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OUR FOCUS AREAS
Health and Wellness
What is a partner?
A trusted nonprofit that UWWC has vetted carefully to fund specific programs they offer that aligns with our focus areas
What is a funded program?
Services provided by the partners UWWC has selected to fund.
What does this mean for you?
In an effort to make Wayne County residents the most successful in family, health, education and financial stability, the programs below are in place to support you weather you need help, want to volunteer or invest in our community
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Families in Wayne County are assisted by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul’s Emergency Assistance program with financial aid for rent and utilities, as well as assistance with medication and groceries. They receive help with budgeting to work towards financial stability.
Through the Emergency Assistance program at The Salvation Army, short-term assistance is available to ensure 30 days of continued housing/utilities as well as food, clothing, household goods assistance.
Homeless men are provided with emergency shelter, three daily meals, life skills classes, counseling and outreach services at the Shelter for Men provided by The Salvation Army.
Individuals are able to remain in their home, receive check-ups and receive nutritious meals from Meals on Wheels through the Nutrition for the Elderly
Victims of single family fires are provided emergency assistance, food, short-term shelter, and referral services through the Single Family Fires program
The American Red Cross facilitates Armed Forces Emergency Services that communicate between service members and their families in times of medical emergencies, death, and financial hardship.
As part of the Boy Scouting program, boys in our Community Troop, improve their academic performance and social competencies through rank advancement, merit badge completion and Learning for Life courses at no cost to their families.
Girls living in West Haven, Fairview and Lincoln Apartments have a safe place to be mentored as they grow into community citizenship!
Your investment in the work of United Way of Wayne County has given these young ladies the chance to belong to the three Girl Scout's Community Troops, and to experience the benefits of being a scout. Some of the opportunities these girls now have include arts and crafts, agriculture trips, Disney on Ice adventures, and STEM education.
The Adult and Family Literacy program is dedicated to developing skills in reading, math and computers ,for adult learners and their families, in order that they may achieve success at home, at work, and in the community.
Financial literacy is provided through the Bank on Wayne program that provides instruction in budgeting, banking, and managing credit. Bank on Wayne encourages participants to operate within the financial mainstream and avoid costly alternative financial services.
First-time youth offenders have an opportunity to earn a chance to improve their future through Teen Court. Participants follow a structured process where their peers review their case, pass judgment and issue an appropriate sentence. Through parental and teen participation, participants are able to avoid criminal records by successfully completing their sentence.
Expectant parents attend Pregnancy Birth and Beyond (PB&B) classes. This allows participating parents a better foundation and understanding of the pregnancy, labor, birth, and early stages of infant development. In addition to the prenatal education, PB&B also follows the newborns/families through the first six months to a year after birth with continued contact and resources as needed.
Cry Freedom Missions is fighting to eradicate sex trafficking through Reaching, Rescuing, and Restoring the lives of survivors. Once they connect with a survivor, a comprehensive process involving justice for the perpetrators and recovery and rehabilitation for the survivors begins. It is their passion to see this heinous and barbaric injustice abolished in our generation. They long to see every boy, every girl, every woman, and every man enslaved in trafficking to experience FREEDOM!
Boys and girls participate in Aim for Success education program which includes age-appropriate activities on personal responsibilities, managing money, how to set goals, improving self-esteem and improving grades at the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County in three locations- Goldsboro, Fremont and Mount Olive.
Children participated in Smart Moves program where they learned about the consequences of adolescent sexual activity and improved their self-esteem and decision making skills in order to avoid unsafe behaviors.
Children participating in the Triple Play program, which provides youth with structured activities such as increasing their daily exercise and improve their knowledge of nutrition and eating habits.
The Domestic Violence Victim Support program provides victims of domestic violence, neglect or sexual assault a safe shelter, emergency services, crisis intervention, food and clothing, safety planning, emergency cell phones, danger and lethality assessment and if needed, legal as well as financial assistance.
Victims can receive counseling whether they stay in a shelter or not. Counseling is also available for the batterer.. For those attending support groups, there is childcare available. The program will assist them with their job search, skill training, referrals and placement to help them become self-sufficient.
Other educational opportunities are offered such as parenting skills training and safety planning for children. Domestic Violence Prevention Workshops are available for the community.
Domestic Violence Victim Support
24/7 Hot Line
Rones Chapel Area Community Center
Some students require more intensive and individualized instruction to learn some skills and material. In Tutor to the Top, one-on-one help is proven to be most effective.
Extensive research shows that students who worked with tutors substantially improved academic performance and created lasting, beneficial outcomes. Each child is matched with a tutor who will stay with him/her throughout instruction. One-on-one sessions are an hour long, and by appointment on weekdays after school. Saturday appointments may be scheduled on a case basis.
All tutors are experienced educators in Wayne and Duplin Counties with full background checks. Sessions are always conducted with a minimum of two adults present at all times.
Habitat for Humanity’s Brush with Kindness, a home repair program where they help facilitate minor interior and exterior home repairs for low and moderate income homes across Wayne County.
The goal for this program is to work with existing homeowners and give them the opportunity to address repair needs that they may not be able to address otherwise. They do this in a subsidized way a third of the cost of all the labor and materials. They started this program in 2018 and they plan to spread this initiative across Wayne County. To make low and moderate income homes safe and functional.
The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is backed by hundreds of trials and studies, and gives you proven parenting strategies to make life easier and calmer at home, and help your kids grow up to be happy, confident and successful. Thousands of American families are seeing the benefits of doing Triple P Online, or Teen Triple P Online.
PPP serves parents with children 0-17. The UWWC grant allows the program to expand to include those without a court order to attend.
83501 E Ash St.
Pregnancy, Birth & Beyond
Cry Freedom Missions
610 N William Street
Shelter for Men
919.734.5033 ext. 42
1000 N. Jefferson Street
The Volunteer Resource for Wayne County
601 E. Royall Avenue
Nutrition Program for the Elderly
719 E. Ash Street
Domestic Violence Victim Support
800 N William St
Triple P Parenting
131 E Walnut St
A Brush with Kindness
600 N. George Street
Single Family Fire
Armed Forces Emergency Services
172 Hwy 581 S
Boy Scouting Community Troop
1401 Royall Avenue
Aim for Success
308 N. William Street
108 E. Lockhaven Drive
Girl Scouting Community Troops
2001-D East Ash Street
Adult and Family Literacy
Bank on Wayne
Tutor to the Top