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 - Starting Point 2.0 - 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.

Pastor Mahnie

Our Executive Director

Pastor Williams has been an active member of Appleton Sanctuary Outreach Ministries, Inc. (A.S.O.M.) for nearly 13 years formerly serving as the Ministry’s Treasurer, Public Relations Coordinator, and Women’s Outreach Director. Her ministerial staff duties increased with the promotion to Christian Education Director where she oversaw a host of ministry auxiliaries. She was ordained “Minister” in August of 1998, with the participation of local and regional presbytery; elevated to “Elder” in 2006. Serving in ministry with the Covenant of Believers (Milwaukee, WI), Elder M. Williams was elevated to Pastor in January of 2018.

From 1998 to 2000 and 2001-2004, she served as the Volunteer Program Coordinator for the B.A.B.E.S. Thinking Cap Academic Enrichment Program, a tutorial service. In the year 2000, City of Appleton Mayor Timothy Hanna presented her with the Award for Community Service as the B.A.B.E.S. Volunteer of the year. In the same year, she was nominated for a JC Penny Golden Rule Award for volunteer service.

Currently, Pastor Mahnie serves as the Executive Director of B.A.B.E.S., Inc. Child Abuse Prevention Agency. This non-profit program provides respite care, counseling services, and educational support tools to young families in the Fox Valley area; at no cost. Because of this platform and community service, Pastor Williams was nominated at the Mid-Day Women’s Alliance Woman of Distinction for 2017; along with other distinguished women in the community.

She is also the founder and facilitator of a ministerial outreach to women – Circle of Change Evangelistic Outreach Ministry.  The class for women in ministry is designed to support and encourage them to move forward in their God-given calling.

Her heart is open to the plight and struggle of God’s people regardless of ethnicity.  Her life is God’s, solidly positioned upon His Holy Word, and her actions reflect the Christian tenets by which she is motivated into service.


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They have helped with presents and the care packages. They have also taught me a lot with my personal relationships. I will forever be grateful for Pastor Mahnie and everybody else at B.A.B.E.S. They have helped so I don’t have to worry about finding money to buy those things or worry about not having hygiene products for myself or my daughter. – Megan

First and foremost, the staff is amazing! Feels great to have an extended family. Workshops, respite care, and care packages go a long way and help tremendously. Care packages and diaper bank have been lifesavers when I fall short or run out. I am truly blessed to have the love and support. – Curtis

I have utilized the personal counseling sessions to improve my mental health. The free Christmas toys [from Holiday Workshops] also warm my heart, and makes my family feel cared about. I also love diaper bank and care packages, because it helps me have extra money to budget. Care packages and diapers are so helpful especially the eort BABES has put in to still help families during COVID, relieves stress, provides a sense of community. – Brouse