United Way of Stanislaus County Partner Agencies

American Cancer Society

American Red Cross 

Center for Human Services 

Community Hospice, Inc. 

Community Housing & Shelter Services 

Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living (DRAIL) 

Friends Outside 

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California - Modesto 

Greater Yosemite Cncl. Boy Scouts of America 

Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus 

Healthy Aging Association

Inter-Faith Ministries

Learning Quest 

Parent Institute for Quality Education

Parent Resource Center

Parents United, Inc.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Sierra Vista Child & Family Services

West Modesto King Kennedy Neighborhood Collaborative

United Samaritans Foundation

The problems affecting Stanislaus County are bigger than any one agency. Collaborations and partnerships are critical to collective impact that's why United Ways across the nation choose to strategically partner with local nonprofits and work towards commom goals. By working together we can do more to improve the conditions of ourcommunity than any one of us can do alone. 

 

2014-2015 Funded Programs

EDUCATION

American Red Cross Stanislaus County

      Project Jump Start ($21,023) -  Project Jump Start provides youth, ages 11 through 17, with the opportunity to become certified in a variety of American Red Cross courses including, but not limited to: Adult, Infant & Child CPR, First Aid, Babysitters Training, Lifeguard Training, Water Safety Instructor, CPR Instructor and ServSafe Food Handlers. This program will provide youth the opportunity to learn valuable knowledge that develops leadership skills and supports employment opportunities.

Center for Human Services

      Youth Court ($22,131) - Youth Court introduces youth, ages 12-17, to the justice system while providing consequences to first-time youth offenders.  Program components include: peer-court intervention, life-skills classes, community service opportunities, adult mentoring and case management.  The program is provided in Modesto, and Oakdale.

Community Hospice

      Bereavement and Grief Outreach ($6,433) - This program reaches out to two schools in southeast Modesto to provide grief education and support to children who face the loss of family member or fellow student. Part 1 of the program will include establishment of guidelines for facilitators and training for facilitators. Part 2 will include six weeks of one hour grief support group session for students between the ages of 6-9 and follow up with facilitators to evaluate student progress to develop health relationships.

FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE: CRISIS TO STABILITY

American Red Cross Stanislaus County

      Emergency Response and Support Services Program ($21,536) - Provides 24/7/365 access to emergency support for clients during and in the days following a household fire or other justifiable crisis that makes a home immediately uninhabitable. Assistance is provides through emotional support, safe shelter, food, clothing, and follow-up case management

Center for Human Services

      Hutton House ($23,756) - this program provides shelter, case management services, and skills building classes for runaway and homeless youth, ages 13-17. Services focus on: crime issues, gang intervention, homelessness, drug abuse, child and spousal abuse, school dropouts and poverty.

      Pathways ($23,665) -  this program is a transitional living program for young adults 18-21 who are at risk of being homeless. The program supports young people by providing supervised housing and services that allow them to exit the program with skills and information necessary for self-sufficiency. Clients receive case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and life skills lessons.

Parent Resource Center

     Job Search Workshop ($3,729) - Four job preparation workshops targeting parents and guardians who are at a very low income level. The workshop covers the following topics: job market and expectations, writing a cover letter and resume, paper and online applications, and interview preparation. This is a two hour workshop offered at the airport neighborhood office, and at the downtown office located on 5th street.

Learning Quest Stanislaus Literacy Center

      GED Preparation ($22,302) - this program provide GED preparation services to adults by offering the following services: orientation and assessment training, personalized study plans for GED students, customized curriculum, subject-specific GED workshops, computer-based GED preparation, and transitional services to assist GED graduates with career planning and advancing their education.

Second Harvest Food Bank

     Food 4 Thought ($22,216) - addressing three major childhood issue: hunger, education and childhood obesity, this is a collaborative program focuses on low-income children in a afterschool setting. Children are provided a bag of nutritional groceries twice a month as an incentive to complete after-school tutoring and physical activities. The bag of food consists of 15 to 18 pound bag of groceries such as: grains, protein products, dry groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables.

     Food Assistance ($21,569) - The food assistance program supports 75 non-profit charities by providing them with dry, canned, and fresh groceries products to stock their food pantry.

     Modesto Green Bag ($21,773) - the Modesto Green Bag program is a collaboration with Health Aging Association and Second Harvest Food Bank that 8 – 10 pound of fresh fruit and vegetables to seniors during the 3rd week of each month. Produce is provided by Second Harvest Food Bank, while Health Aging Association distributes the produce in reusable “Green Bag”. Clients of this program are required to participate in a 30 minute group nutrition education class, which is instructed by a Registered Dietitian or Health Educator.

United Samaritans Foundation

      Daily Bread Mobile Lunch Program ($21,552) - Mobile lunch program targets low-income neighborhoods serving families, individuals and homeless. Lunches vary with at least one hot meal per week. Donated bulk surplus is given away at stops and may include: fresh fruits, vegetables and/or items close to or at expiration. Sites: Modesto, 7; Turlock, 10; Ceres, 6; Keyes, 4; Hughson, 4; Empire, 2; Waterford, 4; Hickman, 1; Denair, 1.

    Emergency Food Box Program ($16,800) - This program is designed to provide food assistance to individual who are homeless or very low income to moderate income in the Turlock, Hughson, Waterford, Empire, Denair and Keyes area who are experiencing food insecurity. Food boxes are distributed to this family on the last Tuesday and Friday of the month at the Turlock site, and the fourth Monday and Thursday of the month at the Hughson site.

    Homeless Supportive Services Program ($12,581) - This program provides essential services to the homeless in Turlock to help meet their immediate basic needs. Individuals in need are to shower, do laundry, receive refreshments, receive mail and obtain resource information. Also, onsite is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Specialist, who also had a certification in mental health first aid. The goal of this program is to help individuals meet their basic needs and work toward a more sustainable future.

HEALTH

Healthy Aging Association

      “Young at Heart” Strength Training/Exercise Program ($21,125) - Strength training classes for adults 50 years and older and persons with disabilities are held two to three times a week at 24 sites in Stanislaus. (Spanish classes available at Mancini Hall and Grayson Community Center.) Classes include low-impact aerobics, Tai Chi and You Can: 10,000 steps a day with Nutrition Education and aim to increase flexibility and reduce falls, diabetes, obesity and other health related risks due to low levels of physical activity in adults.  

Inter-Faith Ministries

      Home Delivery Services for Seniors and Homebound Individuals ($8,347) - This program delivers groceries to needy seniors and home-bound individuals residing in Stanislaus County.  Inter-faith serves low-income senior citizens (age 60 and older), who are homebound, and can cook for themselves but lack the transportation to purchase their own groceries.

Learning Quest Stanislaus Literacy Center

      English and Nutrition for Families ($21,284) - This program offers Bret Harte neighborhood residents the opportunity to learn and/or improve their English skills, while focusing on improving behaviors and skills that promote physical well-being. Students are instructed in reading, writing, and speaking English with the content of the instruction focused on nutrition and healthy living.

Parent Resource Center

      Parent Education Program – Mom’s Moment ($21,510) – This program provides child abuse and neglect intervention services to parents by enrolling parents into a 12 module parent education class. Classes are on-going and have an “open enrollment” structure, allowing parents to start the program at any point during the series of classes. Topics covered include: nurturing and empathy, child development, behavior management, etc.

Sierra Vista Child and Family Services

      Hughson Family Resource Center ($22,319) - The Hughson Family Resource Center (HFRC) serves the south-east region of Stanislaus County with children ages 6 to 17 who may be struggling with parenting or mental health issues. HFRC is provides parent education classes, children’s social skill groups, counseling and case management. The goal is support the family to prevent child abuse and improve social/emotional/mental well-being

      Parent Education and Counseling ($21,245) - this program provides child abuse prevention services through a two-tiered process; families are able to choose one or both tiers to meet their needs. The first level of service is parent education classes and child social skills groups, the second is individual and family counseling in which parents can receive more specific support to manage intense child behaviors, families can develop more positive interactions, and receive support in reducing mental health symptoms.

      Mentoring Moms ($23,103) - the Mentoring Moms programs serves a dual purpose: continued recovery & emotional health, training, and skill development for the Mentor Moms, and peer support for women in treatment. Mentor Moms focus on needed peer support from women with similar experiences and addition histories. The employment experience and training that Mentor Moms will receive is also an effective strategy to strengthen the family unit and increase self-sufficiency.