2017-2018 Funded Collaborations
The following partners are receiving funds through the Community Impact Fund for the UWCC fiscal year 2017-2018.
Mentoring for Financial Success
Program will serve unemployed or underemployed families living in Charlotte County by providing case management and mentoring services. Strengthened families who achieve financial stability and self-reliance is the goal. Families will work with their Project Coordinator and Mentor to develop a Family Support Plan with individualized financial stability goals that identify concrete steps to achieving those goals. For more information about this program, click here.
*Additional UWCC programs include the Season of Sharing grant which helps families with rent and utilities & VITA, which provides free tax preparation services to Charlotte County folks.
Charlotte County Reads
Lead: Early Learning Coalition
This multi-agency collaborative is focused on streamlining existing reading support services for children age preschool through third grade, with emphasis on those living in poverty. The group is addressing all levels of reading from pre-literacy skill development (reading readiness) to school-age reading support and intervention. For more information about this program, click here.
Health and Wellness
Ending Chronic Homelessness
Program will serve the chronically homeless individuals in Charlotte County who have complex medical and psychiatric illnesses and who currently share services between the collaborative grant partners. The three agencies will provide an Integrated Care Model to coordinate holistic, wraparound services among chronically homeless clients, including rapid re-housing assistance, physical health care, mental health care, and ongoing case management to ensure client access to federally available benefits. For more information about this program, click here.
Building Successful Futures Together
Program reduces poverty and promotes health and wellness of citizens of all ages in Charlotte County by increasing multigenerational educational opportunities, particularly for low income residents living in the Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor, and other areas of Charlotte County. Components of the program include expansion of CLEF’s GED program by opening a new site at NOCS; increasing Imagination Library’s delivery of books for pre-school age children; and increasing literacy skills among K-8 students attending the NOCS afterschool program. For more information about this program, click here.
Senior Nutrition and Care (SNAC)
Partner: Alzheimer’s Association
The SNAC program comprehensively provides seniors in Charlotte County with congregate and home-delivered meals, EHEAP (utility assistance), and SHINE (Medicare/Medicaid assistance and counseling), while providing additional focus on the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, and family caregivers. For more information about this program, click here.
Eat Well Live Well: Healthy Choices for Families
Lead: Early Learning Coalition
This collaborative is promoting healthy habits with low income Charlotte County families. Meal planning and preparation will be the focus with facilitation of family workshops (in partnership with the UF Extension Office Family nutrition Program), a community event and training for child care providers and agency staff. The community event will highlight an exciting resource entitled a Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown. For more information about this program, click here.