The Door County Cradle to Career (DCCTC) coalition launched a new program at Lakeshore CAP on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The program is designed to connect pregnant individuals and parents of young children with a supportive network of resources offered by Door County Departments of Public Health and Human Services, Door County Job Center, Family Services/Healthy Families, Forward Services, Lakeshore CAP, NWTC, United Way, and other agencies in Door County. The new coordinator, Teri VanLieshout, links young families with services for basic needs, parenting education, financial counseling, educational goals, career development and family health and wellness through one-on-one support to set and meet family goals.
To kick off this new initiative, the coalition has planned an inaugural workshop for young families at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on Jan. 14, 9 – 10:30 am. Gay Pustaver of Money Management Counselors will offer a fun, interactive morning called “Everything You Wanted to Know about Money but Were Afraid to Ask…and… It’s never JUST about Money.” Pustaver will answer questions on debt, tax refunds, credit reports, budgets, housing, etc. Young Family workshops are also planned in March and late spring by other coalition partners. Free child care and refreshments provided. Pre-registration preferred at Lakeshore CAP at 920.743.0192.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Teri VanLieshout at 920.743.0192 or visit doorcountycradletocareer.org.