B.A.B.E.S., Inc.
Respite & Counseling Services
Celebrating 15 years of services

   

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Our Supporters

Some of our supporters

  • John J. & Ethel D. Keller Family Foundation Donor Advisor Foundation within the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region. - $33,938 for new roof and heat for the gym.
  • Jane & Tad Shepherd Family Fund - $15,000 to support the young families of the Fox Valley, through the initiatives and strategies of B.A.B.E.S. Inc., Respite and Counseling Services. Support of the organization’s capacity building initiatives. Support of activities designed to develop the Endowment Fund, as well as donation to the B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Endowment Fund, launched by the Lynne F. Keller Fund.
  • Lynne F. Keller Fund - $15,000 to support the young families of the Fox Valley, through the initiatives and strategies of B.A.B.E.S. Inc., Respite and Counseling Services. Support of the organization’s capacity building initiatives. Support of activities designed to develop the Endowment Fund, as well as a donation to the B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Endowment Fund, launched by the Lynne F. Keller Fund.
  • WHBY Newstalk Radio - Media Sponsor sponsor for Hats Off 2007 & 2nd Annual Mystery Dinner. Media Sponsor for Public Service Announcements for the express purpose of the prevention of child abuse.
  • Fox Valley Thrift Shoppe - The Fox Valley Thrift Shoppe team has embraced our mission, both philosophically and monetarily. We hope that our continued commitment to young families, young women and children will earn their continued support. We hope others will join them as they learn about our invaluable contribution on the Fox Valley’s continuum of care.
  • S.T.E.P.S. (Strategies, Training, Education, Progress, Success) - The organization’s partnership with the Workforce Development Board is an additional tool for young parents. Young parents are assisted with employment readiness and soft skill training. This service is provided on the program site. This help does not require an additional “trip” for young families already struggling financially. B.A.B.E.S., Inc. realizes that success and progress are often a matter of important S.T.E.P.S. Sign up for the fall session!
  • Just 5 Days - Just5Days is a five-day experience of service, hands-on learning activities, prayer and liturgy, along with community building, designed for groups of middle school youth and their adult leaders from Catholic parishes and schools, all around the state.
  • Globe University – Students from the University’s Service Learning Expedition reach out and enrich the environment of B.A.B.E.S., Inc. with a mural, in the family dining area. Project was under the direction of Shawn Fredrick.

Partnerships are Important

B.A.B.E.S. Inc. Respite and Counseling Services aligns itself with organizations which serve the same demographic, uphold the same service and compassion philosophies, and serve groups whose participants are in dire straits. B.A.B.E.S. Inc. is proud and grateful for the relationship and support provided by Lutheran Social Services. The fine staff of LSS makes it possible for B.A.B.E.S. Inc. to provide professional and no-cost, mental health triage to its participants.

What Is New?

S.T.E.P.S. (Strategies, Training. Education. Progress. Success)
The organization’s partnership with the Workforce Development Board. Is an additional tool for young parents, benefitting their families. Young Parents are assisted with employment readiness and soft skill training. This service is on program site, this help does not require an additional “trip” for young families already struggling financially. Case Manager Lindsay Peters is on site to help, coach and support. B.A.B.E.S., Inc. realizes that success and progress are often a matter of important S.T.E.P.S.

A Friend…

Mrs. Ethel D. Keller-Mother Theresa’s unofficial American attaché, inquired about the program of B.A.B.E.S. Inc., and found one of her many Fox Valley Calcuttas, in which to invest her time, energy, and treasure, through the support of the vision and various program components of B.A.B.E.S. Inc., Respite and Counseling Services. Mrs. Ethel D. Keller became a B.A.B.E.S. Founding Angel Contributor in 2003.

B.A.B.E.S. families, volunteers, staff, and directors will always be grateful for Ethel’s recognition and appreciation of our endeavors, her understanding that solutions don’t have to be complicated, just executed, and her willingness to put her resources where are our hearts were-with B.A.B.E.S.! Her smile, her stories, and her wit will be greatly missed. I’m certainly glad I had the opportunity to meet such a strong and principled woman: her legacy of help remains an inspiration to all that were privileged to have made her acquaintance.

Mrs. Lynne Keller

It is said that when one door closes another opens; doors usually do not open by themselves! B.A.B.E.S., Inc. is fortunate to have found a friend in Mrs. Lynne Keller, who has not only opened doors, but has also created doors of opportunity for the organization. She has been committed, energetic and unstoppable in her impact, in a relatively short amount of time. Lynne was carefully listening as I shared the dream of having an endowment fund for B.A.B.E.S.' perpetuity, one day.

Her response was simple "I might be interested in doing that..." Her interest turned into action and B.A.B.E.S. Inc Respite and Counseling Services, now enjoys an endowment fund, managed by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region. Lynne with this single act of generosity, carried out without fanfare, was able to accomplish what many other have not, render me speechless! I am extremely grateful for Lynne's sustaining empowerment, on behalf of the families who we serve unselfishly together. We hope that B.A.B.E.S. will continue to alleviate, redirect and support. Thank you Lynne, you're truly a B.A.B.E.S. Angel. This gift inducted Lynne into the B.A.B.E.S. Founding Angel's Contributors Group. - PGM

Endorsements   |   See our Supporters in Action!

Auxiliary Support

  • City of Appleton Firefighters
  • Lillian Brice Phoebe Circle

Corporate Supporters

  • WE Energies
  • Northshore Bank
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Holiday Outreach

Foundation Support

  • The Keller Foundation
  • Kings Daughters Infant Welfare Circle

Local Business Partners

  • Autmn Hill Creative, LLC
  • Culvers- Calumet Location
  • Expert Jewelry & Repair
  • Fast Signs (Appleton)
  • Fox Valley Thrift Shoppe
  • Grand Rental Station
  • Haen's Meats
  • Manderfield's Bakery
  • Virtualtech Web Site Design and Promotion
  • WHBY, Newstalk Radio - 11.50