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Posts from the ‘Agency Spotlight’ Category

28
Aug

Agency Spotlight: AVDA

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way agency since 2001. AVDA’s domestic violence center offers an array of services for victims of domestic violence such as a 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency and transitional housing, advocacy, counseling, and support to help victims live violence-free and independent lives. They also work in the community to educate and engage people of all ages in their commitment to prevent domestic abuse.

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10
Jul

Agency Spotlight: Caridad Center

Caridad Health Clinic has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way agency since 2002. The center provides medical and dental care to uninsured children and adults in Palm Beach County, who do not qualify for other programs and subsidies, and who cannot access care anywhere else.

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19
Jun

Agency Spotlight: Milagro Center

Milagro Center has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2003. Their services empower at-risk youth in Delray Beach through the use of art-based activities and experiences. They encourage children and teens to “reach for the stars,” with the ultimate goal of motivating children, teens, and their families to succeed in their schoolwork and in their lives.

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22
May

Agency Spotlight: Achievement Centers for Children and Families

Achievement Centers for Children and Families has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2013.  They provide affordable quality care to children whose parents otherwise could not maintain their job or go to school.  Their programs are designed to meet a child’s academic, social, emotional and physical needs; through toddler, preschool, afterschool, teen, adult and family programs.

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27
Feb

Agency Spotlight: Clinics Can Help

Clinics Can Help has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2012. They provide surplus medical equipment and supplies to financially needy patients, clinics, programs and schools in Palm beach County.

One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is The Lending Closet. This program collects and provides surplus durable medical equipment and supplies to clinics, programs and schools in Palm Beach County. This includes hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs, nebulizers, oxygen concentrators and other equipment that is necessary for the safe recovery of many individuals.

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30
Jan

Agency Spotlight: Take Stock in Children

Take Stock in Children has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2006. They promote personal worth, self-responsibility and academic success for deserving low-income children by providing a unique set of resources including mentors, scholarships, long-term support, student advocacy and a guaranteed educational opportunity.

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19
Dec

Agency Spotlight: Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Literacy Coalition has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1994. They promote and achieve literacy through programs meeting the needs of children, adults, families and workplace employees who have limited English and reading skills.

One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Literacy AmeriCorps. This program recruits, trains places and supervises up to 40 recent college graduates who provide a year of service as reading tutors, mentors, graduation coaches and college readiness coaches.

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21
Nov

Agency Spotlight: Adopt-a-Family

Adopt-A-Family has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 2000. They restore families with children in crisis to stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services which include housing and quality after-school activities.

One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Project Grow. This program is a licensed afterschool/out-of-school program that serves up to 60 children in kindergarten through fifth grade from formerly homeless and low-income families in Palm Beach County.

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31
Oct

Agency Spotlight:Opportunity, Inc.

Opportunity, Inc. has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1945. They offer affordable, quality preschool childcare, educational programming and parent support to low income families, single parent families and families in crisis.

One program funded by the Town of Palm Beach United Way is Early Childhood Education. The program for at-risk children delivers comprehensive early childhood education that prepares disadvantaged children to begin public school on an equal footing.

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26
Sep

Agency Spotlight: Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County

The Homeless Coalition has been a Town of Palm Beach United Way partner agency since 1996. They provide leadership in addressing and improving the quality of life of the Palm Beach County homeless through advocacy, planning, coordination, education and maximizing resources.

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