2018-2019 Agency Community Impact

Read on for more information about how our partner agencies plan to use funds from the Mid-Plains United Way in the coming year!

Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center- Will provide mental health services for clients, a phone stipend for on-call employees, an on-line brochure for the Bridge of Hope Child Advocacy Center, and training for team members. 2017/2018 Campaign…served 233 children and 526 follow-up calls made to clients pertaining to advocacy services at the center. (Arthur, Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Grant, Hitchcock, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Red Willow)

Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska-Utilities, Head Start, Senior Center-
Utilities: Your donations will help with the prevention of homelessness due to eviction or utility disconnection- 2017-2018 Campaign…163 families avoided eviction or utility disconnection.

Head Start: United Way funds will help with comprehensive services to promote academic, social, and emotional development as well as, provide social, health and nutrition services for income-eligible families. 2017-2018 Campaign…The Head Start Program served 52 students.

North Platte Senior Center: Your donations provide delivery of a nutritional meal and company for home-bound seniors. 2017-2018 Campaign…The North Platte Senior Center served over 44,000 Home Delivered Meals. (Arthur, Lincoln, Grant, Keith, Thomas, Hooker, Logan, McPherson and Perkins)

Community Connections Mentor: Your donations will provide training for mentor/mentee, follow-up services including guidance and mentoring of matches and mentor support, group activities/community service projects for youth and mentors and Life Skills classes.

Substance Abuse Prevention: The program will use the funds to educate individuals and modify behavior to reduce underage drinking, prescription and marijuana abuse. 2017-2018 Campaign…13 mentors recruited and had 9 mentor/mentee matches. (Lincoln)

Guardians of the Children: Will use your donations to help with monthly outings with Lil’ Guardians, the Annual Community Event and a Toy Drive for less fortunate children during the Holiday Season. 2017-2018 Campaign…The Annual Event brought over 700 children and their families with the help of 20 Lil’ Guardians. (Lincoln)

~New~ Keep North Platte Lincoln County Beautiful: Will use the funds they receive to provide teachers and students K-12 with the resources needed to ensure comprehensive, educational programming regarding litter prevention and waste reduction. (counties served- Lincoln)

L2 for Kids: Your donation will be used to purchase new clothing for North Platte Children for the school year. 2017-2018 Campaign…234 North Platte children were provided new clothing for school. (serving City of North Platte)

Lincoln County CASA: Your donation will be used for recruitment, training and retention of vital volunteer advocates. 2017-2018 Campaign…10 new advocates were recruited. (Lincoln County)

Lutheran Family Services: Will help provide high-quality behavioral health care that builds and strengthens individual, family and community life. 2017-2018 Campaign…Behavioral Health, At-Ease program, drug, alcohol and substance abuse services saw 358 families and individuals. (Chase, Custer, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Hayes, Dundy, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, McPherson, Perkins and Red Willow)

Nebraska Youth Center: Your gift will assist youth in behavior management, while teaching social skills that will enable them to be successful within the mainstream of society. 2017-2018 Campaign…Allowed 9-11 youths to go out on outings such as: dinner, bowling, theater productions, NEBRASKAland Days events and tours of KNOP-TV and the Weather Station at Lee Bird Field. (Lincoln, Dawson, Grant, Hooker, Arthur, McPherson, Logan, Keith, Perkins, Hayes, Frontier, Dundy, Hitchcock, Red Willow, Furnas, Buffalo, Phelps, Harlan, Kearney, Hall, Deuel, Garden, Custer, Cheyenne, Scottsbluff and Morrill)

North Platte Kids Academy: Donations will be used to expand their Infant and Toddler classrooms. The funds will also help with ongoing maintenance to the facility. 2017-2018 Campaign…funds went to help the 2nd phase of the replacement of the roof at the facility with 186 children enrolled. (Lincoln, but will take ‘drop-off’s’ for Great Plains Hospital visitors.)

Rape & Domestic Abuse Program: Your gift will be utilized for direct services to victims, families and education with the crisis line, volunteers and shelter. Mid-Plains United Way is also a proud sponsor of the Project Wise Youth Program. 2017-2018 Campaign…RDAP received 966 calls for help on the crisis line and 27 Madison Middle School took the ‘Safe Dates’ program. (Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Hooker, Thomas and Cherry)

The Connection: will use the donations to help stabilize clients while in shelter, so they will be more likely to succeed when they move out to a permanent housing situation. In addition, the shelter has an Open Dining Room and operates a weekly food pantry for the community. 2017-2018 Campaign…The Connection served 500 clients. (The shelter will take anyone, regardless of where they lived prior walking in their door seeking shelter)

The Salvation Army: They will use the donations to help with the After-School Community Center, Summer Programs, Utilities assistance and Pathway of Hope Program. 2017-2018 Campaign…the after-school program had 57 children and the summer program had 85 children. (Lincoln)

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