CHAT Projects

ThedaCare Community Involvement CHAT Project

Diverse viewpoints lead to innovative, collaborative health solutions.

Complex Challenges, Hopeful Solutions The energy and passion generated through plunges leads to inventive projects and programs such as these:

Shawano County Rural Health Initiative
Many farm families have little or no health insurance and limited access to preventive health services. This program takes preventive health services and education to the farm for hundreds of Shawano County farm families.

NEW Mental Health Connection
A coalition of 60+ local mental health agencies and stakeholders launched with the help of two plunges on mental

Waupaca County Drug Court
Following a plunge on drug use in Waupaca County, ThedaCare convened key stakeholders to create the area's first Drug Court to help stem the tide of heroin and other drug abuse.

Litwork! Adult Literacy Program
This program brings together various faith communities to make literacy education available for hundreds of adults in our community. With a paid position through the Fox Valley Literacy Coalition, a Faith Communities Coordinator works with congregations to find tutors for students, arrange childcare, provide a location for tutoring, and help with funding.

Voices of Men
A grassroots initiative led by men in the community, Voices of Men’s mission is to help end abuse of women and girls through education and awareness. The group provides opportunities such as training for coaches, workplace education, and mentoring to create a community of respect among all people.

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Making the Ride Happen
While the Fox Cities has transportation services, they can be scattered or limited, which can make finding transportation challenging for seniors in need. Making the Ride Happen gives seniors one place to call to figure out the best service or combination of services to get them where they want to go, keeping them active and engaged in the community.

Project TEAM
Resulting from a $200,000 initiative funded by CHAT and United Way Fox Cities, this program matches families in poverty with community mentors. Working together, the volunteer mentors help families become self-sufficient by helping them achieve their financial, educational, parenting, employment, or housing goals.