteer!If you are interes...
05/22/2020

One positive caring adult can make all the difference in a child's life. Be the difference, volunteer!

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a mentor in the Pals Program contact us at [email protected] or 448-6271-Jamie or 448-6023-Jenna.

A huge thank you to community members who donated art and craft supplies, activities and games to the Friends of Pals Yo...
05/12/2020

A huge thank you to community members who donated art and craft supplies, activities and games to the Friends of Pals Youth and Families. We were able to make over 50 activity bags to distribute to children working with Brown County Child Protection and the Pals Program.

Our Pals Program has a lengthy waiting list of children hoping to be matched to a volunteer mentor. If you are intereste...
05/07/2020

Our Pals Program has a lengthy waiting list of children hoping to be matched to a volunteer mentor. If you are interested in becoming a mentor contact us at [email protected] or 448-6271.

Brown County Foster Care is looking for Temporary Respite Providers
05/01/2020

Brown County Foster Care is looking for Temporary Respite Providers

Brown County Foster Care is looking for Temporary Respite Providers

Brown County Health and Human Services has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. We are always looking for gre...
04/28/2020

Brown County Health and Human Services has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. We are always looking for great people like you to join our Family Interaction Program or become a Volunteer Guardian. Check out what one of our Volunteers had to say about these programs.

If you are interested contact us at [email protected].

Looking to make a difference in a child's life? It's as simple as just spending time with them. Here is what one of our ...
04/20/2020

Looking to make a difference in a child's life? It's as simple as just spending time with them. Here is what one of our volunteers had to say about their experience in the Pal's Program.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

Volunteer Drivers needed!  Brown County Health and Human Services is looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport kid...
04/15/2020

Volunteer Drivers needed! Brown County Health and Human Services is looking for Volunteer Drivers to help transport kids to and from medical appointments, visits with their parents, activities and other needs. Here are a few words from one of our current Volunteer Drivers.

04/11/2020
Friends of Pals, Youth & Families

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Stay tuned all month long for updates and ways to get involved.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Brown County Volunteers,Thank you for your dedicated service to Brown County Volunteer Programs. We truly appreciate eac...
04/07/2020

Brown County Volunteers,

Thank you for your dedicated service to Brown County Volunteer Programs. We truly appreciate each and every one of you and the time you spend with the vulnerable populations Brown County Health and Human Services Department serves. Given the current situation the community is facing, our annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner this year has been cancelled. Our hope is to be able to recognize our award recipients at a later date.

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111 N Jefferson St
Green Bay, WI
54301

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(920) 448-6271

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Volunteer Services:

Brown County Volunteer Programs:

Pals Program: Volunteer mentors spend time (2-3 times per month) in a recreational or learning activity with a child, age 3 or older, that has been referred by Brown County Child Protective Services. Volunteer mentors help the child adjust to the separation or loss of a parent, enhance self-esteem and confidence, and learn new skills. Matches are invited to attend a fun activity each month that is free of charge. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested, though the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Pal for a minimum of 1 year.

Family Interaction Program: Volunteers support children in out-of-home care by supervising the family interaction with their parents. The volunteers help to assure a safe and secure environment both physically and emotionally for the children. You have the ability to decide how often you would like to volunteer and can choose to accept or decline supervision requests.

Volunteer Drivers: Assist with transporting children and families safely to and from authorized visits and appointments. Drivers are reimbursed for their mileage. Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and safe driving record.

Parent Pals Program: Volunteer mentors spend time (2-3 times per month) with parents referred by Brown County Child Protective Services who have identified an interest in having an informal support in their lives. Mentors often spend time helping parents with minor children develop new skills that empower the family to live and function in a safe and healthy manner. Matches are based on compatibility and can continue for as long as both parties are interested, though the hope would be to have volunteers engaged with their Parent Pal for a minimum of 18 months.

Volunteer Guardians: A legal guardian is a decision maker and an advocate for those who are incompetent due to aging, a developmental disability, chronic mental illness or alcohol and drug abuse (i.e. ward). Guardians ensure that the individual’s rights to proper housing, nutrition, and medical care are met. A guardian is expected to visit their ward at least once a month and complete an annual report. A legal guardian does not financially support the ward, take care of the ward on a day to day basis, nor personally provide a place for the ward to live. Time commitment is based on the needs of the ward.

General Volunteers: Brown County Health and Human Services is always seeking additional support if committing to a specific program does not fit in with your interests or schedule. For example, there is a need for assistance with clerical duties such as filing and mailings. In addition, there are many special events throughout the year that require help with transportation, event set up, child care and so forth.

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