'Family Services, a place to turn'

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A young mother leaves her partner because his physical violence endangers their infant. A 6-year-old with parents who misuse alcohol and drugs has social problems at school. A teenager runs away from an abusive home to be lured by a "kind" stranger into exchanging sexual favors for a place to stay.

Because of generous volunteers and donors, members of our community facing challenges such as these can turn to Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc., a United Way Blackhawk Region partner agency, for help that builds hope and develops skills for leading healthier, happier lives.

Family Services held its 5th Annual Fall Luncheon on Oct. 16 at the Eclipse Center in Beloit. Keynote speaker Stephanie Klett talked to 130 guests about how childhood experiences dramatically shape adulthood. Special recognition was given to: Beloit Police Chief David Zibolski for the department's implementation of the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) and for its collaboration with the Beloit Domestic Violence Survivor Center, a Family Services program; Andrea Ehret, Rock County Victim Witness Coordinator, for her advocacy regarding victims of sex trafficking and survivors of domestic and sexual violence; Janesville Police Sgt. Dan Schoonover for promoting the Sex Trafficking Reduction Program. The Youth 2 Youth Program of Family Services was praised for its role in the passage of the new ordinance to restrict vaping in the city of Beloit.

Sincerest thanks to event sponsors: Premier - Kerry; Presenting - Beloit Health System, Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Alongi Santas Moss Insurance Agency; Horizons - Beloit Box Board Company, Inc.; Partner - TRICOR Inc. Insurance, Compass Financial Group of Raymond James, Anonymous; Advocate - Sharon Cox, Bill and Cathy Flanagan, Jim and Joyce Haight, Bryan Theis-Edward Jones, Victor Giordano-TD Ameritrade, Anonymous; Sunshine - Lonnie Klecker, Joanne Klett, Harry and Kedron Wiersgalla, Chief David and Sue Zibolski.

John Pfleiderer

Executive Director

Family Services of Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, Inc.

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