United Way, WCCS Partner for Kids

Matching grant to help fund new program to jumpstart learning for pre-k students. A new approach in preparing children for kindergarten is being supported through the United Way of Whitley County and a matching grant offered now through the end of 2015. Kindergarten Countdown is a program designed for children, entering kindergarten, who have not

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Northeast Indiana: Road to One Million

Source: Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Northeast Indiana’s Road to One Million economic development plan was selected as a regional winner of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s (IEDC) Regional Cities funding. Northeast Indiana’s winning Road to One Million plan, spearheaded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc., is the rallying cry for

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LIVE UNITED: Grant Recipient Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Recently diagnosed with a terminal and rare form of cancer, Joe Perry, of Columbia City, receives support from family, friends and organizations such as Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. “I’ve been diagnosed with stage 3 T-cell lymphoma; terminal. They gave me 10 years. This was a couple of years ago,” 55-year-old Perry said. The disease

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LIVE UNITED: Board Members Share Why They LIVE UNITED

Whitley County’s United Way is nearing the end of another year of generosity and community support. After granting more than $115,000 in funds and heading another successful Day of Caring, United Way of Whitley County’s (UWWC) Board of Directors shared what it is like to be part of the organization, and what it means to

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LIVE UNITED: Grant Recipient The Lighthouse

United Way of Whitley County funds a variety of programs that play a major role in the improvement and stability of local communities. Cami Calhoon, of Columbia City, has benefitted from some of these programs throughout her journey to recovery, especially through The Lighthouse. Part of Interfaith Mission, Inc., The Lighthouse, 500 W. Business 30,

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LIVE UNITED: Grant Recipient CASA of Northeast Indiana

Having served more than 50 children in Whitely County this year, CASA of Northeast Indiana is another organization funded in part by United Way that makes the community a better place to live.   “Our mission is to provide a voice in court for children who are involved in judicial proceedings, mainly due to abuse

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LIVE UNITED: Grant Recipient YWCA Domestic Violence Services

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Northeast Indiana received a $2,500 grant from United Way, and is upholding its reputation for serving those affected by domestic violence. “We have been a ​community partner​ with United Way for many years and we appreciate the funding and support through their organization,” said Jennifer Rohlf, community education coordinator

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