Friday, June 24, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension's Encouraging Financial Conversations series is a program designed for case managers, social workers, and other frontline staff to help empower clients to manage their money. This FREE series is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in August from 9:00-10:00 AM (August 2–18) via Zoom. Register here.

Positive conversations around money are grounded in respect, confidentiality, and creating a judgment-free zone. Helping professionals are frequently in a position to provide resources to individuals who may not seek out financial education. This series will help you feel more comfortable discussing finances with your clients. For more information, please visit

Also, on August 11th, we will be offering an Encouraging Financial Conversations Booster Session on the topic of Financial Problem Solving. This FREE session will be held via Zoom from 10:30 AM - Noon. Completion of the series is not required to attend this single class. Register here.

Please reach out if you have any questions. I would be happy to tell you more about this series or answer any questions you may have.

Todd Wenzel
Extension Winnebago County

Thursday, May 26, 2022

FCHC Youth Advisory Board's First Meeting Scheduled


The Fox Cities Housing Coalition Youth Advisory Board will meet June 9th from 4-5 pm at ACOCA Coffee and Cafe (500 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911).

Please share with young adults (approximately 14-24 years old) and invite them to come check out the opportunities, provide their input and explore the possibility of getting involved.

Questions? Contact Patti at or 920-680-5911

Monday, May 9, 2022


Pillars is hosting an open house on Thursday, May 19 to celebrate the newest home in the Stable Housing program.

The open house includes a self-guided tour of the Appleton home along with more information about affordable housing. No registration is required, and two sessions are being offered: 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 7pm.

If you attend, please refer to the graphic and map below for details. We hope to see you there!




Wednesday, March 23, 2022


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Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Hello Everyone!

Our February's Conversations Over Coffee will focus on Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. PIT is an annual effort led by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to estimate the number of Americans without safe, stable housing.

You’re welcome to join us for all or part of Conversations Over Coffee, February 3, 7:30-8:30 AM. Simply register online now – it only takes a few seconds. When you REGISTER, you’ll receive an email with Zoom access info.

We are glad you are part of the Pillars team! Hope to see you there!


Ayanda Crispin

Event Coordinator



605 E. Hancock Street, Appleton, WI 54911

Main: 920.734.9192 ext 126    Cell: 920.422.6497     Fax: 920.731.7087

Register today for Conversations over Coffee to learn more about  Point-in-Time (PIT)  happening Thursday, February 3 at 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021


Balance of State conducts surveys each year regarding gaps in services for those experiencing homelessness and housing barriers in our community. Please consider completing the Provider Survey yourselves and sharing the Client Survey with those accessing services. Here is where you can find the links for the surveys:


Client Survey
If you are a client receiving services, we would like to hear from you.  Please consider using this link to access our online survey or click here, to access a form that can be printed and completed.  Thank you for helping us determine the needs for the communities we serve. 

Service Provider Survey
If you are an employee of a service provider in the WIBOSCOC region we would like to complete either an online form or the hard copy survey about the Gaps and Needs in your community.  

The deadline to complete the surveys is December 31st, 2021. However, we ask you to complete these as soon as you are able. The surveys take about 10 minutes to complete and are anonymous. Printable PDF versions of both surveys are available for those without access to a computer or internet.


Friday, November 12, 2021

 Report to the Community

The Fox Cities Housing Coalition wants to thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to homelessness and housing instability in our community. In lieu of an in-person Report to the Community, the Fox Cities Housing Coalition has opted to share information virtually. If you’d like to learn more about what the Fox Cities Housing Coalition is, what we have been addressing and the impacts that the coalition has on the community, feel free to watch this video: