Volume 02 | May 1, 2018
Monthly News and Events
May is the month of...

Mental Health Awareness

Each year National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
Trauma-Informed Care Awareness

On March 13, 2018, Governor Scott Walker joined by First Lady Tonette Walker and the Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health Elizabeth Hudson visited the Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay to sign a proclamation declaring May 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and Tuesday, May 22, 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Day in the State of Wisconsin
Supporting Early Childhood Development
Young children are sponges for learning. From birth to age five, they're making giant developmental strides, more than at any other time in life. In this critical window, education is the key to unlocking their potential. Our goal is to surround kids with learning opportunities wherever they are. Young children who are given the right support and stimulation arrive at school excited to learn and ready to thrive—academically, emotionally and socially.
The Head Start program promotes school readiness of children from low-income families by supporting children's growth and development in a positive learning environment through a variety of services, which include; early learning, health, and family well-being.
827 North 8th Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Supporting Literacy in Door County

 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
To participate:
  • read with your young child
  • color a shape for each book read
  • come in to receive a sticker from the library for each page of 100 books
  • put a sticker on the fish at the library for each page finished
  • complete 1000 books and receive a book as the final prize
Miss Beth's Monthly Pick
Keeping Door County Children Safe
Local Events & Engagement Opportunities
"Wriiten Off"
Hosted by: AOD Coalition, DC Mental Health Focus Group, and DC Human Services

Crossroads at Big Creek
Tuesday May 1st @ 5:30pm
Do you think Door County has a housing problem? What are your housing experiences in Door County? Do you have ideas to help our housing challenges?
We want to hear your story and ideas. Actually, we  need  to hear from you. Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is hosting an open meeting to discuss housing challenges in Door County and we want your comments!
Housing Study of Door County- Public Comment Meeting
Hosted By: Door County Economic and Development

Thursday, May 3rd

Donald & Carol Kress Pavillion Great Hall in Egg Harbor, WI
Door County Partnership
for Children and Families
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 school success.

Everyone is Welcome!

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. All meetings will be held at  The Door County Justice Center  at 8:15 a.m. unless otherwise noted. The partnership is person-centered and requires feedback from community members to be successful. Please be sure to share any feedback or suggestions you may have, we want to hear your voice!

2018 Quarterly Meetings
June 8, 2018 - Annual Celebration - stay tuned for details
September, 14, 2018
December 14, 2018
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Door County Partnership for Children and Families, please contact:

Candis Dart
Partnership Coordinator
(920) 421-3144

For questions regarding Community Connections
contact Rebecca Nicholson at
(920) 421-3145 or  partnershipconnector@gmail.com .
Check out Door County Resources on the Door County Library website!
"Working together and supporting families."