Funded HOPE Programs

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 2018, from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018:
 

Health:

Parks Place Community Resource Center – Healthy Homes

Improve indoor home environments where children ages 0 – 6 reside by providing the resources and education needed to improve air quality, safety and comfort where children can grow to their full potential.
 

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.
 

Senior Solutions - Windham County Meals-on-Wheels

Provides nourishing-healthy food and safety checks to individuals who face challenges in preparing healthy, adequate meals due to situations such as advancing age, hospital recovery, illness or physical disability. The program aims to improve food insecurity and help seniors remain living in a setting of their choice.

Youth Services Inc. – Youth House & Youth Mental Health Services

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.
 

Prosperity:

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.
 

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.
 

Groundworks Collaborative - Shelter Case Management

Provide short-term, transitional shelter for families and individuals experiencing homelessness or unstable housing situations, and support them with intensive case management as they engage in a successful transition to self-sufficiency.
 

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.
 

Education:

Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro – Westgate

Provide local children with a safe, fun, and educationally enriching after-school program.

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.


Youth Services Inc. - Big Brothers Big Sisters

Provide mentoring for local youth age 6-18 to reduce the impact of risk factors of youth facing adversity. This includes promoting and modeling self-esteem, social confidence, avoiding risky behaviors, and educational success.