Author: Abby Desboro

United Way of the Wabash Valley Awarded $500,000 HRSA Grant to Address Psychostimulant Substance Use in Rural Counties

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy awarded nearly $15 million in funding for rural communities to address psychostimulant misuse and related overdose deaths. Psychostimulants include methamphetamine and other illegal drugs, such as cocaine and ecstasy, as well as prescription stimulants for conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder […]

Strong Neighborhoods Council Awards Over $66,000 in Neighborhood Improvement Mini-Grants to the Community

The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Strong Neighborhoods Council is awarding over $66,000 in funding for Neighborhood Improvement Project mini-grants across the community.  This is the second round of this community investment for the council whose goal is to create a positive impact for struggling working families in the Wabash Valley by investing in […]

United Way’s Success By 6 Launches the Natalie Pugh Memorial Professional Development Fund

The United Way’s Success By 6 Impact Council has launched the Natalie Pugh Memorial Professional Development Fund.  This new fund, named in honor of a dedicated early childhood education advocate and United Way volunteer, will offer financial support to early childhood educators who wish to pursue opportunities being offered by Success By 6 to enhance […]

Outdoor Renovations at Hungarian Hall

A longstanding community gathering space has seen some much-needed repairs with support from the United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Strong Neighborhoods Council. Hungarian Hall has been able to repair some of the brick work and coping on the outside façade of the building. The building, which was built in the 1920s was originally made […]

United Way Announces $100,000 Financial Skills at Work Grant Opportunity

United Way of the Wabash Valley announced today a new grant opportunity made available by their Financial Management Impact Council. The Council promotes financial coaching and income management throughout their six-county service area. Improving financial management skills is an important step in breaking the cycle of poverty and achieving the bold goal of moving 10,000 […]

Juvenile Justice Center Mentoring: Hamilton Center

The Substance Use Disorder Council awarded a grant to the Hamilton Center to create a Vigo County Juvenile Justice Center Mentoring Program. The program is structured as a one-hour long group sessions and provides mentor based follow up after a juvenile leaves the center. The mentor sessions focus on real-life issues, communication, and critical thinking […]

Peer Recovery Specialists Guide the Path to Recovery

As part of the Substance Use Disorder Council’s focus on well-rounded approaches to supporting prevention, treatment, and recovery solutions, the council developed a grant to bring Peer Recovery Specialist training to our community. Next Step Foundation was awarded the grant in 2020 and began the training. These specialists are used to aid in substance use […]

Strong Neighborhoods Impact Council Offering Neighborhood Improvement Mini-Grants to the Community

The United Way of the Wabash Valley’s Strong Neighborhoods Council is making available up to $60,000 in funding for Neighborhood Improvement mini-grants to the community.  This is the second round of this offering to the committee from the council whose goal is to create a positive impact for struggling working families in the Wabash Valley […]

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