This is a list of the programs in which MUW will invest in 2019, as recommended by our community volunteer Investment Review Teams through their allocations process:
The collective backed by the All Children Cared For Educated and Successful (ACCESS) program, Monadnock Region Afterschool Collective, will receive $150,000. This is a collective of seven programs that offer afterschool enrichment opportunities in a safe environment. The collective comprises the following programs: ACCESS Winchester Afterschool Program; Hinsdale Afterschool Program; Keene Family YMCA School's Out Program (plus Chesterfield site); Project Keep (sites at Symonds, Fuller and Franklin Schools in Keene); Project Edventure Marlborough Afterschool; ACES 93, Afterschool Program (sites at Mt. Caesar and Cutler Schools in Swanzey, Troy Elementary, and Emerson Elementary in Fitzwilliam); Hillsboro-Deering Before and Afterschool.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire will receive $30,000 for its One-to-One Mentoring Program that pairs adult volunteer mentors with kids ages 6 to 17. The adult and child form a mentoring relationship through spending quality time together at school or outside, doing various activities.
Cheshire Housing Trust (CHT) will receive $2,700 to provide housing counseling and resident support to low-income tenants living at CHT properties.
The Community Kitchen will receive $45,000 for its Pantry Program, which offers a weekly choice food pantry twice a week with emergency food boxes provided on an as needed basis.
Community Volunteer Transportation Company (CVTC) will receive $7,200 to support its work. CVTC provides rides to medical and social service appointments and other basic-need destinations for people who don’t drive or don’t have a vehicle because of age, ability, economic situation or life circumstance.
HCS Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will receive $9,720 for its Castle Center for Life Enrichment Day Program, which provides a safe, stimulating place for older adults with conditions limiting independence.
HCS Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will receive $15,300 for its Friendly Bus, which provides door-to-door transportation services for older adults and adults with disabilities in Keene, with periodic service to several surrounding communities.
HCS Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services will receive $16,920 for its Meals on Wheels program, which provides a hot, nutritious meal to people who are homebound due to age or disability. It also provides a daily safety and well-being check.
Hundred Nights Inc. will receive $18,900 for its Cold Weather Shelter, which provides emergency overnight shelter to people experiencing homelessness between mid-November and mid-April each year.
Hundred Nights Inc. will receive $18,000 for its Open Doors Resource Center, which connects people to one another and to community resources they may need. The center provides food, access to laundry facilities, a computer and phone, toiletries and donated clothing, among other things.
Keene Day Care Center, Inc. will receive $26,100 to help the Center provide access to quality early care and education through tuition assistance to children from low- and moderate-income families who otherwise would not be able to attend.
Keene Senior Citizens Center will receive $10,530 for its wellness program, which includes inter-generational activities and programs for economic enhancement, fitness and mobility, health and nutrition services and education, and opportunities for social interaction and mental stimulation.
Maps Counseling Services will receive $25,200 for its Maps Client Subsidy Fund, which allows the agency to provide free and low-cost psychotherapy to uninsured and under-insured clients who cannot afford services on their own.
Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency will receive $7,200. The agency promotes wellness and recovery through peer support, and provides various personal growth opportunities to people who have experienced a crisis.
Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention will receive $30,000 for its Healthy Relationships Project, a program that teaches children healthy relationship skills that may help protect them from sexual abuse.
Monadnock Community Early Learning Center will receive $31,500. The Center provides quality learning experiences and child care to children of working families in the Monadnock Region.
Monadnock Developmental Services, Inc. will receive $22,275 for Partners in Health, a community-based family support program that addresses the needs of families who have children with chronic health conditions which affect their daily life.
Monadnock Family Services will receive $58,500 for its Acute Care Services team, which responds to children, youth and adults who are in psychiatric crisis.
Monadnock Family Services will receive $19,350 for its Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center, a program that engages people of all ages in service activities that meet the needs to the community.
Monadnock Family Services will receive $28,800 for its Monadnock Adult Care Center, which provides a comprehensive, multi-faceted, health-centered program for medically, socially or developmentally challenged adults.
Monadnock Family Services will receive $18,540 for its Monadnock Substance Abuse Services program, which provides a range of outpatient services - including assessments, education and treatment – for individuals, couples and families dealing with substance abuse problems.
Monadnock Parent Education Collective, comprised of four agencies, will receive $112,450. The collective of parent education programs instill positive parenting practices that help to heal families and support emotional and developmental growth. The collective is made up of Monadnock Family Services; The River Center; The Grapevine; and Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services.
Monadnock Region Child Advocacy Center (aka Granite State Children’s Alliance) will receive $12,500. The Center coordinates investigations of suspected child abuse victims and works to put the child and family on a path to healing.
NH Legal Assistance will receive $4,370.85 for its work providing individual representation and systemic advocacy to vulnerable low-income and elderly people in New Hampshire on issues affecting their basic needs.
NH Pro Bono Referral Program (System) will receive $4,370.85. The organization coordinates and supports the efforts of volunteer attorneys in providing free legal representation to low-income families in crisis or in need of legal assistance to preserve or obtain basic life necessities.
Rise for baby and family will receive $42,930 to support its work with infants, toddlers and their families throughout the Monadnock region. The agency provides child care, as well as supports and services for young children exhibiting a developmental delay or disability.
Samaritans, Inc. will receive $12,240 for its work to reduce the incidence and impact of suicide through various programs and outreach initiatives.
Southern NH Services – SNHS will receive $13,950 for its Hillsboro Child Development Center, a nonprofit licensed childcare center.
Southern NH Services – SNHS will receive $30,000 for its Western Hillsboro County Family Support Center, which offers supportive family services in Western Hillsborough County through a two-generation model. The center’s programs are geared for low-income families, at-risk youth ages 4-16 and young children up to age 5.
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. will receive $16,200 for its Fuel Assistance Program, which provides fuel assistance benefits to income-eligible households in Cheshire County.
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. will receive $19,800 for its Housing Stabilization Services, a program that seeks to reduce the number of people experiencing homelessness and/or to reduce the amount of time someone is in the homeless system.
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. will receive $28,800 for New Hope/New Horizons, a program that assists individuals with developmental disabilities in realizing their hopes and dreams and provides respite services to families and caregivers.
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. will receive $13,500 for its Weatherization Program, which installs energy-efficient home improvements to reduce heating and energy costs for income-eligible families, focusing on older adults, people with disabilities and families with young children.
Southwestern Community Services, Inc. will receive $15,000 to help provide preventative dental services to young children and pregnant women through its WIC-the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.
Walpole Village School will receive $3,600 to help provide quality, early childhood education to all children in its service area.
Winchester Learning Center will receive $35,881.20 to help fund its financial assistance and scholarship program. The program serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The center provides childcare, preschool and family resources to children and families.
Other 2019 investments include:
2-1-1: In 2019, MUW will invest $15,500 in 2-1-1, United Way's social services hotline.
Direct Designations: In addition to the allocated amounts, $75,000 in additional funding will go to various agencies based on direct designations from donors.
Impact Monadnock: A direct investment of $278,000 will go to Impact Monadnock in 2019. Impact Monadnock is Monadnock United Way's signature early childhood initative. Impact Monadnock staff provide professional support services to the early childhood community in the Monadnock region.
Monadnock Home Visiting Alliance: This alliance, a pilot collective comprised of four agencies that offer home visiting services, will receive a direct investment of $84,000 in 2019. The MHVA is backed by Monadnock United Way’s signature early childhood initiative, Impact Monadnock. It is composed of Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services (HCS) Healthy Starts, The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center, Rise for baby and family and The River Center Family and Community Resource Center. For Monadnock families, home visiting services from MHVA agencies have ranged from speech therapy for children diagnosed with autism to breastfeeding assistance for moms with premature babies.