Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn, 2021 Community Benefit

A New Beginning for New Beginnings APFV

New Beginnings APFV’s mission is to provide supportive services and advocacy for adult and child victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, harassment, and human trafficking. The organization also educates community members about these critical issues. They offer free support and advocacy to individuals and families in Walworth and Jefferson Counties.
“For several decades, Advocate Aurora Health has been committed to serving individuals whose lives have been affected by violence. Community safety and violence prevention continues to be a top priority within our community health strategy,” Aurora Lakeland Medical Center President Bob Miller said. Our hospital and our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners have partnered with and referred patients to New Beginnings APFV for community-based support services for several years.
Unfortunately, New Beginnings APFV was running out of space.
In 2020, with support from community donors, New Beginnings APFV moved to a new location that was donated by our hospital to the organization. 
“With its long history of serving the communities throughout Walworth County, Aurora Lakeland Medical Center is pleased and proud to donate our former clinic to New Beginnings,” Miller said. “We hope this gift to New Beginnings will serve as a beacon of hope to survivors and their families and ensure vital services are available in Walworth County for many years to come. We can’t think of a better use of our former clinic than in serving this shared purpose.”
New Beginnings moved to their new location in spring 2021.