People Helping People
Part of the character of a community is defined by how it helps its most vulnerable citizens. LEAVEN started as an idea of Father Robert Udulutsch, a local priest who saw a need for a network providing emergency assistance to the needy of the Fox Valley area.
Since 1987, LEAVEN (Limited Emergency Assistance Valley Ecumenical Network) has been the bridge between hardship and hope for residents of Calumet, Northeastern Winnebago, and Outagamie Counties.
Supported by local individuals, churches, businesses and foundations, LEAVEN provided emergency
financial assistance for housing, utilities, transportation and other basic human needs for over 7,180 households in 2012.
Help strengthen the character of our community by supporting LEAVEN, as a donor and volunteer.
Emergency Shelter Point in Time Homeless Count
A Point-In-Time count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one night period. The count is done two times per year—January and July. It includes persons who are living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, domestic violence shelters, or who are unsheltered living on the streets or any other place not meant for human habitation. The Emergency Shelter of the Fox Valley (ESFV), along with other agencies from the Fox Cities Housing Coalition, including LEAVEN staff, conducted their Point-In-Time count on January 30, 2013 in the middle of a snow storm.
In total, 301 homeless persons were identified this count. [Extract for the Emergency Shelter Newsletter First Quarter 2013]
The Fox Cities support of local agencies that provide help for the homeless is always greatly appreciated.