2009 Power Point PresentationPresentation Transcript
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. United Way of Genesee County 2009 Presentation www.unitedwaygenesee.org
UNITED WAY OF GENESEE COUNTY MISSION: Unite People Develop Resources Create Solutions www.unitedwaygenesee.org
OUR VISION: “We will build a stronger Flint and Genesee County by mobilizing our community to improve people’s lives”. www.unitedwaygenesee.org
WHAT WE DO . . . The United Way of Genesee County mobilizes the community and its resources, forges partnerships and collaborations with individuals, non-profit agencies, government, corporations, organized labor and foundations, to help create solutions. We have broadened our role in the community, beyond being just a fundraiser and grantor. Today, many community leaders and residents view our United Way as a Community Builder and a Collaborator. www.unitedwaygenesee.org
www.unitedwaygenesee.org SYSTEMIC CHANGE United Way is working to advance the common good in our community by changing the way we invest dollars and the way we evaluate outcomes. In 2005, we established our Systems of Care around our four focus areas to help us create systemic change, a greater impact and a better use of our donors’ dollars. The Systems of Care are comprised of representatives from United Way funded partners, non funded partners, government, faith community and public agencies.
www.unitedwaygenesee.org UNITED WAY PROGRAMS United Way provides the following programs: Bone Marrow Program – Since this partnership began, over 17,000 donors from our community have been added to the National Marrow Donor Program registry and approximately 44 volunteers have donated their bone marrow to patients in need of a transplant. United Way/UAW/General Motors Ramp Program – Provides assistance to disabled citizens through the construction of residential ramps. Since its inception, they have built over 4,700 ramps. Bridges to the Future – Has 15 sites in 4 school districts in Genesee County that focus on enhanced student learning and youth development. National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive – This event collects millions of pounds of food across the country to feed the homeless and hungry families. Last year, Genesee County brought in 142,868 pounds of food for those in need. This program is sponsored by the NALC, United Way and the AFL-CIO.
OUR UNITED WAY HAS FOUR FOCUS AREAS: BASIC NEEDS CHILD & YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OLDER ADULTS STRENGTHENING FAMILIES www.unitedwaygenesee.org
EFFICIENCY: 87 cents of every dollar collected is applied directly to Genesee County United Way supported programs. (This is based on 2007 figures) 48 LOCAL PROGRAMS SUPPORTED – to include: Genesys Health Plan – prescription assistance for uninsured and underinsured residents. Family Service Agency – in-home elder care for low income, frail, elderly citizens. REACH – Teen Runaways – Counseling and shelter for runaways and their families. YWCA – Domestic Violence – Shelter for battered women and their children. www.unitedwaygenesee.org
In 2008, the United Way of Genesee County raised $3.7 million dollars. Thanks to the generous support from our community, United Way is able to ensure children are ready to succeed in school, assist people with becoming financially stable and provide prescription assistance for uninsured and underinsured residents ATTENDANCE COURT – Genesee County Circuit Court/Family Court: This program is designedto help stop local truancy problems in our schools. IMPACT: Students attend school on a regular basis and have a positive relationship with school staff and other students. They learn to manage their anger without acting out in a negative way. RESULT: Last year, 67 youth participated in Attendance Court. www.unitedwaygenesee.org
www.unitedwaygenesee.org VOCATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM (formerly Genesee County Association for Retarded Citizens: Provides day programming for developmentally disabled adults of Genesee County. It emphasizes training in work, activities of daily living and social skills. IMPACT: To maximize communication skills, work skills, community skills and health enhancing skills for adults who are developmentally disabled. RESULT: Thus far this fiscal year, 159 clients were served, 24 were placed in community jobs and 18 clients are in community volunteer positions.
www.unitedwaygenesee.org RESOURCE GENESEE: One Stop Housing Resource Center is a collaboration that provides the homeless and near homeless a single point of entry to access an array of services available to address their multitude of needs. IMPACT: Assists clients with obtaining birth certificates, valid identification cards and drivers’ licenses, which are necessary to access many of the housing, healthcare services and mainstream resources available at the One Stop and in the community. RESULT: One Stop has served 1,000 individuals in the first six months of operation and the number of clients continues to grow.
WE ALL HAVE A STAKE IN OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE. BY REACHING OUT A HAND TO ONE, WE INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL. TO LIVE UNITED MEANS TO BE A PART OF THE CHANGE. TOGETHER, WE CAN ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN ANY SINGLE GROUP CAN ON ITS OWN. GIVE.ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED www.unitedwaygenesee.org