What does United Way of Spokane County Work On?
We exemplify our dedication to the fundamental values of education, income, and health through our unwavering support for local initiatives and programs that uplift these essential aspects within our community. Our firm commitment to advocating and backing these causes is driven by our aspiration to leave a lasting, positive imprint on the lives of Spokane County residents. When you contribute directly, volunteer, or champion the cause with United Way of Spokane County, your actions directly contribute to fortifying these resources.
(Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed)
Persistent joblessness, limited financial knowledge, and homelessness are challenges experienced by individuals and families in our community, hindering their ability to enjoy a high quality of life.
AmeriCorps VISTA Program
What is the AmeriCorps VISTA program? It empowers individuals to dedicate a year to combat poverty, build nonprofit capacity, and drive positive change in underserved communities. It exemplifies community engagement and fosters lasting solutions, underlining United Way's commitment to a more equitable future.
Anchor Community Initiative
The Anchor Community Initiative, born from a 2017 challenge to house youth in Spokane, is now a collaborative effort to combat youth homelessness. Spokane County United Way, partnering with A Way Home Washington and the City of Spokane, initiated ACI in 2019. Spokane was the first in Washington and third in the nation to measurably reduce youth homelessness.
Born Learning Program
In Spokane County, the Born Learning Program is transforming early childhood education, equipping families with Kindergarten Readiness Calendars to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary learning experiences for their children.
Built For Zero Initiative
Built for Zero is a data-driven nationwide movement committed to ending adult homelessness. United Way of Spokane County is actively involved in addressing issues such as chronic and veteran homelessness, as well as implementing case conferencing for smoother housing transitions and innovative landlord engagement strategies.
Our mission is to build safe, healthy families free from home violence by offering immediate resources, shelter, and counseling to victims and working to prevent future instances of violence.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP), established by Congress and administered by FEMA, acts as a beacon of hope, supporting local non profits through United Way of Spokane County to provide vital housing and food assistance.
Free Tax Prep
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