Helping Others Prosper and Excel - The Women’s Employment Project, Inc. (WEP), has been working to improve the lives of people in Door County since it began in 1978. WEP switched its focus from strictly women’s employment to helping everyone in need get access to job help, transportation and housing needs. The nonprofit’s dated name made it hard to reach out to many of the people it could help.
HOPE works on three initiatives: employment, home improvement and transportation. It runs the Door County Job Center in Sturgeon Bay, helps people pay for heating costs and weatherize homes to save on energy bills, and get transportation to and from work.