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Parents Plus Partners

Our partners reach families across Wisconsin to promote parent involvement, early childhood education, and to inform parents of their rights.

Below is a list of our partners.  Please visit their websites for more information about their work.

Fond du Lac FRC
The Family Resource Center of Fond du Lac County, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the healthy growth and development of children and families through a variety of comprehensive programs and services. Parents Plus works with the FRC to provide Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.
La Causa

La Causa, Inc. was incorporated in 1972. The agency started when a group of Hispanic mothers wanted quality child care for their children. In the beginning, the agency served nineteen children. Today, La Causa serves more than 13,000 individuals annually through a comprehensive network of programs. Parents Plus partners with La Causa Family Resource Center to provide Parents Are Key, Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.

Lincoln Co FRC

The Lincoln County Family Resource Centers in Merrill and Tomahawk are a place for parents to learn to be the best possible parents they can be. The centers provide a nurturing environment in which parents can connect with resources, access programs and enjoy family activities with their children at no cost. Parents Plus works with the resource center to provide Parents as Teachers.

Sheboygan FRC

The Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County provides programs for all ages and interests to strengthen families and individuals. The programs are presented, coordinated, sponsored, or assisted by The Family Resource Center in collaboration with school districts, churches, and various community agencies and organizations. Parents Plus works with the Family Resource Center to provide Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.

UW Ext

Working to Help Communities Develop and Sustain Home Visiting Programs in Wisconsin. Parents Plus partners with University of Wisconsin Extension to provide trainings to parents and professionals across the state.

GLITC

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council will support member tribes in expanding sovereignty and self-determination.

The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) will support member tribes in expanding self-determination efforts by providing services and assistance. GLITC will use a broad range of knowledge and experience to advocate for the improvement and unity of tribal governments, communities, and individuals. Throughout these activities, GLITC will maintain deep respect for tribal sovereignty and reservation community values. Parents Plus works with GLITC to increase parent involvement and provide information for parents with children who have special needs.

Children's Trust Fund

Children's Trust Fund is a state agency whose mission is to advocate, support, and sustain a statewide culture that encourages family and community life in which children will develop and flourish in a safe environment free from all forms of abuse and neglect. We partner with Children's Trust Fund to provide trainings and to work at the state level on comprehensive policies for families. Children's Trust Fund has also adopted the Parents as Teachers model for its Family Resource Centers around the state.

COA COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered at its urban community centers and rural camp facility. Parents Plus partners with COA to provide the Parents Are Key program.
DPI

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin. The department is headed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years.  The agency was created in 1848, the year Wisconsin attained statehood, when the state constitution provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state. Parents Plus houses DPI VISTA volunteers in Milwaukee and partners with the DPI on parental involvement programs.

Eau Claire FRC

The mission of the Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County is to provide programs and services that build on family strengths through prevention, education, support and networking in collaboration with other resources in the community. The Family Resource Center is available to ALL families and children in Eau Claire County. Parents Plus partners with the FRC to provide Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.

Family Services of NE WI

Family Services of Northeastern Wisconsin is a non-profit, human services agency that strives to protect, heal and care for the children and families of Northeast Wisconsin.

 Family Services offers over 30 programs that support the people of their communities during challenges and transitions in their lives. Since 1899, Family Services has assisted individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds. Their diverse staff provides a full range of professional services in a number of program areas. Parents Plus works with Parent Connection in the Fox Valley and Oshkosh to provide Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.

Next Door Foundation Founded in 1969, Next Door Foundation serves more than 2,150 Milwaukee central city children, youth and parents each year.  Its education and health programs are designed to help children, parents and adults grow so that they can become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.

Next Door has recently partnered with Parents Plus to provide As One healthy relationship education.
Parenting Network

Established in 1977, The Parenting Network offers a continuum of services to help parents improve their parenting. These include a 24-hour helpline, parenting education and support programs, and home visiting and case management services.

The agency also offers sexual abuse and teen pregnancy prevention programming for youth.  Parents Plus works with the Parenting Network to provide Parents as Teachers and As One healthy relationship education.

 
Updated: 04/11

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TESTIMONIALS


“I learned the importance of being more involved as kids get older – not less.”
-Partners in Education training participant

“I will be as involved in my children’s education as possible.”
-Training participant

 


“Parents Plus Inc. has been an invaluable partner in helping us to grow our Parents as Teachers program and has provided so many great resources in professional development and technical assistance for our staff.”
-Staci Hansen-Sontoski, Family Support Programs Manager
La Causa FRC


"The National Center for PAT is honored to work with Parents Plus, Inc. Their professionalism & strong commitment to bettering the lives of children & families is commendable, as is the collaborative spirit with which they operate."
-Susan S. Stepleton, President & CEO National Center for PAT

"Parents Plus contributions are valuable insights on what parents need to be successful. PPI clearly understands that children grow up in families & families live in communities & it is imperative that we consider this construct when developing systems of support."
-Therese Ahlers, MS, MPA
Director, WI Alliance for Infant Mental Health

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