Community Impact Fund - 2017/18 Funded Partners

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Greater Gallatin United Way's 2017-18 Community Impact Fund - Click here for PDF

We’re proud to partner with the following service providers to address community challenges and deliver vital services throughout Gallatin, Madison, Meagher and Park Counties. These organizations and programs are central to Greater Gallatin United Way working for community change.  We support nonprofits’ work with resources including advocacy, volunteers, and—where strategies align—funding.  Greater Gallatin United Way has invested over $14 Million into this region of Montana over the past 40 years.

ASPENProvide free comprehensive support services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.  Services include 24-hour crisis line; crisis counseling; legal advocacy, help with orders of protection; referrals; safety planning, emergency 911 phones, forensic medical exam support, and connecting to community resources. ASPEN also provides preventative educational and awareness activities.

Befrienders:  Match community volunteers to older adults for companionship, support and advocacy. The relationships benefit volunteers and seniors by helping bridge the intergenerational gap and break down the stereotypes of aging.

Belgrade Senior Center / Friendship Center of Belgrade:  Provide services that foster independence for individuals aged 50+. Nutrition Program provides meals, outreach support and resources that improve or maintain nutritional status and health. Quality of Life Program aims to increase knowledge, resources, access and opportunities to be healthy and make healthy choices through social, recreation, health and wellness, education and information activities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Park and Sweet Grass Counties Match children with trained mentors in, and outside of, school. These "guided friendships" between a child and a positive older role-model are a proven prevention strategy that helps kids succeed in school; have more self-confidence; avoid violence, alcohol and drugs; make better decisions; and have a brighter future.

Bozeman Senior Center - Senior Nutrition Program:  Provide Walk-In-Meals, Meals-On-Wheels, Sunday Dinners, Pancake Suppers, and other supplemental food programs. In addition the Bozeman Center administers funds and commodities for senior meal programs in Manhattan, Three Forks, and West Yellowstone.

CASA / Guardian Ad Litem of Gallatin County:  Recruit, train, manage and administer volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children who have been removed from their home by the Eighteenth Judicial District Court.  The primary focus of program is to give the District Court judges thorough, unbiased information about the child’s history and current circumstances. Advocates also explore the child’s placement options and report on what is in the best interests of the child.

Child Care Connections The only child care resource and referral agency in this region.  CCC has strives to improve access and the quality of child care across difficult to serve populations such as infants, children with special needs, low-income families, minority children and families who need part-time care. CCC is the area resource for employer supported child care. CCC is involved in community education and advocacy regarding the early childhood profession.

Community Health Partners - Dental Program:  Provide access to high-quality preventive and emergency oral health care to all individuals and families in Gallatin and Park Counties, regardless of ability to pay. CHP dental providers coordinate with the medical sites and providers to reduce emergency room use for dental needs.

Community Mediation Center:  Provide services that foster healthy conflict resolution and a heightened sense of community.  Low Income Family Mediation program offers families going through divorce the opportunity to work together in a supportive, neutral environment and, when children are involved, develop parenting schedules created not by the courts, but by their parents.

Family Promise of Gallatin Valley:  Through a network of interfaith organizations which provide a place for homeless families to sleep, healthy meals and compassionate hospitality during a 90-day program. Professional case management staff provide families access to the resources they need to find gainful employment and permanent, stable housing, while offering reprieve from a stressful situation.

Gallatin Valley YMCA - Y Achievers  Program:  6-week summer prevention program that targets 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students reading below grade level. The program focuses on phonics, writing, and reading to boost literacy skills, adding enrichment activities to support physical and social-emotional growth.

Gallatin Early Childhood Community Council: A community-wide collaborative effort providing leadership to community partners.  The goal is to create efficient, effective and comprehensive system of early childhood services in the Greater Gallatin area to ensure that every child has a healthy and enriched beginning.

Greater Gallatin United Way kidsLINK Afterschool kidsLINK Afterschool has over 4,000 children enrolled, operates in 29 school-based/linked locations across 4 counties, and serves over 1,611 children every day.  kidsLINK Afterschool is more than a safe place for kids while their parents finish their work days; it provides rich opportunities for learning, personal growth, and building relationships.  Parents, children, schools and businesses depend on kidsLINK Afterschool.

Haven:  Provide intervention services for survivors and victims of domestic violence. Services include a shelter, 24-hour support line, legal advocacy, individual counseling and support groups. Also provide community outreach survivor-driven programs and prevention programs that teach youth about how to have healthy relationships.

Help Center / 2-1-1:  Community crisis intervention program which provides the suicide crisis lines for 13 area counties.  Program offers walk-in counseling, suicide outreach services, and coordination of services for those in suicidal crisis as well as follow up services.  Also provide Suicide Prevention Trainings.  Internship Program provides short and long term counseling services, as well as services to the homeless and soon to be homeless population.  Telecare Program provides daily phone visits/safety checks/medication reminders to home bound or vulnerable clients.  211 is a call center for 13 area counties, providing information on health and human services through the database system.   The Sexual Assault Counseling Center provides crisis intervention, medical, personal and legal advocacy, outreach and long and short term Trauma Recovery Counseling services, individual and group, to victims of sexual assault/abuse and their concerned others.   Hearts and Homes provides supervised visitation services for parents and children.  The Child Advocacy Center provides a positive, child focused intervention for child victims of sexual abuse.

HRDC/Community Café Culinary Arts Training Program Training programs include Culinary Arts Training Program, Youth at Higher Ground Coffee, and Gallatin Valley Manufacturing Partnership Summer Youth Boot Camp

HRDC/Food and Nutrition Program:  Combat hunger and countering the effects of food insecurity through 3 area food banks.  Gallatin Valley Food Bank serves Bozeman, Belgrade and the surrounding area; Headwaters Area Food Bank serves Three Forks and the surrounding area; and, Big Sky Community Food Bank serves Big Sky and the surrounding areas.

HRDC/Galavan:  Provide door-to-door transporation services in Bozeman and between Bozeman, Belgrade, Manhattan and Three Forks.

HRDC/Homemaker Program:  Provide in-home skilled nursing care (Gallatin County only), homemaking services and one-on-one support to low income, at risk seniors (60+) allowing them to live safely and independently in their own homes.  

HRDC/Housing First Program: Program is to improve the housing security of families and individuals who are experiencing or on the verge of homelessness through The Warming Center, Carriage House, Transition in Place Rapid Rehousing Program, and Emergency Rental Assistance.

HRDC/Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program:  Provide free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation.

HRDC/Youth Transitional Housing ProgramProvide shelter to homeless youth and help them transition to independent living. Program helps youth, that could otherwise not reconcile with their families or return home, build skills to transition to independent living.

Livingston Food Resource Center/Senior Dinners Program:  A meal program that delivers frozen dinner meals, ready to heat and eat, to low income seniors who for any reason are dealing with food insufficiency.

Thrive:  Programs to help all children have every opportunity to grow, succeed and become valuable members of our community through programs that include:  Child Advancement Project (CAP), Girls for a Change, Girls on the Run, Partnership Project, Parent Liaison, and Parent Place.

Women In Action Big Sky Provide mental health services with focus on drug and alcohol counseling.

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Summary of impact - click here.

Donations made to GGUW Community Investment/Impact Initiative resulted in the following:

  • 350 domestic and sexual abuse crisis calls were answered on 24/7 crisis line and 966 nights of emergency shelter were provided in Park County.
  • 2,000 youth in 14 schools in Park and Sweet Grass Counties received domestic and sexual violence education and prevention presentations and activities.
  • 83 kids were matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister in Park and Sweet Grass Counties.
  • Over 40,000 nutritious congregate or delivered meals were provided to seniors in Belgrade, Manhattan, Bozeman, Three Forks and West Yellowstone.
  • 52 children removed from their homes by the 18th Judicial Court due to neglect or abuse received an adult advocate to represent their best interests.  Advocates primary role is to ensure that the child assigned to them have their emotional and physical needs met and work to ensure they have the best chance possible of having a permanent, safe, loving home. 
  • Decrease domestic and sexual violence through eChild Care Providers attended 899 hours of classroom training through 189 approved training events. Provider Services staff also provided 1,110 hours of on-site coaching to child care providers. In addition, CCC provided 240 hours of specialized coaching for providers working with children with special needs.
  •  Child Care Providers attended 899 hours of classroom training through 189 approved training events.  In addition, Child Care Providers received over 1,110 hours of on-site coaching and 240 hours of specialized coaching was provided to those working with children with special needs.
  • 3,921 children and adults received preventative and emergcy dental care, an essential component of comprehensive health care (early childhood tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease.)
  • Over 4,000 children enrolled in GGUW kidsLINK Afterschool Program across 29 locations.
  • 138 community members entering divorce received family mediation services with the goal of  executing a mutually-signed parenting agreement and avoid court.   
  • Homeless families consisting of 464 individuals took part in 90-day program offering shelter, meals, transportation, and basic needs such as securing necessary identification and prescriptions, budgeting and parenting classes, as well as intensive case management.
  • Over 170, 1st-3rd graders in Bozeman and Belgrade took part in summer learning loss prevention program and started thee new school year on par or ahead of their peers in reading and literacy, eliminating their achievement gap.
  • 14,876 crisis response calls relating to suicidal intent, sexual assault, mental illness and other needs were answered by Help Center/2-1-1.
  • 953 victims/survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault received emergency shelter, legal advocacy, counseling and other services in Gallatin and Park Counties.
  • 10,630 persons received emergency food boxes, breakfast or lunch, weekend snack packs or other food security services in Gallatin, Madison, Park and Sweet Grass Counties.
  • 700 individuals received temporary housing, case management services and/or short-term financial assistance to keep them in their homes.
  • 700 persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers making $54,000 or less received free tax preparation from IRS-certified volunteers.
  • 8 homeless youth in Bozeman received shelter and support to help them transition to independent living.
  • 7,071 individuals accessed family support education, services and/or programs to help ensure children’s success at home, school and in life. 
  • 276 seniors received light in-home assistance or were matched with a friend reduce isolation and foster well-being and independence.

In addition to funding, GGUW Funded Partners also enjoy the benefits of:

  • Promotion of your organization’s work/programs/results in print media, online and at 80+ workplace presentations
  • Consulting support, including board governance
  • Grant writing support
  • Training/professional development support
  • A community resource focusing on human services
  • Participation in GGUW’s community coalitions - - real long-term change is best generated by a united effort, working collectively through a common agenda. When nonprofits are equipped to effectively collaborate, duplication is reduced and each partner’s contribution multiplies to deliver greater results for people and the community
  • Access to generous donors and an efficient method to annually apply for needed funds
  • Participation in Federal and State of Montana Employee Campaign - - GGUW acts as your local federation