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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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Monday, May 17, 2021
Dear United Way Friends and Partners: As my time as United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley Board Chair winds down, I’m reflecting on all that has transpired. It’s been surreal to say the least! Nothing like changing Executive Directors in the midst of a pandemic to add to the uncertainty and excitement. As I think about it all, one word comes to mind: “PROUD!” I’m extremely proud of the UWGCV’s ability to quickly pivot as the pandemic...
Monday, May 17, 2021
Interested in the top community health priorities for the Chippewa Valley? Find out where issues like Drug Use, Mental Health, and Healthy Nutrition rank. Check out the 2021 Community Health Assessments using these links for each county!  Eau Claire County Chippewa County  
Monday, May 17, 2021
Mental Health has been in the top 3 health concerns in the Chippewa Valley, according to the Community Health Assessment. 1 in 5 people are living with a mental illness. Share your story and together, we can destigmatize mental illness.   Stop by our office at 3603 N Hastings Way, Suite 200, Eau Claire, WI 54703 to pick up a free bag of chalk and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with us!   If you can't make it to our office, look for...
Monday, April 19, 2021
Howdy! My name is Isabella Hong. I am one of the Community Impact Directors, where I oversee the Health & Education Initiatives. I have been at United Way for about 5 months now and was in child care services prior to my current role. I lived in Texas for over 20 years before coming to the Chippewa Valley, so I'm a Southern gal at heart. I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Houston in 2014 with the intent...
Monday, March 15, 2021
Hello! My name is Rachel Phelan, I'm the Director of Marketing & Communications. I have been with United Way for almost 5 months. Before my current role, I had recently graduated from the University of Kansas. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Strategic Communications and Digital Marketing. I am originally from Chicago but I am a Packers fan now (sorry dad). I called Kansas home for almost 4 years. I am grateful to now live closer...
Monday, March 15, 2021
The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley COVID-19 2nd Wave Response and Recovery Grant has helped ECLIPSE programming and the community immensely.   The $12,000 of funding provided UWEC's Early Childhood Literacy Intervention Program Services and Evaluations (ECLIPSE) program the opportunity to extend our services this year from 350 children and families to 700 children and families.  ECLIPSE typically provides literacy intervention...
Monday, March 15, 2021
  Chippewa Valley communities have reached an amazing milestone – our residents have saved over $1,000,000 in prescription medication thanks to FamilyWize!   Through this partnership, United Way has helped promote the free, easy to use FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 15 million Americans save more than $1.7 billion on their prescriptions. The Free FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card can be used by anyone:...