Ozaukee Family Services
May 10, 2010
It's unfortunate that every county in our country doesn't have an Ozaukee Family Services. This little organization, with its dedicated part-time staff, army of volunteers, and modest annual budget, has made the difference for our community in more ways than it will ever be given credit for, and ensures that even in troubled times that Ozaukee County continues to be ranked nationally as one of the best communities to raise a family. For stable families who just want some extra advice to get them through the child-rearing years, Ozaukee Family Services is equivalent to "Parent's School" - like actually having that instruction manual we all wish kids had been born with. For families facing more troubled times, OFS is a steady, confidential, and often free-of-charge lifeline. No one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay for OFS's services. OFS's amazingly generous donors ensure that this organization's services are always available for anyone who needs their help. From children to seniors, from prevention to intervention, and because of the generous gifts of the organization's donors, OFS is there. I can't imagine living somewhere without such an organization and I hope I never do.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my youth, when OFS reps would come to my school and bring us valuable prevention education, free of charge, just like they still do today. As an adult & parent, OFS continues to educate me, helping me be the best parent I can be to my two daughters.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the great people involved. From the dedicated staff, to the amazing volunteers, to the generous donors, to the clients with hope in their hearts, OFS is a great community of substance and change for the good.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
dedicated, smart, compassionate, kind, creative, realistic, fiscally conservative, AMAZING!
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
secure its permanence in Ozaukee County and replicate its model in ever state in the country, perhaps in every country in the world! We could "Improve lives to help families succeed" on a global scale, and then we'd really be taking about change.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I help with the fund development and promotional needs of the organization, and other volunteer board duties as needed.