2018/2019 United Way Member Agencies & Funded Programs

United Way funds 18 agencies that provide a range of program services.  Click the website link at the end of each description to visit the agency’s website.

Assisting With Basic Needs

Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy is a non-profit, community-based organization committed to providing quality pharmacy services for the low-income, uninsured and under-insured residents of Chatham County.  www.chathamcares.com  919-663-0177

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Prescription Assistance – 12,121 prescriptions will be provided free of charge to nearly 600 residents.

3M-UW-Food-Drive-for-CORACORA Food Pantry acquires and distributes food to Chatham County residents who are in temporary need for community support to feed their families.  www.corafoodpantry.org  919-542-5020

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  Emergency Food and Summer Nutrition Assistance for Chatham Kids – Weekly food rations will be provided to 22,500 residents in need.  In addition, 1,300 at-risk children will be provided weekly meals during the summer.

Council on Aging is designated as the single portal of entry for services to older adults by the Chatham County Commissioners.  The Council’s goal is to provide programs to assist older adults in maintaining independence.  www.chathamcouncilonaging.org  919-542-4512

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  In-Home Aid & Transportation – Funded programs will ensure that 178 Chatham County seniors maintain their independence by receiving in-home personal care and transportation to senior centers, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks.

Salvation ArmySalvation Army of Chatham County provides the necessities for maintaining shelter, food and clothing to those in crisis, those who have experienced disasters and the very poor without discrimination.  919-542-1593

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  Emergency Assistance and Pathway of Hope – 2,500 Chatham residents in crisis will receive food, clothing, shelter & rent and utility payments. In addition, 12 families will be offered individualized supportive services to break the cycle of poverty that repeats generation after generation.

West Chatham Pantry is an emergency food pantry offering healthy food and fresh produce to Chatham County residents in need.  919-742-3111

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  Emergency Food and FUEL UP – 9,400 Chatham County residents will receive emergency food every week and 250 school children will receive weekend food supplies.

Nurturing Youth & Family

Boys & Girls Club of Central Carolina provides programs and services for youth that promote and enhance child development, academic performance and responsible behavior. www.sanfordbgc.org  919-663-6159

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program: Academic Success – 150 children will receive services that promote and enhance child development, academic performance and responsible behavior.

Chatham County 4-H assists youth and volunteers in acquiring knowledge which will enable them to become self- directing, contributing and productive members of society. http:/chatham.ces.ncsu.edu  919-542‑8202

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  Education & Recreation – 990 children will attend camp.  48 youth will learn about healthy lifestyles.  220 children will improve their leadership skills.  2,600 students will receive tools to help them succeed in school.

RAR_bagChatham County Partnership for Children provides a comprehensive program that focuses on child care quality, children’s health & safety and family support.  www.chathamkids.org  919-542-7449

2018/2019 United Way Funded Programs:  Raising A Reader and Child Care Provider Services – Books will be provided to 365 at-risk preschool children in order to improve their reading skills and prepare them for school. 230 child care providers will receive resource information, technical assistance and training.


Bv5yncqIcAA8pzeCommunities In Schools of Chatham County provides youth with positive adult role models and activities that teach academics, social skills and encourage confidence.  www.cischatham.org

2018/2019 United Way Funded ProgramYouth FIRST – 65 youth will be provided with individualized, case-managed, integrated student supports, to address developmental, physical and mental health issues.

Girl Scouts, NC Coastal Pines facilitates partnerships with committed adults to help girls build skills, character, values and self-esteem for success in the real world. www.nccoastalpines.org  919-782-3021 or 1-800-284-4475

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Girl Scout Programs – Membership fees and program materials will be provided for 375 girls to participate in scouting.

The Sprott Youth Center promotes the development of youth academics, health education, athletics and fellowship in Moncure and surrounding communities. www.sprottyouthcenter.org (919) 533-9422

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program: K-5 After School Program – After school tutoring will be provided to 12 students to improve their academic performance.

The Learning Trail provides low-income children and their families with needed academic and social support to reach their full academic potential. www.thelearningtrail.org

2018/2019 United Way Funded ProgramEarly Childhood Programs – 42 youth will have access to early childhood programs to help them prepare for school and improve performance.

Reach Out and Read Carolinas gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. www.rorcarolinas.org  864-430-9947

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Book Distribution – 1,200 children will experience early literacy promotion at regular well-child check-ups with doctors in Chatham County.

Strengthening The Community

Chatham County Literacy Council helps adults that live or work in Chatham County to build literacy skills through one-on-one tutoring.  Participants build adult basic education skills, develop the ability to complete a GED program and learn to speak, read and write in English, when English is not their primary language.  www.chathamliteracy.org  919-742-0578

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Adult Tutoring – 320 adults will receive tutoring to build basic education skills and obtain a GED.

Chatham Trades is a community rehabilitation program providing employment, vocational training and job placement for Chatham County adults with disabilities.  919-663-3481

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Transportation – 35 developmentally disabled Chatham County residents will be provided with transportation to work at Chatham Trades, career fairs, community service events, community events and enrichment programs.

El Futuro provides mental health and substance abuse services, training, education and outreach.  Services are accessible to Spanish-speaking immigrants and their families.  www.ElFuturo-NC.org  919-799-2625

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Mental Health Services – 250 Latino children and adults will receive culturally appropriate mental health counseling.

Legal Aid of North Carolina provides free civil legal services and community legal education to low-income families in Chatham County and six other counties in central North Carolina.  www.legalaidnc.org  919-542-0475

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Direct Legal Services – Over 200 Chatham County residents will receive direct legal services.

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle provides home repairs and modifications at no cost to low-income homeowners in Chatham County.  www.rebuildingtogethertriangle.org  919-341-5980

2018/2019 United Way Funded Program:  Home Repairs – Funding will provide repairs to address safety issues for 30 low-income homeowners in Chatham County.

The mission of the United Way of Chatham County is to increase the financial and human resources available for providing human care services to county residents.