Community Collaboration Videos

2020-2021 Community Collaborations

Cross-Sector Partners + Innovation = IMPACT

At United Way of Charlotte County, we believe in collaboration. That is why we are engaging partners within our community to align resources and provide innovative solutions to some of the community’s most critical challenges. We are reimagining a future where more people live to their fullest potential. With your support, we are driving results not just for today, but for tomorrow. The programs highlighted in these videos focus on preventative solutions for lasting change that will lift up a life, a family, and ultimately a community.

OUR community.

Ending Youth & Chronic Homelessness

Partners:  Gulf Coast Partnership, Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, and Charlotte Behavioral Health Care

Innovation:  Providing integrated care for our community's most vulnerable. Clients are served holistically, addressing not just one issue, but multiple factors that can cause, and extend homelessness and crisis. This collaboration simultaneously works on mental health, medical care, pharmacy services, housing, and increasing financial resources.



Kids Thrive!

Partners:  Drug Free Charlotte County, Charlotte County Healthy Start Coalition, The Early Learning Coalition of Florida's Heartland, The Florida Center - Healthy Families Charlotte, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County and Charlotte Players - Charlotte County Imagination Library

Innovation:  Fostering early literacy and access to developmental resources for children exposed to early childhood trauma (many who are born substance-exposed) to help prepare them to succeed in school. This collaboration uses a two-generation approach, working with parents and caregivers before a child is even born to encourage development of not only the child but also of the family unit.




Charlotte County Reads

Partners:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, The SKY Family YMCA, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County and Charlotte County School District

Innovation:  Providing Charlotte County students with the tools and support they need to achieve grade-level reading and promotion. This collaboration provides students with a mentor who recognizes both common and child-specific barriers to reading success, and guides the child down the path to overcoming those barriers.

Do you feel passionate about strengthening our community through collaboration?

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