About Us

Who We Are

B.A.B.E.S., Inc. is a 501(c)3, fully tax-deductible, non-profit organization established on March 12, 1997. B.A.B.E.S., Inc. is the only no-cost, 7-hour respite care provider in Northeast Wisconsin specifically in Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet, and Brown counties. Respite, defined as an interval of relief or rest, is a service B.A.B.E.S., Inc. offers to support young parents to alleviate their stress in times of crisis to sustain mental wellness. B.A.B.E.S., Inc. provides respite services for parents up to the age of 27. By strengthening families through support and educational programs, B.A.B.E.S., Inc. hopes to prevent child abuse and break the cycle of unhealthy communication in relationships.

Our Mission

B.A.B.E.S., Inc. is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing safe no-cost respite care, educational support and services, and counseling to young families.

Our History

B.A.B.E.S., Inc. was founded by Dr. G. Manns, the President of B.A.B.E.S., Inc. and Founder and Senior Pastor of Appleton Sanctuary Outreach Ministries. Sadly, she passed away on January 8th, 2013.

Collaborative Partners

The Family Radio - Help for the Homeless - B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Partnership       Women's Fund of the Fox Valley Region - Young Women's Initiative - B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Partnership       Fox Valley Technical College - BizSquad - B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Partnership       Harbor House - Step Up Program - B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Partnership       St Joseph's Food Program Logo       Fox Cities United Way Diaper Bank

Our Founder

The dream continues and her legacy lives on.

A young , female minister heard the call of God. She made the sacrifice and commitment to begin a Christian ministry in the city of Appleton. Dr. G. Manns not only founded Appleton Sanctuary Outreach Ministries in 1992, but she went further to establish B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Child Abuse Prevention Program in 1997. She was the President and Founder of B.A.B.E.S., Inc. and the Founder and Senior Pastor of Appleton Sanctuary when she passed away on January 8, 2013.

We celebrate the legacy of Dr. Manns as an extremely talented, creative, thoughtful, and impactful woman in our community. She was a wife, a mother, a daughter and a sister to her family members.

Dr. Manns was committed to the vision that God gave her for ministry through both Appleton Sanctuary and B.A.B.E.S. Her life was wholly committed to God, His purpose and calling. Because of her deep faith and commitment, the local community watched her sacrifice in giving, serving, and living.

It is our hope that our community always remembers the time, sacrifice and commitment that established the services and programs afforded to our community by both Appleton Sanctuary and B.A.B.E.S., Inc.

In keeping with the wishes of Pastor Manns, donations may be made to support BABES, an organization dear to Pastor Manns and her family.

Our Board of Directors

These wonderful people make it all possible

Anthony Awofeso

Georgia Pacific

Erik Fuehrer

Gabert, Williams, Konz & Lawrynk, LLP
Vice President

Cynthia Lamphere, CPA

Kerber Rose & Associates

Elder M. Williams

B.A.B.E.S., Inc.

Our Executive Director

Elder M. Williams is the current Executive Director of B.A.B.E.S., Inc., who won the 2017 Woman of Distinction Award named by Fox Cities Mid-Day Women’s Alliance. Elder Williams contributes to foster care organizations in the Fox Valley and formally served a role on the Wisconsin Educational Approval Board at the state level.


  • Jim Kriner


  • B. Briggs

    Social Service Case Manager

  • Deaconess Larrisa Cyracus-Turner

    Youth and Family Services

  • Julie Bestol

    Community First Credit Union

  • Yvonne Kehl

    Autumn Hill Creative


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