Funded Partners

Who we fund

United Way’s funded partners are key in making an impact in our community. These partners are important to communities in East Central Iowa. They work to meet people’s needs on a day-to-day basis and make a difference in the quality of people’s lives.

Our New Funded Nonprofit Partners

United Way funding goes to specific programs at nonprofits, rather than the nonprofit itself. Click each nonprofit below to learn about the specific program United Way funds. The partners listed below receive funding beginning July 2017.

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Supporting Independence for Older Adult

Aging Services, Inc., provides a comprehensive array of quality home- and community-based services to support older adults in their ability to continue living independently and to avoid unnecessary or premature nursing home placement.

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Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

The purpose of the Area Substance Abuse Council (ASAC) is to combat the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our services follow the continuum of care beginning with prevention and intervention and moving through the various levels of treatment.

Treating Substance Abuse

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Medical Transportation and Food Distribution

The Benton County Volunteer Program provides a Medical Transportation Assistance Program; an affordable, locally delivered and nutritional food products distribution service; and outreach human services for the elderly, cancer patients, schools, military and care facilities.

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Building Resiliency & Improved Education

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Moving Kids from Good to Great

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Adult Basic Education Program

This program provides free one-on-one tutoring to adults who are English Language Learners (ELL), studying for the U.S. citizenship test, and/or striving to improve basic reading and math skills. Supplemental services include an Immigrant/Refugee Coordinator (I/RC) who provides case management services for students; a food pantry to help clients meet basic needs; and free childcare for students while they receive tutoring. The program also offers a biannual six-week citizenship class and an annual four-week banking class.

Transitional Housing Program

The Transitional Housing Program assists homeless women age 18 and older without children in their care, providing them with transitional housing, programming, case management and aftercare services.

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Crisis Intervention and Response

Foundation 2 crisis services, offered 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, focus on crisis resolution, suicide prevention, and family conflict resolution.

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 Employment Training and Placement Program

Goodwill of the Heartland provides a wide variety of services, including job training and employment services; supported community living services to help people remain independent in their homes, school-to-work programs for students in area high schools to find employment; and day habilitation to assist individuals with developing and maintaining life skills and community integration.

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Head Start

Head Start provides full-day, full-year, quality and developmentally-appropriate childcare to low-income children and families. The goals of Head Start are to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development; enable parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children; and help parents meet their own goals, including financial stability.

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Food Reservoir Program and Transitions to Housing Stability

HACAP provides a portfolio of health and human services to approximately 53,000 Iowa citizens, living in Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn or Washington counties. As a community action agency, they focus on the identification of existing community needs and the provision of innovative solutions across several service domains: education, emergency services, employment, income management, housing, health, nutrition, senior services and community connections.

Transitions to Stable Housing

 

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Rural Senior Services

HACAP’s Rural Senior Services provides home-delivered meals, center-based dining and a chore and medical equipment lending closet within Benton County.

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Bridge to Employment

Financial Health & Wellness

 

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Healthy Horizons for Older Adults

Meals on Wheels provides hot, fresh and often local food seven days per week to homebound elderly, as well as customizable nutrition plans and counseling; Ensures safety, wellness and emotional and social support with volunteers.

Mental Health Access and Enhancement

Mental Health Access and Expansion provides individuals, couples, family and group therapies, psychological testing and, with the addition of an ARNP, medical/pharmaceutical treatment.

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Family Financial & Housing Stability Project

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Supporting Achievement

Jane Boyd provides a range of programs to help vulnerable families. Specific supports include the Achievement Academy, an out-of-school time program offered at four locations; Family Support, which assists parents in setting goals and accessing support and resources; and a Parents As Teachers program, which offers free developmental screenings until children are three years old. Additional resources to promote self-sufficiency include the Harambee House, which provides community resources and housing support, which assists families with retaining affordable housing.

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PATHS

PATHS helps participants gain skills, references and internship experience. Coordinators provide job coaching and follow-up in the transition to employment or further education.

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Hope for Children in Conflict

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Closing the Academic Achievement Gap

 

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Community Based Experiences – Wellness

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Rural Family Outreach Services

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Prevention & Early Outreach

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Access to Disability Supports & Programming

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Access to Quality Programming

 

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System of Support for at Risk Households

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Preventing and Ending Homelessness

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Building Bright Futures

Young Parents Network’s (YPN) primary services are group meetings and home visitation, which incorporate early childhood education, prenatal and parenting education, and family support. Programs promote life skills, improve personal accountability and decision making, and increase confidence and competence in parenting skills. YPN’s Youth Development Program is dedicated to offering life skills education for youth and adults with the intent of preventing teen pregnancy. This unique program provides interactive activities that engage participants in recognizing the realities youth face today, both positive and adverse situations; the strengths each individual youth has; and the development of skills for success in college, work and life.

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School-Based Program