The number of unhoused seniors in the United States is on the rise. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, an estimated 554,000 seniors were homeless on a single night in 2020. This number is expected to grow in the coming years as the population ages. For many unhoused seniors, finding a safe and affordable place to live is a challenge. They may have limited income, poor health, or disabilities that make it difficult to find and keep a job. They may also be estranged from family and friends. House of Hope 316 in Prescott Valley is a non-profit organization [...]
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Polara Health is a non-profit organization that provides mental health services to individuals and families in Yavapai County. The organization's mission is to "improve the mental health of our community by providing high-quality, affordable, and accessible services." Polara offers a variety of services, including therapy, counseling, and case management. The organization also has a number of programs that are specifically designed for at-risk youth. One such program is the Journey Program. The Journey Program is a comprehensive, 8-week program that provides at-risk youth with the tools and resources they need to thrive, which includes individual and group therapy, as well as [...]
In 2022, United Way of Yavapai County made an investment in the Prescott YMCA, providing funding for their Summer Learning Loss Program. This program was designed to help children catch up on their educational progress after experiencing disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and transitioning to virtual learning. Through their support, United Way played a crucial role in ensuring that the youth of Yavapai County had the opportunity to bridge the learning gap and thrive academically. Recognizing the importance of addressing the adverse effects of summer learning loss, United Way partnered with and provided funding to the YMCA to develop an [...]
People Who Care is an amazing United Way partner agency in Prescott, Arizona that provides transportation services for individuals over the age of 18 who require assistance getting to essential medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other critical tasks. This non-profit organization has been helping the local community for over 30 years, and its mission is to enhance the quality of life for older adults and adults with disabilities in the area. United Way of Yavapai County also provides funding to help People Who Care grow their Technology Assistance program, which assists individuals who may not be able to commute to [...]
The Prescott Area Shelter Services (PASS) is a non-profit organization based in Prescott, Arizona, that provides shelter, food, and other essential services to homeless individuals and families in the community. Since its inception, PASS has been committed to serving those in need and has made a significant impact on the lives of many. One of the primary services provided by PASS is emergency shelter. The organization operates a shelter facility that offers temporary housing to women and children who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter provides a safe and secure environment, along with food, showers, laundry facilities, and case management services [...]
United Way of Yavapai County is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of residents throughout the county. They achieve this goal by supporting local non-profit organizations so they can make bigger impacts in the community. One of the ways United Way of Yavapai County supports local non-profits is through funding. They provide grants and resources to non-profit organizations that align with their mission of improving the lives of residents and families. These grants help non-profits fund projects that will have the biggest impact. In addition to funding, United Way of Yavapai County also provides non-profit organizations with training [...]
In Yavapai County, and across the country, it can be hard for many families to make ends meet. With rising costs of living and limited government assistance, many people in the county find themselves in difficult financial situations. Fortunately, there are a number of non-profit organizations dedicated to helping those in need. United Way is one such organization. United Way works with local partners to support programs that build long-term solutions for families struggling with poverty. United Way provides funding to partner organizations that provide access to jobs, education and housing, help people break out of cycles of poverty, and [...]
How the United Way of Yavapai County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona are Working Together to Support Youth in Prescott & Prescott Valley, AZ. In this article we will be looking at the impact that the 2021-2026 Strategic Plan for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona (BGCCAZ) and United Way of Yavapai County (UWYC) Grant Program have on the youth in Prescott and Prescott Valley, AZ. This article will provide an overview into both BGCCAZ's 2021-2026 Strategic Plan and UWYC’s 2022 Grants Program, as well as how they are working together to help support youth in [...]
As the holiday season quickly approaches, it is important to remember those in need. Donating coats, hats, gloves, and warm weather clothing through Yavapai County United Way's Share The Warmth event is one small but impactful way to make a difference this season. The wintertime can be especially difficult for those facing poverty or the unhoused. Winter brings with it cold temperatures that can be dangerous for vulnerable populations who lack the proper clothing and shelter to stay warm. By donating your gently used coats, hats, gloves, and other warm weather clothing items such as sweaters, gloves, hats, and jackets [...]
Food insecurity is becoming an increasingly severe problem in America, and its effects are strongly felt in Yavapai County. Roughly 1 in 7 households in our county struggle with food security daily, making it difficult for families to put healthy meals on the table or access nutritional resources. The causes of food insecurity are complex and multifaceted. Still, they include low-wage jobs that do not pay enough to support basic living expenses, high living costs such as housing or utilities, health issues that make it difficult for individuals to work or cook for themselves, and insufficient government benefits like SNAP [...]