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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Click to View: October 2018  Newsletter   In this issue: 2       Guest Writer: Letter from Past Board Chair 3       2018-2019 Board Roster 4-5    Microgrant Program 6        Talking is Teaching 7        Mental Health 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
When you invest in United Way you are helping young children in the Chippewa Valley to enter school ready to succeed. Here is just one example of how United Way is working with its partners to change lives. Paul and Sarah Stevens attended a playgroup supported by United Way with their 1-year-old daughter, Emma. They enrolled Emma in a Home Visiting Program called "Parents as Teachers," also supported in-part by United Way, and scheduled monthly...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Bill and Rita received life-changing credit counseling services from United Way's Financial Stability Partnership. When Bill and Rita started their relationship with the Financial Solutions Program at Family Means their debt was well over $30,000. They had heard about Family Means (a United Way funded program partner) on Public TV and thought it might be a way to end their sleepless nights and anxiety about their financial future. Once they met...
Friday, July 27, 2018
You are improving the mental health of children here in the Chippewa Valley through your support of United Way. Three siblings John (10), Mary (8), and Jane (5) received mental health therapy in their school through Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Community Services, a United Way funded program partner.  John, Mary and Jane were removed from their parent's home due to neglect, domestic violence and drug abuse. Mental health therapy in their new...
Friday, July 27, 2018
Missy felt as if her mental health disorder had taken over her life and she wasn't sure where to turn. She felt hopeless. Luckily, last July Missy heard about The Wellness Shack, a United Way funded program partner. The first few times she visited, staff just talked with her. They talked about life, life's challenges, lifes's successes, and everything in between. When Missy felt comfortable, they started working on goals and identifying the...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
What they learn depends upon the experiences they have each day. One example of how United Way is helping is through the installation of Born Learning Trails throughout Eau Claire and Chippewa counties.  The United Way Born Learning Trail is a set of nine outdoor activities for children and their caregivers to do together...learning as they go. Take it from Stephanie and her 4 year old daughter, Ava, who explored the trail at Irvine Park: "Ava...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Through your support of United Way, you've given Jordan a fresh start. Jordan is a young man with a troubled past. Some bad decisions and a probation sentence brought him to Western Dairyland's Fresh Start program- a program supported by United Way. As part of the Fresh Start program, Jordan and other youth worked together to build a house while learning employment, money management and life skills. The program helps struggling youth to get back...
Monday, June 19, 2017
United Way working with local businesses and community organizations to advance education initiative Ten area communities in Chippewa and Eau Claire counties have approved the installation of Born Learning Trails in their area parks. These are in addition to the Born Learning Trail installed last year at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls. One more trail is pending approval. Born Learning Trails are research-based outdoor activity paths for parents...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Mary Steinke, Dan Robinson and Western Dairyland E.O. C. among award recipients United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will hold its annual Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event recognizes the businesses and individuals who generously support the education, financial stability and health of the community. Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council (WDEOC) will receive the...
Friday, September 9, 2016
United Way Emerging Leaders Society uses money raised from spring event to purchase outdoor activity path A Born Learning Trail will be installed tonight at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls by the United Way Emerging Leaders Society. The leadership group used dollars they raised during their Dueling Pianos event to purchase the trail kit through United Way Worldwide Born Learning Trails are an outdoor activity path for parents and caregivers to...