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The Hendricks Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that are working to strengthen our hometown of Beloit Wisconsin.

Acts Housing

Affordable Homeownership for our Community

A true ‘hands up’ model, offering coaching, skill-building and financing to help Beloit families become proud homeowners.

ACTS Housing LogoBased in the belief that homeownership is possible for anyone willing to work for it, Acts Housing takes a unique approach to partnering with families to support them as they engage in the process of learning about home ownership and the opportunities that exist for them.

Homebuyers are empowered to become strong managers of their financial well-being and given the skills and support to rehabilitate and care for their new homes.

Focused on increasing homeownership in the Hackett and Merrill neighborhoods, Acts Housing is working to build a sustainable, viable and affordable homeownership market for Beloit families with limited incomes – relieving taxpayers of significant financial burdens through home rehabilitation and revitalizing the local housing market and economy. Local homebuyers will invest an estimated $7.5 million in Beloit neighborhoods over 5 years.

Acts Housing’s Beloit Initiative began in 2019. The Hendricks Family Foundation was pleased to join with other funders in providing support for this initiative.

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Hendricks CareerTek

Partnerships For Community Youth

Designed to respond to the need for career development and education for area youth, Hendricks CareerTek engages youth in the Greater Beloit community in career exploration and hands-on learning opportunities designed to provide them with valuable skills, insights and experiences that inform their career thinking and lead to future employment.

“…From career exploration events and field trips to two scholarships, I am so thankful for everything CareerTek has given me over my high school career! …With the help of the CNA class as well as this scholarship, I will be attending Edgewood College this fall to study Medical Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.”

Hendricks CareerTek LogoCareerTek bridges businesses with tomorrow’s workforce to help students get energized through experiential learning and realize their career potential and goals, while responding to present and future workforce needs.

Programming builds complementary skills in high demand by today’s local workforce and includes:

  • After-school programs like Girls Who Code, Scrubs (healthcare exploration) and Lego Mindstorm Robotics
  • Career exploration and readiness activities like job shadows, youth apprenticeships, Craftsmen & Women with Character programming and participation in BizTank, a stimulating and interactive business exposure program
  • Healthcare exploration and CNA education
  • Summer hands-on learning academies focused on areas like engineering and construction, entrepreneurship, culinary, fire operations, police science and technology
  • College application support, scholarships and volunteer/job board opportunities

CareerTek is funded by a grant from the Hendricks Family Foundation and operated by Stateline Boys & Girls Club

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Safe Families For Children Wisconsin

Community Support for Struggling Families

Creating a world where children are safe and families transformed through radically compassionate communities…where neighbors love and serve neighbors.

Safe Families for Children - WisconsinSafe Families for Children (SFFC) Wisconsin works to prevent child maltreatment, deflect children and families from the child welfare system and provide family support in a way that transforms the lives of struggling families and enhances the social fabric of communities.

SFFC provides temporary, safe placements for children and creates extended family–like supports and relationships between struggling families and a network of devoted community volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

By keeping families safe and together outside of the child welfare system, the relationships and support developed within SFFC reduce the likelihood that families may return to the child welfare system by building powerful social connections that empower struggling parents to move forward and achieve meaningful gains in the areas of employment, housing and the general stability of their family.

SFFC Wisconsin is funded entirely by local businesses, individuals, foundations and churches who believe in the mission and vision of the organization. The Hendricks Family Foundation was pleased to provide support for the Rock County pilot project in 2019.

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Rock Valley Community Programs

Housing for our Vets

“Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don’t know how far we can go.” Bernard Malamud

I have been in residence at RVCP for quite some time. The staff have been very good to myself and every one else. They are pros at helping at find jobs, home, or whatever we might need. Honest, open, and easy to talk with. The food in the mess is good. For a transitional house, I rate it from 1-5, a 4.

Rock Valley Community Programs veteran housing program has helped me by giving me an alternate path to my future which would have put me in prison. Its like I got a fresh start and I don’t feel alone because there are others going through the same things as me living here as well.

I have been in residence at RVCP for quite some time. The staff have been very good to myself and every one else. They are pros at helping at find jobs, home, or whatever we might need. Honest, open, and easy to talk with. The food in the mess is good. For a transitional house, I rate it from 1-5, a 4.

Rock Valley Community Programs veteran housing program has helped me by giving me an alternate path to my future which would have put me in prison. Its like I got a fresh start and I don’t feel alone because there are others going through the same things as me living here as well.

Rock Valley Community ProgramsIn April 2011, Rock Valley Community Programs (RVCP) opened Housing for our Vets. The transitional living facility, containing 24 studio units can house up to 48 homeless veterans at one time. Veterans can stay for up to 24 months.

Housing 4 Our Vets provides secure, safe and sober housing along with supportive services. RVCP provides screening, assessments and individualized case management. Veterans are connected to training and employment services, permanent housing, counseling, substance abuse recovery services and benefits counseling.

The Hendricks Family Foundation was pleased to join with other local funders in support of this program, providing capital funds for each phase of the project.

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