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About Us

We are a non-profit, human services agency offering more than 35 programs that support the people of Northeast Wisconsin during challenges and transitions in their lives. Our staff uses a trauma-informed approach to help struggling children, teens, and adults reconnect to their family and community.

At Family Services, we’ve made it our mission to protect, heal and care for the most vulnerable people in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2019, you allowed us to help over 18,000 children, families and individuals through life’s challenges and transitions.

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of clients surveyed said our staff helped them reach their goals

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Crisis Calls were answered by our crisis counselors in 2019.

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of therapy clients reduced their symptoms in 2019.

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victims of child maltreatment were heard at Willow Tree.

Our programs and services are aimed at helping to solve complex community issues like sex trafficking, child abuse, sex crimes, violence, homelessness and addiction.

We’ve been serving our community for more than a century.

While we’re proud of our growth, we’re also proud to say we’ve maintained our core values from start to finish.

Family Services building from the 1900s

1899

Family Services was founded as Associated Charities — the first human service agency in Green Bay.

1925

We became a Charter Member of the Community Chest (now known as the United Way).

1948

Our name changed from Associated Charities to Family Service Association of Brown County.
Signs about Crisis Intervention Center and Mental Health

1980

The Crisis Center was founded in Brown County.

1981

The Sexual Assault Center (originally founded in 1974 at Bellin Hospital) became part of Family Services.

1998

Our name changed from Family Service Association to Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin.
Family Services building with Willow Tree sign

1999

We celebrated our 100th anniversary.

2002

The Residential Treatment Program took occupancy of the new Billie Kress Center for Youth Development in March, named after a major financial contributor.

2011

Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center officially opened in January.
Family Services

2015

We adopted new mission and vision statements.

OUR MISSION

Protect. Heal. Care.

OUR VISION

Communities of thriving children, strong families and healthy individuals.

Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Sigmund, NEW Water

Vice Chair: Kristy Maney, Nicolet National Bank

Treasurer: John Frey, Hansen Foods

Secretary: Maryanne Gerstner

Susan Baranczyk, J.J. Keller

Jenene Calloway, Schreiber Foods

Gwen Christensen, Advocate Aurora Health

Rashad Cobb, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation

Cecilia Colburn, Procter & Gamble

Todd Delain, Brown County Sheriff

Sandy Ewald, YWCA

Jim Filter, Schneider

Jennifer Garceau, Howard Suamico School District

Stacie Gries, Johnson Bank

Mark Kasper, Amerhart, Ltd.

Alonzo Kelly, Kelly Leadership Group

Tracy Lemsky, Associated Bank

Chad Levanetz, Ruder Ware

Justin Merritt, Green Bay Packaging

Jill Murphy

Tony Steffek, Davis & Kuelthau

Kevin Wood, WEC Energy Group

Fox Valley Advisory Board

Kurt Eggebrecht, Appleton Health Department

Lyssa King, King Brokerage, Ltd.

Maria Myers, Rodan & Fields

Willow Tree Advisory Board

Christy Policy (Chair)

Amanda Auricchio

Erin Enright

Kathy Hartman

Sherri Hoyman, MD, Bellin Health

Mike Jerry, J. Michael Jerry LLC

Chad Jeskewitz, Spotter, Inc.

Kristy Maney, Nicolet National Bank

Charlie Millerwise, Green Bay Packers

Courtney Peirce

Stacy Stecker, Associated Bank

Travis Vanden Heuvel, KHROME

Family Services Leadership

President & CEO: Jeff Vande Leest