United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area

June 11, 2019 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our mission is to increase the organized capacity for people to care for one another in Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson counties.  We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be educated, engaged, prosperous, and healthy.  We invest in improving the health, prosperity, and education of all people in the community- the building blocks of a good quality of life.

Areas Served

We work to increase prosperity, bolster health, and enhance education throughout the tri-county area.

Impact

United Way brings together people and organizations throughout the tri-county area to promote more collaboration and create bigger impact. We…
• lead the Early Childhood Coalition to enhance kindergarten preparedness and build up children and their families,
• administer www.volunteerhelena.org to connect community members to meaningful volunteer opportunities for nonprofits throughout the area,
• fund free tax help clinics to help our neighbors maximize their tax returns and become more financially stable (bringing over $1.6 million back to the community in returns over the last two years),
• are introducing 2-1-1 to the community after extensive maintenance and updates so community members in crisis have 24/7 access to information and resources they need,
• lead Helena Resource Advocates to empower our neighbors at risk of (or experiencing) homelessness – connecting them with the resources they need and bridging gaps by working closely with our partners in housing and homelessness prevention,
• provide training opportunities for our nonprofit partner network,
• and more!

Project / Needs

At present, United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area is working to…
• Free Tax Help Clinics (February 1-Tax Day)
• The Week of the Young Child (April 15-21)
• Hosting Case Conferencing with our partners in housing to bridge gaps between services and reduce response times to our neighbors in need (weekly)
• Implementing a Coordinated Entry System to connect those in crisis with critical support and reduce response times to meet their needs (ongoing)

Other Fundraising

United Way sends appeal letters to individual community members to raise funding in the fall.  Our team also partners with over 40 local organizations to invite their teams and businesses to give through their workplace.

How Will The Funds Be Used

Funds from AFCN would be used to help United Way support its expenses in guiding collaborative efforts and concentrating resources in the community.