2-1-1 Homeless Coordinated Entry Call Center Now Live!
In partnership with Decade to Doorways and the County’s Department of Community Development, we are excited to share the new coordinated 2-1-1 Homeless Coordinated Entry Call Center. This program provides a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week information service as well as intake services from 8:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The 2-1-1 service can be accessed in both English and Spanish, and serves those who are hearing impaired via a 7-1-1 relay service that calls 2-1-1.For more information on 211, click here.
A Message From Dwayne Walton and the Parkesburg Point
When you support United Way, you are supporting a network of local programs and services run by organizations that do so much for our county. Take a look at one of these great organizations and a funded partner – The Parkesburg Point.
Now is the Time to Give!
Please consider making a donation to support United Way of Chester County Community Impact Fund. Every dollar that we receive increases our ability to make an impact on the lives of Chester County residents. You can make a gift online below, or send a check made out to “UWCC” to 495 Thomas Jones Way, Suite 302, Exton PA 19341.
Thank You, County Commissioners!
Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell recently donated $10,000 to the United Way of Chester County Mobile Home Reassessment project. Chester County Commissioner Kathi Cozzone, who also serves on the United Way of Chester County Board, said, “The Mobile Home Reassessment project is a great example of the way in which the United Way of Chester County comes alongside other non-profits, as well as public and private organizations, to provide practical solutions that, in this instance, truly benefit County homeowners who have been unfairly taxed.” What is this Initiative?A small local reassessment project came to the attention of United Way of Chester County who, after learning more about the issue, were determined to help this population and focus the reassessments on two specific neighborhoods as a pilot endeavor. United Way partnered with the Honey Brook Food Pantry and engaged Legal Aid of SEPA to assist with hearings and paperwork. After the pilot achieved tremendous impact, the United Way now hopes to scale the project to reach 1,000 more mobile home owners in Chester County who may be in a similar situation. To learn more, please click here.
Thank You for a Great Live United in Music Event!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Citadel, Host Sponsor Penn Oaks Golf Club and all of sponsors and attendees for making this event, once again, one to remember and for supporting the United Way’s Financial Stability Center! Please enjoy the highlight video from the evening above. Click here to view the photo gallery by Greg Zeller Custom Photography.
Give The Gift of Warmth
Help us help families in Chester County stay warm this winter. It take as little as $150 to make a big difference. Sometimes we take our warm and secure homes for granted but there are some in Chester County who don’t have that luxury. Donate a window ($150), repair a furnace or give a water heater ($500) and drastically change the living conditions of a family. Since 2005, United Way of Chester County has helped many local families through the Share the Warmth program – helping our neighbors make home repairs before the most brutal months of the year come upon us. All donations are used to fund home projects by local nonprofit organizations that train and manage community volunteers in completing the majority of the work.
Non-Profit Workshop Series
We recently held our fourth Non-Profit workshop of the year, Business Continuity Training, and had almost 50 local agencies join us at the Public Safety Training Center in Coatesville. Through offering these workshops, we hope to provide integral information to help grow Chester County non-profits. Stay tuned for our next workshop which will be held in the early months of 2020. Non-Profit Workshop Topics:
- Grant Writing Resources
- Chester County Data
- ALICE Overview
- Business Continuity Training
- Session #5 – Coming in 2020
Now Available Online: UWCC’s Report to the Community
The year saw great milestones reached, new initiatives launched, and a transition in leadership at United Way of Chester County. We are proud of the work that we accomplished with your support – partnering with those in the community that work for the health, education and financial stability of every resident in Chester County. Please enjoy our 2018-2019 Report to the Community by clicking here.