OFS honored with local and statewide award

Ozaukee Family Services (OFS) recently received the Grafton Outstanding Community Group Award for 2009. The letter of nomination submitted for the award to the Grafton Chamber of Commerce stated that "even in these very challenging economic times, Ozaukee Family Services did not fall short of meeting local needs . . . no one was put on a waiting list or turned away because of lack of funding."

“People tend to forget that in a county as wealthy as ours, there are people who are struggling,” says Cheri Farnsworth, executive director of OFS.

A citation by the State Senate recognized OFS for its outstanding commitment and service to the community by providing education and support for families without turning away those who cannot pay.  It commended OFS for taking a grassroots, neighbor-to-neighbor approach while operating as a fiscally responsible agency. Last year, OFS helped improve the lives of more than 8,000 individuals. 


Left to right:  State Rep. Mark Gottlieb, Cheri Farnsworth and Kathy Bergmann of Ozaukee Family Services, and State Sen. Glenn Grothman.

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