Mar 132015

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Please join us for a free indoor carnival that is fun for your kiddos and supports our community’s unaccompanied homeless youth.

Janesville’s annual Community Family Fun Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, from 3–7 PM. Just like last year, it’s being held at the Pontiac Convention Center, at 2809 Pontiac Drive, Janesville, WI. There will be information about health and safety and education, as well as games, food, and prizes.

The Community Family Fun Fair is open to the public and features free family fun for kids of all ages. There will also be a silent auction to benefit Project 16:49. Special thanks to the Rock-Green Realtors Association for hosting the event!

For information on having a booth/game at the event or donating to the silent auction, please contact Vicky at Rock Green Realtors Association:  (608) 754-4854 or

Spread the word, and join the fun! We hope to see you there.

Jan 172015

We are looking to expand our pool of female overnight volunteers for Robin House, our home for unaccompanied teenage girls. Volunteers provide an overnight adult presence in the house to ensure the safety of our residents and are allowed to sleep at night. A private room, with bed and bedding, is available for our volunteers.

For more information, please view the volunteer position description. If you’re interested in joining us, please complete a Volunteer Application and return it to Tammy DeGarmo at Please tell anyone you know who you think might be a good fit. Thanks!

Nov 082014

Take a break from your holiday shopping on Black Friday to visit New Best Body at 819 E. High Street in Milton, Wisconsin. They are offering all sorts of great services for cheap and running a silent auction as well, with all proceeds from the auction going to Project 16:49. We hope to see you there!


Sep 242014

Applebees Beloit


What: Flapjack Fundraiser benefitting Project 16:49’s work in serving our community’s unaccompanied homeless youth

Date: Saturday, October 11

Time: 8 to 10 AM

Location: Applebee’s, 2680 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI

Cost: Only $5 / ticket, all ages — includes pancakes, bacon and beverage (coffee, orange juice, soda or tea)

Tickets available at the door, or purchase in advance by calling  (608) 314-5501. We hope to see you there!

May 162014

The wonderful supporters in Rock County often ask how they can lend Project 16:49 a hand. To answer that, we point them to our page on this site: Top 10 Ways YOU Can Support Our Mission. As part of that, we recently updated our Wish List, so be sure to check that, even if you’ve already read it before.

One of our biggest supporters is Holly’s Kids, which you can find on Facebook. They regularly hold a rummage sale in the summer to benefit Project 16:49, and they’re looking for donations for that as well. The drop-off day is June 12. If you have something you’d like to get rid—and help support a great cause at the same time—be sure to check that out too. Thanks!

Mar 122014

Project 16:49 is establishing a pool of female volunteers to provide occasional respite and vacation coverage for the live-in resident assistant at Robin House, a 7-bedroom independent / transitional living program site for female unaccompanied homeless high school students. Volunteers will provide an overnight adult presence in the house to ensure a safe environment for the residents. Overnight volunteers may sleep through the night.

Please see our volunteer position description for additional information. College students welcome. If interested, contact Tammy DeGarmo at or (608) 314-5501. A background check is required.

Project 16:49’s mission is to empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals. The organization ensures these students have access to the services and support they need to remain in school, graduate and become self-sufficient adults. 

Mar 112014

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Live-In Resident Assistant, Female

Project 16:49 seeks female applicants for the position of Resident Assistant, or “house manager,” at Robin House (Beloit), a 7-resident independent / transitional living program site for unaccompanied homeless female students from any Rock County school district. The Resident Assistant lives on-site and is responsible for providing general supervision and maintaining a safe and stable living environment in exchange for room and board. This position does not receive additional monetary compensation, and may have other part- or full-time employment. College students are welcome to apply.

Please see the full position description for more information. Specific questions may be sent to

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this type of position, and any relevant qualifications or experience you possess, along with your resume and three references to Tammy DeGarmo at or at Project 16:49, 1735 S. Washington St., Janesville, WI 53545, by March 28.

Background check and drug screening required.

Project 16:49’s mission is to empower Rock County’s unaccompanied homeless youth to take action to achieve their goals. The organization ensures these students have access to the services and support they need to remain in school, graduate and become self-sufficient adults. 

Jan 162014

project1649screeningflyer_colorprintMark your calendars! On Wednesday, January 29, starting at 6:30 PM, Executive Director Tammy DeGarmo hosts a free screening of Sixteen Forty-Nine, the documentary film that helped launch Project 16:49. Join us at the Craig High School Small Auditorium. Free snacks provided by Amnesty International Club. 

This is part of a resource fair featuring representatives from Project 16:49, Rock County Job Center, HealthNet, YWCA, ECHO Food Pantry, Salvation Army, House of Mercy School, and the School District of Janesville. The event is sponsored by Project 16:49, Amnesty International Club, and the Craig High VISTA Program. Come out and learn how we got started and how you can help us enable Rock County’s unaccompanied youth to take action to achieve their goals!

Nov 192013

Project 16:49 is seeking to fill a Part Time Case Manager position. The Case Manager serves as the primary point of contact for program participants, and is responsible for supporting participants in making specific positive changes according to their individual goals and action plan. The Case Manager ensures participants have access to the services and supports they need to remain in school and graduate, and acquire the independent living skills needed to become self-sufficient adults.

Essential functions of the position are client intake and assessment; resource referral; individual goal planning and progress review; coaching and evaluation; and accurate documentation. The position also is responsible for providing these services within the framework of Project 16:49’s Mission Statement and Policies & Procedures. Frequent travel within Rock County is required.

Position requirements include a Bachelors degree (Masters preferred) in psychology, social work, sociology, child development or related field from an accredited institution, and 2+ years related work experience. Case management experience and/or experience working with at-risk youth, preferably runaway and homeless youth, is a plus. Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, good driving history, and reliable transportation are required.

See below for more details about the position. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to:, or mail to Project 16:49, 1735 S. Washington St, Janesville, WI 53546.

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