2017/2018 United Way Member Agencies & Funded Programs

United Way funds 20 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Prescription Assistance – 13,162 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Food and Summer Nutrition Assistance for Chatham Kids – Weekly food rations will be provided to 19,050 residents in need.  In addition, 1,200 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  In-Home Aid & Transportation – Funded services will ensure that Chatham County seniors maintain their independence by receiving in-home personal care and transportation to the senior center, grocery store, pharmacy and bank.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Home Repairs – Funding will provide repairs to address safety issues for low-income homeowners in Chatham County.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Assistance – 2,000 Chatham residents in crisis will receive food, clothing & assistance with rent and utility payments.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Food – 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Education and Academics – 200 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Education & Recreation – 84 children will receive camp scholarships.  52 youth will learn about healthy lifestyles.  170 children will improve their leadership skills.  2,450 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Raising A Reader – Funding will provide books to 340 at-risk preschool children in order to improve their reading skills and prepare them for school. 150 child care providers will receive resource information, technical assistance and training.

Chatham Soccer League provides recreational and competitive soccer for children 3-18 years old.  www.chathamsoccerleague.org  919-542-6544

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Recreational Soccer – 120 Chatham County Children will foster physical, mental, emotional growth and development through the sport of soccer.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Mentors for Children – 57 youth will be served with one-on-one mentors.  Tutors are provided when necessary.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Girl Scout Programs – Membership fees and program materials will be provided for 325 girls to participate in scouting.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Summer Enrichment Camp – 30 youth will have access to summer camp focused on science, technology, engineering and math.

Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. www.reachoutandread.org  617-455-0600

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Book Distribution – 1,600 children will experience early literacy promotion at regular well-child check-ups with doctors in Chatham.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Adult Tutoring – 250 adults will receive tutoring to build basic education skills and obtain a GED.

Chatham Housing Initiative is the non-profit arm of the Chatham Housing Authority, which assists low to moderate income families in Chatham obtain affordable housing and economic self-sufficiency.  919-742-1236

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  GAP Housing Project– 60 women and children fleeing domestic violence situations will be provided safe, temporary housing.

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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Transportation – 17 developmentally disabled Chatham County residents will receive transportation to and from Chatham Trades.

Chatham Transit provides transportation services to any resident in Chatham County.  www.chathamtransit.org 919-663-3481

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Siler City Dial-A-Ride – 520 Siler City residents will have access to low-cost transportation through Chatham Transit.

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

2017/2018 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

2017/2018 United Way Funded Program:  Direct Legal Services – More than 200 Chatham County residents will receive direct legal services.


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.