Help Us Honor the Ethical Leaders in Our Community!

Posted on 4-29-2020

We all know someone brave enough to stand up and make a difference in our community; and especially now during the corona pandemic, we are witnessing individuals all around us rising to meet new challenges in this time of extraordinary uncertainty with their own extraordinary acts of courage! Let’s lift up these stories!

We’ve refreshed our annual ethics event to focus on INDIVIDUALS and their STORIES OF ACTION! We will continue to honor ethical leaders in our community at our fall award luncheon, but instead of focusing on the whole of the lives of a small group of finalists, we are spotlighting individual stories of ethical leadership that happen in Brown County every day!

We’ve also changed the nomination process by asking the nominator to tell these stories. Please share the stories of these amazing individuals in our community! Let’s celebrate our unsung heroes! Let’s inspire one another through their stories!

To learn more about the Ethics in Action Awards and to nominate someone today, visit the Ethics in Action page on our website.


Foundations Health & Wholeness

Foundations Health & Wholeness serves the community by healing mind and spirit through mental health counseling and foster care.

Mental Health Counseling

  • Our main clinic offers full range of mental health and addiction services.
  • We partner with social organizations in ten different locations to embed our therapists to serve children and adults with significant barriers to care, including those living in poverty, experiencing homelessness, the aging and people with disabilities. These satellite clinics offer an opportunity for us to train and supervise the next generation of licensed therapists and address the scarcity of licensed therapists in Wisconsin.
  • We also provide counseling at three public schools. We are the founder, and an active member, of Connections for Mental Wellness, a coalition of mental health care providers seeking to reduce the number of poor mental health days.

We provide approximately 12,000 mental health sessions every year, plus casual support, psycho-education, and over 500 hours of service on mental health tasks forces and committees. About 60% of our clients are either uninsured or under-insured, and we keep our doors open to everyone in need of mental health counseling.


In foster care, we recruit, license, and train foster parents. We work with counties throughout Wisconsin to provide placement and case management for children in need of loving foster homes. We provide treatment-level foster care to support children have experienced trauma, and have higher emotional and physical needs. Through our foster care offices in Green Bay, Greater Milwaukee area, Sheboygan/Lakeshore area, the Fox Valley, and soon Janesville, we serve over 130 children every year. The number of children we serve grows every year.


Foundations Health & Wholeness. The three words in our name relate around approach to care:

  • Foundations – we are here to walk with people has they strengthen the foundations of their mind and spirit
  • Health – Mental health is a key component of overall health and well-being. The World Health Organization defines health as, “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being & not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
  • Wholeness – Wholeness is unity. It’s a personal state of forming a complete and harmonious life.