The Door County Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) met for the first time in July and awarded their first donation of $7,700 to STRIDE, the Door County Collaborative School Mental Health Project. It was an exciting way to initiate the Door County Chapter of 100+WWC which was co-founded by Ann Morgan and Peggy Reineck.
Four times a year the group meets and after a simple process, selects a worthwhile nonprofit organization to make their contribution. Their first selection for donation, at the July meeting, was STRIDE. Stephanie LaHaye provided the short presentation on STRIDE. STRIDE is an initiative dedicated to removing barriers to access quality mental health treatment for Door County youth by providing opportunities for mental health treatment one day a week within each of the five school districts. “According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Health, there are at least five students with serious mental health needs in every classroom in Wisconsin. Wisconsin ranks 11th for adult mental health but 42nd in the nation in youth mental health with high depression rates and low treatment options,” explained LaHaye.
The next 100+WWC meeting is Oct. 10 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Meetings start with a social hour at 6 pm and the formal meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Meetings last about an hour. For more information visit 100wwcnortherndoor.org, email [email protected], or call Ann Morgan at 608.239.0648 or Peggy Reineck at 920.680.8280.