A critical piece of the community impact model is community impact grants to programs that show results. United Way of Windham County asks all applicants to align their program requests to the target community outcomes and to track/report program results.
The HOPE team of volunteers in the areas of Health, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Education, as well as members of our Community Investment Committee, have an ongoing role in building relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and resources through which United Way of Windham County builds meaningful strategies to achieve our community outcomes.
The following programs will be funded for Fiscal Year 2019, from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019:
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont - Nurturing Parenting Program
Strengthen families and decrease child abuse and neglect. More specifically, our objectives for program participants are to decrease parental isolation and stress, develop appropriate expectations of children, increase empathy, learn alternatives to use of corporal punishment, promote appropriate parent-child roles, and foster children’s power and independence.
Youth Services Inc. – Transitional Living Program: Youth House & Assesment, Intervention and Recovery (AIR)
Provide transitional housing to homeless or unstably housed youth and support them through case management as they engage in a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
Offer a innovative and performance-based program that provides substance abuse treatment to adolescents and young adults.
Youth Services Inc. – Youth-led Screen-printing Business and Workforce Development
Youth Services owns a youth-led screen-printing business that incorporates a workforce development program. The program includes case management, mentoring, and work-skills training.
AIDS Project of Southern Vermont - Food Program
Provide free, nutritious food to individuals living with HIV and their families thereby improving their health and well-being.
Groundworks Collaborative – Housing Support Case Management
Provides supportive services to families and individuals to secure and maintain housing. Case managers work with homeless and precariously housed individuals and families who face a variety of issues that make them “difficult to house” with the aim of obtaining and maintaining housing while preventing future homelessness. https://groundworksvt.org/
Groundworks Collaborative – Representative Payee
The program prevents homelessness by providing financial guardianship to Social Security beneficiaries whom the Social Security Administration (SSA) has deemed unable to manage their own money. The Representative Payee receives participants’ benefits, and pays rent and basic living expenses on time each month - maintaining housing and good financial standing. https://groundworksvt.org/
Groundworks Collaborative - Great River Terrace Supportive Housing Case Management
The Great River Terrace project is a supportive housing development opened in July 2018. Great River Terrace provides 21 units of housing to homeless and at-risk households, and will support residents through on-site case management and other supportive services.
Our Place - Food Pantry
Provide an accessible food pantry that offers individuals and families a sufficient amount of nutritious food to prepare at home so that they do not experience food insecurity.
Green Mountain Camp for Girls - Launching Leaders
Counselor-in-training program empowers girls to believe in themselves and make a difference in the world. They explore new areas of learning, discover their strengths, and develop healthy relationships, creating a culture of growing confidence while giving back to their communities.
Winston Prouty – Early Learning Express
Provide program enrichment and professional support for early care and education professionals and literacy activities for young children in child care settings throughout Windham County.