Parenting with Purpose Class Mondays at 6pm

The Bridges to Recovery is happy to announce a Parenting with Purpose Class, beginning Monday, January 24th from 6-7pm and running every Monday for 5 weeks, from 6-7pm. If you are interested in attending this class, please email  If there are any barriers, such as transportation or childcare, please let Katie know so she can ensure your success in the class.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her and she can answer those concerns.
Katie looks forward to being another resource you can turn to in order for you to have the highest chance of success in both recovery and life!!!
Katie Irving 
Director of Program Development, Certified Peer Support Specialist 
Bridges to Recovery
3123 Shore Drive Marinette, WI

Thank you, Veriha Trucking!

Thank you to Veriha Trucking of Marinette for their $5,000 year-end contribution!

Veriha Trucking provides transportation solutions in 48 states and parts of Canada. Our fleet of 250+ drivers mainly travels throughout the Midwest and Northeast for a variety of customers and industries. Today, our trucks haul everything from paper products to groceries, produce, pet food, auto parts, and much more.

Thank You, Stephenson National Bank!

Thank you to Stephenson National Bank, for a year-end contribution of $3,000 to Rainbow House!  We are grateful for your continued support of our mission.  The funding will go towards our collaborative partnership with law enforcement.  We will be placing forensic evidence cameras with police departments throughout Marinette County to ensure domestic abusers are held accountable in the criminal justice system.


Through this contribution, we are able to provide cameras for collecting forensic evidence in domestic violence cases to local law enforcement throughout Marinette County.  These cameras take RAW images, which can be processed through our new Secure Digital Forensic Imaging software.   Now, previously undetected evidence, such as bruising under the skin, can be used in the prosecution of perpetrators of violence.  Thank you, Stephenson National Bank and Trust, for helping to make our community safer.

Pictured are Marinette County Legal Advocate, Joette Koronkiewicz, presenting a camera to Detective Sergeant Ben Matzke.  Five cameras were acquired through this contribution.  These will be distributed to departments throughout the county, now that they have arrived.  We appreciate SNBT’s ongoing support of our work!

Community Outreach

We are here for you today and every day thereafter to support our community and grow together. Through the examples below, SNBT is helping make a difference in our communities.

Community Focus

Our commitment to being a community partner extends beyond the financial contributions made by the bank.

Charitable Giving

  • Bank Contributions: SNBT supports almost 200 area organizations with over $200,000 in annual contributions.
  • Employee Contributions: SNBT employees themselves make monetary donations to the causes dear to their hearts.
  • Employee Volunteer Pledge: Staff pledged over 5,000 hours of community service this year and well over 138,000 hours since the year 2000.
  • Scholarship Awards: SNBT awards scholarships totaling over $14,000 annually to local high school and college students.

Thank you, Oconto Women’s Club!


The Oconto Women’s Club was generous in their donation of new gifts for two families in Oconto County. This is a phone of the group, after they wrapped all the presents.

Otto Bremer Trust gives $50,000 to support Rainbow House general operations


Contact: David Hakensen, H Co., 612-840-4592

Otto Bremer Trust makes 236 grants totaling record $15.9 million

More than $2.3 million awarded to organizations in Wisconsin

SAINT PAUL, December 9, 2021 — The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded $15,978,453 as part of its most recent grantmaking cycle, making it the largest responsive grant round in the organization’s 77-year history.

“All these grants represent OBT’s ongoing commitment to responsive grantmaking,” said Daniel Reardon, Co-CEO and Trustee, Otto Bremer Trust. “These organizations are providing much-needed services despite the effects of the lingering pandemic and its continued economic impact.”

The Otto Bremer Trust is a bank holding company and a private charitable trust based in Saint Paul, Minn., that works at the intersection of finance and philanthropy. Created in 1944 by Otto Bremer, it is today one of the nation’s largest philanthropic organizations and is committed to supporting a better quality of life for residents of Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. OBT is the majority owner of Bremer Financial Corporation, a regional financial services company; manages a diversified investment portfolio; and operates Community Benefit Financial Company, a financial resources subsidiary. Since its founding, OBT has invested more than $841 million in people, places, and opportunities in the Upper Midwest. Visit

A list of grants awarded to organizations in Wisconsin is included below. For a complete list of grants awarded, see the full release on our website.

Northwest Wisconsin

American National Red Cross – Wisconsin Region, Altoona, WI, $100,000. For general operations to provide disaster response for the public, support services for veterans, and humanitarian aid for international evacuees in Wisconsin.

Amery Area Senior Citizens, Inc., Amery, WI, $35,000. For general operations to provide programs and services that benefit the health and wellness of community members.

Amery Regional Medical Center Foundation, Amery, WI, $150,000. To renovate the emergency department and cancer treatment center in order to meet medical needs in northwest Wisconsin.

Caring Hearts Thriftshop, INC, Webster, WI, $20,000. For general operations to provide food, clothing, and other supports to meet basic needs in northwest Wisconsin.

Fierce Freedom Inc, Altoona, WI, $15,000. For general operations to address human trafficking by supporting survivors and educating the public in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Free Clinic of Pierce and St. Croix Counties, Inc., River Falls, WI, $33,000. For general operations to provide free primary healthcare, medications, and preventative health education for Pierce and St. Croix County residents.

Friends of the Glenwood City Library, Inc., Glenwood City, WI, $25,000. To provide furniture and equipment for the new library in Glenwood City, Wisconsin.

Hudson Hospital Foundation, Hudson, WI, $25,000. To improve pediatric healthcare through access to on-demand virtual consultations with medical specialists.

Indianhead Enterprises of Menomonie, Inc., Menomonie, WI, $3,000. To provide community-based pre-vocational programs to ensure people with disabilities have access to community resources and employment options in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers of Burnett County Inc., Webster, WI, $45,000. For general operations to provide a variety of support services for individuals and families in need in northwest Wisconsin.

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College, Hayward, WI, $20,000. To provide micro-grants to assist students with emergency expenses that might threaten their ability to be successful in college.

Literacy Volunteers – Chippewa Valley, Eau Claire, WI, $44,185. For general operations to provide free, flexible adult basic education services.

West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc., Glenwood City, WI, $119,000. For general operations to improve the quality of life and increase self-sufficiency for low-income households in northwest Wisconsin.

Westfields Hospital Foundation, Inc., New Richmond, WI, $40,000. To provide grief support and resiliency training to youth and staff in the New Richmond and Somerset school districts.

North-Central Wisconsin

Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, Inc., Wausau, WI, $125,000. For general operations and to renovate facilities to provide out-of-school youth development programming.

Northeast Wisconsin

CASA of the Fox Cities, Appleton, WI, $20,000. For general operations to advocate in local court to achieve placement in safe and permanent homes for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Catalpa Health, Inc., Appleton, WI, $50,000. For general operations to increase access to pediatric mental health services in Wisconsin.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Appleton, WI, $50,000. To provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls in northern Wisconsin.

Habitat For Humanity of Oshkosh, Inc., Oshkosh, WI, $20,000. For general operations to support households of low income to acquire and/or maintain housing.

Life Tools Foundation, Inc., Combined Locks, WI, $10,000. For general operations to provide one-on-one tutoring and skill-building for students of low income.

Mooring Programs, Inc. dba Apricity, Neenah, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide support services to adults recovering from substance use disorders.

Neighborhood Housing Services Of Green Bay, Inc., Green Bay, WI, $25,000. For the Homebuyer Preparation Program to prepare families for homeownership through housing, financial education, and counseling.

Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc., Marinette, WI, $50,000. For general operations to support survivors of domestic violence and their children throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

Sheboygan County Food Bank, Inc., Sheboygan, WI, $25,000. For general operations to increase food security and access in Sheboygan County.

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Appleton, Inc., Appleton, WI, $30,000. For the Basic Needs Program to support families of low income in Appleton.

Wise Women Gathering Place, Inc., Green Bay, WI, $30,000. For general operations to provide advocacy and support services for women experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, and other traumas.

Southwest Wisconsin

Catholic Charities, Inc., Diocese of Madison, Madison, WI, $30,000. For The Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center to provide support services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Couleecap, Inc., Westby, WI, $83,150. To support food deliveries, address housing barriers, and provide work experiences for low-income and homeless individuals and families.

Family Promise Of Greater Beloit, Inc., Beloit, WI, $60,000. For general operations and renovations to address homelessness by providing basic needs, shelter, and transitional housing support.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, Inc., La Crosse, WI, $24,518. For the purchase of iPads for residents and fellows to increase their efficiency and flexibility in providing care.

Madison-Area Urban Ministry, dba JustDane, Madison, WI, $50,000. For Healing House, a medical recuperative shelter for families experiencing homelessness.

Operation Fresh Start, Madison, WI, $65,000. For general operations to provide education, mentoring, and employment training opportunities for young adults.

Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish dba Catholic Multicultural Center, Madison, WI, $30,000. To provide legal services to low-income immigrants, asylees, and refugees.

The Road Home Dane County, Madison, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide programs and support services for homeless families in Dane County.

St. Clare Health Mission, La Crosse, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide access to free healthcare to individuals of low-income in La Crosse.

United Way of Dane County, Madison, WI, $50,000. For Journey Home to provide coordinated reentry services in Dane County.

Southeast Wisconsin

1000 Generations, Inc., Elkhorn, WI, $50,000. For general operations to provide a community-based movement to promote systems of natural support for families in crisis and deflection from child welfare and foster care systems.

Audio & Braille Literacy Enhancement, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $30,000. For general operations to produce and provide braille and audiobooks for people who are blind or print disabled.

Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Watertown, WI, $200,000. To promote safety, independence, and skill development through smart tech-based affordable housing and supportive services for people with developmental disabilities, seniors, and those at risk of homelessness in Milwaukee.

Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha Inc., Kenosha, WI, $65,000. For general operations to provide youth development and enrichment to at-risk children and youth in Kenosha.

Elmbrook Senior Taxi, Inc., Brookfield, WI, $15,000. For general operations to increase transportation services for seniors and adults with disabilities.

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, $150,000. For general operations to recover and distribute food to support food programs throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Friends, Inc., West Bend, WI, $35,000. For general operations to provide safe shelter and trauma-informed care for individuals and families experiencing domestic or sexual violence in southwest Wisconsin.

Giving to the Nations Inc, Racine, WI, $10,000. For general operations to provide personal care, baby care, and household cleaning products to address hygiene needs.

Literacy Services of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, $60,000. For general operations to provide adult literacy education, digital literacy, and workforce skills training.

Milwaukee Christian Center, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $30,000. To provide opportunities, support, and services to assist older adults to remain healthy, living in their own homes, and connected to the community.

Wisconsin Statewide

Wisconsin Philanthropy Network, Inc., Milwaukee, WI, $4,100. For membership support to help donors maximize philanthropic efforts in Wisconsin communities.

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Thank you, Menominee American Legion Auxiliary!

Volunteers from the American Legion Auxiliary in Menominee, MI dropped off a large donation of holiday toys, purses, slippers, hats, and mittens this week.  Thank you for making the Holidays brighter for survivors of domestic violence!