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We hope this resource helps you find the support you need to help you through your challenging time.

If you are in an emergency situation, call 911.

Pastoral care

Pastor Josh is richly blessed to share in the joys and struggles of the people of St. John Lutheran Church and to care for the congregation and wider community with words of hope, comfort and compassion. He offers a variety of pastoral care to help you through your situation.

General visiting

Pastor Josh is able to meet with individuals and families whether there is an issue that is a burden, someone is homebound or just to share a little time as friends and fellow followers of Jesus. In these visits, he listens actively and empathetically, tries to share words of support and encouragement and is always willing to pray. Pastor Josh has limited counseling training and may offer a referral to counseling services.

Hospital visits

Hospital visits are available for those preparing for a test or an operation, have an illness or are recovering.

End of life and grief support

Being present and sharing the promise of the resurrection to those who are drawing close to death or grieving the loss of a loved one, is at the very heart of Christian ministry. Pastor Josh is available to provide support related to end of life decisions, funeral planning and ongoing grief support.

Marriage counseling

Pastor Josh is a trained facilitator/counselor of Prepare/Enrich. He assesses strengths and growing edges for couples who are looking forward to their wedding and for couples who are looking to strengthen, renew and restore their relationship. Completing a course of pre-marital counseling is an expectation for all couples getting married at St. John Lutheran Church.

To arrange for pastoral care, contact Pastor Josh:

Counseling and grief support services

Food pantry

Stocked Shelves Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Ashwaubenon and is housed in St. John Lutheran Church. Families receive, as available, both non-perishable food items including soup, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, etc. and perishable food items including meat, eggs, bread and milk. Learn more

Other area food pantries

Additional resources and hotlines

If you are looking for help, but are overwhelmed with who can help, you can call, text or chat 211. 211 provides easy access to many different community programs and resources. You can search online or dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 and a support personnel will help you find services that are available in your area.

The hotlines listed below may help you in whatever situation you find yourself in. With some, there are chat options and text lines as well. In general, hotlines have three things in common: available to call 24/7, 100% confidential and they are free.

Feeling hopeless?

You are not alone and help is available. If you’re having thoughts of suicide, seek professional help right away.

Abuse/domestic violence/assault

  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) 1-920-436-8899

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish 1-800-942-6908

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE

  • National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453

  • Stop it Now! 1-888-PREVENT

Addiction

  • Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline (24 hours) 1-800-252-6465

  • Drug Abuse National Helpline 1-800-662-4357

  • Families Anonymous 1-800-736-9805

  • Libertas Treatment Center - Green Bay 1-920-498-8600 and Marinette 1-715-735-0095

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMHSA) Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Crisis and counseling (teens under 18)

  • Girls and Boys Town 1-800-448-3000

  • Hearing Impaired 1-800-448-1833

  • Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-448-4663

  • Teen Hope Line 1-800-394-HOPE

  • Crisis Text Line

Crisis (any age)

  • Crisis text line

  • United Way crisis helpline 1-800-233-HELP

Homeless/shelters

  • American Family Housing 1-888-600-4357

  • Homeless 1-800-231-6946

Sexual orientation/gender identity support

Suicide or self-harm