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…)
In December 2018, 50 children in need from across Marathon County participated in the 1st annual Shop with a Cop event. Employees from the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office shopped with the children and selected a special toy or gift for each child and then shopped for basic necessities for the child’s family. Go on a visual stroll through the aisles with some uplifting kid-cop pairs, and find out how to support this brand-new holiday initiative. (Click the title for details.)
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Executive Director Jane E. Graham Jennings provides some shocking statistics on the significant impact that violent homes have on children. Download a #ButterflyEffectChallenge Kit to help support The Women’s Community. (Click the title to read more…)
Listen to authors speak about their motivation, mistakes, writing, art, and more — or attend a Moth-like storytelling event (submit your OWN story before Sept. 15, 2017, and YOU COULD WIN A PRIZE). It’s all happening at the first-ever Central WI Book Festival! (Click the title for details…)
Decades of effort & millions of dollars turned the former Holtz-Krause landfill into the Eastbay Sports Complex. See how this 60-acre site is spurring the economy & providing unparalleled recreational opportunities. (Click the title for details…)
See highlights of action-packed summer programming for all ages at the 9 area Marathon County Public Library locations. (Click the title for details…)
See how Marathon County fared in 2017 in terms of the health of its citizens among the 72 counties in Wisconsin. (Click the title to read more…)
Bring the kids to this fun-filled day of arts and crafts, games, woodworking, snacks, and more. Plus, get ready for spring with children’s bike helmets available at a reduced rate of only $7! (Click the title to learn more…)