The Connections Counts Program serves families in Manitowoc County. This voluntary resource and referral program focuses on households with at least one child in the home under the age of five. The Community Connector provides education and support, evaluates and documents parent/caregiver strengths and needs, and assists families in developing a goal plan. This position also includes providing outreach to families in various settings to promote home visiting programs, attending community outreach events and gathering data to enter into database systems. See Lakeshore Community Action Program’s Connections Count Program at: https://lakeshorecap.org/connections-count/
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide regularly scheduled visits for individualized parent education and support based on the family’s needs
- Build a trusting relationship with the family
- Build on the family’s strengths
- Interact with families in a culturally sensitive manner
- Provide an ongoing assessment of the family’s strengths and needs
- Provide strength-based, family-centered support as necessary
- Refer to other community resources as needed
- Maintain sustained contact with the household through regularly scheduled home visits
- Conduct third-party verification of services received
- Provide follow-up with the family and serve as a family advocate when necessary
- Maintain records, intake forms, statistical data, and other documentation
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree; Associate Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred or two years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Lived experience such as receiving services as a parent or for a child preferred.
Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and proof of car insurance. Mileage for traveling to work-related outreach events and meetings is reimbursed by the agency.
Applicants must be willing to complete a background check in accordance with local law and regulations.
This position is 35 hours per week.
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Lakeshore Community Action Program
PO Box 2315
Manitowoc, WI 54221-2315
Lakeshore CAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer
CHRISTMAS TOY SHOP
Coat distribution has ended. However, we currently have 787 children signed up for the Christmas Toy Shop — and sign up is not finished yet! (This does not include the children signed up for the Adopt-a-Family portion of our Christmas programming.) We collect new toys for Christmas by private individuals dropping them off at our office, local companies/groups doing drives/collections/events, and through the Toys for Tots collection boxes that have now been placed around town. Can you help #RescueChristmas by donating new toys or making a monetary donation for the Toy Shop? Thank you in advance for loving on the kids this Christmas!
NOTE: Sign Up for Coats has Ended
- Where: The Salvation Army — by phone 920-684-7117
- When: September 14th to October 16th — 9 AM- 3 PM
- Sign up will be done by phone this year
- Emails will be needed to finalize the sign-up process
Coat Distribution will begin October 24th
*Must be pre-registered*
It is best to sign up early. First come clients and new clients receive consideration for “adoption”. Note that you may not be adopted two years in a row. New families will need to provide proof of address, proof of household income (must meet poverty guidelines) and proof that your children live with you. If you receive FoodShare, that current document works. Preferably via email or fax.
Clients who have participated in one or both of these programs before will need to initially call and register. They will then receive an email with the wish list attached and asked to fill it out (with detailed info) and return via email. Once we receive the wish list, they will receive a final email with the dates and times for their appointments to pick up coats and toys.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER DURING THE DATES/TIMES LISTED! YOU WILL BE GIVEN A TIME TO COME FOR COATS & TOYS WHEN YOU REGISTER
We realize that this could be cumbersome for some families. We also believe with the way so much of life has been happening the last many months that it should be a process most families can follow.
♦ TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! ♦
MAGICAL TROLLEY RIDE TO THE NORTH POLE
A Fundraiser for Lakeshore CAP Family Development Programs and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of East-Central Wisconsin
♦ Where: Trolleys board at Manitowoc Coffee for the Holiday Inn (round trip in a heated trolley) at
836 South 8th Street, Manitowoc
♦ When: Friday, Dec 6, 4 PM – 9 PM and Sat, Dec 7, 3 PM – 9 PM
♦ Who: Children and adults of all ages!
♦ Contact: email@example.com or call the Lakeshore CAP office @ 920-682-3737 or the CASA office @ 920-242-6727
Join us for a holiday event of fun, laughs and creativity! We begin with our jolly conductors aboard our own magical trolleys that start at Manitowoc Coffee for a joy ride to the Holiday Inn (North Pole) and includes a quick visit with a special guest, carols and holiday cheer. At the North Pole, there will be a holiday party complete with craft activities, refreshments, entertainment, story telling and more. The most exciting part of all — Santa has made time in his busy schedule to be there for the party and will be available for photos! (You will be able to take a trolley back to Manitowoc Coffee throughout the evening.)
- 30 Minute Magical Trolley Ride
- Visit and Professional 5×7 Photo with Santa
- Cookie Decorating & Hot Chocolate
- Crafts & Games
- Face Painting
- Balloon Creations by The Balloon Lady
- Special Bell to Remind You of the Spirit of the Holidays
- Children’s tickets include choice of a hardcover holiday-themed book to be chosen at time of ticket purchase
Child Tickets (Ages 1-13): $25 ♦ Adult Tickets: $30
**Children under 1 year of age can experience the event for free with the purchase of an adult ticket. You can purchase a $12 ticket for a child under 1 if you would like them to have a book of their own.
**Please note, when ordering tickets the Full Price option is the Adult ticket.
When placing your ticket order, you also have the opportunity to sponsor a book for a child in need for $12/book. Children in need will truly appreciate this gift!
When ordering tickets please keep track of your purchase date and amount. Your credit card statement will show a charge unrelated to Magical Trolley Ride for these tickets because we use Paypal as our vendor. Please DO NOT dispute the charge on your bill. It makes it messy on both your end and ours — and your tickets will be cancelled!
You CAN purchase tickets without a PayPal account. When it asks for payment information, click on the pictures of the credit cards OR the PayPal logo. This will take you to another screen that asks you to log in to PayPal. Look just below the PayPal information. there is a grey button that says “Pay with credit/debit card.” (If you do not have a credit or debit card, you may call Lakeshore CAP at 920-682-3737 and leave your name and phone number; but we truly prefer you pay through Eventbrite.)
PLUS! The Manitowoc Holiday Inn is offering Friday and Saturday night hotel stays for $79/night to Magical Trolley ticket holders. Reservations must be made through the Holiday Inn and details are in the confirmation email you are sent after ordering tickets.
Come to the Magical Trolley Ride in Your Pajamas!
We encourage everyone, adults included, to come to the event in your pajamas. We are also encouraging the spirit of giving by asking families to gift a new pair of pajamas to be given to a child in need.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a fundraiser for CASA of East Central Wisconsin and Lakeshore CAP Family Development Programs. All proceeds will go to benefit vulnerable children in our service area. Tickets will NOT be refunded in the case of inclement weather and the event will NOT be rescheduled. Additionally, no ticket refunds will be offered for any reason. If you are unable to attend, you may give or sell your tickets to another party. By purchasing tickets you agree to these conditions.