Our Partners

United Way Community Partners

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.

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Reaching South Plains Communities

Our Community Partners help many families and people in multiple counties across the South Plains. We've created an interactive Google Map to let you see the different locations and areas where our partners provide services and the far-reaching effects of your support for United Way.

 

Below is a heat map of Lubbock County that shows the number of services provided in each zip code within the county in 2020. United Way Community Partners impacted lives more than 115,000 times last year.

Want to learn more? Check out our 2021 Zip Code Sheet.

2021 Heat Map

*Does not include services to individuals identifying as homeless or services where zip code data was not collected.

Our Community Partners

 

American Red Cross

United Way Funded Programs:

Disaster Services: 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.

Service to the Armed Forces: Assists members of the armed services with communications with family during personal emergencies, access to financial assistance, and counseling and referrals.

Additional Programs:

Courses and Certifications in First Aid, CPR, and other lifesaving skills

People Served in 2020:

935

Contact Information:

redcross.org | 806.765.8534

Big Brothers Big Sisters

United Way Funded Programs: 

Youth Mentoring: Helps children ages 6 to 18 years old reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-to-one matches with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth. Programs include a community-based program and a school-based program. Individuals and couples can serve as mentors.

People Served in 2020:

282

Contact Information:

bbbslubbock.org | 806.763.6131

Boys and Girls Club

United Way Funded Programs: 

After-School and Summer Programs: 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.

People Served in 2020:

1,342

Contact Information:

lubbockbgc.org | 806.792.2880

Boy Scouts

United Way Funded Programs:

Educational Programs for Children & Young Adults: Aims to serve others by helping to instill values in young people to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime to achieve their full potential. Educational programs for boys, girls, and young adults build character, teach the responsibilities of participating in citizenship and develop personal fitness. Scouting promotes leadership skills through youth-led activities, community service, and outdoor adventure. Scouting programs available for ages 5 to 20 include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Exploring.

People Served in 2020:

1,768

Contact Information:

southplainscouncil.org | 806.747.2631

CASA

United Way Funded Programs:

Court Appointed Special Advocates: Empowers community members to serve as Volunteer Advocates and to be a voice for the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, helps children in foster care navigate the whirlwind of change they face while in the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find safe, permanent homes.

People Served in 2020:

872

Contact Information:

casaofthesouthplains.org | 806.763.2272

Catholic Charities

United Way Funded Programs: 

Elderly Outreach: Provides persons 60 years old and older with emergency assistance for dentures, medicines, hearing aids, eyeglasses, and transportation. 

Parent Empowerment Program: 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 roadmap toward success.

Additional Programs:

Emergency Assistance, Immigration, Nutrition and Wellness, Safe Place, Services to At-Risk Youth, Resale Center

People Served in 2020:

260

Contact Information:

cclubbock.org | 806.765.8475

Children's Advocacy Center

United Way Funded Programs:

Victim Support for Abused Children: Brings together community resources to speed the healing to child victims of abuse and trauma. CAC collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team in the investigation of specific child abuse cases while also providing case reviews, free therapy, family advocacy, courtroom preparation/accompaniment, and raising community education/awareness of the problem of child sexual abuse.

People Served in 2020:

4,587

Contact Information:

safeplace4kids.org | 806.740.0251

Communities in Schools

United Way Funded Programs: 

In-School Prevention and Intervention: Works with students in Lubbock and surrounding school districts to help students successfully learn and prepare for life by facilitating the connection of community resources in the school setting. CIS is a year-round, in-school prevention and intervention program that empowers young people to stay in school.

People Served in 2020:

3,248

Contact Information:

cissouthplains.org | 806.368.8090

 

Early Learning Centers

 

United Way Funded Programs: 

High-Quality Childcare: Provides high-quality child care with educational programs for infants through Pre-K children and for school-aged children during school holidays. ELC partners with many community groups such as Lubbock ISD, Texas Tech, Foster Grandparent, and all the United Way Partner Agencies to provide enhanced services to children. Fees for the year-round program are based on income and eligibility. There are four locations:  Carver, Talkington, Guadalupe, and New Directions.

People Served in 2020:

2,680

Contact Information:

elclubbock.org | 806.765.9981

Family Counseling Services

United Way Funded Programs: 

Affordable Counseling Services: Provides affordable counseling services, including individual, marital, family and groups. Also provides consultation, education, information, and referral to various agencies, organizations, businesses, schools and professionals.

People Served in 2020:

1,162

Contact Information:

fcslubbock.org | 806.747.3488

Girl Scouts

 

United Way Funded Programs: 

Educational Programs for Girls and Young Adults: 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.

People Served in 2020:

2,221

Contact Information:

gs-top.org | 806.582.7272

 

Goodwill

 

United Way Funded Programs: 

Job Training and Placement: 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.

Additional Programs:

Resale Shops, Document Destruction

People Served in 2019:

199

Contact Information:

goodwillnwtexas.org | 806.744.8419

Guadalupe-Parkway Neighborhood Centers

United Way Funded Programs: 

After-school and Summer Programs: Programs for children, ages Pre-K through 12th grade, create opportunities for growth, learning and building self-esteem. Activities include academic homework assistance and enrichment, sports and recreation, character development, dance and fine arts, computer skills, Kids’ Café, community events and scouting.

People Served in 2020:

737

Contact Information:

guadalupe-parkway.org | 806.793.3963

Legal Aid Society

United Way Funded Programs: 

Family Legal Services: Provides low income clients in 12  counties across West Texas with first-rate legal assistance, advocacy, and quality counsel in matters of family and elder law. Family law matters include protection from domestic violence, stability of the family in divorce, child support, uncontested adoptions, and suits affecting the parent child relationship. Elder law includes medical and statutory durable power of attorney, physician’s directives, and simple wills. Brief advice and referrals are available for walk-ins and by phone. 

People Served in 2020:

25,259

Contact Information:

lubbocklegalaid.org | 806.762.2325

Literacy Lubbock

United Way Funded Programs: 

Literacy Education: Programs for adults include reading, writing, speaking, GED preparatory, English as a Second Language, math tutoring, college entrance test preparation, and help with learning challenges such as dyslexia. Tiny Tots encourages reading at a young age through story time events and book distribution. All programs are free of charge.

People Served in 2020:

588

Contact Information:

literacylubbock.org | 806.775.3636

 

Lubbock Children's Health Clinic

United Way Funded Programs: 

Quality Healthcare for Children: Provides comprehensive quality health care for children including sick care, well exams and immunizations. LCHC encourages preventive health care by serving as a medical home for children with acute illnesses as well as follow-up care that may prevent conditions from developing into more serious problems. Care is provided regardless of ability to pay. 

People Served in 2020:

3,593

Contact Information:

lchclubbock.org | North Clinic: 806.749.3803 | East Clinic: 806.749.3800

Parenting Cottage

United Way Funded Programs: 

Parents as Teachers: Provides early childhood learning and parenting education as a Parents as Teachers (PAT) Blue Ribbon Affiliate.  Utilizing degreed and certified parent educators, the evidence-based model for services provides twice-monthly home visits as well as group activities to families prenatal through kindergarten entry. In addition to the educational components of the program, families are also assisted in connecting with community resources that may improve their family’s overall stability and financial independence.

Additional Programs:

Community Parenting Classes, Car Seat Education, Prenatal Education Classes, 1,000 Books by Kindergarten, Community Storytime

People Served in 2020:

420

Contact Information:

parentingcottage.org | 806.795.7552

Salvation Army

United Way Funded Programs: 

Emergency Shelter and Social Services: Gives hope, alleviates human suffering and provides assistance with food, clothing and shelter for individuals and families in times of need or crisis. The homeless shelter provides lodging, meals, telephone voicemail, mailboxes, showers, laundry facilities, clothing, casework, referrals and hygiene kits. Family services assist with rent, utilities, prescriptions, food vouchers, and hygiene boxes.

Additional Programs:

Disaster Services, Church Services, Summer Camp, Christmas Angel Tree 

People Served in 2020:

3,096

Contact Information:

salvationarmytexas.org/lubbock | 806.795.9434

Upbring

United Way Funded Programs: 

Health for Friends Clinic: The clinic and outreach nurses provide education, screening and referrals to identify persons with undiagnosed chronic health conditions including diabetes, hypertension and chronic obesity, as well as for those with existing complications who wish to maintain their health. In-depth education and nutritional counseling, along with personalized meal plans and medication management occur at the main clinic site in downtown Lubbock.

Additional Programs:

Emergency Assistance, Foster Care and Adoption

People Served in 2020:

714

Contact Information:

upbring.org/programs-and-services/community-services/health-for-friends-clinic | 806.765.2639

Voice of Hope

United Way Funded Programs: 

Sexual Assault Intervention & Prevention: Provides victims of sexual assault and/or sex trafficking with free confidential crisis assistance, advocacy, and support. Also provides case management, follow-up, judicial accompaniment, individual and group counseling to survivors and their loved ones. All services are free.  

Community Education: Promotes public awareness of the realities of sexual victimization and works to eliminate the incidence of assault through outreach activism and education. 

Additional Programs:

24-hour crisis hotline

People Served in 2020:

326

Contact Information:

voiceofhopelubbock.org | Office: 806.763.3232 | Hotline: 806.763.7273

Volunteer Center

United Way Funded Programs: 

Volunteer Connection: Helps individuals find their best volunteer fit and connect to opportunities with over 125 local nonprofits.

Leadership Development: Provides leadership and development opportunities for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits.

Youth Programs: Assists schools, families, and students in connecting to service and leadership opportunities. Programs include United Way Youth Division, Lubbock HYPE, Youth In Service, and From the Heart.

People Served in 2020:

50,780

Contact Information:

volunteerlubbock.org | 806.747.0551

Women's Protective Services

United Way Funded Programs: 

Domestic Violence Victims Shelter: Serves victims of family violence and their dependent children who have experienced physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse. 

Residential Program: A center-based, residential program including 24-hour crisis hotline, food, clothing, personal hygiene items, social referral (housing, job, income assistance, day care), counseling, legal advocacy and medical and transportation assistance.

Non-Residential Program: Provides services to those who do not need emergency shelter in 12-county area.

Community Education: Program Curricula and Volunteer Speakers Bureau designed specifically for target populations and presentations to civic groups and community organizations to provide education and awareness for the prevention and/or reduction of family violence.

People Served in 2020:

9,048

Contact Information:

wpslubbock.org | Office: 806.747.6491 | Hotline: 800.736.6491

YWCA

United Way Funded Programs: 

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.

Summer Day Camp: Offers recreational activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, non-competitive team sports, and reading for children ages 4-12 from Lubbock and the surrounding area.

Women’s Health Initiative: Focuses on medically underserved women, uninsured women, low-income, minorities, and younger women by providing them with access to breast and cervical cancer education, screening, treatment and post-diagnosis support.

Additional Programs:

Early Headstart, Preschool, AMEND Together, Fitness & Aquatics, Event Rentals, Lemonade Day

People Served in 2020:

1,551

Contact Information:

ywcalubbock.org | 806.993.9922