Community Connections

Community Involvment

The United Way partners with a variety of community organizations.

Marion County Children's Alliance

United Way's President is a member of the board.  

Energy Assistance Program

United Way is the trustee for energy assistance programs for Duke Energy, Ocala Electric Utility and Sumter Electric. As trustee, United Way is responsible for screening and selecting appropriate agencies to help those seeking assistance pay utility bills.

Early Learning Coalition

Success By 6 currently partners with this organization to help reach out to our young children in child-care centers throughout the community.

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

United Way is a permanent member of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board which is responsible for setting standards for distribution of approximately $140,000 each year in federal funding to local nonprofit agencies and churches that provide emergency services.

Continuum of Care

Marion County's Continuum of Care addresses housing needs in Marion County. United Way's President serves on the board of directors and on the executive committee. 2-1-1 is also a paticipant in the Continuum's coordinated entry process.

Marion County's Housing Finance Authority

United Way's President serves on this board.

Marion County Health Alliance

United Way's President serves on the board of directors and executive committee

Marion Disaster Recovery Network

United Way's Director of Strategic Initiatives is the coordinator for this community-based support network to facilitate the long-term recovery needs of Marion County residents affected by disasters.

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