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Women's Fund for the Fox Valley Region 
September E-News
Dates to Remember

Liza Long Book Discussion
October 4, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Community Foundation
Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Event
October 13, 2016 | 5 pm - 7 pm
Butte des Morts Country Club

October 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Grant Seeker Workshop
November 3, 2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Community Foundation

Women's Fund Board of Directors 
Sara Micheletti|President
Amy Van Straten|Secretary/Treasurer
Beth Davis
Sarah Dressel
Janelle Fuhrmann
Jenny Haas
Kris Hietpas
Lori Hoersch
Neely Pinnock
Irene Strohbeen
Marjorie Sutter
Gina Vanden Heuvel

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Women's Fund Luncheon a Huge Success 

Thank you to the 1,000+ community members who came out to support the Women's Fund at our annual luncheon on Thursday, September 8. Mental Health advocate and author, Liza Long, helped us shine a light on mental illness and moved the audience to help stamp out the stigma too often associated with mental health issues. 

We are so grateful for the support of our community that allows us to fulfill our mission of investing in women and girls in the Fox Valley.

Congratulations to our lucky door prize winners: 

MaryAnn Bazile: 2 Tickets to the 2017 Women's Fund Luncheon

Mary Van Nuland: Necklace by MiSushi Jewelry

Leah Schapiro: Liza Long's book, The Price of Silence

Matching Gift Opportunity to 
Support Mental Health

It's not too late to support local women and girls. Double the impact of your gift when you donate to the Women's Fund now through December 1. Help us raise $15,000 and the J. J. Keller Foundation will donate an additional $15,000 for for mental health grantmaking.

Please donate today and help us reach our goal!


Mental Health Resources

If you or a loved one have a mental health concern, know that you are not alone. Here are a few resources you may find helpful.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-TALK (8255) C
all the National Suicide Hotline if you or someone you know is struggling with an immediate concern, or in crisis. You will be connected with a local crisis line.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration) 1-800-662-HELP (4357) National 24/7/365 Helpline that can support referral to resources. SAMHSA also has a wealth of resources to offer (publications, web resources, etc.).

Prevent Suicide Wisconsin: Website with information including county crisis line numbers and resources in Wisconsin.

NAMI Fox Valley: (920) 954-1550 Free support groups for teens, adults, and multiple groups for family members/caregivers. NAMI also offers Family Advocates who can connect 1:1 with family members/caregivers to help navigate resources. 

Iris Place Peer Run Respite(920) 815-3217 Free crisis alternative for adults 18 and over, located in Appleton. This is a program of NAMI Fox Valley that offers up to a 7-day stay for those who may be struggling with mental health, substance use, emotional distress, or trauma. Peer Support is available 24/7. irisplace@namifoxvalley.org

There are also two other peer run respites in Wisconsin (all three are open to anyone in the state). More information can be found here

NEW Mental Health Connection - Want to get more involved in promoting mental health? Join the NEW Mental Health Connection and attend member meetings to help collaborate, maximize resources, and learn how we can all make a difference in the mental health of our community. 

Liza Long Book Discussion with 
the Women's Fund
October 4, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join us at noon on October 4 at the Community Foundation to discuss Liza's book,

Bring your own lunch for this informal book discussion. Beverages and dessert courtesy of the Women's Fund.

Email Jen Peeters by 10:00 am on October 3, if you plan to attend.

Nonprofit Leadership Initiative 
Board Pipeline Event
Mental Health Focus
October 13, 2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Interested in learning how your experience can strengthen local nonprofits by serving on a board or committee? Consider attending this free networking event. You will receive information to guide you in how to help your community by volunteering for a nonprofit.

This event will focus on local nonprofits with core missions involving Mental Health.

Click here for more information or to register.
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