SUPPORTING THE MISSION IN UNION COUNTY
In January 2022, a diverse committee of Union County community members was created to identify areas of need where United Way funding can make the greatest impact in the Union County community. Working together, our mission continues to focus on strengthening the overall health and well-being of Union County citizens. We will focus efforts on two major areas: Economic Stability and Access to Quality Education.
Our focus in this impact area is housing stability and food security. Many of our Union County citizens continue to struggle with meeting housing and food needs. Housing and food assistant services will enable individuals and families to stay in their homes, provide access to safe housing during times of crisis, and provide access to nutritious foods.
Another major focus is the support of the Intellectual Developmental Disability (I/DD) community. The lack of vocational services and after-school programs for these youth and young adults affect both the individuals and their families in social, mental and economic ways. This work crosses several of our services areas.
Our focus in this impact area is on childhood literacy and mentoring programs. Early language interactions, quality childcare, and intervention resources encourage higher literacy rates and academic success for our children in their early academic years, providing a strong foundation for continued learning and success.
Supporting economically disadvantaged, at-risk youth, through mentor programs can help our middle and high school students prepare for their future. Mentor programs can increase academic achievements, improve mental health, increase confidence, and help students identify careers and college pathways.
To promote the wellness of the Union County area, we will fund access to affordable and quality healthcare. By giving this community better access to medical treatment and resources, they can experience a higher quality of life, both physically and mentally.
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