The Brown County United Way’s grant investments are primarily focused in the areas of Education, Health, Self-Sufficency and Community Connectivity, based on performance and impact; 39 Brown County programs and initiatives are receiving grants in 2016, collectively serving nearly 80,000 people.
- AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW)
- Life Care & Prevention Services The
Life Care & Prevention Services Program provides case management and comprehensive health and social services to HIV-positive individuals; and HIV prevention programming to individuals most at-risk for HIV infection, including outreach, education, and HIV and Hepatitis C counseling, testing and referral services.
- American Foundation of Counseling Services
- Outpatient Mental Health & AODA Counseling
The Outpatient Mental Health & AODA Counseling Program provides counseling to individuals and families; services are available to all residents of Brown County regardless of pay source.
- American Red Cross – Northeast Wisconsin Chapter
- Emergency Services
The Emergency Services Program is available 24 hours a day/365 days per year. Volunteer teams provide on-scene immediate care and support to individuals affected and the emergency workers. Emergency communication services, support for the sick and wounded at military and veterans hospitals and assistance in obtaining emergency financial support are also provided.
- Friends Forever Program
- Positive Parenting
The Friends Forever Program fosters one-on-one relationships between persons with a disabilities and community volunteers; through relationships with advocates, persons with disabilities are assured a voice they may not otherwise have had. The Positive Parenting Program serves families headed by parents with cognitive disabilities. The goals of this long-term home visitation program are to promote healthy parent-child interactions, encourage optimal child health, growth and development, promote safety in the home and community, and link families to community services.
- Bay-Lakes Council, Boy Scouts of America
Scoutreach provides positive adult mentoring through an after-school prevention program that partners with elementary schools, and collaborates with the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA to enhance educational opportunities for at-risk youth.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin
- Youth Mentoring
The Youth Mentoring Program provides professionally matched, one-to-one adult mentoring for youth 7-13 years of age; a youth can remain matched through high school graduation. Volunteers serve as mentors with professional staff supporting the match and collecting outcome metrics throughout the match duration.
- Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay
- Club to School
- Youth Guidance & Development
The Club to School Program provides students from eight school sites with after school and summer enrichment activities that include homework help, literacy and math activities and opportunities to explore arts and culture, participate in leadership and service activities and enjoy social recreation. The Youth Guidance & Development Program engages youth ages 7-18 in activities that develop the skills, attitudes and personal assets needed to make healthy decisions throughout life.
- Brown County Human Services
- Community Response Advocate
A grant from Brown County United Way is funding a Community Response Advocate at Brown County Human Services. This is a new position that works directly with families with children who are identified at-risk for child abuse or neglect, to ensure they receive individualized help and support before crises occur.
- Brown County Oral Health Partnership (OHP)
- Children’s Dental Care
Brown County United Way grant funds primarily support oral healthcare and education provided to low-income uninsured and underinsured students in the Brown County area. In addition, young children receive topical fluoride treatments and their mothers receive oral health education – thereby promoting good oral health and ultimately preventing early tooth decay.
- CASA of Brown County
- Child Advocacy
The Child Advocacy Program trains and deploys Volunteer Advocates who serve as the eyes and ears of the court on behalf of abused and neglected children and youth. CASA volunteers are often the only consistent, positive adults in the lives of these children during a time of chaos, confusion and hurt after they are removed from their homes, their families and often the only lives they have ever known.
- Catholic Charities
- Financial Health
- Mental Health Services
Catholic Charities’ Financial Health Program provides credit and budget counseling services free of charge to individuals and families with budgeting, money management and credit issues through face-to-face counseling sessions. The Mental Health Program serves children, adolescents, adults and families who are experiencing mental health issues affecting their ability to function and be fully engaged in everyday life.
- Community Partnership for Children Initiative (CPC)
- CPC Fund Grants Supporting the CPC Gateway
The CPC is a solution-focused, evidence-based early childhood initiative designed to keep Brown County children safe, healthy and ready for kindergarten. The CPC Fund at United Way provides capacity-building grants to support core CPC Gateway services, including prenatal and at-birth Welcome Baby Visits, home visiting for at-risk families with young children, multi-week parenting classes and structured playgroups.
- Curative Connections, Inc.
- Adult Daycare
- Life Skills Literacy
- Transportation Services
The Adult Daycare Program provides personal care to individuals with Dementia, as needed all day long, including activities such as bathing, nursing, transportation, nutrition and case management. Life Skills Literacy is a goal-directed educational program designed to maximize participants’ independence and vocational preparation. The program assists individuals at all levels, from basic reading skills to specific skills needed to qualify for a job promotion or prepare for their GED/HSED. The Transportation Services program provides a door to door transportation service on weekdays for those over the age of 60 or for those with a disability.
- Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc.
Encompass is nationally accredited and rated 5-Star by the State of Wisconsin’s childcare rating system called YoungStar. A United Way grant makes possible a sliding fee scale at Encompass centers to help reduce the cost of quality childcare for low-income parents, so that they can remain gainfully employed or in school and their children can benefit from enrollment in a high quality care and early education program.
- Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
- Parents As Teachers / Resource & Referral
This program provides warm-line access to community-based resources, family-centered programming, citizenship classes and home-visitation activities for families with young children.
- Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
- Coming Home Project
- Counseling Clinic
- Crisis Center
- Healthy Families – Family Assessment Coordination
- Healthy Families – Home Visiting
- Sexual Assault Center
The Family Services programs listed here receive Brown County United Way grants to support a wide range of critical services, including but not limited to mental healthcare, extended learning for at-risk youth, home visitation for at-risk first-time parents with young children, parenting skills, crisis intervention and sexual assault victim advocacy and counseling.
- Freedom House Ministries, Inc. (fiscal agent)
- Supporting Our Families Together (SOFT) Project
SOFT is a collaborative, multi-partner project aimed at efficiently providing services to unsheltered families with children with the ultimate goal of ending homelessness. Currently the project provides immediate short-term placement in area motels for unsheltered families coupled with intensive, onsite case management to help them get back on their feet.
- Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes
- Reaching Out
The Reaching Out Program serves at-risk girls at schools, after school sites, community centers and detention homes. These girls often face extraordinary academic and social challenges as well as issues with low self-esteem and body image. The program creates opportunities for growth, acceptance, life change, self-respect and a connection with positive role models.
- Golden House, Inc.
- Domestic Violence Services
Golden House provides the only shelter services for vicitims of domestic violence in Brown County. Services are available to any victim of domestic violence and their children. Throughout their stay at Golden House, all residents identify and develop plans for safety, healing and independence with an advocate.
- Green Bay Area Public Schools (fiscal agent)
- Brown County McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Program
Brown County Public Schools’ McKinney-Vento Homeless Student Programs provide direct services to homeless children across Brown County in order to assist them in accessing appropriate and deserved learning opportunities, attend school regularly, acquire basic necessities and achieve academic parity with non-homeless students.
- Hmong Center of Green Bay
- Basic Critical Needs Support / Information & Referral
This program provides information and referral customized to families and individuals in helping them meet life’s basic needs. The program enables participants to maintain economic stability, communicate and be self-sufficient.
- House of Hope Green Bay, Inc.
- Shelter Services
House of Hope is a shelter for homeless young mothers 18 to 24 years of age and their children. The program provides a structured environment for hands-on and class-based life skills training. In order to provide a safe, supportive environment, the shelter is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round.
- Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. – Green Bay Office
- Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Persons
Legal services and advocacy are provided to assist under-represented individuals with civil cases such as those involving domestic violence restraining orders, consumer cases, eviction and termination of public benefits.
- Literacy Green Bay, Inc.
- Adult Tutoring/ELL Classes
Utilizing trained volunteers, this program provides classes and one-on-one tutoring to adult learners to help them improve reading, writing, math and/or English language skills.
- N.E.W. Community Clinic
- Community Clinic
- Healthcare for the Homeless
The Community Clinic and Healthcare for the Homeless Programs provide a range of professional healthcare services to uninsured, underinsured and homeless individuals.
- New Community Shelter, Inc.
- Emergency Shelter Program
This program provides shelter to homeless individuals; upon entering the shelter, every person is expected to be sober and free from the influence of drugs and alcohol. The Emergency Shelter Program has 24/7 staff support and provides professional case management, supportive services, education and help connecting residents to any services they need to get back on their feet and be successful.
- The Salvation Army of Brown County
- Emergency Assistance/Basic Needs
The Emergency Assistance//Basic Needs Program offers community-based assistance, including but not limited to food pantry items, thrift store vouchers, rental assistance, short-term emergency shelter, personal hygiene kits, meal program access, bus tokens, prescription assistance and vouchers for utility bills.
- Volunteer Center of Brown County
- Community Volunteer Services
This program mobilizes community members to help address social problems through citizen involvement. It provides individuals, families, groups, corporations and service clubs with an easy way to serve their community as volunteers.
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Note: In addition to the grants listed here, some individual United Way donors also choose to “designate” their contributions to these and many other human service organizations. For more information on Brown County United Way’s 2016 Community Investments, contact Sarah Inman at [email protected].