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Who We Are

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Committed to Our Clients, Their Caregivers, and Our Community

A non-profit organization, and United Way partner agency, serving Wisconsin’s greater Fox Valley, Covey is committed to creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families. Since 1954, we have used our knowledge, compassion, and caring nature to help our clients achieve their highest potential. 

Our care is customized to each individual. We work carefully and creatively with our clients to determine what environment and activities are best for their needs. We are flexible and accommodate in-home care as well as out-of-home care in our respite house. Through creative and interactive skill building programs, education, and volunteering, we empower clients ages 18-64 to discover their passions, pursue their dreams, and truly believe that the sky’s the limit! 

We love to partner with the community. If you know of any opportunities, or if you would like to check out our programs, please connect with us

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What is a Covey?

A covey is a small group of birds. They stay together throughout their lives for protection and comfort. As a group, they are stronger and safer; they are able to do things they couldn’t do alone.

At Covey, the participants, staff, and caregivers believe in creating possibilities, and we believe in doing it together.

Birds of a Feather

We are a community of passionate individuals––clients, staff, caregivers, and volunteers––working together to create possibilities. We chose the feather to represent our organization, because a feather:

Is Rare. Found only on birds, every feather has a unique and inimitable pattern.

Provides Warmth and Protection. One isn’t enough, but together, they can weather storms.

Creates Possibilities. Feathers empower birds to fly high and explore greater opportunities.

Our feather represents protection, individuality, and opportunity. One feather on its own is beautiful, but together, we can accomplish so much more.

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Our Community Partners

  • First National Bank
  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Nicolet Bank
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Verve
  • Cumulus Media
  • Differentiating Strategies

Core Values

Our core values guide us, and we’re proud to say we live them out each and every day. They help us stay focused on our mission: Creating opportunities that foster personal growth.


We create more fair and equitable access to opportunities, by strengthening relationships to foster greater understanding between the broader community and those connected to Covey.


We do what is in the best interest of our clients, their families and our staff.


We see the person first. We relate in a way that recognizes and values the uniqueness of the individual, allowing all to feel safe to be who they are.


We dream big and find unique solutions.

Our Team

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Director of Community-Based Programs

Risa Hill

Meet Our Board

Our board members are our ultimate volunteers. They share their time, talents, and experience with Covey to help us grow and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, their families, and the greater community.

The true passion the staff has for what they do has surprised me the most. They don’t just check boxes, and you can tell that this isn’t just a job for most of them. They live and breathe Covey’s mission in everything that they do.

Laura Balliet, Covey Volunteer and Board President

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Connect With Us

Together and with help from our friends––that’s you––we can create possibilities for individuals with disabilities. Connect with us today and learn about all the opportunities Covey has to offer. We can’t wait to meet you!