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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program celebrates another successful season

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Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment Program marked another successful year in 2020, providing work skills and life lessons to nearly 90 at-risk youth in the community.

The program, which recently wrapped up its 12th season, aims to teach the...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Strong Family Awards presented to 2 Kenosha-area families

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Two local families were the recipients of this year’s Kenosha County Strong Family Awards, presented Thursday, April 30.

The honorees were Rachael Comstock and Megan Mercer and their respective families.

The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Commi...

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

2020 Strong Family Awards to be presented in April 30 Facebook Live stream

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee will present its annual Strong Family Awards in a Facebook Live stream at noon Thursday, April 30.

The presentation caps off Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, which is observed each April. It will be ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Nominations sought for 2020 Strong Family Awards

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is seeking nominations for its annual Strong Family Awards.

Granted each year during April, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, the awards honor local families that demonstrate the qualities of the five...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Feeding families and having fun: DCFS staff holds 9th annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive

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Feeding families and having fun.

These are the goals of the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services’ annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive, which took place Dec. 7 at the Job Center building.

For the ninth year in a row, staff member...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Summer Youth Employment Program continues to provide jobs, life lessons for at-risk youth

Group photo at 2019 Summer Youth Employment mural dedication

Kenosha County’s Summer Youth Employment program wrapped up another successful season on Wednesday, with the dedication of a new mural at the Kenosha County Job Center.

The program, established in 2009, aims to provide at-risk youth with job and life-skill...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

National Night Out events to be held across Kenosha County on Aug. 6

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National Night Out will be celebrated at four Kenosha locations and one in Twin Lakes from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.

The Kenosha locations are: The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd St.; Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave.; St. John...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee presents 2019 Strong Family Awards

2019 Strong Family Award winners

The Turn the Town Blue Committee on Tuesday night honored five Kenosha County families with the 2019 Strong Family Award.

These awards were presented during a Family Game Night event at Ruffolo’s Special Pizza 2 in Kenosha. This event concluded a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Nancy Morey honored as 2019 Connie Reyes Award recipient

2019 Connie Reyes Award presentation

The former coordinator of a community collaboration dedicated to strengthening families through prevention is the recipient of the 2019 Connie Reyes Award for Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention.

Nancy Morey received the honors during a ceremo...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Turn the Town Blue Committee plans events for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

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The Kenosha County Turn the Town Blue Committee is again planning a variety of events throughout April, in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month.

This annual campaign emphasizes the power of prevention and the importance of raising childr...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

Kenosha County Girl Scouts' project aims to give back to teen girls in foster care

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Two Kenosha County Girl Scouts working toward their Silver Award are conducting a donation drive for teen girls in foster care.

Elsa Witkiewicz of Troop 9338 and Scarlette Fallscher of Troop 32432 are collecting health and beauty items, in a project they&a...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Local hairdressers give back to foster kids in ‘Haircut for the Holidays’

In support of foster parents in Kenosha County, approximately 25 local hairdressers spent a recent evening giving free haircuts to local foster kids. The event, called Haircut for the Holidays, organized by Danielle Rasmussen of Hair Cuttery, took place T...

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Children and Family Services
Posted on: December 7, 2018

DCFS staff display creativity, generosity in annual Feed 100 Families food drive effort

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Staff members in the Kenosha County Division of Children and Family Services exercised their creativity and their generosity Friday, in the division’s annual Feed 100 Families Food Drive and holiday office decorating contest.

This competition, no...

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