Kickapoo Conversation began in 2014 as a group of community members identifying areas to initiate collaborative responses in rural Vernon, Monroe, and parts of Crawford counties.
After identifying childcare as a critical issue in the community, Kickapoo Conversations launched a Shared Services Network to support providers, parents, children, and employers.
Kickapoo Conversations also works to improve communication and connectivity between communities, as a shared approach to issues of technological isolation, expensive bulk purchases, and information sharing. When the region experienced serious flooding in August 2018, Kickapoo Conversations was prepared to help coordinate a regional/multi-community response.
Starting in summer 2019, the group has started to convene around housing. Please send us an email if you'd like to get connected to the group!
Cashton, Westby, Viroqua
How you can get involved: