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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 87 adults and 38 children (4,283 nights of shelter and 12,849 meals)

Provided 262 individual counseling sessions and 587 group sessions

 

American Red Cross - 228.762.2455 

Provided $47,447 in direct financial assistance towards 70 disaster cases in Jackson and George counties

Taught lifesaving First Aid/CPR classes to 724 residents in Jackson and George counties

Installed 539 free smoke alarms in homes in Jackson and George counties

Collected 1,538 units of blood in Jackson and George counties to support local hospitals

 

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

Served 4,310 youth and 160 units (a 21% increase from 2016); in Jackson and George counties, served 825 youth and 31 units were served

Awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to more than 70 Scouts

Partnered with more than 500 adult volunteers to serve as mentors for youth members

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County - 228.762.3497

Provided a 10 month after school program and a 7 week summer program

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

Recorded an annual enrollment of 641 youth with an average daily attendance of 276 youth

Very strong mentor and volunteer partnerships with Ingalls Shipbuilding: H.O.L.A. and African American Ship Fitters Association, and the United Way & Gulf Coast Family Counseling’s Teaching Compassion Program.  Annually over 520 youth participate in these programs and 55% of them show a positive change in their behavior.

 

Catholic Charities of South Mississippi - 228.297.4982

Provided $64,044.70 in direct assistance to clients in Jackson and George counties

Distributed 355,007 pounds of food to serve 186,815 individuals through the Twelve Baskets Food Bank

Case managed 402 individuals, including budgeting and goal setting

Provided disaster assistance to 17 households​

 

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi - 228.864.7215 or 866.764.7215

Served  419 girls in 32 troops

Continued the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead pilot program with 150 girls, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math skills

Provided the BFF (Be a Friend First) anti-bullying curriculum to more than 540 girls

 

Gulf Coast Family Counseling - 228.875.6113

Provided 2,251 counseling sessions

Taught Teaching Compassion Program to all four Boys & Girls Clubs’ units

Offered group therapy sessions and yoga at Boys & Girls Clubs’ units in Gautier and Ocean Springs

 

Health & Handicapped Services - 228.762.0364

Assisted 578 clients with 1,465 prescriptions

Provided 325 referrals

Helped 81 clients with 137 medical supplies and 3 clients with medically-related travel

 

Home of Grace - 228.826.5283

Provided addiction recovery services to 647 men and women (71% completion rate)

Assisted 20 individuals in earning their GED while in the program

Witnessed 142 individuals make a profession of faith

 

Jackson County CASA - 228.762.7370

Provided 23,312 volunteer hours

Served 102 families and 188 children

Coordinated 149 CASA volunteers

 

Jackson County Literacy Council - 228.762.2814

Served 335 students

Two English as a Second Language students and one Basic Learner found employment

One Basic Learner transferred to the GED Center

 

Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA - 228.875.5050

Taught 425 children swim lessons and water safety

Offered STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) training for learning exploration to 385 children through after school and summer camp programming 

Provided 466 individuals with over $101,000 in program and membership financial assistance

 

Prevention And Safety Services (PASS) - 228.762.6540

Taught 10 weeks of Too Good for Drugs classes to more than 2,000 children in Jackson County (grades 6-8)

Provided 232 car seats through rental/loaning/donation to clients in Jackson and George counties (an average of 20 per month)

Distributed safety information to 1,520 parents and children through community awareness events and programs

 

Pregnancy Resources of Mississippi (PROMISS) - 228.861.4243

Distributed 20,611 material items to clients who earned them through the program

Served 3,265 new clients (693 Center Clients; 1,055 Youth/Abstinence; and 1,517 through Helpline)

Taught 4,644 parenting/prenatal classes

 

Rape Crisis Program - 228.800.800.1396 or 228.875.5433

Served 125 adult and child victims of sexual assault in Jackson and George counties

Provided 52 educational programs and trainings to 6,649 individuals and professionals

Provided 860 individual, family, and group counseling sessions for sexual assault

 

Singing River Services - 228.497.0690 or 601.947.4855

Adults with developmental disabilities found meaning in work and gave back to their community when they:

Cut, rolled, and wrapped 165,000 feet of welding wire.

Packaged 162,000 dining packets.

Packaged 251,000 earplugs.

 

The Salvation Army - 228.762.7222

Provided 14,560 nights of shelter and 42,162 meals

Served 2,422 people through social services

Distributed groceries to 1,762 people

Provided Christmas to 133 Families (327 total children)

Served on the front lines in both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

 

United Way Community Resources Center - 228.762.8557

Provided referrals and pertinent information to more than 1,700 families

Assisted 68 households with direct financial assistance of $29,811.30 through United Way’s Emergency Assistance Program

 

Volunteers in Medicine Gautier - 228.497.9713

Served a total of 278 new patients and 1,415 returning patients

Provided free healthcare at a value of $2,637,870

Volunteered services at a value of $185,855

 

 

(This information is current as of May 15, 2018)