Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Lakeshore CAP

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Lakeshore CAP a Sustainability Grant from the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund for JAK’s Place.

JAK’s Place, a program of Lakeshore CAP, is a peaceful, quiet place where consumers diagnosed and learning to function with their very individual mental illness diagnosis can find the tools they need to help cope and ultimately recover.

“JAK’s Place serves as a mental health resource providing structured and social programming all facilitated by professional volunteers at no cost to the consumers,” said Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer at the Door County Community Foundation. “Last year, they served over 200 community members and we are pleased to support the mission of JAK’s Place, as well as their future consumers.”

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From left to right, Kacie Mueller, Community Relations Officer of the Door County Community Foundation, and Jane Herlitz, JAK’s Place Program Director.

JAK’s Place is Lakeshore CAP’s unique local response to the shortage of mental health facilities and practitioners in rural Northeastern Wisconsin.  Known as a mental health drop in center, JAK’s Place empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness by building support and providing the resources to move toward recovery.

For more information about JAK’s Place, please call (920) 818-0525 or visit https://lakeshorecap.org/jaks-place/.

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and Women’s Fund.

For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit www.GiveDoorCounty.org.

The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Community Foundation was launched in 1999, currently administers more than $22 million in assets, and distributes nearly $2 million to charities in Door County every year.

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