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We’re the problem solvers, the hand raisers, and the game changers. We go after our community’s toughest challenges. We come up with new solutions to old problems. And we work with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action.
2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the unification of the former United Way of Rock County and Stateline United Way to form United Way Blackhawk Region. We’ve had a very successful first decade:
We work hard to identify every donor and dollar possible to move the needle on tough-to-solve issues, our region’s most daunting social ills including poverty, hunger, homelessness, family violence, and addiction, to name a few.
It’s not easy, but we don’t ever give up. We don’t focus on just one issue, or one community. We fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
Enhancing health and supporting wellness
We provide kids with opportunities to enhance their health, as well as empower youth about how to make healthy choices and avoid risky behaviors. By making it easier for individuals to access substance abuse programs, receive quality health care and access nutritious foods, we’re fighting to help everyone get—and stay—healthy.
Helping children and youth achieve their potential
Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, too many children and youth lack the support they need to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate high school and find a career.
Meeting basic needs to build self-sufficiency
By securing housing and other basic needs for struggling families, we are helping people get back on their feet. A path to financial empowerment starts with access to services, job-skills training, and money management programs.
Forging partnerships and finding new solutions
We win by Living United, by forging unlikely partnerships and by finding new solutions to old problems; by mobilizing the best resources; and inspiring individuals to join the fight against a common foe, each community’s most daunting social crises.
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