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Mental Health Awareness Month: Our Bootstraps Are Worn and Torn

Mental Health Awareness Month: Our Bootstraps Are Worn and Torn

Our Bootstraps are Worn and Torn May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is an opportunity to highlight some big topics about our health and wellness. One issue that could use the spotlight sounds simple but is tough for a lot of people. This...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Natco Community Empowerment Center

Nonprofit Spotlight: Natco Community Empowerment Center

Nacto Community Empowerment Center As a supporter of Wayne and Union counties, United Way of Whitewater Valley works every day to be a catalyst for change. At United Way of Whitewater Valley, we specifically focus on four areas. All nonprofits we support...

What is Youth Success?

What is Youth Success?

What is Youth Success? Youth success means providing young people with the opportunities and support they need to be successful. We know that creating a path to quality careers improves the lives of young people in Wayne and Union counties.    A great...

What is Access to Health?

What is Access to Health?

WHAT IS ACCESS TO HEALTH? Access to health means ensuring that each individual in Wayne and Union counties has access to healthcare and safe environments. We know that offering preventive healthcare and social services to families and individuals who are struggling...

Nonprofit: Spotlight: Richmond Parks and Recreation Department

Nonprofit: Spotlight: Richmond Parks and Recreation Department

Here at United Way of Whitewater Valley, we support organizations that are making a large impact on Wayne and Union counties. United Way does not just support programs that provide social services we also provide support to programs that rejuvenate our environment....

What Is Economic Mobility?

What Is Economic Mobility?

Economic mobility is the ability for someone to change their income or wealth. For instance, if we can grow an individual’s income the whole community benefits. We also know when more working individuals and families can stop walking a financial tightrope and get on...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Achieva Resources

Nonprofit Spotlight: Achieva Resources

Achieva Resources The goal of United Way Whitewater Valley is to be a catalyst for change in Wayne and Union counties. We raise funds to support the needs of our community and we work with non-profits to help meet the needs. We fund...

What is Childhood Success?

What is Childhood Success?

If you have small children in your life, you know they are like sponges, soaking up the world around them. The first years of a child's life are crucial to life advancement. These first couple years of life are key to the development of emotional, cognitive,...

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bridges for Life

Nonprofit Spotlight: Bridges for Life

If you’ve had COVID-19 you may have been one of the people to receive a Quarantine Care Package from Bridges for Life. We are thrilled that they will be the first organization our President, Tamara Brinkman will interview as the new host...