Wish List

By dblock | Mar 13, 2023

These are items that we could use to help our members. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

Household poisons

Avoid household poisoning this summer

By Cathy Smith, MPH | Jul 9, 2019

Note from HOPE: We’re proud to share this information from the Wisconsin Poison Center’s Program Coordinator and Educator Cathy Smith. For more information, find them online. Wisconsin residents who have questions related to occupational exposures, chemicals, bites, medications and insect stings, can contact the toll-free number to receive expert advice on what to do to … Read more

Looking Out, Looking In: Visiting Uncle Jerry

By Gail Grenier Sweet | Jun 15, 2019

Saying goodbye to a favorite uncle Last fall, Jerry Hoerig went into hospice for stage four lung cancer. Jerry was 90, my favorite uncle, my godfather. Before the cancer, he lived about an hour away from me so I didn’t see him other than at family reunions every July. Growing up with Uncle Jerry When … Read more

8 reasons to love Milwaukee Art Museum!

By Liz Beaudoin, Executive Director | Jun 1, 2019

Summer Excitement Free passes for HOPE Network members Exciting news!  The Milwaukee Art Museum has generously offered free admission to all HOPE Network families again this summer! HOPE Network members, watch your mail for your free pass. The pass can be used all summer and permits free entry for two adults and all children under … Read more

Amanda and Giovanni

Checking in with 2015 Scholarship Winner Amanda DiPalma

By Liz Beaudoin, Executive Director | May 28, 2019

In 2015, HOPE Network awarded Amanda DiPalma  the Edward Springman Educational Grant to complete her undergraduate degree in social work. Reading her profile in HOPE Network News, it wasn’t hard to see she has a passion for helping others. When we caught up this spring, I was eager to learn where that passion has taken … Read more

Catching up with 2009 scholarship winner Shana Douyette

By Liz Beaudoin, Executive Director | May 3, 2019

  Recently I met up with Shana Douyette in Menomonee Falls, near her work (and mine). Longtime friends of HOPE Network may remember that she won the Edmund Springman Educational Grant in 2009 to complete a program in medical billing and coding. She completed her program in 2009 and, after a circuitous journey through the … Read more

So, did it go fast?

By Liz Beaudoin, Executive Director | Apr 8, 2019

That was the first question one board member asked at a recent meeting about my first year at HOPE Network. It’s hard to believe that April 9th, I celebrate one year at HOPE Network. What things we have accomplished in a year! 287 Members 49 Cribs distributed to families in need 10 scholarships of $1450 … Read more

kids by tent at summer camp

Can I get an “Amen” for Summer Camp?

By Pam Oberg-Sutton | Apr 3, 2019

It so hard to think about summer camp, when you can’t even see the grass in your yard! It’s that time already to start preparing for the Summer. Many camp registrations are opening up. Many of the camps offer scholarships. So we must get a jump on the registration wagon. Last year, we started out with trying … Read more

Building bonds and giving HOPE

By Liz Beaudoin, Executive Director | Apr 2, 2019

A few weeks ago, our office had a visitor. While our Menomonee Falls location has many advantages, it’s often not the most convenient place for mothers in need. As a result, we often end up referring them to a community partner, who can deliver their crib and provide safe sleep education in the home. When … Read more