UWMC Partner Agencies

Providing Direct Services to our neighbors in Maury County!

 
 
The Imagination Playground Blocks are an innovative play system that transforms any space into a play space  that encourages learning, social development, movement, and of course, fun!    The following groups all benefited from the Imagination Playground Blocks that the museum was able to purchase thanks to the funding provided by United Way (no charge for any of these community events)  Families of McDowell School  Participants in Riversides Summer learning and free meal programs  Community members visiting Fairview & Riverwalk Park for our Play at the Park days  Kindergarten Field Trip from Woodard (no additional charge for the blocks over our low field trip rate)  Boys & Girls Club participants at Baker Elementary School     www.amuseumcolumbia.org

The Imagination Playground Blocks are an innovative play system that transforms any space into a play space

that encourages learning, social development, movement, and of course, fun!

The following groups all benefited from the Imagination Playground Blocks that the museum was able to purchase thanks to the funding provided by United Way (no charge for any of these community events)

Families of McDowell School

Participants in Riversides Summer learning and free meal programs

Community members visiting Fairview & Riverwalk Park for our Play at the Park days

Kindergarten Field Trip from Woodard (no additional charge for the blocks over our low field trip rate)

Boys & Girls Club participants at Baker Elementary School

www.amuseumcolumbia.org

Thanks to the continued annual support of United Way of Maury County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County has been operating as the before/after school care provider for Maury County Public Schools for the last two years. One of the most significant programs that United Way supports is our award-winning Academic Case Management Program, which combines one-on-one tutoring, access to academic data through the school system’s online portal, innovative learning software, and a comprehensive communication plan between tutors, teachers, parents, and Club staff.     www.bgcmaury.org

Thanks to the continued annual support of United Way of Maury County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County has been operating as the before/after school care provider for Maury County Public Schools for the last two years. One of the most significant programs that United Way supports is our award-winning Academic Case Management Program, which combines one-on-one tutoring, access to academic data through the school system’s online portal, innovative learning software, and a comprehensive communication plan between tutors, teachers, parents, and Club staff.

www.bgcmaury.org

The Building Block School for the Arts is grateful to United Way for providing the funds to build our stage downtown Columbia. This theatre program has already helped children gain confidence, find their passion and build utmost character. Giving these kids and young adults an excellent platform to perform on will allow them to shine exceedingly beyond their own expectations. When kids have the confidence and purpose, they gain direction in life and they become an asset to their community and beyond. It is an honor to have such a support as the United Way in our community.     www.buildingblockarts.com

The Building Block School for the Arts is grateful to United Way for providing the funds to build our stage downtown Columbia. This theatre program has already helped children gain confidence, find their passion and build utmost character. Giving these kids and young adults an excellent platform to perform on will allow them to shine exceedingly beyond their own expectations. When kids have the confidence and purpose, they gain direction in life and they become an asset to their community and beyond. It is an honor to have such a support as the United Way in our community.

www.buildingblockarts.com

CASA of Maury County, Inc. is very thankful for the grant funding from United Way and appreciates the ongoing support of United Way and the entire community! The funds which CASA has been granted for the coming fiscal year will be used towards a portion of the salary of the recently hired Volunteer Advocate Coordinator and the restructuring of the CASA Volunteer Advocate Training curriculum and overall program for CASA Volunteers.     www.casaofmaurycounty.org

CASA of Maury County, Inc. is very thankful for the grant funding from United Way and appreciates the ongoing support of United Way and the entire community! The funds which CASA has been granted for the coming fiscal year will be used towards a portion of the salary of the recently hired Volunteer Advocate Coordinator and the restructuring of the CASA Volunteer Advocate Training curriculum and overall program for CASA Volunteers.

www.casaofmaurycounty.org

United Way funds are an integral part of our agency. The continued funding we receive has allowed the budget to be prepared with confidence each year to ensure we are able to provide comprehensive services to all the victims that we serve. If we did not received this money, it would force us to cut the budget and potentially reduce support to clients and/or lose a staff position. We currently serve approximately 1000 persons in Maury County yearly through our comprehensive services and hundreds more with our outreach programs such as The Yellow Dress. COH comprehensive services and outreach programs are vital to our community and desperately needed since Maury County is 4th in the state for domestic violence and sexual assault crimes; so we thank UWMC for their support! We are definitely stronger because of UWMC!     www.centerofhopetn.org

United Way funds are an integral part of our agency. The continued funding we receive has allowed the budget to be prepared with confidence each year to ensure we are able to provide comprehensive services to all the victims that we serve. If we did not received this money, it would force us to cut the budget and potentially reduce support to clients and/or lose a staff position. We currently serve approximately 1000 persons in Maury County yearly through our comprehensive services and hundreds more with our outreach programs such as The Yellow Dress. COH comprehensive services and outreach programs are vital to our community and desperately needed since Maury County is 4th in the state for domestic violence and sexual assault crimes; so we thank UWMC for their support! We are definitely stronger because of UWMC!

www.centerofhopetn.org

UWMC funding goes into the Columbia CARES General Fund, but has a specific line of purpose, UWMC covers our agency occupancy. UWMC literally keeps our doors open so that we have a convenient and safe environment for our clients to access services.     www.columbiacares.org

UWMC funding goes into the Columbia CARES General Fund, but has a specific line of purpose, UWMC covers our agency occupancy. UWMC literally keeps our doors open so that we have a convenient and safe environment for our clients to access services.

www.columbiacares.org

Columbia Counseling Ministries exists to provide high quality counseling services to anyone who needs help, guidance, or support in their life. Our goal is to provide services to anyone regardless of their ability to pay. Our counselors are experienced in meeting with adult, families, teens and children for depression, marriage and family issues, teen problems, grief and coping with life transitions. Columbia Counseling Ministries provides services to clients on a sliding fee scale based on their ability to pay. This assures that every individual who needs care is able to receive it.   https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCounselingMinistries/

Columbia Counseling Ministries exists to provide high quality counseling services to anyone who needs help, guidance, or support in their life. Our goal is to provide services to anyone regardless of their ability to pay. Our counselors are experienced in meeting with adult, families, teens and children for depression, marriage and family issues, teen problems, grief and coping with life transitions. Columbia Counseling Ministries provides services to clients on a sliding fee scale based on their ability to pay. This assures that every individual who needs care is able to receive it.

https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaCounselingMinistries/

Our partnership with UWMC goes a long way! Matched dollar for dollar with a donation from the Governors Books from Birth fund, this partnership provides registered Maury County children under 5 years old with one month of books - approximately 4000! Our goal is to instill the love of reading so that children arrive at school, ready to learn and succeed academically.     www.sctworkforce.org

Our partnership with UWMC goes a long way! Matched dollar for dollar with a donation from the Governors Books from Birth fund, this partnership provides registered Maury County children under 5 years old with one month of books - approximately 4000! Our goal is to instill the love of reading so that children arrive at school, ready to learn and succeed academically.

www.sctworkforce.org

FreshSTART offers a safe and healing place, recovery support and genuine transformation for over 200 Maury County Residents each year. FreshSTART provides transitional housing for men and women, recovery support groups, life skills training, one on one mentorship and Certified Peer Recovery support, transportation and assistance in finding employment. FreshSTART partners with our District Drug Court to provide recovery support for female participants. FreshSTART has trauma aware staff, practices and programs and works with people whose recovery story includes PTSD (including veterans) and all forms of abuse. FreshSTART has programs for at risk kids and teens and provides for basic needs of these kids and teens, including food, transportation, clothing, shoes, school supplies and healthy "adventures".     https://www.freshstartcolumbia.org/

FreshSTART offers a safe and healing place, recovery support and genuine transformation for over 200 Maury County Residents each year. FreshSTART provides transitional housing for men and women, recovery support groups, life skills training, one on one mentorship and Certified Peer Recovery support, transportation and assistance in finding employment. FreshSTART partners with our District Drug Court to provide recovery support for female participants. FreshSTART has trauma aware staff, practices and programs and works with people whose recovery story includes PTSD (including veterans) and all forms of abuse. FreshSTART has programs for at risk kids and teens and provides for basic needs of these kids and teens, including food, transportation, clothing, shoes, school supplies and healthy "adventures".

https://www.freshstartcolumbia.org/

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is so thankful for the dynamic partnership we have with United Way of Maury County. Because of the generosity of United Way and its commitment to improving the lives of the people of Maury County, Girl Scouts is able to maintain a significant presence in the region and to fulfil our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Any girl who   wants   to be a Girl Scout,   can   be a Girl Scout. No girl is ever turned away because of the inability to pay or for any other barriers that may exist in her circumstances, therefore the funding we receive allows us to create and maintain troops so that girls may enjoy the Girl Scout experience.     www.gsmidtn.org

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is so thankful for the dynamic partnership we have with United Way of Maury County. Because of the generosity of United Way and its commitment to improving the lives of the people of Maury County, Girl Scouts is able to maintain a significant presence in the region and to fulfil our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Any girl who wants to be a Girl Scout, can be a Girl Scout. No girl is ever turned away because of the inability to pay or for any other barriers that may exist in her circumstances, therefore the funding we receive allows us to create and maintain troops so that girls may enjoy the Girl Scout experience.

www.gsmidtn.org

The Hope Clinic is a one of a kind community resource. We see medically uninsured people ages 19 through 65 for $5 to $10 dollars per visit. The clinic is staffed with physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.  The Administrator is the only paid employee. The UWMC is our life blood. The funding that we receive is used for everything from medications for our patients to office and cleaning supplies. We also use the monies for mailings, helping with laboratory and radiology testing, telephone and internet, advertising, liability insurance, professional and government fees. Funding is also the basis for the single salary.  The United Way of Maury County is vital to us and our community!     https://www.facebook.com/HopeClinicofMidTN/

The Hope Clinic is a one of a kind community resource. We see medically uninsured people ages 19 through 65 for $5 to $10 dollars per visit. The clinic is staffed with physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

The Administrator is the only paid employee. The UWMC is our life blood. The funding that we receive is used for everything from medications for our patients to office and cleaning supplies. We also use the monies for mailings, helping with laboratory and radiology testing, telephone and internet, advertising, liability insurance, professional and government fees. Funding is also the basis for the single salary.

The United Way of Maury County is vital to us and our community!

https://www.facebook.com/HopeClinicofMidTN/

The impact UWMC monies have had on our agency has been a game changer for us. We have been able to expand our free services to more children and families in Maury County. Since UWMC has partnered with us we have served 302 severely abused Maury County children and their non-offending caregivers. We so appreciate the opportunity for exposure to community events hosted by UWMC. UWMC’s reputation has enabled us to gain roots in Maury County Schools, business sector and faith base. Finally, because of you, we have more friends in Maury County. Your support is imperative to our work! Together we can do so much more than we can ever do alone. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!     www.akidsplacecac.org


The impact UWMC monies have had on our agency has been a game changer for us. We have been able to expand our free services to more children and families in Maury County. Since UWMC has partnered with us we have served 302 severely abused Maury County children and their non-offending caregivers. We so appreciate the opportunity for exposure to community events hosted by UWMC. UWMC’s reputation has enabled us to gain roots in Maury County Schools, business sector and faith base. Finally, because of you, we have more friends in Maury County. Your support is imperative to our work! Together we can do so much more than we can ever do alone. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

www.akidsplacecac.org

The mission of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (“LAS”) is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. We are Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm offering free, holistic and high quality, civil legal services and community education to protect livelihoods, health, and families.    Our work is organized through five Practice Groups focusing on specific needs within our community:  · Consumer  · Employment  · Family and Domestic Violence  · Health, Income and Education  · Housing     https://las.org/

The mission of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (“LAS”) is to advance, defend, and enforce the legal rights of low-income and vulnerable people in order to secure for them the basic necessities of life. We are Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm offering free, holistic and high quality, civil legal services and community education to protect livelihoods, health, and families.

Our work is organized through five Practice Groups focusing on specific needs within our community:

· Consumer

· Employment

· Family and Domestic Violence

· Health, Income and Education

· Housing

https://las.org/

The partnership between United Way and Harvest Share helps provide much needed meals for our in-house program as well as two other programs. We provide food for families that have someone critically ill in their home. We also provide food for seniors who are struggling to make ends meet. We do our best to provide 30 days of food for these families. Without the help of the United Way, we may not be able to supply as much food as we do! Thank you the United Way for all you do.     www.harvestshare.com

The partnership between United Way and Harvest Share helps provide much needed meals for our in-house program as well as two other programs. We provide food for families that have someone critically ill in their home. We also provide food for seniors who are struggling to make ends meet. We do our best to provide 30 days of food for these families. Without the help of the United Way, we may not be able to supply as much food as we do! Thank you the United Way for all you do.

www.harvestshare.com

With the help from contributions to United Way of Maury County, students are able to have the materials they need to be successful in school. The Maury County Schools Student Fund helps students that need assistance with school supplies, clothing and equipment. Thanks United Way for all you do the help our students in Maury County.     www.mauryk12.org

With the help from contributions to United Way of Maury County, students are able to have the materials they need to be successful in school. The Maury County Schools Student Fund helps students that need assistance with school supplies, clothing and equipment. Thanks United Way for all you do the help our students in Maury County.

www.mauryk12.org

Maury County Senior Center is proud to be a United Way partner. The money we receive from United Way helps to provide a number of activities and games for our seniors daily. We serve over 250 seniors a week. We give air conditioners, fans, heaters and food boxes to the low income seniors of Maury County thanks to the United Way funds.     www.mcsc2.org

Maury County Senior Center is proud to be a United Way partner. The money we receive from United Way helps to provide a number of activities and games for our seniors daily. We serve over 250 seniors a week. We give air conditioners, fans, heaters and food boxes to the low income seniors of Maury County thanks to the United Way funds.

www.mcsc2.org

"Thanks to years of support from United Way, since 1995 the Mediation Center has helped many struggling couples, parents, families, young people, children, neighbors, co-workers and community agencies find a lasting resolution to the conflict in their lives, free of charge. Being a smaller organization, relying largely on volunteer private mediators, our staff are needed most to serve our various clients, and unable to dedicate a large amount of time for fundraising. Having the confidence to rely on United Way's support, and the respect and honor bestowed on our organization by virtue of that support, has an immeasurable impact on the future of our organization and it's persisting impact on empowering our county's residents." Beth Tarter, Executive Director     www.columbiamediation.org

"Thanks to years of support from United Way, since 1995 the Mediation Center has helped many struggling couples, parents, families, young people, children, neighbors, co-workers and community agencies find a lasting resolution to the conflict in their lives, free of charge. Being a smaller organization, relying largely on volunteer private mediators, our staff are needed most to serve our various clients, and unable to dedicate a large amount of time for fundraising. Having the confidence to rely on United Way's support, and the respect and honor bestowed on our organization by virtue of that support, has an immeasurable impact on the future of our organization and it's persisting impact on empowering our county's residents." Beth Tarter, Executive Director

www.columbiamediation.org

Scouting is s proactive youth development program that instills positive values, leadership and self -confidence to our youth.  >  > The Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America serves 37 Counties in the Middle Tennessee and Ft Campbell, Kentucky. Scouting is Maury county is extremely active with 3.6% of the Council youth membership from that county itself.  > Today there are 669 youth in Scouting from the Maury County in 25 Scout units, actively participating in Scouting with the help of 199 adult trained volunteer mentors.  >  > 9% of youth and adult Scout membership in Maury County is diverse as compared to the overall Council’s 15% diversity rate.  >  > 8% of the Boy Scouts in Maury County attained their rank of Eagle beating the national average of 4%.  > The rank of Eagle is the highest Scouting rank a Scout can attain before his 18th birthday.  >  > Scouts in Maury county earned 300 ranks & 313 merit badges in 2017 at  > an advancement rate of 47.6%  >  > In 2017, $30.00 United Way Maury County dollars were spent on each of the 669 youth member we served in the county.     www.mtcbsa.org

Scouting is s proactive youth development program that instills positive values, leadership and self -confidence to our youth.

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> The Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America serves 37 Counties in the Middle Tennessee and Ft Campbell, Kentucky. Scouting is Maury county is extremely active with 3.6% of the Council youth membership from that county itself.

> Today there are 669 youth in Scouting from the Maury County in 25 Scout units, actively participating in Scouting with the help of 199 adult trained volunteer mentors.

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> 9% of youth and adult Scout membership in Maury County is diverse as compared to the overall Council’s 15% diversity rate.

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> 8% of the Boy Scouts in Maury County attained their rank of Eagle beating the national average of 4%.

> The rank of Eagle is the highest Scouting rank a Scout can attain before his 18th birthday.

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> Scouts in Maury county earned 300 ranks & 313 merit badges in 2017 at

> an advancement rate of 47.6%

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> In 2017, $30.00 United Way Maury County dollars were spent on each of the 669 youth member we served in the county.

www.mtcbsa.org

"United Way enables us to provide residential alcohol and drug treatment programs and services at no charge to the people we serve. We are able to provide temporary shelter to the homeless of Maury County. In addition, our kitchen cooks and serves more than 4,000 meals per month. In partnership with United Way of Maury County, lives are saved and healed, and families are restored throughout our local community."     www.placeofhopeinternational.com

"United Way enables us to provide residential alcohol and drug treatment programs and services at no charge to the people we serve. We are able to provide temporary shelter to the homeless of Maury County. In addition, our kitchen cooks and serves more than 4,000 meals per month. In partnership with United Way of Maury County, lives are saved and healed, and families are restored throughout our local community."

www.placeofhopeinternational.com

United Way of Maury County plays a vital role in the success of Project Learn Adult Education. Utilizing UWMC funding gives adults in Maury County a second chance to advance educational attainment and promote self-sufficiency by providing free basic literacy skills , high school equivalency (HSE) prep, English as A Second Language, and assist our jail program in reducing recidivism. Adults are better equipped to support their children’s education and break cycles of illiteracy and poverty. Project Learn Adult Education is ALL IN uniting our community and improving people’s lives   www.sctworkforce.org

United Way of Maury County plays a vital role in the success of Project Learn Adult Education. Utilizing UWMC funding gives adults in Maury County a second chance to advance educational attainment and promote self-sufficiency by providing free basic literacy skills , high school equivalency (HSE) prep, English as A Second Language, and assist our jail program in reducing recidivism. Adults are better equipped to support their children’s education and break cycles of illiteracy and poverty. Project Learn Adult Education is ALL IN uniting our community and improving people’s lives

www.sctworkforce.org

Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) would not be able to operate in Maury County without the help of United Way. TPC impacts every Maury County resident by providing a medical hotline for any type of poison emergency and surveillance for chemical or biological terrorism.  In FY 2018, TPC received 939 poison hotline calls from Maury County. By providing the hotline TPC saved Maury County taxpayers an estimated $490,000 in Emergency Department visits for underinsured residents.     www.tnpoisoncenter.org

Tennessee Poison Center (TPC) would not be able to operate in Maury County without the help of United Way. TPC impacts every Maury County resident by providing a medical hotline for any type of poison emergency and surveillance for chemical or biological terrorism.

In FY 2018, TPC received 939 poison hotline calls from Maury County. By providing the hotline TPC saved Maury County taxpayers an estimated $490,000 in Emergency Department visits for underinsured residents.

www.tnpoisoncenter.org

Rise Up provides innovative solutions to support the life transformation and recovery of incarcerated women.* Our mission is to empower women to break free of the negative, often generational, cycles of addiction, domestic violence, poverty, and incarceration. All of our work aims to help women live lives full of self-respect, love, peace, faith, and hope.  Rise Up operates in the Maury County Jail. We offer chaplaincy services and provide the following classes: SMART Recovery (addiction recovery), Seeking Safety (for co-occurring substance abuse and PTSD), Positive Discipline Parenting, and Thinking for a Change (a curriculum developed for use in correctional institutions, focusing on changing thinking patterns and developing positive social and problem solving skills). We also assist with exit planning—connecting women with drug and alcohol rehabs, transitional programs, and other resources in the community to help them be successful upon release. In 2018 we served 318 individuals. *In 2019, we have begun offering SMART Recovery classes to incarcerated men.   https://www.riseuptennessee.org

Rise Up provides innovative solutions to support the life transformation and recovery of incarcerated women.* Our mission is to empower women to break free of the negative, often generational, cycles of addiction, domestic violence, poverty, and incarceration. All of our work aims to help women live lives full of self-respect, love, peace, faith, and hope.

Rise Up operates in the Maury County Jail. We offer chaplaincy services and provide the following classes: SMART Recovery (addiction recovery), Seeking Safety (for co-occurring substance abuse and PTSD), Positive Discipline Parenting, and Thinking for a Change (a curriculum developed for use in correctional institutions, focusing on changing thinking patterns and developing positive social and problem solving skills). We also assist with exit planning—connecting women with drug and alcohol rehabs, transitional programs, and other resources in the community to help them be successful upon release. In 2018 we served 318 individuals. *In 2019, we have begun offering SMART Recovery classes to incarcerated men.

https://www.riseuptennessee.org

The Family Center primarily uses United Way funds to help with operational expenses. We receive so many donations that are specifically marked for our programs we sometimes run short on the funds required that allow us to keep the doors open and pay the staff to implement these programs. There are times we will use United Way funds to fill the gaps if we don’t receive enough turkeys at thanksgiving or toys at Christmas but for the most part United Way funds keep the lights on and the doors open at 921 S Beckett St!     www.familycenter.org

The Family Center primarily uses United Way funds to help with operational expenses. We receive so many donations that are specifically marked for our programs we sometimes run short on the funds required that allow us to keep the doors open and pay the staff to implement these programs. There are times we will use United Way funds to fill the gaps if we don’t receive enough turkeys at thanksgiving or toys at Christmas but for the most part United Way funds keep the lights on and the doors open at 921 S Beckett St!

www.familycenter.org

The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) at Columbia is part of a state network of 17 community rehabilitation centers for individuals with disabilities under the Tennessee Department of Human Services umbrella. TRC–Columbia provides vocational evaluation, employee development and employment services designed to assist individuals with disabilities to reach their employment goals. Community partnerships, like those the United Way of Maury County and local employers, are key to providing a variety of services and opportunities that equipping participants with tools to succeed.

The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) at Columbia is part of a state network of 17 community rehabilitation centers for individuals with disabilities under the Tennessee Department of Human Services umbrella. TRC–Columbia provides vocational evaluation, employee development and employment services designed to assist individuals with disabilities to reach their employment goals. Community partnerships, like those the United Way of Maury County and local employers, are key to providing a variety of services and opportunities that equipping participants with tools to succeed.