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Monday, 11 September 2017 15:11

AmeriCorps Member Sought to Support Community Coordination Efforts

Terre Haute, IN – The United Way of the Wabash Valley is participating in United Against Opioid Abuse, a three-year statewide effort to gather information acabout each community’s resources and needs to prevent opioid abuse and to support those in recovery. The United Way will host a specially trained AmeriCorps member who will coordinate a local landscape scan about the extent of the opioid issue locally, and help document what efforts are currently in place to combat the problem. Results will include a local asset map that will assist local anti-drug coalitions to prioritize needed areas for collaboration or highlight needs for additional programs and services.

“United Way of the Wabash Valley fights for the health, education and financial stability of every individual in the community,” said Executive Director, Richard Payonk. “In our Community Conversations with people across all walks of life, we’re hearing that the opioid issue is a major concern. We wanted to get involved to mobilize the community to help our neighbors whose lives are affected by this very difficult problem.”

Indiana deaths due to opioid overdose and poisoning now outnumber deaths from car accidents. As of 2014, Indiana became 15th nationwide for drug overdose fatalities, according to the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. United Against Opioid Abuse is a three-year Federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service under a new opportunity, Healthy Futures: Reducing and/or Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse. The statewide project is administered by Indiana United Ways with support from Serve Indiana, a division of the Department of Workforce Development.

United Way of the Wabash Valley is seeking applicants with the skills and interest to serve the community for a year in AmeriCorps, a branch of National Service. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, a Segal Education Award, and other benefits. Extensive professional development is provided. The project will begin October 2 and the link for application is below.


Early Childhood Literacy Project Grant PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 July 2017 14:34

success-by-six-grantThe goal of the Success By 6 Grant Program for Early Childhood Literacy Projects is to provide funding to early childhood educators and 

child care providers for the purpose of conducting an experience that will nurture a love for reading and learning in young children (0 – 5) and their families.

Project applications will be reviewed and awarded by a panel of early education and literacy professionals.

Applications must be received no later than 5 PM, November 17, 2017.

The literacy experience must include activities that focus around a book(s).

Each child is to receive a copy of a book related to the activity.

Parent/family activities should be included in the project. The parent(s)/family may be included in the event, or at the very least the applicant needs to provide details of how they will encourage literacy activities to be extended at home.

Detailed budget required.  Applicants may apply for up to $1,000.


Click Here For: Detailed Application Guidelines

Download the Grant Application here

2016 Annual Report PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:02

As we get ready to embark on our 2017 Community Resource Drive let’s take a look back at what we accomplished in our 2016 funding cycle.  Imagine our community if we all could just Do More!



Real Men Read & ReadUnited! Seeking Volunteers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 July 2017 15:17

real men read 4success-by-six-grantAre you looking to volunteer in our community?   Do you have a passion to see our children succeed?  Join our Real Men Read or ReadUnited! Programs.   

We bring adult mentors into kindergarten, preschool and child care facilities in the 6-county service area to read to students once a month for five months.  We ask that you be available to read to the same classroom for each session in order to form a bond with your students.   

Each child receives a copy of the book to take home, resulting in five new books in their home library.

This program encourages the student’s literacy skills and joy of reading, provides mentoring opportunities for adults with students, and gives students extra attention and positive role models who value education.

If you are interested in joining us this year please contact Mark Johnson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 812-235-6287.

Success By 6 Professional Development Grants PDF Print E-mail


Early Education Professional Development Grant Reimbursement

All applications must be received by the 5th of the month to be considered for that month. Applications received after the 5th will be considered the following month.

To Apply, download the application here:
Success By Six Professional Development Grant Application.

You may submit the application by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
or by mail to
United Way of the Wabash Valley
100 S. 7th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807





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