Self-Sufficiency

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United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties' Mission

To improve lives in our community through Community Solutions. Our goal is that everyone in Benton and Franklin Counties has a good education; access to healthcare; lives and works in a safe environment; and is a self-sufficient, active member of our community.

Our Self-Sufficiency Service Providers for 2016-2018

American Red Cross serving Central and Southeastern Washington: Disaster Cycle Program - Assists victims in emotional and financial recovery immediately following a disaster, as well as long-term recovery guidance.

Boy Scouts of America, Blue Mountain Council: Prepared for LIve - Provides development opportunities and experiences for youth so they can be successful in school, achieve their full potential, be self-sufficient, and contribute as active members of their community.

Columbia Industries: CI Employment Services - Prepares and trains individuals with disabilities for employment in the community.

Columbia Industries: Vocational Training - Provides training and employment skills development services for individuals with disabilities.

Lourdes Counseling Center/Lourdes Health Network: Vocational Case Management - Assists individuals with serious and persistent mental illness with vocational and employment assessment, planning, skills development, education, job placement, and retention services.

People for People: Greater Columbia 2-1-1 - Provides telephone information and referral for individuals in need of health and human services.

People for People: 2-1-1 Resource Coordinator - Increases the connection between people and health and human services resources in Benton and Franklin Counties through 2-1-1.

Second Harvest: Build a Bed to Feed a Family- Provides gardening space to families to improve their diets, teach tehm how to grow food, and to build a sense of community around the garden.

Second Harvest: Feeding Children Initiative- Supplies food to hungry schoolchildren through local food banks, a school-based Mobile Food Bank, and Bit 2 Go weekend food packs. Distributes nutrition education material.

Senior Life Resources NW: Meals on Wheels - Provides disadvantaged and homebound seniors with home-delivered, healthy, and nutritious meals.

Senior Life Resources NW: Meals on Wheels Under Age 60 Program - Provides sick and homebound individuals under age 60 with home-delivered, healthy, and nutritious meals.

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities: Keeping Families Working- Provides youth development and childcare services so parents can stay employed and children can be safe.