Message from Rebecca
Hello all Door County Parents, Community Members and Service Providers! I am so glad you stopped by The Door County Parents website!
The “Door County Parents” website was manifested through a vision I had after receiving support from the Door County Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program and my daughter’s Coordinated Services Team (CST). I was going through some very tough times with my daughter and the program has proven to be a priceless resource.
I have 5 children; a 23 year old son, a 22 year old son, a 17 year old son, a 10 year old daughter and a baby boy who earned his angel wings early at 4 months of age in January of 2000.
I’ve been at this parenting thing for a long time and the road has not been an easy one. It never seems to get any easier either. Each of my children are unique in their own way, very rarely did I have a tool in my parenting tool chest that worked for more than one of my kiddos.
After the last couple of years getting support with how to parent my “spirited” daughter, I thought it sure would be nice for there to be a place in Door County that other parents could go and get some helpful tools, tips, tricks, resource information and feel like part of – well – “A Village”.
So, I set about creating this website and a Facebook page too. As my little home grown project was evolving, I had an opportunity to share my website and Facebook page with the County CCS/CST/CCOP Committee, which I am a Parent Rep on, and then the Door County Partnership for Children and Families Family Enrichment Committee. This then lead to a request to attend the next Door County Partnership for Children and Families Marketing sub-committee.
At that meeting I was asked if I would be open to partnering with the Door County Partnership for Children and Families program. They were excited to see what I had created and I was excited they were interested. We had a common goal and now a common platform to meet that goal. It was very gratifying to see my little project turn into something even bigger so quickly.
With that all being said this website and Facebook page are meant to serve parents residing in Door County, Wisconsin. The information presented on this website is the result of a collaborative effort between myself, the Partnership, other Door County Parents, Community Members and Service Providers.
The goal here is that we as parents, community members, and service providers work collaboratively to foster a generation of happy, emotionally, physically and socially prepared young adults.
SO, feedback, ideas, comments, concerns, etc for this website and Facebook page are highly sought after. Please do not hesitate to communicate your thoughts. After-all, it takes a village to raise a child.
Your Parent Partner & Fellow Door County Parent
~ Rebecca Nicholson