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Mission: Leaven works through volunteers to assist people in crisis who have basic needs that cannot be met elsewhere.


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Hardship hurts. Caring counts.

Call 920-738-9635 to seek help from LEAVEN.


LEAVEN Online Donation Accepted

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In the news!


Read the 04/23/2014 Post Crescent Commentary:

LEAVEN's help vital to those in need


Join the Human Race on May 3rd!

LEAVEN is joing the race! LEAVEN will participate in the Volunteer Center's Human Race on May 3rd. We need to raise $10,000 to make the St. Vincent de Paul match and we are halfway there!

See our link on the Volunteer Center's page (click on text below) or visit our LEAVEN Events tab.LEAVEN Human Race Page


LEAVEN and REBOOT team up to upgrade LEAVEN's technology. See our Events Tab to find out how to recycle your unwanted computers and benefit LEAVEN.


LEAVEN accepts donation from local entertainers!

"My husband Bob and I enjoyed a wonderful evening of good food, conversation and entertainment with the Fox Valleyaires, which was capped off by Jack Marcoe's presentation of a check to LEAVEN.  We are so grateful for their financial support of our mission." Mary Parsons, LEAVEN Executive Director.

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.