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A Message From Vernon County
Kickapoo Area Schools
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

As members of the Vernon County Trauma task force, we understand that this can be an especially trying and difficult time for anyone currently in a vulnerable position and those who have experienced trauma and are now cut off from their usual coping strategies.  We have put together a list of resources for you in case you need support.  Help is still available even during physical isolation.  Please stay safe and be especially kind to each other during this time.  




Dial 211 for mental health support 24/7


To Report Child Abuse: Vernon County Human Services: 637-5210 (during regular busiess hours) or 637-2124 (after hours)


Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233


Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255

We also have funds for Meaningful Opportunities for Children.  If you are in need for items in your home to help your child during this time: sensory items, toys, books, games…..  Please call or email Cathrina Dunnum and/or Melony Hansen. Their emails are and You can also reach Cathrina at 608-637-5225 or 608-606-1691 and Melony can be reached at 608-637-5233 or 608-606-9326. 

In addition, it is very important to keep your immune system very strong by exercising and being outside every day.  Try to have everyone in your family do 20 – 30 minutes of walking or running each day!  And remember to give extra love to your children.  Children thrive on rhythm and routine and a disruption like this is so hard!  They all need extra love, compassion and understanding during this time.  

Physical distance does not mean social distance.  Please call your neighbors and check on each other.  Facetime with those you love.  Being sheltered does not mean you are alone.  Reach out if you need help.  Help is still here.