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Helping the Homeless - Family Promise of Greater Beloit

` Homeless families are often hidden from our view.  They live in shelters, cars, campgrounds or in overcrowded apartments. Over the past few years, the Beloit Public School District has identified over 500 children in grades K-12 as being 'housing unstable'.  This is where Family Promise of Greater Beloit comes in.  Their mission is to provide shelter, food, clothing and life skills to homeless families, helping them become self-sufficient members of the community.Typically, Family Promise partners with local congregations to host 3-5 families 365 days a year. These houses or worship provide sp... Read More

United Way Blackhawk Region

` In light of recent events regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the United Way Blackhawk Region has established the COVID-19 Action Fund.  The fund will provide resources to 501(c)(3) organizations in the Blackhawk Region that directly support local vulnerable residents. These nonprofits organization are well experienced in providing health and human services.  If you are an individual in need of community resources, you may: If you are a non-profit organization, you may fill out an application.  I recently had the privilege of being able to contribute financially to the United Way COVID-19 Acti... Read More

Alternatives to Violence Shelter

` The YWCA Rock County has several programs in place to assist families. The Alternatives to Violence Shelter assists domestic violence victims in crisis, often with only the clothes they are wearing.  The YWCA provides beds, linens, food, clothing and personal care items in a 33 bed shelter.  I recently had the privilege of assisting this program by donating over 3500 diapers, wipes and formula to benefit the youngest clients in the shelter.    Read More

Named President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for 2020

` I am honored to have been named President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates for 2020.  The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is an organization devoted to preserving the trial by jury system and provides educational presentations to members of the State Bar for the purpose of improving the advocacy skills of all lawyers. Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only. Presently of the over 18000 lawyers admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, only 80 lawyers are members of ABOTA.  I have been a member of ABOTA since 2007.More about attorney Steve Caya Request... Read More

Friends of Noah

` I am proud to continue being a volunteer and Silver Sponsor with Friends of Noah in 2020.  Friends of Noah is a volunteer based, non-profit, cat and dog rescue.  In addition to finding homes for stray and abandoned animals, they also work with the community to change the conditions that lead to homeless pets.  They distribute over 20000 pounds of food annually and educate the community about animal safety and compassion.  Learn more about Friends of Noah here.  Read More

Rock County Homeless Get A Helping Hand

` I recently had the privilege of donating thermal socks and slippers to the men at Gifts Mens Shelter.  GIFTS helps the homeless men of Rock County by providing a safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, life recovery services and faith filled camaraderie.  In 2018, GIFTS helped over 200 men with shelter, meals and life recovery services.  They rely solely on the community for support.  Learn how you can get involved with Gifts Mens Shelter at gifts-shelter.org.   Read More

Staff Gives Back to Twin Oaks Shelter

` My staff also enjoys giving back to the community.  Recently my paralegal, Sarah, was found volunteering her time wrapping gifts for the Twin Oaks Shelter.   Whiskey Ranch in Delavan sponsored this event.  Twin Oaks Shelter for the homeless is located in Walworth County.  In 2018, the shelter, which relies almost entirely on private donations, guided 185 people out of poverty.      Read More

Lakeland School - Elkhorn

` I had the pleasure of being a 'hole sponsor' as part of a fundrasier for Lakeland School this summer. Lakeland School serves the needs of approximately 200 students aged 3-21 in Walworth County.  These students have a wide range of special needs.  You can learn more about the Lakeland School and the services they provide here.    Read More

Tokens 4 Teens - Beloit

` The law firm of Nowlan & Mouat recently donated bus tokens for Tokens 4 Teens.  This donation will allow high school students, who could not otherwise afford, the ability to get to school. Transportation should not be a barrier to education. You can support Tokens 4 Teens and other organizations supported through Beloit Cares at beloitlifecenter.com/giving   Read More

Delivering Bags of Hope

` I am happy that I was able to once again assist the School District of Janesville with their Delivering Bags of Hope program.  This program delivers free groceries to those in need during the holiday season.  This is the 11th year the School District of Janesville (SDJ) has held this community food supply event. Originally founded by UAW Local 95, the school district took over the program when the GM plant closed in 2008.  Through this event, they hope to help nearly 400 families of the SDJ as well as 50 senior citizens with food and supplies to assist them in getting through the holiday seaso... Read More

Toy Drive for Rock County Chaplaincy

` Recently, I was privileged to donate toys and games valued over $500 to the Rock County Chaplaincy program.  This program helps provide toys for children up to age 16  of Rock County inmates.  Chaplaincy volunteers work with the Rock County Sheriff's Office at the jail to allow parents to select toys to be given to their children.  As stated by a past volunteer chaplain, "It's not the kids fault that the child is in jail. It's nice to be able  to see their faces light up."  For additional information on how you can help the Rock County Chaplaincy program, please contact the Beloit Life Center ... Read More

Homeless Youth Awareness Month

` November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month.  Nationwide, 2.5 million youth experience homelessness. In Rock County alone, there are approximately 1200 youth who are homeless.  You can support the homeless in Rock County with several events happening during the month of November.   Participate in Wear Green Day.  Plan to attend the Homeless Awareness Candlelight Vigil  on November 12th at the Janesville Town Square.  This vigil will bring together members of the community and to raise awareness for homeless and the agencies who serve them.  These agencies are Project 16:49, Community A... Read More

Making a Difference in the Community

` I recently had the privilege of helping hundreds of students in Rock County get backpacks and supplies for school.Students at Wilson Elementary in Janesville and McNeel Intermediate in Beloit received backpacks.  Homeless students beings served by Project 16:49 received backpacks and supplies.  Project 16:49 helps homeless students and unaccompanied minors in Rock County.  In Rock County alone, there are 1,200 students who are homeless and 300 students who are unaccompanied minors.  16:49 refers to the number of hours and minutes from the time the school day ends to the time the next one begin... Read More

Beloit Cares Back 2 School Bash

` Beloit Cares, a volunteer outreach organization, is sponsoring the upcoming Back 2 School Bash on August 24th. Thanks to the Beloit Cares partnership with Walgreens, I am able to provide over 70 families in the Beloit School district (as well as children in Rock County foster care) with backpacks filled with  school supplies for only $7 each.  If you would like to donate to help a family in need, or register for a backpack, please visit Beloit Life Center.  Want to volunteer your time at the Back 2 School Bash?  Sign up online here.  Steve Caya is a personal injury lawyer serving Beloit WI & a... Read More

When School is Out - BASE is in

` BASE (Badgerland After School Enrichment),  is a non-profit organization in Fort Atkinson, WI.  BASE provides care to children in community when school is not in session, including after school and summer.  Inspiring local youth to be contributing, productive, and responsible community members is the mission of BASE. I recently had the privilege of donating board games and art supplies to help support their program.  Learn more about BASE and how you can help at https://www.basefortatkinson.org/  Read More

Janesville Towne Square Gran Prix / Kids' Roll Race

` I am proud to be a sponsor of the Kids' Roll Race as part of the Janesville Towne Square Grand Prix.   The Kids' Roll Race will be held on Tuesday, June 25th.  Details and registration for this race can be found at Janesville Velo Club. The Janesville Towne Square Gran Prix (sponsored in part by Nowlan & Mouat) is the sixth leg of the Tour of America's Dairyland Series presented by Blain's Farm & Fleet.  There will be a kids area focused on healthy and interactive fun and the event can be watched from around the entire perimeter of the course. For a complete schedule of activities and registra... Read More

HealthNet of Rock County

` I recently had the privilege of supporting HealthNet of Rock County.  HealthNet opened in 1994 to help address the lack of affordable healthcare in Rock County. Staffed primarily of volunteers, HealthNet serves hundreds in the Rock County community with dental, medical, and behavioral health needs.  Every $1 received translates to $6.60 in patient care.  You can find out more about HealthNet of Rock County by clicking here.      Read More

Caritas

` Caritas is a community resource center located in Beloit, Wi.  Caritas has been providing to neighbors in need for more than 40 years.  In addition to food and clothing, Caritas also takes in and redistributes thousands of diapers and wipes on a yearly basis.I am fortunate that I was recently able to help the Beloit community with needed necessary resources.  You can learn more about Caritas and how they support the community at caritasbeloit.org .   Read More

Community Action Inc

` I recently had the privilege of helping our friends at Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter.  Twin Oaks is operated by Community Action Inc and is run almost entirely on private donations.  In 2018, Twin Oaks guided 185 people on their pathway out of poverty by not only providing a place to stay for up to 60 days but by also building knowledge and skills in such areas as employment, budgeting, alcohol and drug awareness, mental health issues and landlord/tenant relationships.  These gifts will help families in housing take pride in their new space and get them started on a new life path.You can read mor... Read More

Forward Janesville Inc

` I recently had the oportunity to join Forward Janesville Inc on their 6th Annual trip to Washington DC.  This diverse delegation of business and civic leaders makes the journey to meet with Members of Congress and their staffs to establish positive and friendly relationships.  Keeping Janesville and Rock County on the radar of federal lawmakers will benefit our community in the long run, as actions of government affect almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Read More