About Us

HISTORY

The WFC has been in existence since 1993. It was started through a collaborative effort of the Watertown Unified School District (WUSD), Head Start/CESA, and the Community Action Coalition. During the first two years of the Center, a broad-based community task force was put together and a community assessment was done. As a result of the study, it was concluded that there was a need for more educational parenting classes and to also fund a family center.

In wanting to increase their collaborative efforts for the family, Watertown Regional Medical Center (WRMC) became the fiscal agent to the WFC in 1995. The Watertown Family Center was a department of the WRMC, a non-profit health care organization located in Watertown, Wisconsin from 1995 thru September 2010. As Fiscal Agent to the WFC all budgetary issues, including receiving and administering grants, were handled through the finance department. 

In 2009, the Watertown Family Center and WRMC mutually agreed that it was time for the WFC to become its own 501c3 non-profit. The WFC received its non-profit status on August 31, 2010. The WFC continues to be fiscally strong and provide free programming to families in the Watertown area.