Volunteer Cookbook Revamped

Have you ever wanted to volunteer to be a dinner provider at Pillars but did not know where to start?…

People of Pillars

Welcome to the “People of Pillars: A Portrait Gallery.” Every weekday in December, we will be sharing a portrait of…

Pillars to receive donation of hygiene products courtesy of Tork and Green Bay Packers

Fans of the Green Bay Packers have yet another reason to cheer on their football team this season, and it’s…

Teams identify, provide resources to unsheltered individuals in overnight Point-in-Time Count

Many Pillars staff participated in the summer Point-in-Time Count coordinated by the Fox Cities Housing Coalition. Community volunteers and staff…

Lisa Strandberg to Become Executive Director of Pillars in August

Lisa Strandberg will become the new Executive Director of Pillars, effective August 1. In this role, Strandberg will provide strategic…

How does Pillars respond in extreme heat to keep clients safe?

A wave of cool air hits a mom and her young daughter as they walk through the doors of Pillars…

Joe Mauthe announces plans to retire

Joe Mauthe, executive director of Pillars since its inception in October 2018, plans to retire by October 2022. The board…

Pillars Community Engagement Director receives scholarship for nonprofit leaders at St. Norbert College

Lisa Strandberg of Neenah, Wis. was selected as the most recent recipient of the Phil Hauck Scholarship at St. Norbert…

Breaking down the eviction crisis

You’ve watched and heard and read lots of news this year about eviction. Laws aimed to prevent it. Landlords and…

An Ascend Success Story

Ascend is a semi-independent program of Pillars that provides supportive services and independent living skills for young adults living with…

What is the Point-in-Time Count?

On July 28 volunteers from Pillars participated in the Point-in-Time (PIT) count. The PIT count is a count of sheltered…

The Vaccine Comes to Pillars

Part of the Pillars mission is to provide support and solutions to address the needs of some of the community’s…

Pillars in the News


Lawrence University’s mattress donation provides comfort for the homeless community (Fox 11, 8/3/2023)

Lawrence University donates mattresses to Pillars (WBAY, 8/4/23)

First Summit on Homelessness paves the way for community action (NBC26, 6/14/23)

Homeless shelter ready to help ahead of storm (WFRV, 12/21/2022)

Homeless shelter waitlists grow as temperatures drop (WBAY, 12/19/2022)

Local shelters battling affordable housing shortage (NBC26, 8/2/21)

Wisconsin Nonprofit Wins FHLB Award (Credit Union Times, 5/26/2021)

Fox Valley couple volunteering together for more than 30 years (NBC26, 4/19/2021)

Pillars helping the forgotten get registered for the COVID-19 vaccine (WFRV, 4/2/2021) 

Snow sculpture brings joy and help for the homeless (WBAY, 2/18/2021)

As temperatures fall, homeless shelters are more needed than ever (Green Bay Press Gazette, 2/10/2021)

Frigid temperatures pose danger to local homeless population (FOX 11, 2/9/2021)

A Reality Check: Point-in-Time Count on a Frigid Night Brings Homelessness Into Focus in Appleton (Spectrum News 1, 2/4/2021)

Shelters preparing for COVID-19 vaccine distribution (WBAY, 2/4/2021)

Volunteers participate in national Point-in-Time count in the Fox Cities (WBAY, 1/28/2021)

Celebrating Volunteers: A partnership helping keep roofs over people’s heads (NBC26, 1/28/2021)

The Long Road Back: Wisconsin Man Battling Stigma of Homelessness, Criminal Past as He Tries to Recapture His Life (Spectrum News 1, 12/30/2020)

Shelters continue to provide essential service amid the pandemic this Christmas (WFRV, 12/23/2020)

Pillars uses grant funding to invest in bunk beds, case manager position at adult shelter (WBAY, 11/25/2020)

Fox Valley groups aim to raise $30,000 in 30 days to support homeless (NBC26, 11/18/2020)

Wisconsin Shelter Prepares for Colder Weather, Pandemic (Spectrum News 1, 10/28/2020)