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United Way to Distribute $1.848 Million

to Community Services and Programs

The United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties’ Board of Directors voted on May 21, 2012 to approve $1,848,688 in distributions to local community programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year (starting 7/1/12).   This represents a 2.4 % increase over last year’s distributions.

Partner Agency Allocations
The bulk of the funding ($1.459 million) will go to United Way’s 35 Partner Agencies to fund 57 programs.  Funding decisions were based on the type of program, the quality of the services provided and the impact that the program has on its target population.  Eleven Review panels utilizing over 60 volunteers performed site visits, reviewed financials and scored programs based on pre-defined evaluation criteria.  Ninety-three percent (93%) of all programs reviewed had quality scores of Excellent (90% or higher) or Good (80%-90%).  Agency allocations were up by $19,100 over last year’s allocations of $1,440,000 and most agencies received a funding increase over last year’s allocations (2-3%).  
“We were thrilled that for the first time in several years, we are able to increase our financial investment in our community,” said Ray Salazar, President of United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties.  “We hope that this is only the beginning of our recovery from the recession that hurt so many of our area nonprofits at a time when the need was so very high.”
Two programs previously funded chose not to apply for funding in this cycle and one new Partner Agency was funded for the first time.  Lutheran Social Services is the Second Harvest Food Bank operator for Flagler County and will be funded for the first time.

Funded Partner Agency Programs: (includes UW Allocations and Donor Designations)

  • Essential Services- These programs provide for basicneeds, which include food, clothing, and emergency shelter. $567,900 or 39%
  • Critical Services- These programs provide services for crisis support such as: maintaining or obtaining employment (including child care support), crisis medical care, and crisis mental health services. $414,400 or 28%
  • Treatment and Residential Services- These programs provide ongoing services for substance abuse, health, mental health, disabilities, and support. $217,200 or 15%
  • Prevention, Education and Recreational Services- These programs provide services with long-term outcomes relating to prevention, education, recreation, and outreach. $259,600 or 18%

Additional Community Distributions
            An additional $388,622 will be distributed to other community programs including 2-1-1/First Call for Help (an information and referral line that anyone can call to get connected to local area services); The Volunteer Center (which supports more than 100 local nonprofits in the recruitment, placement, training and recognition of volunteers); other community programs, grants or initiatives; and additional donor designations to other nonprofit organizations.

United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties is this region’s most comprehensive health and human service umbrella organization.  United Way donations are the largest single source of funding for local non-profit agencies, with the exception of local, state, and federal governments. 

About the United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties, Inc.
The United Way of Volusia-Flagler improves lives and builds a stronger community by bringing together hearts, minds and resources from across the region and by developing effective partnerships with businesses, government and nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit the web-site www.unitedwayvfc.org


2012/2013 United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties Funded Partner Agency Programs
American Red Cross: Disaster Services
American Red Cross: Service to Military Families
Arc of Volusia: ADT Level I East
Arc of Volusia: ADT Level II East
Boy Scouts-Central Florida Division: Multi-Cultural Emphasis Scouting
Boys and Girls Club of Volusia County:  After School Programs
Catholic Charities:  Counseling
Catholic Charities:  Family Emergency Assistance
Center for the Visually Impaired:  Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Children's Advocacy Center:  Child Protection Team
Children's Advocacy Center:  Family & Child Trauma Treatment Services
Children's Advocacy Center:  Sexual Assault Response Team
Children's Home Society:  Family Therapy/Clinical Services
Children's Home Society:  Residential Programs (Brian's, Destiny's, and Sunshine House Emergency Shelter)
Children's Home Society:  Visitation Center-Family Violence (Harmony House and TreeHouse Family Visitation)
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida:  Legal Aid/Housing Preservation                     
Council on Aging of Volusia:  Elder Services
CredAbility:  Comprehensive Housing Program
Domestic Abuse Council:  Emergency Shelter Program
Early Learning Coalition:  School Readiness for At Risk Youth ages 0-5
Easter Seals:  Community Equipment Loan Program
Easter Seals:  DHHS Education & Advocacy
Easter Seals:  Pediatric Audiology (Infant Hearing Screening)
Easter Seals:  Child Development Center
Family Life Center:  Transit Assistance
Family Life Center:  Outreach
Family Life Center:  Safe House
Family Renew Community: Transitional Housing 
Flagler Summer Camp:  Child Care/Development Program
Flagler Volunteer Services:  RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
Girl Scouts of Citrus Council:  Every Girl Everywhere
Halifax Urban Ministries:  STAR Shelter
Halifax Urban Ministries:  Emergency Assistance
Halifax Urban Ministries:  Traveler's Aid-Emergency Assistance
Haven Recovery: Hugh West Residential Treatment Program
House Next Door:  Homework Club
House Next Door:  Therapeutic Family Services
Lutheran Social Services:  Second Harvest North Florida (Flager)
Mental Health America:  Drop-In Center
Mid-Florida Housing Partnership:  Palmetto House
Neighborhood Center:  Emergency Shelter Homeless Prevention
Neighborhood Center:  Food Assistance
PACE Center for Girls:  Leadership Intervention Services
Salvation Army:  Emergency Shelter/Feeding (Veterans/HUD Transitional/Streets Teams)
Salvation Army:  Family Social Services: East Volusia/Flagler
Second Harvest Food Bank:  Volusia Branch
St. Gerard Campus:  Maternity Residential Program
Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare:  Project WARM
UCP:  Developmental Training/Transitional Employment
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA:  After School Program 
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA:  Aquatics
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA:  Membership Assistance
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA: Summer Day Camp
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA: Summer Resident Camp
Volusia Flagler Family YMCA: Youth Sports
Volusia Literacy Council:  Adult Literacy Training
West Volusia PAL:  Athletic Prog. & Educational Activities for Children

Media Inquiries, please contact:
Tim Sylvia, Director Community Investments & 211
PH: 386-366-9070 Email: tsylvia@unitedwayvfc.org


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