Community Connections Celebrates 1 Year Providing Free Peer Support Services to Door County Families


December 04, 2018
by: Candis Dart

Sturgeon Bay, WI – The Door County Partnership for Children and Families is pleased to announce their Community Connections service has hit its 1-year anniversary milestone!  

“This past year has been a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of working with some truly wonderful Door County families.” 

Rebecca Nicholson, Community Connector

Community Connections offers support to families via Rebecca Nicholson, a Community Connector; who offers peer support,referrals to existing service providers and programs as appropriate,information, enrichment opportunities, social connection opportunities, and community engagement opportunities. All Door County families and caregivers of children (prenatal – 18 years or high school graduation) are eligible. 

“The beauty of this service is that the support comes from someone who lives in Door County, has had similar or same life experiences, has received support from Door County service providers and who has successfully learned how to advocate for their family.” 

Candis Dart, Partnership Coordinator

                Currently, the Door County Partnership for Children and Families has one Community Connector on staff with the intention to add additional Community Connectors inthe future based on need.  Rebecca does not offer direct services but rather she connects families to the many resources we have here in Door County. So far, Rebecca has connected over 27 Door County families to resources.

“Being part of a family with challenges myself, I know what it’s like to really struggle. I have been waiting for an opportunity to pay it forward for the quality, non-judgmental support I have received over the years. Community Connections has given me an opportunity to accomplish that, for which I am extremely grateful.”   

Rebecca Nicholson, Community Connector

Families may be referred to the Community Connections service by their child’s school, a service provider, a peer,non-profit agency, or they can register to meet with a Community Connector on their own.  For more information about Community Connections or to register to meet with Rebecca, please go to Rebecca can also be reached at partnershipconnector@gmail.comor (920) 421-3145.

The Door County Partnership for Children and Families together with our partner organizations, is dedicated to connecting people to resources through a family centered approach in order to achieve social emotional well-being and schoolsuccess.

Working together and supporting families.

If you would like more information about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, please contact Rebecca Nicholson at 920-421-3145 or

  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

Join the partnership

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.