UNITED WAY OF MARION COUNTY:
MAKES SURE CHILDREN AND YOUTH CAN START SCHOOL READY TO SUCCEED, BECOME PROFICIENT READERS AT A YOUNG AGE, STAY ON TRACK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, EARN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND PURSUE ADDITIONAL SCHOOL OR TRAINING THAT LEADS TO A LASTING CAREER.
FOR A COMMUNITY TO FLOURISH, ITS MEMBERS MUST BE HEALTHY. BECAUSE OF THIS, UNITED WAY OF MARION COUNTY STRATEGICALLY INVESTS IN PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE ADULTS AND CHILDREN WITH ACCESS TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS CARE. WE ARE FOCUSED ON IMPROVING THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS THAT PROMOTE MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING FOR ALL.
Is committed to investments in economic empowerment, so that low-to-middle income families have the resources and support to meet needs, weather emergencies and make investments toward a brighter future. For families walking a financial tightrope, United Way is here to help.
OUR FUNDED EDUCATION PARTNERS
Arnette House: Non-Residential Family Counseling
Provides counseling to students experiencing behavioral problems in school, which interferes with their academic success.
Project Learn Reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through "high-yield" learning activities at the Club and home.
Life Skills with Kut Different A caring mentor will leverage the Boys & Girls' facility and membership to develop life, communication, and leadership skills.
Early Learning Coalition of Marion County: VPK Expansion
Initiative to increase the number of VPK students in Marion County.
Episcopal Children's Services: Early Education
Provides a better start for children and ensures that they are eager to learn and ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten.
Florida Center for the Blind: Vision Buddies Screening Program
Provides students with functional vision assessments, including central, peripheral, static movement, binocular function, and colorblindness.
Our Funded Health Partners
Boys & Girls Club of Marion County: Triple Play Sports Fitness & Recreation
Improves overall health of Club members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Heart of Florida Health Center: Pediatric Dental Program
Provides family-centered dental care and oral health education to primarily low-income children in Marion County.
His House for Her: Targeted Case Management Program
Recovery education linked to mental/behavioral therapy therapy and oral health education to primarily low-income children in Marion County.
Kimberly's Center for Child Protection:
Child Abuse Prevention
Provides youth with internet safety knowledge and teaches them to identify unsafe situations to reduce/prevent unintentional injuries.
Therapeutic Counseling & Advocacy
Provides highly specialized services in an all-in-one, child-friendly environment to minimize trauma after an allegation of child abuse.
Marion Senior Services: Meals on Wheels
Provides meals, nutrition education and risk screening for senior Marion County citizens and their spouses and encourages socialization and better health.
The Pearl Project: Healing Homes
Provides counseling and therapeutic sessions to teach children pro-social behaviors and problem-solving skills and provides caregivers with training and self-worth sessions.
SMA Healthcare: Amnesty Program
Offers prescribed substances abuse treatment services and coordinates other health and human services.
Transition Life Center & Community: TLC Navigator Program
Supports Marion County families and caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Our Funded Financial Stability Partners
Blessed Trinity/Brother's Keeper: Soup Kitchen
Ensures that a warm meal is available to men, women, and children lacking resources for safe and healthy living.
First Step Food Bank: Feeding the Needy
Distributes food products through approved agencies to the needy, ill and children of Marion County.
Interfaith Emergency Services, Inc.: Homeless Engagement Program
Connects, refers, and coordinates services for clients needing housing and other resources.
Kut Different: Empowerment Program
This school-based enrichments program aims to motivate African American males in grades 4-8. Additionally, youth are taught skills for academic success and positive social behavior.
Marion County Literacy Council: Building Adult Literacy Skills
Provides self-sufficiency and independence through quality instructional services for adults seeking education growth.
Shepherd's Lighthouse: Direct Services
Provides a safe environment for the rescue, empowerment and renewal of women and children in their time of need.
The Salvation Army:
Serves nutritious meals every day of the year to homeless and low-income individuals in Marion County.
Provides emergency shelter beds for single men, women and families, and assists clients with developing a self-sufficiency plan.