Capital Area United Way (CAUW) envisions a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good in education, income stability, and healthy living. In pursuit of this mission, we seek to partner with the most efficient and effective service providers in the Capital Region.
A total of 11 priority areas were developed with information gathered from community conversations, 2-1-1 data, and stakeholder engagement. These priority areas reflect the investments CAUW will make through direct service programs in the 2019-2022 funding cycle that runs from July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022.
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Our Impact in the Community
Education Priority Areas
Early Childhood Success: increasing school readiness; increasing emotional health
- Early Ed Week
- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Youth Success: increasing attendance, academic success, and career awareness/job readiness
- Character Playbook
Income Stability Priority Areas
Increased Employment Opportunities: increasing job readiness and employment with the potential for advancement or other benefits
Financial Education: increasing access to affordable financial products; increasing disposable income
Affordable Housing: increasing access to permanent housing and benefits to defray the cost of housing
Health Priority Areas
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: increasing physical activity and access to nutrition; increasing access to preventative medical care through assessment and education
Behavioral Health and Wellness: increasing access to behavioral health assessment and treatment; decreased risk taking behaviors
Basic Needs Priority Areas
Access to Food: number of meals served; amount of food distributed directly to individuals and families
- United We Feed
Access to Emergency Shelter: number of shelter nights; increasing access to temporary housing; emergency assistance to prevent eviction/homelessness
Access to Transportation: increasing transportation solutions for individuals
Access to Family Supports: increasing access to short term supports for families to create stability