Franklin-Grand Isle United Way Impact Areas
When applying for United Way funding, we are emphasizing that organization work in at least one of our three target areas. Below is the outline of our Goals and Strategies we are working on to solve our community's challenges. For questions about our move to Community Impact, please contact: Sally Bortz at 802-527-7418 ext 10.
Providing families access to high quality early care and education settings
Supporting childcare providers’ ability to develop the skills and knowledge needed to care for children.
Youth will be supported in and outside of the school setting to ensure early literacy skills
Ensuring that youth develop assets in safe, active, and healthy activities during non-school hours
Creating sustained connections between youth and adults or peers who act as positive role models.
Successful transitions into and out of middle school
Graduate from high school on time
Supporting youth to make healthy choices and engaging them in community
Creating opportunities for lifelong learning which can include literacy, increasing skill levels and cognitive development.
Increase access to quality, affordable physical & mental health services and care.
Supporting family members, older adults and people with disabilities who need formal care in their daily lives
Reducing stress on families by providing integrated services to eliminate domestic violence and child abuse.
Providing opportunities for individuals who wish to make restitution for (non-violent) crimes they have committed and learn new behaviors.
Helping all people to be free from substance abuse and its consequences
Supporting activities that encourage healthy behaviors by strengthening families and communities
Help individuals prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from disasters
Assist individuals experiencing a financial crisis keep utilities connected and avoid eviction/homelessness
Programs that help individuals access nutritious foods and avoid hunger
Programs that provide safe shelter and/or housing opportunities for homeless individuals
Programs that help connect individuals with social service organizations during times of crisis.
Providing opportunities to seek alternative housing options to those who need them; supporting people to live in affordable housing
Increasing capacity by providing support so that people have the training, life skills, well-being and assistance that they need to work.
Providing education that encourages financial stability such as retirement planning, debt eradication, savings, credit management to help promote an attitude of responsibility and self-sufficiency towards money and income