Forging Partnerships to Enhance our Services
In order to serve our clients and our community to the best of our abilities, Family Advocates has forged partnerships, joined boards, and engrossed ourselves in topics and groups that help support and enhance the mission of our organization.
Family Resource Center
“To empower families by providing innovative
programs, events, and resources that capitalize on strengths, support growth and promote healthy
families.” Programs include: K.I.C.K.S-(Keeping Iowa County Kids Safe) - Parent Partner Program - Wacky Wednesday Group - Car Seat Program- Parents Forever Program.
Grant County Taskforce on Homelessness
The taskforce works to end homelessness in Grant County through combined resources. A single dwelling homeless shelter is available to house individuals and small families for short periods of time. Case management is provided to assist with housing needs and successful outcomes.
An organization with worldwide reach but locally driven.
Optimist International's mission is to provide hope and positive vision, to bring out the best in children.
There are over 100 members in the Platteville chapter that interact regularly through weekly breakfast meetings, fundraising opportunities, youth-related projects and activities, and social events. Our vision: To Impact the Lives of Youth in a Positive and Encouraging Manner.
The Platteville housing board helps support the housing director who help low income families with rent They base the rent off family size and income and the families are to pay 30 percent of their income to the rent and housing pays the rest. This is to help people in their time of need to get back on their feet.
Platteville Holiday Project Committee
This committee collects toys and winter jackets to hand out to families before the holidays that may not be able afford much for Christmas. Families are able to pick out books for their children a new toy and a few gentle used toys. Platteville residents can use this service.
Salvation Army - Board
We help in disaster relief situations. We can also help people with small crisis like small car repairs, bus tickets, utilities bills, some rent relief, hotel vouchers for a night different things like that. We also have small project money that we can use to help other nonprofit organizations with thing’s like school supplies or the Platteville holiday project.
Southwest Wisconsin Area SART
Grant, Iowa and Lafayette County.
Bringing Prosecution, Law Enforcement, SANE (sexual assault nurse examiners) and Advocates to the table to make sure there is a victim centered approach to helping sexual assault victims through the process of reporting.
Substance Abuse Prevention
Family Advocates, Iowa County's social service department, sheriff's department, drug courts, medical professionals, school staff and county police representatives. The group has recently made it possible to have former BMX professional and TED talk speaker, Tony Hoffman, come to Iowa county and speak to the students at two large cooperative sessions on his addiction story. The committee supports and encourages activities that could be sponsored to fuel the narratives around healthy activities that provide options for the youth of Iowa County.