Community Impact

BASIC NEEDS FUND DETAILS 

THE BACKGROUND

Serving our Miami County's basic needs is at the heart of United Way’s work. Our work began more than 62 years ago organizing support for those who were hungry, sick, disabled and vulnerable to crisis.

 

OUR COMMITMENT

United Way is committed to increasing the connectivity of organizations for individuals seeking basic needs’ supports and will maintain efforts to inform and support public policy priorities in this area.

 

WHAT WE'RE DOING

The Basic Needs Fund will serve to support individuals who need access to shelter and advocacy, mental health awareness and services, direct emergency assistance, feed needs of hungry children, transportation and other basic needs’ supports.

 

 

BASIC NEED - DIRECT ASSISTANCE 

United Way of Miami County identifies the most critical needs and invest in initiatives that make the most significant impact. The 2019 campaign payable 2020 Funded Partner Agencies are part of the United Way Community Impact. These partner agencies meet strict standards for operation, governance, finance, inclusiveness and more. The organizations are reviewed annually through a Standards Process led by staff and trained volunteers.                                                          

Potential and current partner agencies are eligible to apply for funding from United Way of Miami County. Our next opportunity for applying will by November 2019. Funded services must address issues in four impact areas: Education, Food Insecurity, Financial Stability, and Mental Health.  

 

American Red Cross

260-484-9336x205

Emergency: 888-684-1441 Emergency  

Director: Katherine Mac Aulay

Website: www.redcross.org

 

Family Service Association, DV

765-868-3154 DVS

Director: Lindsey Davidson, DVS

765-457-9313 FSA

Director: Tracy Martino, FSA

Website: www.fsahc.org

 

Mental Health America

765-459-0309

Director: Brandi Christiansan

Website: www.mhanci.org

 

The Salvation Army

765-473-5498

Director: Major Gerald Smelser

Facebook: www.facebook.com/perucorps

 

Weekend Meal Deal

765-473-4240

Coordinators: Anna Jo McKaig & Susan Jordan

Website: www. uwmiamip.org

 

YMCA & YMCA Transit

765-472-1979

Director: Mark Demchak YMCA

765-472-1979

Director: Kathy Brehmer YMCA Transit

Website: www.mcymca.org

 

 

             Program/initiatives               fUND DETAILS

DONATIONS TO THE program/initiative fund WILL SPARK NEW IDEAS AND FUND INITIATIVES THAT LEAD TO COMMUNITY-WIDE SOLUTIONS 

 

THE SITUATION

Miami County's community-based organizations work tirelessly to support our most vulnerable neighbors. With the day-to-day intensity of serving those in poverty, little time and resources are left to test innovative approaches that could expand services to more people in need. Barriers to employment such as lack of job skills, family care responsibilities and lack of reliable transportation need to be addressed in innovative ways in order to achieve long-term, successful outcomes.

 

THE PLAN

The human services sector is ripe for innovation. While great work is being done on the ground to serve families and individuals in need, poverty is a systemic problem that will not be solved with one magic bullet—policymakers, academics, businesses and social service agencies need to work together to address long-term systemic change and do it with innovative ideas and solutions.

 

THE SUPPORT

Today’s millennial generation of donors are more interested in approaches to solving problems to which they have a personal connection and in using technology to have a direct effect. Specifically, in the tech sector, there is growing interest in connecting these natural innovators to the problems that plague our community so that new, innovative solutions can be revealed—and scaled for the greater good of the community.

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Imagination Library

  • Paths to Quality

  • Preschool Scholarships

  • Scholastics K-12

Financial Stability

  • Advantage Housing

  • Education Awareness

  • Work Ready Job Skills

  • Financial Sustainability - Budgeting

Mental Health

  • Stigma awareness against substance abuse disorder

  • Stigma awareness against mental illness

TOGETHER WE'RE GREATER THAN ANY CHALLENGE

Community solutions

  • United Way of Miami County fights for community solutions improving underlying community conditions and specific place-based​initatatives to assist in areas of concentrated disadvataged

 

impact initiatives

  • Align set of programs and services to increase efficiency and effectiveness

 

program solution

  • Direct services for individual and families with measurable results

 

  • Sustain basic needs - direct assistance

  • support community wide - solutions

  • give donors volunteer opportunities

 

donor engagement opportunities

  • Campaign Cabinet

  • Day of Caring

  • Food Mobile Drives

  • Inter Agency Fair

  • Online Volunteer Get Connect Website

  • Scholastic Library Fair

  • Senior Expo

  • Speacial Events

  • Stamp Out Hunger Day

  • United Way Board of Directors

  • United Way Kick Off Event - Monte Carlo Night

  • Vita Taxes

  • Weekend Meal Deal - Buddy bags