A NEW UNITED WAY FOR A STRONGER CHIPPEWA VALLEY
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Every year, United Way has rallied the community to raise dollars to help area programs that serve those in need. And every year, the community needs keep growing.
United Way realized we had to discover the root causes of barriers to a good quality of life if we want to solve problems and prevent need. Working with local experts in the fields of education, income and health, three comprehensive plans were created with the following goals:
Ensure children enter school ready to succeed,
Help individuals and families be more financially stable,
Promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors.
United Way is now partnering with programs that align with these goals—while it continues to support basic needs—to work as part of a larger network to achieve greater outcomes that benefit Chippewa and Eau Claire counties as a whole.
If we can help the almost 5000 children in our two counties in families at or below 200% poverty be cognitively, physically, and behaviorally prepared to succeed in school, the Chippewa Valley will be stronger.
If we can provide money management skills to families to reduce debt and save for the future, and skills training to individuals in the 27% of households earning less than $25,000 per year so they can advance their careers, the Chippewa Valley will be stronger.
If we can promote healthy lifestyles by addressing mental health issues, reducing obesity and alcohol misuse, and addressing domestic abuse, the Chippewa Valley will be stronger.
A stronger local economy.
A more skilled workforce and financially sensible population.
A healthier Chippewa Valley with lower healthcare costs and troubles.
THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY WILL BE STRONGER