Increasing Economic Self-sufficiency in Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties.

28th Annual Children Come First Conference


Having Opportunities and Possibilities Everyday!!

Save the Dates! November 13-14, 2017

WISCONSIN DELLS — The Children Come First Conference is for those caring for, working with, or interested in the well-being of children and youth with social, emotional or behavioral challenges.

3 Keynote Speakers, 20 Workshops and 8 Advanced Seminars. Conference features a youth track with discounted pricing for youth ages 12-26.  For more information, visit: or contact Alison at 262-617-6775 or









Lakeland Care District and CASA combine for Donations....

The donations were from collaboration with CASA and Lakeland care District. CASA provided ACE Interface Training this year for all Lakeland Care District and in return they did a drive for us. The bears came from Kay Jewelers to CASA and the tote of pjs were from a Drive CASA and LFR did at Polar Express for Children Safety Network. All items are for the foster care bags. 

Home Buyers Workshop - Sponsored by Associated Bank



Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc. serving Door, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties is offering Home Buyer Education.


The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the

home buying process.


 A certified housing counselor facilitates the workshop.


Registration is limited so sign up early to reserve a place.


       Time:            8:00 am – 3:00 pm

       When:           Saturday, October 22, 2016

       Where:         Lakeshore CAP, Inc. 702 State Street Manitowoc

To register for the workshop, please call 1-800-924-0510


Lunch and refreshments provided.


This workshop is sponsored by a generous donation from Associated Bank.


 Lakeshore CAP, Inc.

 702 State Street                                                                                                                   EQUAL

 P. O. Box 2315                                                                                                                      HOUSING      

Manitowoc, WI54221-2315                                                                                                OPPORTUNITY

PH 920-682-3737, FX 920-686-8700




Lakeshore Family Resource center is looking for Parent-Presenters!

This is a paid position described here

Purpose of Training
The Bringing the Protective Factors to Life in Your Work training is designed to re-energize
family service providers, enhance their efforts to partner with parents and see families from a
more positive, strenghths-based perspective. The training is based on the Strengthening
Families Protective Factors Framework and consists of an introductory course and a course to
highlight each of five protective factors, which extensive research has shown make families
stronger, prevent child abuse and neglect and promote flourishing children. Each protective
factors course is approximately two hours in length. The five protective factors are:
1) Parental Resilience
2) Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development
3) Social Connections
4) Concrete Supports
5) Social Competence of Children.
Parent Co-Presenter Position:
The Parent Co-Presenter works in partnership with a Certified Trainer to offer these trainings to
staff at agencies that provide services to families with young children. The role of the Parent
Co-Presenter is to bring their personal life experience to provide a parent’s perspective within
the training.
 Parent Co- Presenter will receive training and support to get to know the curriculum
content and enhance presentation skills.
 Parent Co-Presenter will work with the Certified Trainer to prepare for each course and
select training tasks that fit their skills, interests and level of experience.
 Parent Co-Presenter will commit to present at individual courses based on their
 Parent Co-Presenter will participate in monthly Protective Factors Training Group phone
calls to discuss issues with trainers from around the state.
 Parent Co-Presenter may have the opportunity to work on teams with other certified trainers.

Required Qualifications:
1. Interest in making a difference in one’s community
2. Active in the community, such as active in a parent organization
3. Experience of advocating for your child(ren) in schools, programs or systems (childcare,
health care, child welfare or others)
4. Willingness to develop ability and comfort for presenting in front of groups
5. Willingness to work in a team environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Attend regional in-person trainings provided by the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
Board with other Parent Co-Presenter and Certified Trainer.
2. Review curriculum materials and consider how these factors interact with your life.
3. Complete the overview of the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Fund’s
On-Line Course “Introduction to the Protective Factors Framework” and other courses if
time allows.
4. Develop training plan with Co-Presenter.
5. Maintain regular contact with Co-Presenter.
6. Actively participate in trainings adding examples and impact on life as a parent.
Compensation: $12 per hour for training preparation time pre-approved by Certified Trainer
and for presentation time. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Certified Trainer Partner: Colleen Homb and Julie Ribley will serve as the point persons for this
To ask questions or to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Colleen Homb at or 920-686-8731.

Darkness to Light Training June 29th.

What is Stewards of Children?


Stewards of Children are a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors.


Lakeshore CAP. Inc,

702 State Street

Manitowoc, WI54220

                                                   June 29th 6:00-9:00pm


For more information and registration please contact:

Abigail Roerdink, Community Response (920)686-8739

Anne Jansen Parent Support Worker (920) 323-9506


*Limited childcare available please register in advance*