Strategic Partners - Who We Fund

Door County’s Impact Areas & Goals

to be facilitated by United Way of Door County’s
Strategic Partners for 2017

 

Basic Needs: Helping to meet basic needs for food, transportation, housing, safety, and jobs.

A. Work to insure that the Door County average unemployment rate is less than the State of Wisconsin average unemployment rate throughout the year.

  • Transportation, a program of Boys and Girls Club
  • STEM Learning Initiative, a program of Boys and Girls Club

B. Decrease the number of food insecure among those who are at or below 250% of the federal poverty level.

  • Dinner and Nutrition Programming, a program of Boys and Girls Club
  • Transportation, a program of Boys and Girls Club
  • Loaves and Fishes Community Meal

C. Decrease the number of individuals in unsustainable housing, based on calls/reports made in 2010

  • A Brush with Kindness, Critical Home Repairs, a program of Habitat for Humanity

D. Make Door County safer for vulnerable populations (older adults, victims of domestic and sexual violence, mentally and physically challenged, shut-ins, and the families of these specific populations) by enhancing the safety services available to them by 10% by 2014.

  • WICHP
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Medical Equipment Loan Program, a program of Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Peer Companion/Respite Care Volunteer Program, a program of Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Domestic Abuse Program, a program of Help
  • Violence Intervention Services, a program of Help
  • Family Access Solutions, a program of Help
  • A Brush with Kindness, Critical Home Repairs, a program of Habitat for Humanity
  • Sexual Assault Center

E. Provide access to public transportation services to 15% more individuals than in 2009.

  • County-Wide Volunteer Transportation Program, a program of Door Tran
  • Transportation, a program of Boys and Girls Club

F. Increase access to mentoring/job coach/technical education programs for all, beginning with middle school age students.

  • Teen Cuisine and Edible Art, a program of Boys & Girls Club
  • Moving Forward, a program of We Are Hope
  • Transportation, a program of Boys and Girls Club
  • STEM Learning Initiative, a program of Boys and Girls Club

Community: Enhancing neighbors, individuals, and families to continue to build strong relationships in caring for each other and understanding the roles and challenges each faces.

A. Encourage healthy relationships among youth and young adults and encourage responsible choices by decreasing the occurrence of teen pregnancy, teens needing treatment for STD’s, and teen violence.

  • Door County One to One Youth Mentoring a program of Big Brothers Big Sisters

B. Identify and advocate for “3rd places” in communities that are safe and nurture “family” members.

C. Increase the availability and effectiveness of abuse (emotional, physical, financial) prevention programs measured by the decreased use of reactionary services.

  • Healthy Families Door County, a program of Family Services
  • Parent Education, a program of Family Services

D. Increase educational resources available to “caregivers” of adults by 5% annually.

  • Ministry Memory Clinic, a program of Door County Medical Center

E. Increase educational resources available to parents/guardians by 5% annually.

  • Moving Forward, a program of We Are Hope
  • Door County Cradle to Career, a program of Lakeshore CAP
  • Door County Partnership for Children & Families, a program of United Way 

F. Increase the hours of available childcare for weekend, extended hours, sick, and/or summer programming by 5% by 2015 in any of these areas.

G. Increase opportunities for children to obtain school supplies and payment of school fees.

  • Back-to-School Fair, a program of Altrusa

H. Maintain and/or increase the level of low or no cost “family” events based on those offered in 2010.

  • Loaves and Fishes Community Meal

I. Maintain affordability of licensed childcare centers.

  • Barker Child Development Center, a program of Door County YMCA
  • Scholarship Assistance Program, a program of Northern Door Child Care Center

J. Promote personal financial stability and literacy.

  • Building Financial Capability for All Ages, a program of FISC

Health: Encouraging healthy lifestyles, access to dental, hearing, mental, primary, and vision health care.

A. Ensure the provision of affordable, accessible, and available mental health care (measure reduction in waiting  lists).

  • Jak's Place,  a program of Lakeshore CAP

B.   Ensure the provision of affordable, accessible, and available primary health care including vision and hearing.

C. Increase available hours of affordable dental care for adults and children in Door County.

  •  Ministry Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic

D. Increase healthy lifestyle knowledge base of Door County residents.

  • Dinner and Nutrition Programming. a program of Boys and Girls Club
  • Healthy Door County, a program of United Way

E. Increase the knowledge base of early intervention methods for primary health care.

  •  Loaves and Fishes Community Meal

F. Promote/advocate for Door County residents to increase their healthy behaviors.

  • Jak's Place,a program of Lakeshore CAP
  • Healthy Door County,a program of United Way

G. Reduce the stigma around mental and emotional health issues in order to encourage community acceptance and integration.

Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA): Challenging the community to embrace change in the culture involving alcohol and other drug use.

A. Advocate for zero tolerance for drunk driving and other behaviors associated with AODA.

  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition,a program of United Way

B. Increase the knowledge base related to the effects of alcohol and other drug use.

  •  Action Committee, a porgram of Boys and Girls Club
  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition, a program of United Way

C. Promote/advocate for community dialogue to define healthy, responsible, and appropriate alcohol and other drug use.

  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition, a program of United Way

D. Promote programs to support individuals and their families recovering from substance abuse.

  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition, a program of United Way

E. Focus on the impact of AODA and the role that it plays in such behaviors including but not limited to:  inappropriate sexual behaviors, violent acts, impaired mental and physical functioning, and inappropriate role modeling.

  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition, a program of United Way

F. Support local and statewide legislation that promotes cultural change in alcohol and other drug use.

  • Door County A.O.D. Coalition, a program of United Way