In the Community - Our local United Way office raises funds for seventeen non-profit agencies that provide a network of services to our county’s residents and also by referring those who are in need to the proper agencies. These agencies in turn provide help with rent/mortgage assistance, utility payments, food, clothing, medical services, rehabilitation and elderly care.
In our Schools - United Way funds programs in our local school systems enabling character building programs helping our children and youth achieve their potential.
United Way of Screven County concentrates on four target areas:
United Way of Screven County believes that the best way to prepare for the future is to invest in our children. United Way funds eight character building programs that directly influence most of the children in our county. United Way of Screven County allots 25% of our allocations to meet this need.
United Way of Screven County currently has one agency in this target area. United Way allots 3.5% of our allocations to enhance the lives of our county’s developmentally disabled.
Many of our county’s seniors are isolated and live on fixed incomes. The agencies that United Way of Screven County supports provide socialization and services that keep our seniors independent longer, enabling them to maintain a healthier more fulfilled lifestyle. This target area receives 16.5% of our allocations.
United Way of Screven County is committed to helping our county’s residents meet their basic needs of food, safety, medicine and housing. Our largest area of need, crisis funding consumes 55% of our allocation budget.