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August 25, 2014

Assessing the County’s Health: Another Community Conversation

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Robin Williams’ untimely and tragic suicide is drawing long overdue attention to the ever growing crisis of mental health in communities across the country. Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States. In Wisconsin, it is second.

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August 11, 2014

Children Don’t Come with Owner’s Manuals

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This past week has been quite interesting in my house. While my sister and brother-in-law were in the process of selling their former house and transitioning to a new house, they stayed at Hotel Rendall-Araujo for a few days. With them, of course, came my two nieces who are ages seven and three.

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August 4, 2014

Prevention, Intervention and Crisis Management - What does this all mean?

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All too often within organizations we develop an internal language. This internal language allows us to communicate with one another and with like organizations. This internal language also can make it difficult, if not impossible, for others to understand the message we are attempting to communicate.

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July 28, 2014

Living in a Desert

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Unloading my groceries from my car a few weeks ago, looking out at the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan, I was struck by the realization that I dreaded carrying my purchases all the way to the house. It just seemed to be so much work. But then I reminded myself of the blessings of living in Sheboygan County - the beaches, the wonderful people and the myriad of experiences available. That thought was quickly tempered by the realization that if I didn't own a car, I would be living in a near-desert - a food desert, that is.

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July 7, 2014

Jammin on the Shores

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One of the best reasons to live in and visit Sheboygan is the plethora of summertime events. Jammin’ on the Shore, on Friday, July 18 at Deland Park on Broughton Drive in Sheboygan, is no exception.

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June 20, 2014

What Counts

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On Wednesday, July 30, a coalition of agencies and volunteers will conduct the semi-annual Sheboygan Point-In-Time (PIT) count, with a focus on identifying people who are...

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June 17, 2014

Sheboygan County Cares

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Before taking this position with United Way of Sheboygan County, I was employed at Lakeland College as an Alumni and Community Engagement Officer. Last summer, while I held that position, I wanted my employer to take advantage of one of the biggest volunteer opportunities in this community: the Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County’s annual Day of Caring.

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June 9, 2014

Join Us at Jake’s

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Summer is a time for backyard barbeques, a time for lounging at the beach and a time for Thirsty Thursdays! Join United Way staff and volunteers on Thursdays June 26, July 24 and August 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Jake’s Café, 529 Ontario Ave. in Sheboygan to learn about United Way of Sheboygan County and find out how you can get involved.

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June 2, 2014

Volunteer Center

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The Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County opened in 2009 as a collaborative initiative between Partners for Community Development (Partners) and the United Way of Sheboygan County, utilizing several key community volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteers. A group of interested local volunteer coordinators, businesses and organizations requested the creation of an organization to assist in recruiting, training and coordinating volunteer programs. Many other individuals and organizations, including schools, churches, non-profits and businesses, have been supportive of the Volunteer Center by serving on the Steering Committee or by partnering with the center.

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