Care and Support: Placing God’s Love into Action

We all have defining moments in our lives—challenging circumstances, relational pain, transitional seasons. Our response during these times has a direct impact on our future. The Pastoral Care and Support Ministry at Brooklife Church provides a network of resources, counselors, and helpful ministries to help you move forward.

Spiritual Care

God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, our circumstances and the Church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways.

God’s Word: Access the Bible online at the Bible GateWay.

Devotional Support: Looking for some guidance and direction in studying God’s Word? Scripture Union provides value-added resources to help you engage with God’s Word. Available on-line and in print form.

Household Needs ~ Food ~ Clothing

If you are struggling to feed or supply basic needs for your family, you are not alone. And it’s really okay to ask for help. In today’s economy, people are forced to make tough choices. Choices like whether to pay the electric bill, fill their prescriptions or feed their family. These choices that can seem overwhelming, but there is hope.

Our community has many resources that can help you if you are struggling. Please click through to our resource page for help.

Household - Food - Clothing

Shelter ~ Housing

Hebron House Shelter
If you are in need of shelter, please call 262.549.8722. We will answer. Hebron House is a safe shelter home for women, women with children, and men with children. Hebron House provides emergency shelter, case management, counseling, permanent housing, rent assistance and homeless outreach.

812 N East Avenue, Waukesha
262.549.8722, 24-hr hotline
hebronhouse.org

Sienna House Shelter
Affiliated with Hebron House. Please read about services provided under Hebron House above.

519 Summit Ave, Waukesha
262.549.8732
hebronhouse.org

Women’s Center Emergency Shelter
For women and children who have an urgent safety concern because of domestic abuse and are in need of emergency housing, our shelter provides safe, short-term housing and support. The Women’s Center also offers free and comprehensive services including counseling for domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse, free on-site child care, legal advocacy, transitional living, life skills programming that includes employment, parenting and grandparents support groups, educational forums and advocacy.

505 N East Avenue, Waukesha
262.542.3828, 24-hr hotline
twcwaukesha.org

Salvation Army Night Shelter for Men
The Emergency Lodge provides emergency shelter to single men experiencing homelessness in Waukesha County. Open daily at 5pm with initial registration by walk-in. Dinner meals at 5pm on T-Th evenings. During their participation in the Emergency Lodge program, clients are provided with assistance meeting their basic needs and case management services to assist them with addressing their homeless issues.

445 Madison Street, Waukesha
262.547.7367 ext. 236
Emergency Lodge Website

Hope Center
Hope Center provides a day shelter, 8a.m. – 4p.m. with a hearty breakfast and hot lunch. You can receive assistance with job search or medical or social issues. Outside of the day shelter, Hope Center services also include meals and clothing for individuals and families, help for people facing eviction or in financial crisis including trouble paying rent or utilities, medical expenses, or transportation to and from work and appliances, furniture, and other household items for people that are relocating.

502 N. East Avenue, Waukesha
262.549.8726
http://www.HopeCenterWI.org

Career

Brooklife has a career ministry to help you find employment and to guide your career decisions.

Career Support Ministry

Counseling

The decision to seek counseling may stem from a variety of different factors in your life. At Brooklife, we have professional counseling available for adults and children dealing with a variety of issues. We also have compiled a list of counseling services in the area from which you can select. For a Brooklife referral, more information, or questions, please email Brooklife Office or call Jennifer Conklin in the main office at (262) 378-4470 x221.

Area Counseling Service

Marriage ~ Divorce

Marriage is God’s creation. It was His design for us to experience relational intimacy and love that mirrors the love relationship Christ has with His followers. Brooklife places a high value on marriage and provides mentoring and enrichment programs to help couples navigate the loving yet challenging relationships we share with our spouses. Please visit our Marriage page for more information.

Planning an upcoming wedding? For facility use, please contact Jennifer Conklin in the main office at (262) 378-4470 x221.

Brooklife offers support for the hurt of separation and divorce through the DivorceCare program. Please view the group information through the link below.

Life’s Connection
Life’s connection offers group and outreach support for individuals and families including building relationships and divorce support.

307 S. Rochester St, Mukwonago
262.470.3119
www.lifesconnection.org

Parenting ~ Pregnancy

Life’s Connection
Pregnancy: Life’s connection supports parents and single women through all stages of the pregnancy process including crisis care, fertility, pre-natal care, education and loss support. Resources are available for families or single moms in need such as baby supplies and clothing.

Family Relationships: Life’s connection offers group and outreach support for all types of family relationships including teens and children with special needs.

307 S. Rochester St, Mukwonago
262.470.3119
www.lifesconnection.org

CareNet Pregnancy Center
CareNet offers help and comfort to women who find themselves in a crisis pregnancy. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are available regardless of income, race or religion.

2917 N. Oakland Ave, Milwaukee
414.962.2212
www.umatter.org

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families offers many services for families including a child care subsidy program, Wisconsin Shares, that helps families pay for child care. If the parent is eligible, child care can be subsidized for children under the age of 13 (up to 19 if the child has special needs).

Waukesha County Human Services Center
514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha
888.446.1239
dcf.wisconsin.gov/childcare

Emergency ~ Crisis

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Crisis Intervention – First Call For Help 24-hr Helpline
Waukesha, Walworth, Racine, Milwaukee, Jefferson, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Dodge, and Washington Counties. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. Call 2-1-1 for help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling and more.

Dial 2-1-1
414.773.0211 Alternative Number
866.211.3380 Alternative Number
http://www.impactinc.org

Suicide 24-hr Hotlines
Dial 2-1-1 for Waukesha, Walworth, Racine, Milwaukee, Jefferson Counties
262.547.3388, Waukesha
262.741.3200, Elkhorn
800.365.1587, Elkhorn
262.637.9557, Racine
414.257.7222, Milwaukee

Crisis Pregnancy 24-hr Helpline
800.712.HELP (4357)

Crisis Pregnancy 24-hr Live Chat
http://www.umatter.org (Scroll to bottom of page for chat)

Local Mukwonago Police Department
262.363.6434 non-emergency
Village of Mukwonago Police Department

Local Mukwonago Fire Department
262.363.6426 non-emergency, Station 1 at 1111 Fox Street
262.363.6427 non-emergency, Station 2 at W320 S8315 Beulah Road
Village of Mukwonago Fire Department

Loss and Grief Support

If you are grieving a loss, please contact Amy Schoepke, Director of Pastoral Care, for support resources.

262.378.4470 x226
Email Amy

Stephen Ministry

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galations 6:2
The Brooklife Stephen Ministry Team is trained, lay caring ministers that will provide Christian care to those in need within our church family. Like the early church written in Acts 6, our church has wonderfully grown to a place where the Pastoral Care Team needs help ensuring people’s needs are being met. The apostles commissioned 7 lay people to care for God’s people. Stephen was the first of these seven.
We have commissioned our first class of 9 caring ministers to walk alongside others in our congregation and provide one-to-one, high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to those hurting. Some examples of needs would be grieving, hospitalization, terminally ill, separated or divorced, unemployed or relocated, loneliness, infertility, facing crisis or life change.

If you you would like more information, please contact Linda Ruzga  or Amy Schoepke or visit the Stephen Ministry website.

Substance Abuse

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. Celebrate Recovery meetings are face-to-face group based.

Groups meet at many area locations including: Fox River Christian Church in Waukesha, Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Riverwood Church in Burlington, and WeatherStone Church in New Berlin. Click below to find a location and more information.

Find a Group

Family Support Group
This group is for anyone who is hurting due to a loved one’s alcohol or drug addiction. This is a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere where family can turn when they themselves need support, have frustrations and many questions that need to be answered. Where you can learn where to draw then line between enabling and the proper support of your loved one.

If you need help and want to speak to someone, please contact Patti Lomas.

This group is a chapter of the CJ Lomas Foundation, Family & Friends Support Group, Greenfield, WI.  Looking for resources?  Check out their Resources tab.

Rogers Memorial Hospital
Rogers is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital nationally recognized for specialty mental health treatment, including psychiatric and addiction treatment services. There is a wide variety of outpatient and inpatient programs. Rogers offers spiritual care services in treatment.

34700 Valley Road, Oconomowoc
800.767.4411
(Other locations: West Allis, Madison, Kenosha, Brown Deer)
www.rogershospital.org/

Teen Challenge Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Adults, 18 years and older
Providing care for adult males and adult females. Teen Challenge has a range of programs for those demonstrating a need for intensive help with life-controlling problems. Non-residential and prevention programs and many other services are available. Group and personal studies are offered to bring practical hope for living as a Christian in today’s society.

9236 W. Appleton Ave, Milwaukee
Administration & Men: 414.466.4415 (Center of Hope Campus)
Women: 414.342.0909 (Robby Dawson Home)
www.teenchallengeonline.com

Aging and Disability Resource Center
The ADRC provides information, assistance, counseling and supportive services for adults with mental health or substance abuse concerns as well as for older adults age 60 and above, caregivers, and adults with physical or developmental disabilities.

Waukesha County
514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha
866.677.2372
www.waukeshacounty.gov/adrc

Prison Aftercare

BASICS Prison Ministry
The main focus of BASICS is to present God’s saving Gospel through Bible study, worship services and one-on-one counseling sessions with in-prison visitation in southeast Wisconsin area jails. They provide an effective pathway for inmates to transition from “the inside” to living on “the outside”.

2224 W. Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee
414.372.7200
basicsinmke.org

Genesis in Milwaukee
The mission of Genesis in Milwaukee is to facilitate successful integration of citizens returning to communities from correctional institutions, thereby increasing public safety and decreasing recidivism. Genesis in Milwaukee is the only organization that provides a full spectrum of services to those returning from prison. Many organizations provide one service, but we strive to serve all the individual needs of those returning.

2454 West Lisbon Ave, Milwaukee
414.344.9880
www.genesisinmke.org

The New Man Project
The New Man Project’s vision is to create opportunities for released citizens to obtain family supporting employment so they can become productive members of society. Their mission is to provide support, education, training, and employment opportunities for released citizens with the objective of reducing recidivism rates, stabilizing families, curtailing homelessness and improving public safety.

262.442.5889
www.thenewmanproject.com

Prison Aftercare Network of Wisconsin
Prison Aftercare Network is a network of Christian ministries and organizations working together to provide resources and information to reduce recidivism. The network gives those in Prison Aftercare Ministry a way of connecting with others in ministry and with those soon to be released from incarceration.

414.750.0858
www.prisonaftercare.net

Healthcare

Eagle’s Wing Free Clinic
Eagle’s Wing Free Clinic’s mission is to provide a free medical clinic, staffed by volunteer medical professionals, to provide access to basic healthcare for members of our community who have financial or other barriers to healthcare.

Mukwonago Food Pantry Resource Center
225 Eagle Lake Avenue, Mukwonago
Clinic Hours: 5p – 8p, 1st and 3rd Thursdays
262.385.9211
www.eagleswingfreeclinic.org

Open Arms Free Clinic
The Open Arms Free Clinic strives to better understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the uninsured, low income and under-served with compassion and understanding. An all-volunteer staff of medical doctors, nurses, counselors, pharmacists, and pharmacy assistants provide direct patient care.

797 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn
Clinic Hours: 2p – 7p Thursdays
Eligibility Screening: 2p – 7p Wednesdays
262.379.1401
openarmsfreeclinic.org

Community Health Center
Owned and operated by Sixteenth Street, the clinic provides an array of health services for men and women, families and children. As a Community Health Center, these services are provided in a neighborhood setting, with respect for the language and culture of the residents of the community and are made available without regard to insurance status.

309 East North Street, Waukesha
262.408.2530, Call for an appointment
Clinic Hours: 8a – 5p Monday – Friday
sschc.org

D.R. Medical Rides
Non-emergency medical rides, serving all of Wisconsin.

920.904.1564

ProHealth Care Community Nurse
Wenda Krupp, RN, BSN – Community Nurse. Outreach contact for all healthcare needs such as medical, dental, vision, counseling and assistance referrals.

D. N. Greenwald Center
240 Maple Ave, Mukwonago
262.928.1900
www.prohealthcare.org

AngelsGrace Hospice – ProHealth Care
AngelsGrace offers 24-hour emotional, physical, educational and spiritual care in a beautiful setting. The caring staff emphasizes your quality of life, working to alleviate pain and other symptoms to enhance your time with family and friends. The hospice team includes physicians, nurses, social workers, dietary staff, clergy, volunteers and more.

W359 N7430 Brown St. (County Hwy. P), Oconomowoc
262-928-7445, Referral and admission
262.468.0115, Main number
http://www.prohealthcare.org/angelsgrace-hospice.aspx

Wisconsin Medicaid for the Elderly, Blind or Disabled
Wisconsin offers several ForwardHealth Medicaid plans for the elderly, blind or disabled.

800.362.3002
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/medicaid

BadgerCare Plus
BadgerCare Plus offers free or low-cost health care coverage to low income families and pregnant women in Wisconsin who do not currently have access to health insurance.

800.362.3002
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/badgercareplus

Disability

Aging and Disability Resource Center
The ADRC provides information, assistance, counseling and supportive services for older adults age 60 and above, caregivers, adults with physical or developmental disabilities, and adults with mental health or substance abuse concerns.

Waukesha County
514 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha
866.677.2372
www.waukeshacounty.gov/adrc

Walworth County
W4051 County Road NN, PO Box 1005, Elkhorn
800.365.1587
www.co.walworth.wi.us/Health and Human Services/adrc

Racine County
14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant
866.219.1043
www.adrc.racineco.com

Disabilities Ministry
Brooklife Disabilities Ministry’s goal is to make worship at Brooklife accessible and inviting to all people regardless of disability or special needs.

At Home Caring Angels
At Home Caring Angels specializes in assisting seniors and the disabled in maintaining their independence. Non-medical, in-home services include light housekeeping, meal assistance, personal assistance, transportation, home maintenance, pet and plant care, and companionship. Serving Mukwonago and neighboring communities.

262.682.3128 or
414.587.3428
www.athomecaringangels.com

SYNERGY Home Care
SYNERGY in-home caregivers can provide in-home care for anyone with any disability to help them maintain their independence. Services offered include care management, light housekeeping, meal assistance, personal assistance, transportation, and companionship. SYNERGY also has 24-hr care and live-in care available. Serving the Waukesha area.

2444 N. Grandview Blvd, Waukesha
262.278.4015
www.synergyhomecare.com

Senior Care

Aging and Disability Resource Center
The ADRC provides information, assistance, counseling and supportive services for older adults age 60 and above, caregivers, adults with physical or developmental disabilities, and adults with mental health or substance abuse concerns.

Waukesha County
500 Riverview Avenue, Waukesha
866.677.2372
www.waukeshacounty.gov/adrc

Walworth County
W4051 County Road NN, PO Box 1005, Elkhorn
800.365.1587
www.co.walworth.wi.us/Health and Human Services/adrc

Racine County
14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant
866.219.1043
www.adrc.racineco.com

Seniors on the Go Taxi Service
Serving everyone (not just seniors) in the Mukwonago area communities.

262.363.5700

At Home Caring Angels
At Home Caring Angels specializes in assisting seniors and the disabled with maintaining their independence. Non-medical, in-home services include light housekeeping, meal assistance, personal assistance, transportation, home maintenance, pet and plant care, and companionship. Serving Mukwonago and neighboring communities.

262.682.3128 or
414.587.3428
www.athomecaringangels.com

SYNERGY Home Care
SYNERGY in-home caregivers have been trained to work with memory function and can provide relief care, respite care, or anything else from our full list of services. If your senior parent or family member suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease or any other disability, they can help improve the quality of life for your family member. Services offered include care management, light housekeeping, meal assistance, personal assistance, transportation, and companionship. SYNERGY also has 24-hr care and live-in care available. Serving the Waukesha area.

2444 N. Grandview Blvd, Waukesha
262.278.4015
www.synergyhomecare.com