United Way Partners Help SEI Residents Last Updated: October 8, 2012 10:39:00 am
Press release from United Way of Greater Cincinnati
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - With less than three weeks remaining in its 2012 campaign, United Way in Dearborn and Ohio Counties remains focused on raising bold resources to help support achieving the Bold Goals for Our Region.
Residents of Dearborn and Ohio Counties are served by 13 United Way agency partners based locally providing help in the areas of education, income and health (below). A variety of regional agencies also provide services in the area.
- The Arc of Dearborn County - Summer Youth Camp for children with physical and/or developmental disabilties offering daily life-skills training & opportunities to apply skills, make decisions and support development of skills and assets.
- Family Connections - Healthy Families program provides supports to help expectant & new parents. Families participate voluntarally in the program and receive home visits and referrals from trained staff.
- Hoosier Trails Council Boy Scouts of America - Instills values in young boys and prepares them to make ethical choices. Program centered around outdoor adventures where the youth take personal responsibility for planning and carrying out their own program within an approved set of guidelines.
- S.E. Indiana Economic Opportunities Corp. (SIEOC) - Paths to QUALITY program works to improve early care by giving providers better access to knowledge, information, assistance, materials and general support.
- Youth Encouragement Services, Inc. - YES Home Provides a safe and secure group home for abused and neglected children per year, ensuring the child's educational needs are being met.
- American Red Cross, Dearborn & Ohio Counties - Provides prevention measures prior to a crisis and emergency reponse following disasters, helping with food, clothing, shelter, and assists with basic health needs.
- Clearinghouse - Provides a three-day supply of food assistance for families and individuals in need.
- Heart House, Inc. - Provides shelter, financial assistance, counseling and employment skills training to homeless individuals and families.
- Hoosier Hills Adult Literacy League - Pre-GED Program to teach adults literacy skills needed to obtain a GED.
- The Salvation Army Indiana Division - Provides for emergency needs, such as food, clothing, shelter, rent or utility assistance, etc. to individuals/families in need.
- Dearborn County Hospital Home Health and Hospice - Provides education and support through follow-up home visits after hospital discharge for patients with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure.
- Dearborn County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) - Provides opportunities for older adults and retirees to serve as volunteers in the community.
- LifeTime Resources, Inc. - Provides nutritional home-delivered and congregate meals for older adults in their own homes to increase maximum independence.
In addition, United Way 211 serves southeast Indiana. Callers can call 24 hours a day, seven days a week by dialing 2-1-1 for connection to services that address issues in their daily lives such as health concerns, counseling, child care, help for an aging parent, employment issues, and much more.
Learn how you can get involved. You can give, advocate and volunteer. Visit www.uwgc.org, call United Way 211 (dial 2-1-1) or call Karen Snyder, director, United Way's Dearborn and Ohio Counties, at (812) 537-2009.