United Way focuses on EDUCATION, INCOME, and HEALTH as these are the building blocks of a quality of life.
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.
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.
Character Development, Mentoring and Life Skills
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
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.
Program / Agency
Employment Assitance and Job Training
Pathway of Hope / Salvation Army
Representitive Payee / Episcopal Social Services
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.
Bereavenent Services / Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice
Volunteer Services / Harry Hynes Memorail Hospice
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
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.