St. Vincent Waukesha County

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Waukesha County, Inc. 818 W. Sunset Drive, Waukesha, WI 53189

Coming Together to Get Ahead

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Coming Together
to Get Ahead

   A St. Vincent de Paul Mentoring Program


Taking a New Look at Poverty Training!
                                 Can we really end poverty?  This may be a start!

See poverty through a new lens by attending this special event.  It is important to be present both days to receive the full training.
Everyone is welcome!

When:  October 24, 2015 

Where: St. James Catholic Church
                W220N6588 Town Line Road, Menomonee Falls
Time:    7:30 am registration & breakfast – 8:00 am start – 2:00 pm conclusion

Mark you calendar now!

New Getting Ahead Workshop Starts September 1, 2015

The 3rd Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting’-By World is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 1 at the First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave. and continue for 16 weeks.  In the workshop participants assess their own situation and figure what needs to change to achieve a more stable life. Mentors provide the support needed to think about and make lasting change.

An evening meal, child care and a stipend are provided.

If you know someone who might benefit from this informal kitchen table workshop, please contact the office.

How can You Help?

If you would like to be a part of ending poverty in our community you might consider:

  • being an assistant child care provider during each workshop session
  • with your own small group, providing a evening meal for workshop participants
  • asking CTGA to provide a poverty training at your workplace or club

Just call give us a call and we can work out the details.

Next Mentor Training is Saturday, November 21, 2015!

If you are interested in being a CTGA mentor and have already attended a Poverty Training this is for you!

Where:  St. Vincent de Paul Council office
                 818 W. Sunset Dr. Waukesha

Time:     7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Facilitator (2-part webinar) Training Dates coming soon!

 “Getting Ahead” Graduates!  What are they up to? 

Graduates continue to meet twice a month. One meeting is devoted to work on individual plans and the other centers on the Waukesha community.  Graduates are inviting community representatives to share their perspectives and possible resources. Organizations lined up to speak include James Place, the Workforce Development Center and the County Executive’s Office. The mentors are a part of these meetings at least once a month. 


Council President, Steve Cigich, was a guest on the radio program, Living Our Faith, hosted by Archbishop Jerome Listecki on December 5, 2014.

Click the arrow on the recording bar below to
learn about the Coming Together to Get Ahead Program!


Volunteers Needed!

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the poor, but don’t feel called to be a  mentor or a facilitator? CTGA has many other volunteer opportunities that may be of interest to you. Below are a couple of current opportunities:

Child Care Volunteers  

We are looking for volunteers to assist with child care for the children of CTGA participants. We will have one constant child care supervisor, but will need a minimum of two people at all times. Experience preferred. Volunteers are welcome to attend the meal prior to child care start time. Details below:
• Workshop date – To be announced
• Location - To be announced
• Child care hours will be: 6:30-9:15PM
• Workshop meets every Thursday evening and an occasional Tuesday
• Volunteer for one night or more!
If you, or anyone you know are looking for an opportunity to help someone to a better life, please call 262-547-0654.

CTGA Volunteer Team Leader – Child Care

The Volunteer Team Leader – Child Care will work with the CTGA Program Manager in managing the Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World CTGA workshop details each time it is presented. The Volunteer Support Team Coordinator will manage the child care aspect of the workshop.
Specific duties:
• The lead child care provider will be recruited by the Program Manager.
• Recruit and schedule assistant volunteer child care providers for 16-20 weeks of the workshop session.
• Working with the Program Manager, determine the number and ages of children needing child care for each session.
• Work with the lead child care provider to determine age appropriate equipment (games, toys, etc.) for the session.
• Replenish supplies as needed.
• Be available to lead child care provider, as needed, for additional planning as the workshop progresses.
   Working together with the CTGA team, this volunteer will be contributing much to the success of the program.

For more information on any of these volunteer positions please call 262-547-0654. 

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In Romans, St. Paul writes: “…may you abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” When Vincentians encounter Christ in our home visits and service to the needy in our communities we are inspired to put God’s hope into action through charity and justice. Through mentoring, we will walk with individuals on their self-directed journey out of poverty. Through advocacy and collaboration, we will remove barriers and create strong, sustainable communities. Together through Hope in Action, we will work to end poverty by creating systemic change one person, one neighborhood, one community at a time.”

(Please check this page often for updates)