Thank you, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation!

On behalf of the survivors of domestic violence we serve, Rainbow House is grateful for the support of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.  Rainbow House received $19,721 through the Funds for Greater  Green Bay to acquire a forensic evidence camera and software system dedicated to our Oconto community.  The camera system can detect evidence such as bruising, gun powder residue, and bodily fluids not visible to the naked eye.  Such evidence helps ensure that victims get the medical care they need, and that perpetrators are legally held accountable for their actions in domestic violence cases.  More than 40% of Oconto victims of domestic violence report having been strangled or “choked” by their partners.  Yet in most instances of this high-risk crime, there is no visible evidence to prosecute this felony charge.  As a result of this new technology, law enforcement is better able to document evidence when responding to such calls.

The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation has also provided an additional $12,000 through their Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay to offer the counseling services of a Licensed Clinical Therapist in our Oconto County Outreach Office.   As always, all services offered by the Rainbow House are completely free and confidential.

Stronger Together: How GGBCF Strengthens Our Community

Charitable funds at the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation award grants to more than 500 community initiatives and award more than 125 scholarships to students each year. These grants and scholarships are made possible by generous donors who have established or contributed to funds at the Community Foundation.

Our mission of connecting caring people with solutions that strengthen our community is alive and thriving – and evident in our grant and scholarship programs.

 

Thank you, TC Energy Foundation!

Thank you, TC Energy Foundation, for your donation of $2,353.60 to help replace some of the worn flooring at Rainbow House, our domestic violence shelter. These upgrades will allow us to safely move donations and commodities for our food pantry into storage. These improvements will also greatly help to create a welcoming and functional space for survivors and their children.  On behalf of those we serve, please accept our gratitude!

 

Oconto Crime Prevention Board provides forensic evidence cameras

Rainbow House is collaborating with the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office in expanding the number of forensic evidence cameras available for Law Enforcement to document the hidden signs of domestic violence.  This grant is made possible through the Oconto Crime Prevention Board, which increases public awareness of and provides financial assistance to crime prevention programs in Oconto County, Wisconsin. Financial support is given to existing programs and for the implementation of new crime prevention programs that break the crime triangle.

Proud to be a United Way Partner Agency

Rainbow House is proud to be a partner agency of Tri-County United Way, who fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in every community. TCUW serve Marinette and Oconto Counties in Wisconsin and Menominee County in Michigan.  Our annual support for 2021 is an award for $10,000, which helps support our ability to staff the agency 24/7.