Wisconsin Runaway Programs

 

A runaway service facility provides temporary shelter and crisis intervention counseling services to runaways and other youth in crisis. Crisis intervention counseling is also provided for parents and families. Agencies make every effort to encourage family members to participate with youth in counseling.

Runaway programs accept self-referrals and voluntary referrals from youth, caregivers, families, and agencies with youth free to discontinue use of service to any time. Crisis intervention services are available to any youth or parent requesting assistance. All services are free of charge and available on a 24 hour basis.

Runaway programs act to prevent runaway episodes by follow up, aftercare, and preventative activities. Programs involve service linkages with youth serving public and private sector agencies, insuring cooperative relations and effective referrals. The runaway program must have plans for meeting the best interests of the youth involving, whenever possible, both the youth and caregivers. In runaway programs, a unique counselor-client relationship is established, which stresses the qualities of trust and confidentiality. Youth make their own decisions in a supportive environment with appropriate advice as to their alternatives.

 

Map of Program Locations


Position mouse over each hub city to find program location and contact information.
Each hub serves a 40 mile radius.

 

 

List of Program Locations


 

Wisconsin Runaway Programs


  1. Appleton: Greg Lemke-Rochon
    Runaway and Homeless Youth Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley
    160 South Badger Ave
    Appleton, WI 54914-5228
    Office: (920) 731-0555
    Hotline: (920) 731-0557
    Fax: (920) 968-2716
    (Outagamie, Winnebago 40%)
    glemkerochon@bgclubfoxvalley.org
    tbohrer@bgclubfoxvalley.org



  2. Baraboo/Dodgeville: Cindy Foreman
    LSS-RAYS Dodgeville
    Plymouth Congregational Church
    115 W. Merrimac Street
    Dodgeville, WI 53533
    Office: (608) 935-9235
    Hotline:  1-855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (608) 935-9044
    (Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette)
    cynthia.foreman@lsswis.org

  3. Eau Claire: Jeanie Schoenhals
    LSS-RAYS Eau Claire
    120 South Barstow
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    Office: (715) 450-7070
    Hotline: 1-855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (715) 833-8423
    (Clark, Chippewa, E. Claire, Rusk)
    jeanie.schoenhals@lsswis.org

  4. Green Bay:  Christiana Vanseth
    Family Services of NE WI
    300 Crooks Street / POB 22308
    Green Bay, WI 54305-2308
    Office: (920) 436-4360 x 1287
    Hotline: (920) 436-8888
    Fax: (920) 436-4376
    (Brown)
    cvanseth@familyservicesnew.org

  5. Gresham:
    Maehnowesekiyah Treatment Cr
    2150 Kesaehkahtek
    Gresham, WI 54128
    Office: (715) 799-3835
    Hotline:  (800) 474-6689
    Fax: (715) 799-3836
    (Statewide Native American)

  6. Janesville: Alyssa Senz
    LSS-RAYS Rock County
    612 North Randall Avenue
    Janesville, WI 53545
    Office: (608) 752-7660
    Beloit: (608) 362-6629
    Hotline: 1-855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (608) 752-9788
    (Rock)
    Alyssa.Senz@lsswis.org

  7. Kenosha: Jeannine Field/ Denise Derdeyn
    Kenosha Human Development Svcs
    5407 8th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Office: (262) 657-7188
    Hotline: (800) 236-7188
    Fax: (262) 653-2080
    (Kenosha)
    jfield@khds.org
    dderdeyn@khds.org

  8. LaCrosse: Jeanie Schoenhals
    LSS - RAYS
    2307 South Avenue
    La Crosse, WI 54650
    Office: (608) 787-7550
    Hotline: 855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (608) 788-6623
    (Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, LaCrosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon)
    jeanie.schoenhals@lsswis.org

  9. Madison: Casey Behrend
    Briarpatch Youth Services
    2720 Rimrock Road
    Madison, WI 53713
    Office: (608) 245-2550
    Hotline: (608) 251-1126 / (800) 798-1126
    Fax: (608) 245-2551
    (Dane, Dodge, Jefferson)
    Casey.behrend@briarpatch.org

  10. Menomonie: Amanda Schutte/ Colette Hummel
    TeenCare Crisis Intervention Prog
    603 Terrill Road
    Menomonie, WI 54751
    Office: (715) 235-9552
    Hotline: (715) 235-8882
    (800)491-TEEN
    Fax: (715) 235-1075
    (Barron, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, St. Croix)
    chummel@positive-alternatives.org
    achuttel@positive-alternatives.org
    www.positive-alternatives.org

  11. Milwaukee:Audra O'Connel
    Walkers Point Youth &Family Ctr
    Office: 2030 W National Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Shelter: 732 S. 21st Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    Office:  (414) 672-5300
    Hotline:  (414) 647-8200
    Fax:  (414) 672-5340
    (Milwaukee)
    audra.oconnell@walkerspoint.org

  12. Milwaukee: Katie Hamm
    Pathfinders Youth Shelter
    1614 E Kane Place
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    Pathfinders Program Office
    4200 North Holton Street, Suite 400
    Milwaukee, WI 53212-1064
    Hotline:  (414) 271-1560
    Fax: (414) 271-1831
    khamm@pathfindersmke.org

  13. Portage / Baraboo: Cindy Foreman
    LSS-RAYS
    727 8th Street
    Baraboo, WI 53913
    Office (608) 355-4103
    Hotline: 1-855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (608) 355-4106
    (Columbia, Sauk)
    cynthia.foreman@lsswis.org

  14. Racine:Jeanette Brown
    SAFE Haven Youth Shelter
    1030 Washington Avenue
    Racine, WI 53403-1762
    Office: (262) 637-9559
    Hotline: (262) 632-0424
    Fax: (262) 632-8758
    (Racine)
    jbrown@safehavenofracine.org

  15. Rhinelander:Angela Dexter
    KIN, Inc.
    62 N Brown Street
    PO Box 895
    Rhinelander, WI 54501
    Office/Fax: (715) 365-7003
    Hotline: (715) 927-TEEN
    (Forest, Oneida, Vilas)
    angela@kinrhinelander.org

  16. Sheboygan: Emily Kunde LSS RAYS
    706 North 9th Street
    Sheboygan, WI 53081
    Office: (920) 458-7100
    Hotline: 1-855-LSS-RAYS
    Fax: (920) 458-5670
    (Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan)
    emily.kunde@lsswis.org
  17. Stevens Point: Jane Benzschawel
    CAP Family Crisis Center
    1616 West River Drive
    Stevens Point, WI 54481
    Office: (715) 343-7101
    Hotline: (800) 472-3377
    Local: (715) 343-7125
    Fax: (715) 343-7176
    (Adams, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, Wood)
    jbenzschawel@capmail.org

  18. Superior: Jane Larson
    Project Reach Out
    1500 N. 34th Street, Suite 200
    Superior, WI 54880
    Office: (715) 395-6429
    Hotline: (800) 777-7844
    Fax: (715) 392-6055
    (Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Iron)
    jane.projectreachout@gmail.com

  19. Waukesha: Peter Sierra
    Youth and Family Project
    1570 E Moreland Blvd
    Waukesha, WI 53186
    Office: (262) 547-7752
    Fax: (262) 547-7707
    Cell: (262) 212-8350
    (Waukesha)
    psierra@youthandfamilyproject.org

  20. Washburn: Jane Larson
    Project Reach Out
    1500 N. 34th Street, Suite 200
    Superior, WI 54880
    Office: (715) 395-6429
    Hotline:  (800) 777-7844
    Fax: (715) 392-6055
    (Burnette, Price, Sawyer, Washburn)
    jane.projectreachout@gmail.com

  21. West Bend, Port Washington:John Bergson
    Youth & Family Project
    630 Elm Street
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Office:  (262) 338-1661
    Hotline (800) 924-3555
    Fax: (262) 338-7761
    (Washington, Ozaukee)
    info@youthandfamilyproject.org
    jbergson@youthandfamilyproject.org

  22. WI Association for Runaway Services
    (608) 241-2649
    Fax: same
    pbalke@sbcglobal.net
    Executive Director:  Patricia Balke
    Assistant Director.: Joli Guenther: (608)239-5430
    AC Program Director: John Babbitt: (414) 352-5103
    Youth Representative: Quaneisha Goodwell

  23. State of WI Runaway Program Specialist: Brooke Hobbs
    Housing and Employment Policy Coordinator
    Bureau of Youth Services
    Department of Children and Families
    201 East Washington Avenue
    Madison, WI 53703
    608.422.6992
    brooke.hobbs@wisconsin.gov

 

Transitional Living Programs


  1. Walkers Point Youth and Family Center, TLP
    Director: Lori Runge
    Visions (TLP for Minors)
    732 S. 21st Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53204
    (414) 647-8200
    Insights Young Adult TLP
    2175 South Layton BLVD
    Milwaukee, WI 53215
    (414) 672-1360

  2. Family Services of NE WI, Inc
    PO Box 22308
    Green Bay, WI 54305-2308
    (920) 438-1616
    Director: Meika Burnikel
    mburnikel@familyservicesnew.org

  3. Kenosha Human Development Services, Transitional Housing Services
    Director: Lisa Haen
    4844 42nd Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    (262) 654-8368
    lhaen@khds.org

  4. Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc.
    Casey Behrend, ExecutiveDirector
    2720 Rimrock Road
    Madison, WI 53713
    (608) 245-2550 x 1216 casey.behrendr@briarpatch.org

  5. Project 16:49
    Tammy DeGarmo, Executive Director
    740 N. Randall Avenue
    Janesville, WI 53545
    (608) 314-5501
    ed@project1649.org