OUR MISSION

To strengthen parenting 
& to prevent child abuse.

OUR VISION

All children are nurtured.

"Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, donors, and supporters of the work The Parenting Network has done over the years. You have helped us support parents and their families so they can raise successful children which in turn makes our community  stronger and healthier.

Joyce Felker

Executive Director

Core Values

WE VALUE CHILDREN

WE VALUE STRONG FAMILIES

WE VALUE A SAFE  AND CARING COMMUNITY

Every child deserves to live in a safe and nurturing environment. Harming a child in any way is unacceptable. We seek to raise the value society places on children, to provide support and education services to parents and caregivers and to prevent abuse and neglect so that our community's children can develop to their full potential.

We believe that family members and caregivers want to be successful in raising children. By providing families with the support, resources and information they need and want, we help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Child abuse and neglect can be prevented when we all stand together- political leaders, funders, institutions and individuals - in support of families. When family members and caregivers have the capacity to care for and nurture their children, abuse and neglect can be prevented.

Guiding Principles

 

History

 
 
1976
1977
1996
2018

The original organization was established as a project of the Junior League of Milwaukee.

The project incorporated as Parents Anonymous. The organization expanded to meet a growing need and included the Parent Helpline (formerly called the Parent Stressline), peer support groups and home visiting services.

The Parents Anonymous name was changed to The Parenting Network to reflect the value of collaborative relationships as well as a committment to strength-based, positive connections to families and to parent leadership.

The Parenting Network is always growing and changing to meet the needs of the community and reflect the times. TPN's logo and website has evolved, taking on a contemporary look and feel, however, our core mission to strengthen parenting and to prevent child abuse remains at the heart of our mission.

 

Meet Our Board

Board members are volunteers who are committed to the mission of the organization, devote professional and personal skills to strengthen the agency, are involved actively with fund development and serve on at least one committee: Executive Committee, Marketing Committee, and Fund Development/Events, or participate on an Ad Hoc project committee.

Officers

Kristin Carlson, Co-President

Certified Business Coach

 

Robert Krieghoff, Co-President

Weigel Broadcasting Company

Bob McCormick, Treasurer

Douglas Dynamics

Members

Aaron Boettcher

Apex Systems


John Buresh
Johnson Bank

Chad Hendrickson

Past-President

Charter Steel

Cyril Hunte

Advocate Aurora Health Care

Deidre Garrett

MRA

Karla Renteria

JCI

Allyson Schrader

Northwestern Mutual

Richard Traner

City of Milwaukee Health Department

Liset Vazquez

Principal Financial Group

Parent Helpline (414) 671-0566

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Fri. 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

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The Parenting Network is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors.

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Milwaukee, WI 53210