Impact Areas

The Utility Assistance program

The Utility Assistance program

Mother Nature showed us here in Indiana winter was coming with that cold blast a few weeks ago! Only days before Christmas we were all battling -18 degrees, snow flying in our face, and the reality that our heating bills are going way up. No wonder we need programs...

Where Does My United Way Money Go?

Where Does My United Way Money Go?

Photo Credit: Canva Have you ever asked, where does my United Way money go? Or maybe you wondered why it’s so important to give to the United Way of Whitewater Valley when you could give directly to the organizations that partner with us. We understand. We get these...

10 Adverse Childhood Experiences

10 Adverse Childhood Experiences

Image Credit: Canva Have you heard about ACEs? ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. This is an acronym commonly used all over the country, but it is something that many people are focused on right here in Wayne and Union Counties. As a matter of fact, we...

How Low Income Affects Health and Well-being

How Low Income Affects Health and Well-being

Connection Between Health Outcomes and Income  Did you know that one-third (36%) of lower-income U.S. adults have two or more chronic conditions? In addition, a study from The Commonwealth Fund reported that half of U.S. adults with lower income skip needed care...

Importance of The ALICE Project in Indiana  

Importance of The ALICE Project in Indiana  

Who Is ALICE? Do you know ALICE? We are almost certain you do.  Most, if not all, of us know ALICE.  ALICE is our neighbor, attends school with our kids, goes to the same church, or even works with us.   ALICE stands for Asset, Limited, Income,...

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Wayne County and Union County

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Wayne County and Union County

To celebrate National Fresh Fruit and Veggie Month in June and to stay committed to our passion to help improve the health outcomes of residents we are writing an article about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. We hear all the time that we need to eat our...

Teacher Appreciation in Wayne and Union Counties

Teacher Appreciation in Wayne and Union Counties

May is dedicated to appreciating teachers in Wayne and Union Counties. More specifically, May 2-6 is teacher appreciation week. Especially during the last two years, teachers have been teaching through an unprecedented event that required them to change at a moment's...

Food Insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties

Food Insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties

For those of us who don’t struggle to put food on the table or always know where our next meal is coming from, food insecurity in Wayne and Union Counties doesn’t seem like a problem.    Photo Credit: Canva When you have the resources to make grocery trips every...

What is Gender Inequity?

What is Gender Inequity?

Today, we are hearing a lot about racial inequity and inequality. However, we cannot overlook other types of inequity, including gender inequity. You may be wondering, what is gender inequity? Photo Credit: Canva We know this can be a complicated topic, which is why...

Indiana Has A High Infant Mortality Rate

Indiana Has A High Infant Mortality Rate

Baby Safety Education and Resources Did you know Indiana has a high infant mortality rate?  In fact, the Hoosier State had the 14th highest infant mortality rate. Sadly, this represents 6.5 infants dying per 1,000 live births. The Indy Star article reported 2019 was...