Programs

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The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in our community.  This is accomplished through fundraising, fund distribution, community building, volunteer advancement, and information and referral.

211 is a United Way program that provides free information and referral to human/social service agencies.

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MISSION UNITED™ is a United Way initiative that uses the existing United Way 211 comprehensive Information and Referral program.

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The ReUnite Program is a community-based collaborative program dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community.

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Beesley’s Paw Prints program offers volunteers with registered therapy pets to visit partner agencies and schools for people who suffer from an illness or depression.

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The United Way School Resource Center officially opened in September of 2020 in partnership with the Lee County School District. The United Way School Resource Center provides clothing, hygiene essentials, and school supplies to children in need throughout the District. 

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United Way Houses have several locations throughout Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee.

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United Way’s Free Tax Preparation program helps low- to moderate-income households meet their basic needs and build financial assets. 

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United Way’s WeCare program is a medical referral service that connects qualifying individuals with needed services at no-cost that are provided by a large network of volunteer providers.

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ReadingPals is a statewide early literacy initiative that provides volunteer mentors for students from Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) and Kindergarten who may need extra guidance. 

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In 2018, 3,610,770 Florida households (46%) had income below the ALICE Threshold, meaning that they were unable to afford even the most basic budget. ALICE households, earning above the Federal Poverty Level, were not eligible for assistance.

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Funded agencies may vary dependent on program or agency performance and operational status.

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Help Me Grow is designed to connect families with children from birth through age eight to information about child development and to community resources.

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A Community Partnership School is both a physical place as well as a set of partnerships between a school and other community resources focused on improving student well-being and success.

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Family Mentor Program recruits volunteer mentors who will be trained and matched with parents who are ready to be re-unified with their children.

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