You may be surprised to learn that violence in relationships can start at a young age… But it’s estimated that 1 in 3 teens experience abuse in their dating relationships.
We need to be talking with our young people about respect in relationships and what healthy dating means. That’s just what The Women’s Community does in area schools.
Take time to discuss healthy dating during February: Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month. (Click the title to read more.)
As Jane E. Graham Jennings reflects on her work at The Women’s Community over the past 20 years, she remembers the pain of loss, and the glory of survival.
She chronicles the buildings, people, and milestones of this non-profit organization, now slated to be de-funded by the County over the next 4 years due to budget cuts. (Click the title to read more…)
The County Health Rankings are in…
The good news? Marathon County ranked in the top third of all 72 Wisconsin counties.
Plenty to be happy about — but still plenty to be concerned about . . . If this were the NCAA playoffs, we’d be in the tournament, but we’d be the underdog even in our first match-up!
See highlights of the areas where we’ve improved our game — and where we’re losing ground. (Click the title to read more…)
Marathon County Government leaders have taken an active role in educating and supporting staff on the topic of Secondary Traumatic Stress in an effort to help protect the physical and mental health of employees most at risk for developing STS. Marathon County leadership is open to sharing its STS information, policies, and educational materials with individuals and employers. (Click the title to read more…)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Get helpful insights as to why domestic violence victims often stay in — or return to — abusive relationships (when it seems illogical or even self-destructive) from Jane Graham Jennings, Executive Director of The Women’s Community. Plus, learn about an upcoming, local workshop discussing the neurobiology of trauma and the victim/survivor experience. (Click the title to read more…)
County Administrator Brad Karger challenges what he THINKS he knows vs. the reality of local, state, and national public health trends. Follow along as Public Health Officer Joan Theurer offers insights and statistics that might surprise you… (Click the title to learn more.)
Learn some of the WOW factors in Jonette Arms’s background — and her powerful vision for our local ADRC — as she leads a team of nearly 100 staff dedicated to assisting older adults & individuals with disabilities in Marathon County. (Click the title for the full story…)
Thanks to a FREE local tax-preparation assistance program offered by the AARP Foundation, over 1,000 seniors & low-income workers in Marathon County secured tax refunds. (Click the title for the full story…)
Find out how Marathon County residents fared when their health was compared to residents in the other 71 counties in Wisconsin. (Click the title to read more…)
In January 2018, a fourth pilot site — Weston Elementary — will be added to help connect area children and adolescents to needed mental health services. (Click the title for the full story…)