United Way works with local nonprofits to address the roots of significant issues in the Lubbock Area. This collaborative effort allows us to wrap our efforts around a problem and tackle it from many angles, producing measurable outcomes that are changing lives on the South Plains.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
(Descriptions include only United Way funded programs.)
Assists disaster victims, including food, clothing and temporary shelter to help families take the first step from crisis to stability; serves meals to emergency workers and handles requests for information from family members. Red Cross also assists members of the armed services with communications with family during personal emergencies, access to financial assistance, and counseling and referrals.
Helps children ages 6 to 18 years old reach their full potential through profession-ally supported, one-to-one matches with mentors that have measurable impact on youth. Programs include a community-based program and a school-based program. Individuals and couples can serve as mentors.
Provides a safe, positive place for kids, ages 6 to 18 years old, at five locations. Programs focus on education and career development, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation. Includes after school pick up at approximately 15 elementary schools and several middle schools.
Provides persons 60 years old and older with emerg-ency assistance for dentures, medicines, hearing aids, eye glasses and transportation. Catholic Charities also assists low-income parents enrolled in a college, university or trade school with tuition, books and limited family expenses. The goal of the program is to transition the family out of poverty by mentoring and providing a supportive road-map toward success.
Prepares girls to practice a lifetime of leadership through access to girl-led experiences, skills, and connections. Girls built of courage, confidence, and character make the world a better place. Girls ages 5 to 17 can become part of volunteer or staff led troops, attend events, and venture outdoors at nearby Camp Rio Blanco. Volunteers 18 and older make the program possible.
Creates job opportunities for people with barriers to employment. The Training, Placement and Life-Skills (T-PALS) program provides free job training and placement services and classes focused on resume writing, interview skills, and job search techniques, as well as beginning, intermediate, and advanced computer classes. Goodwill believes in the power of work and the self-respect that comes from earning a paycheck.
Exists to inspire a more engaged community by helping people find their purpose and act on it. Through collaborative partnerships with nonprofits, for-profits, organizations and individuals, the center seeks to create a culture of service throughout the community and to develop the next generation of leaders.
YW-Care After School: Provides activities to enrich the lives of children in a safe environment and meet the need for quality affordable childcare after school hours and during school breaks.