Official Notice for Request for Proposal

139 E North Street, Waukesha Wisconsin

Building Improvements

 Family Promise of Waukesha County is undertaking a building improvement project on a new Family Resource Center. All proposals need to be submitted by September 16, 2020.  This is a design build project. The proposal should include architectural design, stamped plans and permits. Bids are being requested for the following projects:


  1. Installation of two full bathrooms on second floor includes
    • Utilizing a 9’ x 9’ area
    • Bringing plumbing from main floor or basement to upper level
    • Fiberglass shower/tub
    • Sink and vanity
    • Toilet
    • Drywalls
    • Linoleum flooring
  2. Installation of Shower room, main floor Connect to plumbing of adjacent bathrooms
    • Turn an office into a changing and shower room
    • Install fiberglass shower
    • Flooring and lighting as needed
  3. Create a space for a kitchenette next to upstairs bathroom
    • Add an open feel kitchen with countertop against the wall with space for sink, stove, oven, and refrigerator
    • Utilize cabinets already in facility
    • Bar or island area for eating
  4. Design needed for overnight living utilizing existing office space and closets (security, separation, and fire protection)
  5. Add wall/door in hallway to office area. Utilize existing ADT and intercom system for security.
  6. Redirection of sump pump discharge to the city stormwater system
  7. Installation of 50-gallon Water Heater (electric or gas), lower level
  8. Installation of washer and dryer in basement including venting.


Additional project information can be obtained by contacting:

Joe Nettesheim  Phone: (262) 968-2321  E-Mail:


HUD Funding: A portion of the funding for this project has been obtained under a Federal Community Development Block Grant.  Davis-Bacon Act requirements apply to this project.

Welcome Rebecca and Patrice!

Family Promise of Waukesha County is happy to welcome Patrice Hofbauer and Rebecca Seymour to the Board of Directors. They were elected to the board on October 12. Read about Rebecca and Patrice below: Patrice Hofbauer Patrice earned her BS in Education from Ohio...

Meet Lauren

Family Promise of Waukesha County has over 1300 people who serve as volunteers. We want to highlight some of those individuals, so you know how others get involved.  These volunteers, supporters, donors, and Family Promise friends are what make this organization...

October Q+ A

Q. IS FAMILY PROMISE OF WAUKESHA COUNTY OPEN? A. Yes!   Q. WHAT SERVICES ARE BEING OFFERED BY FAMILY PROMISE OF WAUKESHA COUNTY? A. At the end of March due to COVID-19, Family Promise of Waukesha County initiated the Family Homelessness Prevention Program. Since we...

Winter Clothing Drive

WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE   Family Promise of Waukesha County is collecting winter clothes for alumni families and families in our prevention program.  We are in need of new (or slightly used) hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, snowpants and boots.  Sizes are 2T...

Meet Denise and Gail

Family Promise of Waukesha County has over 1,000 volunteers.  Most of these individuals serve through their congregation.  Other volunteers help with mailings, drive the van, assist with administrative tasks, or participate on a committee, and many more tasks....

Meet Roger

Family Promise of Waukesha County has over 1,000 volunteers.  Most of these individuals serve through their congregation. This means that when their faith community hosts families they make or serve meals, offer fellowship, sleep overnight in the Church or help with...


Demonstrate your support for Family Promise of Waukesha County by wearing a Family Promise mask or displaying a Family Promise yard sign. MASKS  Stay healthy, keep your family and colleagues healthy and show your allegiance to Family Promise with a Family Promise face...


Family Promise of Waukesha County is seeking an enthusiastic, detailed oriented, team player who can maintain confidentiality to serve as our Office Manager. Submit cover letter and resume, electronically to Core Purpose We help homeless...


On Monday, July 20 Family Promise of Waukesha County  waived our last contingencies on our offer to purchase a new facility. This facility would become a new Day Center.  This means that everything is in place for us to close on the property July 31. Of course,...


On June 24 Family Promise of Waukesha County received a conditional use permit for 139 E. North Street in Waukesha County. While there are still some steps to take before we are able to close on the building, it does move us closer to the purchase of this facility as...


What is it like to be homeless? On June 20 people across the country gave up their beds to raise awareness about and experience family homelessness. It was also a way to be in solidarity with families who experience homelessness. Thank you to all those who participate...

Family Promise Q+ A

Q, IS FAMILY PROMISE OF WAUKESHA COUNTY OPEN? A. Yes! Q.WHAT SERVICES ARE BEING OFFERED BY FAMILY PROMISE OF WAUKESHA COUNTY? A.  At the end of March due to COVID-19, Family Promise of Waukesha County initiated the Family Homelessness Prevention Program. Since we were...

Virtual Town Hall Meeting

JUNE 17, 2020 6:30pm Join us for a virtual Town Hall Meeting hosted by Family Promise of Waukesha County. The purpose of this gathering is to provide you an opportunity to learn how Family Promise has had to adapt and maneuver during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even as...

Night Without A Bed

JUNE 20, 2020 Help raise awareness about family homelessness by participating in a #NightWithoutaBed on June 20. This nation wide, virtual initiative invites individuals and families to sleep somewhere other than their own bed Saturday, June 20. Like a family...

Golf Outing to Benefit Family Promise

You are invited to the First Congregational United Church of Christ Golf Outing to benefit Family Promise of Waukesha County. This event includes 18 holes of golf in a scramble format on a Donald Ross Golf Course at the Oconomowoc Golf Club.  Lunch with a drink is...

The Subtlety of Racism

The recent protests should challenge all of us to reflect on race and the factor it plays in our communities and relationships. Family Promise of Waukesha County is no different. We are not immune from prejudice nor are our families. Most volunteers, staff supporters...

Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism

OVERCOMING RACISM   This has been a difficult week for our country regarding race relations. In Minneapolis George Floyd, a black man, died after a white police officer knelt on his neck. In New York, a white woman falsely accused a black man of harming her after...

In This Together

You and I are connected.  Even if you have never met me, we have a connection.  Hi, my name is Joe.    Unfortunately, the nature by which the corona virus spreads demonstrates this point beautifully. The virus is particularly dangerous because of it has a high rate of...