2012 United Way Funded Program Descriptions
AOK: A Better Way provides an after school program to strengthen families and provide students a place to achieve their academic goals while building their character in a peaceful environment. After School Programs: Muncie Boys and Girls Club provides after school and summer programs for children during the time of day when they are most likely to engage in risky behaviors. Activities include homework help, recreational opportunities, sports, nutrition, and character/leadership development, to name a few. Alliance for Strategic Growth:
Buley Community Center
Center Based Childcare: United Daycare Center provides developmentally appropriate and inclusive early childhood education/care which contributes to the positive development of all children. At the same time, family self sufficiency is promoted by providing quality early education and child care services which allows parents to pursue education, training and work. Childcare Resource and Referral: Huffer Memorial Children's Center provides child care referrals for parents, training for providers, and promotes quality child care environments for 10 counties in Eastern Indiana. Client Services: Cancer Services Little Red Door provides equipment, food and services in order to reduce the physical and financial burdens of a cancer diagnosis. Some of the benefits provided include: wigs and turbans to enhance the self image of women undergoing treatment, prosthesis and bra for women who have undergone a mastectomy and do not have the resources to pay for this, equipment loan and comfort items such as linens and disposable supplies for in-home care, and nutrition drinks to help patients retain weight during treatment (and for clients who are unable to eat solid food at the end of life). Domestic Violence Services: A Better Way Services provides an ongoing emergency domestic violence shelter and provides a host of related services. The program includes the provision of safe and sanitary shelter and services for women and children who are homeless due to domestic abuse. Early Intervention Therapies: Hillcroft Services provides speech and developmental therapies to children birth to three who are developmentally delayed or who have been diagnosed with a medical condition that has a high probability of developmental delay. Educare: Huffer Memorial Children's center provides developmentally appropriate and inclusive early childhood education/care which contributes to the positive development of all children. At the same time, family self sufficiency is promoted by providing quality early education and child care services which allows parents to pursue education, training and work. Education Enrichment: Motivate Our Minds provides tutoring and educational assistance to children after school. Financial Assistance: YMCA provides financial assistance to individuals and families who otherwise may not be able to afford it, so they may participate in the membership program in order to build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Food Distribution: Second Harvest Food Bank provides food to all food pantries and other nonprofit organizations that serve low income individuals and families in the county in an effort to eliminate hunger. Additionally, the organization runs the Tailgate food distribution program, in which families may periodically receive food directly from the organization at a community distribution location, generally a community center.
Interlocal Community Action:Isanogel: Hillcroft Services provides a camping experience to youth and adults with disabilities at Isanogel Center.
LifeStream Services:Meal Delivery: This program provided by Meals on Wheels is designed to deliver meals every Monday through Friday to homebound persons living within the Muncie city limits who are unable to manage their own meal preparation. This service allows elderly and disabled people to live independently in their own home. Medical and Dental Services: Through Open Door BMH, persons with low incomes who are uninsured are able to access sliding fee or free health and dental services, including preventative health care. Men's Shelter and Rehabilitation Program: Muncie Mission strives to provide solutions to the problems that bring men to their facility. Providing food and a bed meets the immediate need, but does not solve the underlying cause and real need. This program deals strongly with addictions counseling and uses the 12 Step program for recovery. There are 5 levels to the program, the final being the move to an independent living apartment building. Mentoring: Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides a matching program between an adult (a big) and a child (a little) in order to contribute to the development of the child into a confident, competent and caring adult. The program is delivered both traditionally, where the Big and Little meet informally on a regular basis, and site based, usually occurring after school at a specific location on specific days.
Pathstone Housing Corp.:
TEAMwork for Quality Living:
Transitional Housing: Bridges Community Services provides transitional (supportive) housing opportunities for forgotten populations: single dads with children and single women, as well as housing for single moms with children. The goal for each of these programs is that the family will leave Bridges better educated, more gainfully employed and able to sustain permanent housing.
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