About Us

About Community Options, Inc.
Established in 1986, our corporate purpose was to fill in gaps and provide links between existing community services. In our 30 years of operations, we have grown to serving over 500 families with child care needs in Marquette County. We also provide supportive home care and personal care for elderly and disabled individuals in this service area. Community Options, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. There are no "owners" or stockholders. Policy direction comes from a volunteer 5 member board of directors. Service funding comes from client fees, federal grants, community donations, and corporate sponsors. Today we continue to tailor our programs to the fast paced life styles of working families, and to the needs of the children, elderly and disabled people we serve.

Community Options, Inc. intends to be recognized as the finest community service organization in Green Lake and Marquette County and the surrounding areas. We are an organization created to provide quality, professional and affordable services for all individuals in need. We strive to create an atmosphere conducive to personal growth and development for staff and clients. By maintaining a caring, professional and diversified staff, Community Options, inc. has the flexibility it needs to grow and respond to changing community needs. Our corporation is committed to improving individuals' quality of life.

Our mission at Community Options, Inc. is to provide support, education and training for children, elderly and disabled which allows individuals to maximize their quality of life.

Marian Sommerfeldt has been the administrator for all COI programs since 1986. She has a BS from Ripon College and a master’s degree in public service administration from UW-Oshkosh. She provides guidance and support for children and senior services’ programs, writes grants, and manages contracts with various funding sources.

Sarah Naparalla assists Marian in managing COI programs. She is responsible for child care billing, payroll, and the youth mentoring program. Sarah has been with COI since 1992. Although Sarah is “management” she is qualified as a teacher for all ages, and has taught the qualifying child care courses for Moraine Park Technical College.

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