Community Investment

United Way focuses on EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH as these are the building blocks of a quality of life.

OUR WORK

WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT

We know we can come off complicated sometimes. Let us break it down...

HOW WE DISTRIBUTE FUNDS

Supporting local programs that get results is at the core of our mission. That's where you come in. We need your input and reply on your expertise to distribute funds through the grant review process.

WHO WE FUND

Every year we look at problems in our community that need solved, the people that need help and the local programs that can meet those needs for our community.

OUR PLAN

We follow our mission and our vision and it grows from there.

EDUCATION: NURTURING CHILDREN"S POTENTIAL

Education is the cornerstione of individual and community success. We know that entering school ready to learn and graduating on time leads to success in work and life. It's essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable workforce attracts world-class jobs.

Funded Programs

Character Development, Mentoring and Life Skills

Program/Agency

Comprehensive Character Development/ Boy Scouts of America

Scoutreach / Boy Scouts of America

Community Based Programs / Girl Scouts of Kansas Hearland

Community Based Menoring Program / Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters (El Dorado)

Community Based / Leadership Butler

Learning Assistance / Bradford Memorial Library outreach program

Lending Library / Special Families

Summer program / Special Families

Child Advocacy in Legal System

Program / Agency

Court Appointed Special Adcocates Tri County CASA

Teen Intervention Episcopal Social Services

Teen Intervention Safe House Teen Dating Violence and prevention

Child Advocacy Ceneter / Sunlight Children's Advocacy & Rights Foundation (SCARF)

Quality Child Care

Program/Agency

Child Care Aware / Child Start/ Head Start Program

INCOME: FINANCIAL STABILITY

Income is one of the basic building blocks of a good life. It's about more than having a paycheck though. It's also about financial stability and having access to job training and financial counseling and opportunities for higher education.

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. These individuals are walking a financial tightrope- they are barely able to get by, with no ability to save for college, a home , or for retirement.

FUNDED PROGRAMS

Program / Agency

Employment Assitance and Job Training

Pathway of Hope / Salvation Army

Financial Counseling

Representitive Payee / Episcopal Social Services

Self- Sufficiency

Bridges Independent Living / Resource Center For Independent Living

Food, Shelter and Other Basic Needs

Emergency Social Services / Mid Kansas Community Action Program

Emergency Social Services / The Salvation Army

Homeless Services / The Salvation Army

Homeless Services / Butler homeless Initiative

Youth Residential Services / The Salvation Army

Meals on Wheals / Susan B Allen

Sunshine Children's Home / SCARF

HEALTH: IMPROVING PEOPLE"S WELLNESS

Health is a basic need that impacts a person's daily life. Families are overwhelmed by a major illness in the family which creates financial burdens.A quality life isn't possible without good health. Someone struggling with mental illness, a victim of abuse and neglect- they all need quality care.

FUNDED PROGRAMS

Health Support

Bereavenent Services / Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice

Volunteer Services / Harry Hynes Memorail Hospice

Medical Services

Dental and vision voucher / Mid Kansas Community Action Program

Mental Health Counseling

Early Childhood mental Health Rainbows United

Crisis Counseling Safe House

Kid Safe Program / Safe House

Sexual assualt/abuse and neglect / Safe House

Disability Support

Targeted Case Management / Rainbows United

Adult Day Services /United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Community Service Assistive Technology / United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Independent Living Support / United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas

Independent Living Support / Resource Ceneter for Independent Living

Build a Ramp / Resource Center for Independent Living

Services for the Elderly

Medical Transportation Services / Resource Center for Independent Living

Services for individuals with special needs

Support for individuals and their families with developmental disbilities / The Arc of Butler

Support for individuals and their families with developmental disabilities / Special Families

Cirlcle of Friends / The Arc of Butler

Special Olympics / The Arc of Butler

Parent to Parent / Special Families

Emergency Medical Grant Program / Special Families

EDUCATION INCOME HEALTH

  • Children are ready to learn when they start school.

  • Children keep up with their peers and graduate high school.
  • Individuals and families are financially stable.
  • Everyone lives healthy, responsible lives, by making good choices.