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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 www.doorcountyparents.com/community-connections. 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 our Coordinator, Candis Dart at 920-421-3144 or doorcountypartnership4children@gmail.com.