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September 22, 2018

United Way Community Investment Funds 28 Human Services Programs


FULTON, NY – You’ve heard of United Way’s Annual Campaign.  You may have donated to United Way through your workplace.  You may have participated in the United Way Golf Tournament or enjoyed at its annual Harborfest Breakfast.

But have you ever wondered just where those donations go and how they impact your community?

United Way logoUnited Way recently completed its community investment process and Executive Director Melanie Trexler announced that United Way is providing funding to 27 programs administered through 21 human services agencies.

These vital programs provide services to thousands of individuals and families throughout Oswego County.

From children to seniors United Way supported programs improve the quality of life for those they serve.

United Way’s Community Investment process involves five panels of community volunteers that, based on the principles and polices of United Way, objectively study and review agency programs to ensure that there will be an effective and well-balanced array of community services available in Oswego County.

It also allows these same people the opportunity to see how United Way dollars are being used in our community and realize that the United Way ensures that their dollars are used wisely by holding its member agencies accountable and measuring their programs outcomes.

“Our community investment panels do an excellent job in evaluating human services programs that include the categories of Emergency Services, Children and Family Services, Health and Special Needs, Senior Services, and Youth Development. This ensures that we are good stewards of the donations we receive and that we do the most good with the resources we have,” explained Trexler.

Programs that received United Way funding include:

ARC of Oswego County (Oswego Industries) – Supporting Families with Children with undetermined / determined developmental delays

ARISE Housing Advocacy and Assistance Program for Individuals with Special Needs

Aurora of CNY Social Work Services for Individuals with vision or hearing loss

Boy Scouts of America in Oswego County

Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of Oswego County Preventative Services

Catholic Charities CYO Program

Catholic Charities Emergency Services Program

Child Advocacy Center Services for child victims of sexual or physical abuse

Children’s Center of Oswego Toddler and Preschool Programs for low-income families

Enable Home Service Program for Disabled Persons

Farnham Family Services Outpatient Chemical Addiction Treatment

Farnham Family Services Prevention Education and Student Assistance Program

Girl Scouts NYPEEN Pathways Leadership Experience Program

Human Concerns Center Food Pantry and Advocacy

Legal Aid Society Mid-State NY Domestic Violence Legal Services Program

Oswego County Opportunities Discover Day Care Early Learning Center

OCO SAF Haven for Women and Children in Crisis / Domestic Violence

OCO Options Program for pregnant / parenting teens and their babies

OCO Literacy Volunteers of Oswego County

OCO PATH Housing Services for Homeless Youth

OCO Nutrition Services for Adults over 60

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

Salvation Army Oswego County Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

YMCA Fulton School Age Children Programs

YMCA Oswego School Age Children Programs

“We are proud of our program funding process. The programs the United Way has provided funding for are far reaching and have a positive impact on people of all ages. United Way is a resource for those wishing to make a difference in their community by sharing their good fortunate with those that need it the most. For more than 70 years United Way of Greater Oswego County has provided support to human services programs that are vital to the health of our community. By working together and meeting our future campaign goals United Way looks forward to investing in programs that will secure the health of our community for the next 70 years, said Trexler.

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