Parent Education

The job of parenting has changed significantly over the years as society has become more mobile and the informal support of extended family has notably decreased. The Parent Education program of Family Services works in collaboration with the Door County Department of Social Services and other local agencies to assist families who may be in need of additional support and resources.


It is our mission to enrich and nurture the quality of family life by supporting parents and caregivers through individualized services that are needs-driven and responsive.


By offering an intensive, flexible, and creative service delivery system, the Parent Education program provides parenting skills and support aimed at increasing family stability.


Our Services

Services are provided to parents in need throughout Door County who have children from birth to 17 years of age. Our services include:

  • Guidance and Support - Families experiencing difficulties or crisis situations receive support in removing barriers to success and assistance in accessing community resources, as needed.

  • Preservation - Building on family strengths and individual needs, Parent Educators help families set and reach individualized goals aimed at creating a more stable home environment and keeping the family working together.


The Parent Education program is committed to helping families by offering the tools needed to meet the challenges of parenting today. With an emphasis on mutual respect and empowerment, the Parent Educator will offer emotional support, share information about child development, provide strategies for effective discipline, and help link your family to community resources.


Service Fee/Eligibility

There is no cost to participate in the Parent Education program. Referrals are received through local agencies and the Door County Department of Social Services. Self-referral or voluntary participation is also possible, based on availability. Call 920-746-9226 for more information.



Door County

57 N 12th Ave, Ste 110, Sturgeon Bay

Program Supervisor: Gina Felhofer, email or call 920-746-9040




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