2019/2020 United Way Member Agencies & Funded Programs
United Way funds 15 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Prescription Assistance – 12,242 prescriptions will be provided free of charge to nearly 450 residents.
CORA 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: Emergency Food and Summer Nutrition Assistance for Chatham Kids – Weekly food rations will be provided to 29,000 residents in need. In addition, 1,550 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: In-Home Aid & Transportation – Funded programs will ensure that 135 Chatham County seniors maintain their independence by receiving in-home personal care and transportation to senior centers, grocery stores, pharmacies and banks.
Salvation 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: Emergency Assistance and Pathway of Hope – 1,500 Chatham residents in crisis will receive food, clothing, shelter & rent and utility payments. In addition, 40 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: Emergency Food and FUEL UP – 9,500 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Academic Success – 95 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: Education & Recreation – 990 children will attend camp. 60 youth will learn about healthy lifestyles. 230 children will improve their leadership skills. 2,530 students will receive tools to help them succeed in school.
Chatham 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Programs: Raising A Reader – Books will be provided to 390 at-risk preschool children in order to improve their reading skills and prepare them for school.
Communities 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Youth FIRST – 65 youth will be provided with individualized, case-managed, integrated student supports, to address developmental, physical and mental health issues.
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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Early Childhood Programs – 26 youth will have access to early childhood programs to help them prepare for school and improve performance.
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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Adult Tutoring – 210 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Transportation – 36 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Mental Health Services – 225 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Direct Legal Services – Over 175 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
2019/2020 United Way Funded Program: Home Repairs – Funding will provide repairs to address safety issues for 38 low-income homeowners in Chatham County.