Ozaukee Family Services Presents Award to Mequon Woman

Feb. 5, 2013

Ozaukee Family Services (OFS) recently presented the Christine Mattingly Award to Diana Dempster, a long time employee of the nonprofit agency. The annual award recognizes an individual who makes significant contributions to the agency and the people it serves. It is named in honor of Christine Mattingly, a Mequon woman who was an employee, volunteer, and friend of the agency. Christine passed way in 1995 at the age of 44. Before her death, she asked several friends to ensure that OFS would grow and thrive and be there for anyone who needed assistance. Members of Christine’s family were on hand as the award was presented in memory of their wife/mother.

Diana has been an employee of Ozaukee Family Services for 15 years. She currently is one of several certified parent educators in the Parents as Teachers program. She makes home visits to families with small children and shares information on brain research and child development. In addition she provides ideas, activities and suggestions for stimulating a child’s development to coincide with opportunities for learning. The free program supports parents in their role as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

During her years at OFS, Diana has implemented several new programs, including the Rainbows Program – peer support for children who have experienced the death of a parent or divorce in their family. Diana expanded prevention programs to include school districts throughout the county and has had a positive impact on many lives as a counselor and educator. “Diana always goes the extra mile for the children and families she works with as well as the agency,” said executive director Cheri Farnsworth.

Ozaukee Family Services is a nonprofit agency that assists families of all shapes and sizes through a myriad of programs including parent education and support; prevention education; Rainbows support for children who have experienced death or divorce in their family; affordable counseling for individuals, couples and families; and services that help senior citizens continue to live independently. All services are free or on a sliding fee scale – no one is ever turned away because of the inability to pay. To learn more contact Ozaukee Family Services at 262.376.7774 or visit www.OzaukeeFamilyServices.org

Photo Attached:
Diana Dempster, this year’s Christine Mattingly Award recipient, is pictured with some of Christine’s family members. Left to Right: Paul Mattingly, Diana Dempster, Kerry Mattingly, Colleen Mattingly.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» River Lane Inn in Brown Deer sold to Pastiche owner Updated:  11/25

» Whitefish Bay Holiday Stroll coming on Friday 11/25

» Bomb squad examines grenade found in Brown Deer house 11/25

» Inspired by Popp, Homestead seizes fifth state football title 11/25

» Sport Shorts: Nov. 26, 2015 11/25

» Shorewood robbery suspects face charges 11/25

» River Lane Inn will become Pastiche 11/25

» Woodland champion Shorewood girls basketball team looks for third title 11/25

» Homestead girls basketball team has high expectations 11/25

» Highlanders rejoice over state football title 11/25

» Shorewood School District raises $1 million for STEAM programs 11/24

» Crews battle house fire in Brown Deer; 2 cats killed Updated:  11/23

» Cats, guinea pig die in fire 11/23

» Mequon woman reported missing 11/23

» Homestead wins fifth state football title, 28-12, over Waukesha West 11/20

» Build-your-own pizza place coming to Shorewood next year 11/20

» Shorewood families want to host Syrian refugees 11/20

» Updated state championship game rankings of area prep football teams and players 11/19

» Homestead football team faces uphill title fight against West 11/18

» Wolf and Zortman fill in each other's gaps well 11/18

» Apartments, assisted living pitched in Mequon development 11/18

» Mequon-Thiensville's Demond Means says MPS role won't interfere with his day job 11/18

» Hayes helps Brown Deer/USM swimming team set two program records 11/18

» Oak Leaf Trail extension links Milwaukee to Ozaukee County Updated:  11/18

» Jorn finishes swimming career well, leads Shorewood to 11th at state 11/18

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss



Local Business Directory