You’re Invited to Nominate Someone In Our Community Who is Making a Difference!

Posted on 3-22-2023

The Ethics in Action Honors Event — being planned for Thursday, October 19th, 2023 — celebrates community members who create healthier workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods in Brown County.

This is Foundations Health & Wholeness’ signature community event that has been inspiring people throughout Brown County for a decade and a half. The event adds value to the community by lifting up stories of ethics in action and raises critical funds to provide mental health counseling for our neighbors in financial need.

In 2022, generous sponsors and guests raised $134,000 to support children and adults in financial need through their journey to mental wellness.

Do you know someone who is positively impacting their community by creating healthier workplaces, schools, or neighborhoods? If so, please consider honoring them and their hard work in the community with a nomination for an Ethics in Action award!

Nominations are open year-round, and a user-friendly online nomination form can be found HERE.

The ideal nomination focuses on a story, (i.e., a specific situation, concern or challenge in the community and how the nominee transformed this situation). The goal is to inspire action with their individual story.

Learn More about the Ethics in Action Honors Event HERE.

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.