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Remembering Darlene Waters

Our agency has taken a heavy blow this week as we mourn the loss of our beloved colleague and friend, Darlene Waters.   Dar was hired at West CAP by the agency’s first Executive Director, Jake Banks, in 1972 as an Assistant Bookkeeper. She worked in the accounting department in the Glenwood City office for the next fifty-one years, sharing so much of her life within these walls. Dar was an invaluable companion and confidant to all who were blessed … Read More

PETER KILDE FEATURED IN THE CAPITAL TIMES 12.13.2023 EDITION

Peter had a recent visit from Jana Rose Schleis, an investigative reporter for the Cap Times local news publication based in Madison. Peter climbed to the rooftop of one of our greenest affordable housing developments, the 1300 Residences in River Falls, to share his perspective and insight on how West CAP pushes for solar to save for renters, and some of the the roadblocks, or “sun” blocks in our way. Source: The Cap Times 12/13/2023. Cover Photo by Ben Brewer.

Energy Upgrades are Underway to Benefit CAP Town Homes Renters

CLAYTON – Some exciting clean energy upgrades are taking place at our very first Community Housing Development – CAP Town Homes in Clayton, WI. CAP Town was developed in 1995 to provide affordable rental housing to the area, especially for families as these are 3-bedroom units. Thanks to a grant from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA FOundation) and a Building Electrification Program grant from Elevate, we are working to fully electrify this property to reduce both the … Read More

HOMELESS INTERVENTION TEAM RAISES AWARENESS FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Each October, agencies across the nation come together to recognize victims and raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. Unfortunately, in our Homeless Intervention work, our case managers do see individuals and families who are homeless because they are fleeing physical or emotional abuse or threats of abuse and … Read More

LOCAL ATV CLUB RAISES $4,210 FOR HOLIDAY GIFT DRIVE

A local ATV Club, the Glenwood Forest Barn Stormers, holds a benefit ride each year to support a cause they care about. For the last two years, the proceeds from their fundraiser have gone to support West CAP’s annual Holiday Gift drive, which provides holiday gifts and essentials for area youth in need. They invited the public to join their ATV/UTV ride on Saturday, September 30th with a registration fee of $20 or a toy of equal value, to join … Read More

BEEBE LOFTS RECEIVES AWARD FOR REAL ESTATE REDEVELOPMENT & REUSE

The Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) awarded its 2023 Community and Economic Development Awards (CEDA) at the annual CEDA Awards ceremony, which was held September 28, 2023, in Wausau as part of WEDA’s Fall Best Practices Conference. The CEDA Awards were established by WEDA to recognize economic development projects and programs, as well businesses and organizations that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy. Beebe Lofts in New Richmond, which was co-developed by West CAP and the Gerrard Corporation, recieved … Read More

GREEN TEAM BRINGS APPLE TREES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

CAP Town Homes tenants in Clayton, WI are the lucky new recipients of two Red Regent apple trees! Pictured above are West CAP Tenant Manager and Green Team member, Mikayla Nordby (L), with Jenny Bergmann of Bergmann’s Greenhouses (R), who planted the trees together on a warm September afternoon. West CAP received a sustainability grant from Associated Banj to offset our agency’s carbon footprint and incorporate West CAP’s Green Team’s new sustainable practices within West CAP-owned facilities. One of these … Read More

The West CAP Wire – September

OPERATION ACK TO SCHOOL – SUCCESS! | NEWSLETTER We want to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped with this year’s Operation Back To School drive! Through the month of August, West CAP collected funds and new school supplies for Boycevillle, Colfax, Glenwood City, Elk Mound, and Menomonie area school district students in need. Pictured above is a generous donation of school supplies from the Menomonie Andersen Windows location.  Funds collected were also used to support the Angel … Read More

NEW NURSING SKILLS PROGRAM CELEBRATES ITS FIRST GRADUATE

Wilhelmina is West CAP’s first Nursing Skills participant to graduate and secure a career in the medical field! Wilhelmina received her Technical Diploma from Northwood Technical College in Medical Assistant Program on May 19, 2023. She was able to start a job as a Medical Assistant for Westfields Hospital & Clinic in New Richmond, WI on May 22, 2023. Through the Nursing Skills program, West CAP was able to help Wilhelmina with her tuition and fees as well as assist … Read More

HOUSING STABILITY PROGRAM BRINGS NEW FACES TO WEST CAP

We want to extend a warm West CAP welcome to five new faces who have joined our team this week! This crew will be heading up our new Housing Stability initiative, providing coaching and outreach to help households maintain safe, affordable housing. Services may include help with budgeting, landlord mediation, legal services, assistance with rental applications/fees, and providing connections across West CAP’s program and other local services in the community. Left to right: Hannah Barta, Jenna Frieburg, Blair Wekkin, Tammy … Read More

Please Note:

West CAP office locations will be closed to the public for walk-ins on Wednesday and Thursday, February 22 & 23 due to snow and subsequent staffing shortages.