United Way invests more than $1.7 million in 33 local programs

GENESEE COUNTY — United Way of Genesee County will invest more than $1.7 million, over the next three years, in 33 local programs that support the development of financial stability, improve access to basic needs, encourage healthy life styles, promote high educational opportunities and ensure that the residents of Genesee County are connected and engaged with their community, according to a recent press release.

“Investment decisions are a volunteer driven process,” said James Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee County. “Our Community Impact Cabinet and Board of Directors have chosen to invest in programs essential to providing necessary services to help individuals, families and neighborhoods throughout our community.”

UWGC has chosen to provide a multi-year source of funding to local programs as part of its creating solutions to build a stronger community commitment. “These programs are in great need and we are happy to provide them multi-year support,” said Gaskin.

The funds are provided through the United Way of Genesee County’s Annual Campaign that includes more than 300 companies and 8,300 individual investors.

Organizations receiving investments are: American Red Cross (Disaster, Medical & Dental Services); Arab American Heritage Council (Immigration & Language Services); Bendle Public Schools (Family Health Services); Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Flint (Community Based Mentoring); Boy Scouts of America – Water & Woods Field Service Council (Urban Scouting); Catholic Charities of Shiawassee & Genesee Counties (Kinship Caregivers, North End Soup Kitchen, & Family Service Program); Communication Access Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Senior Citizens Program); Hope Network/Connexion (Family Pride); Family Service Agency of Mid-Michigan (In-Home Elder Care, Visually Impaired Center, & Family Counseling); Genesee County Circuit Court (Attendance Court); Genesee County Youth Corporation (REACH & Traverse Place); Genesee Intermediate School District (CHILL & SKIP to a Great Start); Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (Leadership Experience); Jewish Community Services (Immigrant Family Services); Legal Services of Eastern Michigan (Family Stabilization Program & GAIN$); Metro Community Development (Homeless Management Information System & Genesee County Community Collaborative); Priority Children (School Readiness Action Plan & Assessment of Children’s Mental Health); Resource Genesee (One Stop Resource Center & Genesee County 2-1-1); Salvation Army of Genesee County (Comprehensive Emergency Assistance); Shelter of Flint (Emergency Shelter & Transitional Living); Vocational Independence Program (Work Activity Center); Weiss Advocacy Center (Court Appointed Special Advocate); and, YWCA of Greater Flint (Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program). — RS

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