Agencies working together to help individuals and families get ahead and stay ahead.

hub partners
  • 211
  • ADVOCAP, Inc.
  • American Red Cross in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh
  • Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
  • Day By Day Warming Shelter
  • Father Carr's Place 2B
  • FISC, a Program of Goodwill Industries NCW 
  •  Fox Valley Technical College and Foundation
  • Forward Service Corporation
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lutheran Social Services - Making a Ride Happen
  • Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  •  Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
  • Oshkosh Area United Way, Inc.
  • Oshkosh/Winnebago County Housing Authority
  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society Oshkosh
  • Salvation Army
  • STEP Industries
  • UW-Oshkosh Living Healthy Community Clinic
  • Verve, a Credit Union
  • Winnebago County Dept. of Human Services
  • Winnebago County UW-Extension  
  • World Relief
  • Tri-County Community Dental Clinic
  • Winnebago County Literacy Council

contact us
Sue Panek 
Oshkosh Area United Way

Tony Beregszazi 

Aug-Sept 2017
Promoting hub WITHIN your organization   

Your frontline staff are important contributors to hub's success as they look to help individuals overcome barriers. Here are a few ways to promote hub within your organization so frontline staff can make appropriate referrals:
  • Talk with frontline staff about how to refer, when to refer, why to refer, and where to refer individuals for hub coaching. Building a better understanding of the hub will help frontline staff make appropriate referrals and explain to customers why they are being referred to the hub.
  • If you have a case manager team and conduct case reviews together, add to the discussion which customers may be a good hub referral.
  • The hub marketing team has various marketing materials
    and posters your agency may request. Utilize the materials in high traffic areas to remind workers and customers of the opportunity to work with hub.
  • to all staff to keep them up to date on hub progress and/or provide a visual reminder of hub as an option for individuals who may not be a fit for your organization or have additional needs beyond those that you can help with. Keep hub from being out of sight, out of mind.

Referrals for hub coaching should be made to ADVOCAP and the 
Salvation Army. The Oshkosh Area Community Pantry is not currently accepting new hub coaching referrals.

In order to access hub coaching services, individuals must:
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • live in the area served by the Oshkosh Area School District
  • not be under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs
  • be mentally stable in order to thrive in setting and achieving personal economic stability goals.
If an individual is currently in crisis with substance abuse or mental illness, please consider referring them to an organization that specializes in these services. Once an individual demonstrates stability in these areas and is motivated to improve their situation, hub welcomes them to engage in hub coaching services.
New grant to support coaching site expansion

Hub received a three-year, $285,000 grant from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership to improve access to personalized coaching for Oshkosh residents wanting to move toward a more economically secure way of life.
The grant offers $76,000 in financial support in year one. Hub will utilize data using continuous improvement tools to determine if additional coaching sites or increased coaching at the current coaching sites will better meet the community's needs. Additional funding of $101,000 and $108,000 will be available in years two and three.

The Basic Needs Giving Partnership is supported by the U.S. Venture Fund for Basic Needs within the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation, the J.J. Keller Foundation, and other community partners. The hub has received past support from the Basic Needs Giving Partnership including a $14,000 planning grant and a three-year grant of $150,000 to support the hub pilot. Read more