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COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS/PARTNERSHIPS

In addition to funding existing programs in Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs, UWBCKR helps lead, support, manage and/or fund a number of initiatives that help specific segments of our community. These Community Collaborations work with various nonprofit agencies, existing programs and new programs created by United Way specifically to maximize their collective impact.

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Calhoun County Great Start Collaborative / BC Vision

Community Literacy Collaborative

ISAAC – Education Task Force

Kalamazoo County Great Start Collaborative

The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo

Battle Creek Emergency Response Consortium

Battle Creek Housing Solutions Board

BC Vision

Calhoun County Tax Coalition

Eviction Diversion Program Steering Committee

Kalamazoo County Continuum of Care

Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative

Michigan Association of United Ways – ALICE Statewide Steering Committee

Michigan Association of United Ways – Financial Stability Partnership

Michigan Association of United Ways – Public Policy Committee

Michigan VITA

Michigan Works Southwest – Workforce Development Board

Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo

Children’s Health Access Program

Enroll Calhoun County

Enroll Kalamazoo County

FamilyWize Prescription Discount Card

Kalamazoo County Health Advisory Board

Kalamazoo Infant Mortality Community Action Board

Regional Health Alliance

5/3 E-Bus Planning Committee

Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Emergency Food & Shelter Program

Financially Secure Families

Homeless Coalition & ID Task Force

Hunger Free Committee Coalition

TCC Operations Board

Partners & Programs

EducationIncomeHealthBasic Needs
EDUCATION   $1,800,000.00
Early Childhood Success & Kindergarten Readiness   $605,000.00
Program Agency
Calhoun ISD Early Childhood Services Calhoun Intermediate School District
Evidence-based home visiting programming
Parents as Teachers Community Healing Center Collaborative
Evidence-based home visiting programming
Community Learning Center — Preschool Program Comstock Community Center
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Great Start Three Year Old Scholarship Program Calhoun Intermediate School District
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Kalamazoo County Ready 4s Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Northside Preschool Kalamazoo County Ready 4s
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Removing Barriers to School Readiness Program Kids Campus, Inc.
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) Starr Commonwealth
Evidence-based home visiting programming, High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Ready to Learn & Grow Young Women’s Christian Association Kalamazoo
High Quality Pre-K Experiences
Early Grade Reading Achievement   $460,000.00
Program Agency
Early Grade Reading Achievement Program (EGRAP) Battle Creek Public Schools
Family Engagement, Volunteer Reading Buddies, Summer Slide Prevention
Early Grade Reading Kalamazoo RESA
In-Classroom Supports, Family Engagement, Volunteer Reading Buddies, Summer Slide Prevention
Early Reading Program Lakeview School District
In-Classroom Supports, Family Engagement, Volunteer Reading Buddies, Summer Slide Prevention
New Genesis Success Academy — K-3 Reading New Genesis Incorporated
In-Classroom Supports, Volunteer Reading Buddies, Summer Slide Prevention
Achieve Success SLD Read
In-Classroom Supports
Elementary Tutoring VOCES
In-Classroom Supports
Fall/Winter Program Young Men’s Christian Association Kalamazoo
Family Engagement
Social Emotional Wellbeing   $735,000.00
Program Agency
Multi-Tiered System of Support Battle Creek Public Schools
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
High School Bigs Mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
Mentoring Supports for At-Risk and Vulnerable Students, esp. during times of transition
Social Emotional Wellbeing Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
S.T.R.E.E.T. Community Healing Center
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Coaching to Reunify Healthy Families with Tools for School-Age Children Family & Children Services
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Youth Conflict Resolution Program Gryphon Place
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
After School Programming Prevention Works Inc.
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Ready To Succeed SLD Read Collaborative
Mentoring Supports for At-Risk and Vulnerable Students, esp. during times of transition
Gain Access Program (GAP) The Haven of Rest Ministries
Mentoring Supports for At-Risk and Vulnerable Students, esp. during times of transition
SEL Iniative United Way Battle Creek & Kalamazoo Region for KYD Network
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Sojourner Truth Girls Academy Urban League of Battle Creek
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Creative Leaders United VOCES
Mentoring Supports for At-Risk and Vulnerable Students, esp. during times of transition
Family Leadership Institute VOCES
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Youth Trauma Intervention Services Young Women’s Christian Association Kalamazoo
Evidence-based Social Emotional Supports
Innovative/Interim Grants   $155,000
Program Agency
Attendance Matters Battle Creek Public Schools
School Wellness Program Calhoun County Public Health Dept.
Early Childhood Services Family Enrichment Center
Life Guide Success Goodwill Industries of SW Michigan
Mentoring New Genesis
After-School/Summer School Youth Programs Portage Community Center
Family Empowerment Prevention Works
RAWK Writers’ Room Read & Write Kalamazoo
Innovative (We’re Reading!) Second’s New Vision Ministries
Reducing Disparities The ARC Community Advocates
Supportive Grants   $126,734
Program Agency
Bigs in Business Big Brothers Big Sisters
After-School Program Educating for Freedom in Schools
CDF Freedom Schools Freedom Schools of Battle Creek/Urban League
Urban Zone GFM The Synergy Center
Child Trauma Assessment Center / Community Trauma Training Unified Clinics
Child Trauma Assessment Center / RPC Workshops Unified Clinics
Positive Education End Results (PEER) Urban League of Battle Creek
INCOME   $1,229,500.00
Stable & Affordable Housing   $667,000.00
Program Agency
Emergency Services — Income Community Action
Long-Term Supports for Maintaining Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing
Weatherization Community Homeworks
Long-Term Supports for Maintaining Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing
Eviction Diversion Housing Resources Inc.
Prevention of Sustainable Housing Loss for Low-Income and Working Families
Housing Stabilization Partnership Housing Resources Inc.
Long-Term Supports for Maintaining Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing; Short-Term Supports for Acquiring Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing
Family Stability for Educational Success Program (Siemer) Housing Resources Inc. — Collaborative
Long-Term Supports for Maintaining Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing
Long-Term Support — Homeownership Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Long-Term Supports for Maintaining Stable, Affordable and Quality Housing
Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Prevention of Sustainable Housing Loss for Low-Income and Working Families
Legal Services for Low Income Residents Legal Aid of Western Michigan
Prevention of Sustainable Housing Loss for Low-Income and Working Families
Legal Advocacy for Home Purchasers and Home Owners Legal Services of SC MI
Prevention of Sustainable Housing Loss for Low-Income and Working Families
Legal Advocacy for Renters/Eviction Diversion Legal Services of SC MI
Prevention of Sustainable Housing Loss for Low-Income and Working Families
Workforce & Income Supports for Low-Income and Working Individuals   $562,500.00
Program Agency
Career Readiness Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports)
FOC (Financial Opportunities Center) Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland
Financial Literacy, Coaching & Asset Building
VITA Goodwill Industries of Central Michigan’s Heartland
Tax Preparation Assistance for Low-Income and Working Individuals
Financial Coaching Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan
Financial Literacy, Coaching & Asset Building
Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan
Tax Preparation Assistance for Low-Income and Working Individuals
YWorks Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports)
Financial Literacy for Homeownership Kalamazoo Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Financial Literacy, Coaching & Asset Building
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Kalamazoo RESA
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports); Wage and Earned Income Growth Supports (including on-site and external training/coaching)
MRC Employment MRC Industries Inc.
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports); Wage and Earned Income Growth Supports (including on-site and external training/coaching)
Momentum Urban Alliance Inc.
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports)
English as a Second Language VOCES
Employment Attainment & Retention/Barrier Removal (including on-site supports)
Innovative/Interim Grants   $71,998
Program Agency
Workforce Barrier Removal Charitable Union
Goodwill Connects Goodwill Industries of Central MI’s Heartland
WIN Life Permanent Housing Haven of Rest Ministries
Solutions Highway Women’s Network Inc.
Supportive Grants   $77,000
Program Agency
Housing Community Healing Centers
Child Care Family Enrichment Center
Home Repair Kalamazoo Valley Habitat For Humanity
Continuum of Care Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC)
Skill Building MRC Industries Inc.
HEALTH   $808,450.00
Improve Family and Infant Health   $808,450.00
Program Agency
Nurse-Family Partnership Calhoun County Public Health Department
Evidence-based Health Home Visiting Programming
Behavioral Health Community Healing Center
Mental Health Treatment
Children’s Advocacy Center Community Healing Center
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Counseling
Mental Health GFM The Synergy Center
Mental Health Treatment
Substance Abuse GFM The Synergy Center
Substance Abuse Intervention and Treatment (including smoking cessation)
Maternal Child Health Division — Nurse Family Partnership Program Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services
Evidence-based Health Home Visiting Programming
Life Recovery for Men The Haven of Rest Ministries
Substance Abuse Intervention and Treatment (including smoking cessation)
Life Recovery for Women The Haven of Rest Ministries
Substance Abuse Intervention and Treatment (including smoking cessation)
Infant Mortality Collaborative Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kalamazoo Collaborative
Integrated Care and Case Management
Innovative/Interim Grants   $580,483
Program Agency
Addiction & Prevention Services for Pregnant & Parenting Individuals Community Healing Centers
Evidence-based Health Home Visiting Programming
Behavioral Health Community Healing Center
Mental Health Treatment
Children’s Advocacy Center Community Healing Center
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Counseling
Parent Infant Program Family & Children Services
Mental Health Treatment
Mental Health GFM The Synergy Center
Parents as Teachers/Breastfeeding Support Community Healing Centers
Health Training Eliminating Racism and Creating/Celebrating Equity (ERACCE)
Linkages Family Health Center
Fatherhood Initiative Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services
Infant Mortality Data Hub WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Maternal Infant Health Program YWCA
Tobacco Cessation Community AIDS Resource & Education Services
Supportive Grants   $149,992
Program Agency
Sexual Assault Prevention Bronson Health Foundation
Community Health Nurse Calhoun County Public Health Department
Gap Nutrition for Infants Charitable Union
RooTead Doulas RooTead
Sprout Box Pilot Sprout Urban Farms
St. Luke’s Diaper Bank St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
BASIC NEEDS   $2,195,900.00
Food   $570,500.00
Program Agency
Breakfast in the Classroom Battle Creek Public Schools
Provision of Hot Meals
Food Distribution Food Bank of South Central MI
Mobile Food Programming
Grocery/Food Pantry
Home Delivered Meals Senior Services Inc.
Provision of Hot Meals
Community Meals Program SHARE Center
Provision of Hot Meals
Sprout Mobile Markets Sprout Urban Farms
Mobile Food Programming
Food/Shelter/Other Basic Necessities   $557,000.00
Program Agency
The Ark Services for Youth Catholic Family Services
Mobile Food Programming, Provision of Hot Meals, Clothing Provision, Identification & Vital Records Assistance, Emergency Overnight Shelter
Basic Needs Kalamazoo Gospel Mission
Provision of Hot Meals, Emergency Overnight Shelter
Resource Center and Drop In Program Ministry with Community
Provision of Hot Meals, Clothing Provision, Identification & Vital Records Assistance, Transportation Assistance, Emergency Overnight Shelter
Emergency Assistance Program Portage Community Center
Grocery/Food Pantry, Clothing Provision, Transportation Assistance, Utility Assistance
Basic Needs Services South County Community Services
Grocery/Food Pantry, Transportation Assistance, Utility Assistance
Emergency Family Services The Salvation Army Battle Creek
Grocery/Food Pantry, Provision of Hot Meals, Clothing Provision, Transportation Assistance, Utility Assistance
Shelter   $772,700.00
Program Agency
Emergency Services Basic Needs Community Action
Utility Assistance (Gas, Electric, Deliverable Fuels, Water/Sewer)
Emergency Shelter Partnership Housing Resources Inc.
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Domestic Violence Basic Needs S.A.F.E. Place
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Men’s Shelter The Haven of Rest Ministries
Emergency Overnight Shelter (Men)
Women’s Shelter The Haven of Rest Ministries
Emergency Overnight Shelter (Women)
Emergency Utility Assistance The Salvation Army Kalamazoo
Utility Assistance (Gas, Electric, Deliverable Fuels, Water/Sewer)
YWCA Domestic Assault Crisis Intervention Services Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kalamazoo
Emergency Overnight Shelter
Other Basic Necessities   $345,700.00
Program Agency
Addressing Community Emergencies American Red Cross
Disaster Relief
Independent Living Services Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Identification & Vital Records Assistance; Supports for People Whose Mental Health is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Basic Needs Resources
The Frederick Douglass Recovery Center Basic Needs Douglass Community Association
Supports for People Whose Mental Health is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Basic Needs Resources
Basic Needs Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan
Clothing Provision; Transportation Assistance
Guardianship Guardian Finance & Advocacy Services
Supports for People Whose Mental Health is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Basic Needs Resources
Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Childcare Assistance for People Whose Lack of Childcare is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Resources
Child Advocacy Center Sexual Assault Services of Calhoun County
Supports for People Whose Mental Health is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Basic Needs Resources
Sexual Assault Supportive Services Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Kalamazoo
Supports for People Whose Mental Health is a Barrier Towards Obtaining Basic Needs Resources