HOW UNITED WAY HELPS


2017 FUNDED AGENCY PROGRAMS and DESCRIPTIONS

(INFORMATION FROM GRANT REQUESTS)
FUNDING FOR JULY 1, 2017 TO JUNE 30, 2018

19 PROGRAMS



Abilities Solutions

Assess -
Develop -
Employ








 

VetAbility

Vocational Assessment, Employee Development Services, and Employment form a package of services that optimizes an individual achieving his / her highest work potential.  Through assessment and training, job matches are enhanced.  Through transitional employment individuals with the most challenging situations, continue to receive supportive counseling and workplace structure while preparing to move into competitive employment.  Our Employment Services staff provide a seamless transition to the community with follow along coaching and consultation with employers to maximize job retention.  Individuals with disabilities are empowered to achieve self sufficiency. Services within this program are transitioning from a facility to community based model. 

Created in conjunction with United Way of Gloucester County, VetAbility provides workforce development services and stabilization supports to help active and inactive military, Veterans, and their families achieve greater self-sufficiency.  The program aids with transition to the civilian workforce by providing case management, vocational assessment, job seeking support and job coaching.  While the ultimate goal is employment, the program also facilitates, either directly or through partnerships, the resolution of non-vocational challenges to employment such as those related to basic needs or mental / physical health.

VetAbility uses a Veteran to Veteran service delivery model which has been effective in getting services to Veterans who are mistrusting of government assistance.  Through this model, a Veterans Advocate is assigned to provide case management services for the individual and develop a service plan toward self sufficiency.  Obstacles to employment are identified and plan for remediation is developed with the individual.  For most, the ultimate goal is full re-entry to civilian life through employment.  For many, however, issues of homelessness, hunger, clothing, transportation, medical needs, psychological stability, and more impede this process.  These individuals are provided immediate emergency assistance either directly through VetAbility or through other partners.  For those more work ready, the Veterans Employment Liaison, works with a network of employers and the individual to identify an appropriate job match.  For those with very unclear vocational goals, the services of our Abilities Solutions evaluation department may be utilized for comprehensive Vocational Assessment. 


 

The Arc Gloucester

Camp Sun 'N Fun

Camp Sun ‘N Fun provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in outdoor educational and recreational activities in a safe and enjoyable environment designed to meet the needs of the camper, regardless of age, gender, race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and/or ability level.  Camp also provides a much needed respite from the day-to-day 24/7 care of their loved one.



Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region

Mentoring

 

 

 

The agency (BBBS) provides professionally supported one-to-one mentoring to children in Gloucester County using the BBBS model, designated as an "Evidence-Based Practice" for preventing substance abuse, adolescent crime, anti-social behavior, aggression, and delinquency among mentored youth. In Gloucester County, we offer both “Community-Based” (CB) and “School-Based” (SB) mentoring.  With CB mentoring, relationships are year-round; mentors (“Bigs”) interact with families, and see child mentees (“Littles”) 2-4 times per month on weekends and/or after school; their activities together take place in the community. Bigs and Littles sign up for at least a one year relationship, with many relationships lasting far longer.  Within our school based mentoring program, students from Rowan University volunteer and are matched to children from Gloucester County who attend Glassboro Child Development Center’s after school program.  Matches meet weekly with college Bigs providing Littles with a nurturing relationship, friendship and ongoing support for at least one school year.  Throughout the length of their involvement in the program – from the first contact on – Bigs and Littles interact with and receive support from dedicated, trained, professional staff. 



Center for Family Services

Mother/Child Residential

Mother/Child Residential (MCR) provides temporary housing for homeless women who are pregnant or parenting. MCR meets the basic needs of vulnerable women and children and empowers homeless women to achieve a better life for their families. Upon arrival, residents complete an intake that allows the program to identify their unique needs and develop an intensive case management plan. To help women on their path to independence, Mother/Child Residential offers on-site counseling; educational classes focused on parenting, anger management, and substance abuse; and assistance with creating and implementing goals focusing on attaining self-sufficiency through employment, education, and housing. On-site day care is available.

 

Center for People in Transition

Crisis to Career

The Crisis to Career Program assists clients in moving over time from extremely stressful situations in life to self-sufficiency. The program works with clients in overcoming psychological and physical roadblocks due to crisis, aids in choosing career paths,  and assists with employability skills and job placement. Center for People in Transition clients also need assistance in legal, social service and financial literacy areas, but UWGC funding will not be allocated for these three realms in FY’18.

 

FamCare

Special Needs Health Services

The Special Needs Health Services Program provides routine reproductive health care services, cancer screening and diagnostic testing to uninsured and under-insured clients who live in Gloucester County. Gynecologic exams that include thin prep pap tests and HPV testing in age appropriate women are provided.  Additional services include breast and pelvic exams for women, testicular exams for men, referrals for diagnostic ultrasounds of the breast, pelvis and on rare occasions the scrotum. Other complimentary services provided on-site are blood pressure screening, HIV and STD testing, and health education.

 

Clients who are at or below 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) are the beneficiaries of the funding United Way of Gloucester County provides. Any client at or below 100% of the federal poverty level is never charged a fee for any service.  Clients that are between 101% - 150% of poverty only pay 25% of the full charge for their care.  FamCare’s ability to provide cost effective preventative care improves health outcomes of Gloucester County residents.

 

Food Bank of South Jersey

Gloucester County Children’s
Health and Meal Program

FBSJ’s Children’s Health and Meal Program provides food services and education to at-risk youth living in Gloucester County which includes:

  • School Pantry provides groceries for families through a mobile food pantry site conveniently located at participating Gloucester County schools. Families must register to participate. Once per month, food is distributed by volunteers, and families walk through to select foods they need.
  • KidzPack provides a bag of food on Friday afternoons for children and their families who suffer from food insecurity to sustain them through the weekend. There are a variety of items like peanut butter or tuna fish, whole grains, and other nutrient-dense food placed into the bags by volunteers at the Food Bank. Those bags are then delivered to schools or summer sites, and volunteers then hand the bags to children to bring home to their families.
  • Summer Feeding Program provides nutritious, locally-prepared breakfast, lunch, and snacks to children in need through summer camps and other activity programs. No child is turned away, no registration fees are charged, and (in most cases) pre-registrations are not required.

 

Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
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Leadership Experience

All experiences in Girl Scouting incorporate the keys to leadership - Discover, Connect, and Take Action. Girl Scout experiences are girl-led, encourage learning by doing, and cooperative learning. These three processes promote the fun and friendship that have always been so integral to Girl Scouting and produce important leadership outcomes: sense of self, positive values, healthy relationships, challenge seeking, and community problem solving. Girl Scout programming provides opportunities for girls to test their limits, try new things, and gain confidence through their successes and overcoming their challenges.  The Girl Scout leadership experience is unique for each girl and includes a combination of activities to build essential skills, activities such as 1) Troop meetings, supported by age-appropriate curricula; 2) The Girl Scout Badge Program – Girls gain proficiency in areas that are important to them; 3) Camp – girls develop an appreciation for nature and discover they could do things they didn’t know they could do through weekend camping, summer camp, and one-day outdoor activities; 4) Cookie Program – girls learn essential goal setting, decision making, money management, interpersonal skills, and business ethics while creating the financial resources needed to support the program activities that they planned with their individual troops. 5) Girl Scout Travel – Local to international travel opportunities are crafted for troops and individual girls with progression by age-level to help girls discover new places and learn respect for cultural differences. 

 

Glassboro Child Development Centers

School Age Care Program

The School Age Program serves three public schools in one location: Dorothy L. Bullock School in Glassboro during the school year.  This program operates before school from 6:30 am and after school until 6:00 pm, every day school is in session, including delayed openings and early dismissals.  They also provide limited programming on some school holidays, because our parents work and require extended child care.

 

Camp Horizon Summer Learning Program is held at Dorothy L. Bullock School for 8-10 weeks during each summer, Monday through Friday (mid-June through mid-August) from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our School Age Program provides child care and enrichment for children in grades PreK-6 who are from low to moderate income families, during 240-250 service days per year.  The agency utilizes the NJ After 3 program model to provide safe, quality care and enrichment with low staff to child ratios, enhanced programming, college-educated staff, linking the school day with out of school time, encouraging parent engagement and supporting kids' academic success.

 

HollyDELL

Twenty-One Plus

The T.O.P.  Program provides adult medical day services for adults who are over 21 years of age with a 1:3 ratio of staff to consumer.  Nursing services are an integral part of our daily program.  Their day is full of activities that incorporate their cognitive, medical and physical needs in a nurturing atmosphere.  Time in the community provides our adults with life experiences that are essential to their continued emotional growth and enhancements of friendships.  The T.O.P. program allows individuals to reside at home with the benefits of community outings and on-site program activities.   This is the only adult day program in Gloucester County that provides medical services on-site and in the community for all of our clients.  Most of the clients have significant medical needs and nursing is an essential service if they are to function outside their home.

 

Literacy New Jersey

Adult Literacy
Programs

Literacy New Jersey – Gloucester County Programs recruits, trains and matches volunteer tutors with low literate adults who wish to improve their Basic Literacy (reading, writing and math skills) or their ability to understand and speak English. Volunteer tutors provide free one-to-one tutoring or small group instruction. Literacy New Jersey offers 3 main programs; Basic Skills/GED Tutoring, ESL Tutoring and Tutor Training.

 

Maryville

Substance Abuse
Treatment &
Mental Health
Intervention

Maryville provides a safe residential environment for the diagnosis and treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders.   Maryville’s 76 bed, gender specific, medical detoxification and residential programs provide 24 hour evidence based treatment, monitoring and observation with medical, nursing and clinical staff for individuals suffering from addictive disease and co-occurring disorders.  Maryville educates and counsels, via evidence based individual and group therapy, those who participate in our programs about addictions and co-occurring disorders, the effects of substance abuse, and relapse prevention skills to maintain abstinence. 

 

NewPoint Behavioral Health Care

Outpatient Dept.
Center
Division

 

United Way of Gloucester County’s funding will help to fund an existing contracted part-time psychiatrist position at the Center site. NewPoint’s, Outpatient Services, Center Division provides outpatient counseling and medication management to individuals, couples, and families to address various behavioral health needs.  All clients who see a therapist are provided with a psychiatric evaluation and then medication management by a psychiatrist or Advance Practice Nurse.  Psychiatrist prescribe medications for a variety of issues related to schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, phase of life transitions, treatment follow-up to psychiatric hospitalization, family conflict, school problems, attention-deficit disorder, co-occurring substance use disorders, among others.  

 

Repauno Pre School Day Care

Infant & Preschool Childcare

The infant and preschool program provides high-quality, low-cost childcare, early childhood education, coupled with proper nutrition, physical activity and socialization to at-risk children of Gloucester County residents who are working, training or going to school in anticipation of becoming and/or maintaining self-sufficiency.  Repauno is the touchstone for families during the first and formative years of a child’s life.

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Robins' Nest

Older Adult Services

Robins’ Nest’s older adult program is designed as an in-home mental health treatment program designed specifically to support adults (age 60 and over) and their family caregivers.  Services will include information and referral, psychoeducation, support groups and one on one behavioral/mental health counseling primarily focused on depression, anxiety, stress and coping.  Services will be held at any location desired by the recipient or caregiver, with an initial focus on in-home support.  Funding will cover the annual salary and benefits of a full time clinician, allowing Robins’ Nest to fully expand service capacity without adversely affecting existing programming. 

 

Senior Corps

Medicare Counseling

Insurance counseling program for residents of Gloucester County on Medicare by age or disability.  Medicare beneficiaries frequently have questions about benefits, claims and supplement policies (known as Medigap). Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage and benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information, assistance and appeals for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance options. These decisions can have major financial implications, and for some, it is the first time they are making them without the aid of their employer or family.



Woodbury Child Development Center

WCDC Life

The WCDC Life (Learning is for Ever, Excellence, and Everyone) program caters to staff professional development and education while enhancing academic success in children 4 months to 5 years. Through this program, children are exposed to an evidence-based curriculum that includes exposure to literacy, mathematics, arts, science, technology, and social emotional learning.



YMCA of Gloucester County
Y-Access Program

The Y-Access Program is a new initiative developed by the YMCA of Gloucester County that will provide free access of year-round programming for students experiencing homelessness within the Paulsboro School District. The year-round programming will consist of Before and Afterschool Programs for student’s grades Pre-K through 6; Teen Sports and Leadership programs for the districts’ Junior and Senior High Schools; Summer Day Camp (including Swim Lessons) for grades Pre-K through 10 and our Tech Time Club which will provide the use of tablets, for educational purposes, to those students that are on the bus longer than 30 minutes while being transported to their temporary living arrangement.

Students enrolled in the Paulsboro Junior and Senior High Schools will have access to our Y Achievers Program and our Teen Sports Programs. The Y-Achievers Programs are college and career readiness initiative for middle and high school students, designed to help gain leadership and life skills. The Youth Achievers (Grades 7-8) participants explore various career fields through group discussions, role playing, World of Work tours and guest speakers. The Teen Achievers (Grades 9-12) participants receive hands-on experience in dealing with the career field of their interest by learning first-hand from adults in that field while continuing to solidify their leadership and life skills. Both groups also take part in activities that focus on leadership, communication, money management, goal setting and service learning. The Teen Sports Programs offer a balance of competition, skill development and sportsmanship. Students from Paulsboro School District that are experiencing homelessness will have access to the Y’s Summer Day Camp in Woodbury, NJ, which is a licensed program that provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Children have fun while building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and gaining independence. Summer Day Camp activities allow children to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, and appreciate nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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