2016/2017 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Prescription Assistance – 14,320 prescriptions will be provided free of charge to over 646 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Food and Summer Nutrition Assistance for Chatham Kids – Weekly food rations will be provided to 19,500 residents in need.  In addition, 1,100 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

2016/2017 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

2016/2017 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,

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Assistance – 2,577 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Emergency Food – 310 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 Eastern Piedmont provides programs and services for youth that promote and enhance child development, academic performance and responsible behavior.  www.bgcepnc.org  919-663-6159

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Education and Academics – 195 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Education & Recreation – 162 children will receive camp scholarships.  32 youth will learn about healthy lifestyles.  144 children will improve their leadership skills.  2,226 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Raising A Reader – Funding will provide books to 320 at-risk preschool children in order to improve their reading skills and prepare them for school. 190 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Recreational Soccer – 100 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
919-663-0116

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Mentors for Children – 55 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Girl Scout Programs – Membership fees and program materials will be provided for 152 girls to participate in scouting.

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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Adult Tutoring – 250 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Transportation – 17 developmentally disabled Chatham County residents will receive transportation to and from Chatham Trades.


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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Mental Health Services – 190 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

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Direct Legal Services – Over 220 Chatham County families will receive direct legal services.


WECAHN provides HIV & STD education, prevention, risk reduction, testing and counseling.  www.wecahn.org  919-742-3762

2016/2017 United Way Funded Program:  Testing, Education and Prevention – HIV & STD education and Prevention materials, as well as testing, will be provided to local residents in need.

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.