A program of the United Way of Door County, STRIDE, recently received a $30,000 grant from the Door County Community Foundation and the Door County Mental Health Awareness fund.
STRIDE stands for Strengthening Trust and Resilience, Instilling Independence and Discovering Empowerment and aims to provide a quality mental health option to teens around the county. The program works with the Door County schools, community leaders, and mental health professionals and looks to provide a sense of community and empowerment in their service. Cami Peggar, STRIDE Program Coordinator and United Way Health Community Impact Coordinator talks about how important a program like STRIDE is to have in local schools, and the end goal for the program.
The money from the grant will go towards more than 450 hours of one-on-one mental health services throughout the county, and will help reach more youth in Northern Door County, instead of them having to take the trip to Sturgeon Bay. Not only does STRIDE do one-on-one services, but they have programs such as Art Therapy and have free online e-courses for youth to take as well.
You can find more information at SRIDE’s website by clicking this link.