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Home Energy and Employment Services
to Sustain Our Community
January, 2013 NEWSLETTER 
In This Issue
About WEP, Inc.
Upcoming Events
Home Energy
Quick Links
Website Unveiled Soon  
We are in the process of updating our website and will have the link active sometime in January.

WEP, Inc.

Located in the Cherry Point Mall

1300 Egg Harbor Rd.

Suite 124

Sturgeon Bay, WI  54235

(920) 743-7273




WEP, Inc. began in 1978 as the Women's Employment Project with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to create diverse employment opportunities for women with agricultural roots. Today, WEP, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides employment and home energy services to individuals and families in need in Door and Kewaunee counties.





Mavis Arnold

 Associate Director

Melissa Emery

Board of Directors

Melanie Bauer

Jacob Erickson

Burt Harding

Christine Henkel

Kenlyn Kibler

Sally Naden

Ingrid Parker-Hill

Amy M. Sullivan

Gina Tortaro


WEP, Inc. is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and employs over 30 individuals. From the Weatherization crew to our Employment, Energy and Transportation Specialists, and Administrative Staff we are a team dedicated to serving our community.

Upcoming Events 
 Polar Bear Plunge
Polar Plunge Fundraiser
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Noon- Jacksonport, WI
We're Out in the Cold
to Keep Folks Warm. 
7 brave souls are taking the plunge in order to raise funds for WEP, Inc.
For 35 years WEP has been warming the hearts and homes of Door and Kewaunee residents.  Come on out to join the fun and witness the efforts of the soon to be "Polar Bears" 

Mavis Arnold

CEO of WEP. Inc.

Melissa Emery

Associate Director of WEP, Inc.

Missy Delfosse

Employment Specialist-

Forest Jacobs

Weatherization Crew Leader

Carissa Mann

Volunteer Coord. of Door Tran

Lori Vorpahl

Volunteer of WEP, Inc

Gina Wautier

Develop. Specialist,WEP, Inc.


Online Donations will be accepted soon. 
E-mail us for details
or send your donation to
the address above.
Future events in the works at WEP, Inc.
Open House 
Farwell to CEO Party
Thursday, March 21, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  Spring Job Fair
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.  
2nd Annual
High Tea Celebration
Spring Date
to be Announced
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
  High Tea Place setting  

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the WEP, Inc. Monthly Newsletter. While WEP, Inc. has been serving our community for over 35 years, there are many who do not know about the non-profit organization that houses the Door County Job Center, the Energy Assistance & Weatherization Programs and the Door County Transportation Options Program.  Read on to learn more about WEP, Inc. and all that we have to offer.

Door County Job Center


WEP, Inc. is the organization that houses the Door County Job Center. Job seekers can utilize the resource room for the following:

  • Resume and application assistance
  • Computer and phone access for job searches
  • Educational classes for those looking for employment
    in today's competitive job market
  • Assisting local businesses in finding qualified workers
  • Local resources, labor market information and assessments of career interests and skills
  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding to assist with educational and occupational training

WEP, Inc. Job Center Resource Room 

Stop in and meet with a Job Center Employment Specialist at the WEP, Inc. Offices, located within the Cherry Point Mall. Enter the main entrance to the mall and continue straight ahead to the glass doors. The Employment Program area is to the right.  Visit the Door County Job Center website  for more information.

  Home Energy

Home Energy Plus ProgramWEP, Inc. is contracted with Door County Human Services to provide the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and the State of Wisconsin to provide the Door/Kewaunee Weatherization Program.  Program participants that are income eligible may qualifiy for the following:

  • Energy assistance for heat and electric bills
  • Furnace emergencies
  • Home Weatherization                        
    The WEP, Inc. Weatherization Crew are professionals in the area of energy conservation measures.

In addition WEP, Inc. professionals provide energy conservation tips and other services for households wishing to "Live Green, and Save Green."  Call the office to inquire about these services:

  • Home Energy Audits
  • Educational Information 

Enter the main entrance to the mall and continue straight ahead to the glass doors. The Home Energy Program area is to the left.

Visit the Home Energy + website for more information.

Door County Transportation Options (DCTOP)
DCTOP Program Coordinator, Nikki Voight and Fred Young
The Door County Transportation Options Program, (DCTOP) operated by WEP, Inc. assists Door and Kewaunee County residents in getting to work with reliable and dependable transportation.

DCTOP offers transportation services to ensure low-income individuals in Door and Kewaunee counties have dependable transportation to and from work. DCTOP offers 0% interest vehicle repair and purchase loans and maintains an employment van pool, which travels from Sturgeon Bay to northern Door. DCTOP also provides half-price gas vouchers.


From January through November 2012, DCTOP assisted 16 families with a loan and has given out over 80 gas vouchers. The van pool provided 854 shared trips. $8,271 was saved by the riders and 12,345 pounds of CO2 emissions were decreased.

We hope you enjoyed our first of many monthly newsletters.  Our goal is to make this monthly publication informative and interesting. Your feedback is welcome.  E-mail us info@wepinc.org with suggestions or comments.

Mavis Arnold, CEO

Melissa Emery, Associate Director
WEP, Inc.

Our Sponsors


We could not operate without the generosity of our donors, event sponsors and grantors.  WEP, Inc. receives funding in part from the Raibrook Foundation, the United Way of Door County, the Green Fund of the Door County Community Foundation, Dominion Energy, Wisconsin Public Service, Sturgeon Bay Utilities and numerous private donors, parishes and organizations.  Thank you for your contributions that ensure our success in serving the residents of Door and Kewaunee Counties.


High Tea Celebration




Call the office for details of being a part of this event!

WEP, Inc.  Mission Statement
Women's Employment Project, Inc. supports residents and businesses of Northeast Wisconsin by providing opportunities in the areas of employment, energy conservation and home improvement.