Encouraging Her Potential
Carrie’s Story: Helping Women and Girls Dare to Dream

It was early morning, dark and I was scared. Through the doorway I could see my Mom sitting at the kitchen table staring out the window looking tired and sad.

Mom leaves for work and I have to get up and get Sarah and Eddie ready for school.  We leave early because we get free breakfast at school.

Mom could only find regular work when the tourists were here so we live in a trailer park.  I don’t like to have friends over because they will see Mom sleeping on the couch.

Things are getting better.  My brother and sister and I are part of an after school program that helps us with our homework.  Mom took a course at the technical college and has started a new job as a nursing assistant.

Mom says we’re going to be able to move into a small house soon.  I didn’t know my Mom going to school could make such a big difference! 

Building Her Future
Women's Fund of Door County
Door County Community Foundation
P.O. Box 802
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-1786
Over 30% of female led households in Door County have incomes below the poverty level.

American Community
Survey 2008-2012

With the generosity of people like you, the Women’s Fund has awarded grants and partnered with:

  • After school programs
  • Educational programs for women & girls
  • Girls Learning About Manufacturing (GLAM)
  • Access to needed clothing & supplies
  • Parenting support
  • Mind Trekkers—A STEM Initiative
  • NWTC Nursing Courses
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Altrusa

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