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United Way for Jackson & George Counties funds 19 health and human service agencies with programs in the local community. By giving to United Way, you are helping friends, families and neighbors in our community succeed in life and receive help when they need it most. Just like an artist, one brushstroke at a time, one met need at a time, together we are painting the future, the United Way. We all succeed when a child learns to read, a family learns money management skills and a person gains valuable job experience. Your gift allows United Way to reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all in your local community. Below are the 19 member agencies and programs UWJGC currently fund:

 

Adrienne’s House - 228.762.8267

Served 129 adults and children in shelter

Provided 49 community education programs to 21, 249 participants

Provided 963 counseling sessions for adults and children in individual and group settings

 

American Red Cross - 228.762.2455 

Responded to 627 single or multi-family fires involving 787 households

Provided 2,209 emergency and family services to 623 military families

Installed 1,520 free smoke alarms in homes without one

Provided 12,952 hours of disaster training to volunteers

 

Boy Scouts of America (Pine Burr Area Council) - 866.424.3188

Served 1,186 in Scouting in Jackson & George counties

Increased youth advancement by 12 percent

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County - 228.762.3497

Taught character & leadership development, education & career development, health & life skills,
arts, sports, fitness, and recreation & technology skills to youth between the ages of 5 and 18

Provided both after school and summer programs

Recorded an annual enrollment of 480 youth with a daily attendance average of 255 youth

 

 

Catholic Social & Community Services - 228.297.4982

Provided $79,066 in assistance to more than 3,325 individuals

Facilitated 14 adoptions

Provided case management services to 996 individuals & families

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi - 228.864.7215 or 866.764.7215

Served more than 375 girls in 33 troops; served more than 500 girls in afterschool and Girl Scouting in the Day programs

Provided skill-building program for 169 girls via the BFF (Be a Friend First) Anti-Bullying Initiative

Partnered with 172 adult volunteers who contributed more than 20,000 volunteer hours

 

Gulf Coast Family Counseling - 228.875.6113

Provided 3,889 counseling sessions to 509 families
 

 

Health & Handicapped Services - 228.762.0364

Provided 1,123 life-sustaining prescription medications to 497 individuals

Referred 416 individuals to other human service agencies for assistance with basic needs

Helped 60 individuals in purchasing medical supplies

 

Home of Grace - 228.826.5283

Enrolled 545 men and women in 3 month addiction recovery program

Helped 15 clients earn their GED

Provided 6,540 counseling sessions

 

 

Jackson County CASA - 228.762.7370

Placed 45 children in permanent, safe homes

Served 152 children and 80 families in the court system

Partnered with 126 CASA volunteer advocates for a total of 14,749 volunteer hours

 

 

 

Jackson County Literacy Council - 228.762.2814

Provided over 2,000 volunteer tutoring hours for the year

Averaged 33 students each month

 

 

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA - 228.875.5050

Provided scholarships for 20% of children enrolled in After School and Summer Camp Programs at College Park Elementary School

Provided homework assistance, health and wellness programs, conflict resolutions & social responsibility awareness through after school program

Implemented weekly clubs program for children showcasing health and wellness, music, art, dance, sports, & science

 

PASS Prevention and Safety Services

 

Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi (PROMISS) - 228.861.4243

Provided 2,773 parenting lessons

Performed 202 ultrasounds and provided 556 abstinence lessons

Distributed 23,927 material items

 

Rape Crisis Program - 228.800.800.1396 or 228.875.5433

Served 63 adult and child victims of sexual assault in Jackson and George counties

Provided 21 educational programs and trainings to 1,052 individuals and professionals

Provided 295 individual counseling sessions for sexual assault victims

 

Singing River Services - 228.497.0690 or 601.947.4855

Facilitated 8,250 hours of work activity services

Provided 4,000 hours of employment services

Provided 85,000 hours of independent living services

 

 

The Salvation Army - 228.762.7222

Distributed approximately 15,000 bags of fresh produce to 4,800 families in need

Served 1,785 families with food, toiletries, diapers, clothing, utility assistance and other basic needs

Housed 645 men, women and children through the Red Lodge Shelter

 

 

United Way Community Resources Center - 228.762.8557

Provided 137 households with $47,461 in basic needs assistance

Made 1,054 referrals to United Way member agencies and community partners

 

Volunteers in Medicine Gautier - 228.497.9713

Provided free health care to those without insurance at a value of $150,960

 

(This information is current as of January 8, 2016)