Funded partners help the United Way advance its mission of enhancing the quality of life in our community by helping those in need. While we fund a variety of initiatives directly, our work wouldn't be complete without funding programs across Monongalia and Preston Counties through our Funded Partners. Together, we are able to build a stronger and better community by developing resources and creating partnerships to empower individuals to improve their lives.
When you see the "United Way Funded Partner" logo in these organization's entries, on flyers, and at the bottom of websites, you can trust they've gone through a rigorous "Standards of Accountability" process to become one of our Funded Partners. Find out more about our funding process here.
American Red Cross
Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generosity of donors.
Funded Programs: Disaster Cycle Services
Barlett Housing Solutions
Provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing (using the "Housing First Model"), as well as meals, life skills training and comprehensive case management services to homeless individuals and families to promote self-sufficiency and end the cycle of homelessness.
Funded Programs: Nitor Transitional Bridge Housing, Emergency Triage Shelter
Boy Scouts - Mountaineer Area Council
Serves youth in North Central West Virginia by providing them with programs that build character, provide citizenship training and develop personal fitness.
Funded Programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scout Reach
Provides advocacy, case management, prevention education, community and nursing outreach, transitional housing, and volunteer and support services to enable people with HIV/AIDS to improve their health and quality of living.
Funded Program: Community Education Outreach
CASA for Kids
Advocates for abused and or neglected children so they can be safe, regain permanence and have the opportunity to thrive within a loving and healthy family environment.
Funded Program: Child Advocacy
Catholic Charities West Virginia
Works to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty through direct service and programs that provide basic needs and opportunities for improving the well-being for all people in need.
Funded Programs: Monongalia Wellness Pantry, Preston Wellness Pantry
Assists residents of Monongalia and Preston counties with emergency financial assistance, food orders, free clothing, household items and kitchenware, resume, interview and job application assistance, as well as a Jobs for Life training program and referrals to additional community resources.
Funded Programs: Career Closets, Emergency Financial Assistance
Empowers residents of Monongalia and Preston counties by meeting their immediate needs for emergency financial assistance or homeless prevention and by linking individuals with the appropriate services, such as employment or training programs, budget counseling, and other services within the communities in which they live and work.
Funded Program: Emergency Financial Assistance
Food For Preston
Works to secure food, funding, and volunteers for 10 food pantries and the backpack feeding program to fight hunger in Preston County.
Funded Programs: Backpack Feeding Program, Food Pantry
Legal Aid of West Virginia
Helps to ensure fairness in the justice system by providing free assistance to eligible individuals and families facing civil legal issues affecting their health, safety, economic security and other basic needs.
Funded Program: Domestic Violence Assistance
Milan Puskar Health Right
Meets the health care needs of those who are uninsured, underinsured or are receiving Medicaid benefits. The clinic takes a whole person approach and provides services to improve physical, mental, dental and vision health. MPHR also operates the Friendship Room.
Funded programs: Community Dental Partners, Primary Care Program, Friendship Room, Mental Health Program
Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center
Provides a child-friendly and safe environment where child abuse victims and their families are interviewed, educated and healed.
Funded Programs: Child Advocacy, Prevenative Care: Children Project
Mountaineer Area Robotics
Promotes high school robotics team to enhance interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and well-rounded life capabilities. Also, part of FIRST Robotics, a nationwide organization of robotic teams.
Funded Programs: MARS, First Lego League, First Lego League Jr
Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club
Provides a positive place for kids ages 5 through 18. The Club Culture consists of: the pursuit of excellence; a sense of personal responsibility; respect for others; and a sense of civic responsibility demonstrated by our service to the community.
Funded Programs: Education Enhancement - Project Learn, Career Path, STEM
NCWV Community Action Association
Provides a wide variety of services to low-income individuals and families and is committed to advocating for low-income individuals so they can reach self-sufficiency.
Funded Programs: Homeless prevention/Rehousing
On Eagles' Wings
Uses the therapeutic power of horses to improve and enhance the lives of those with physical, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities.
Funded Programs: Therapeutic Riding
Operation Welcome Home
Helps veterans gain meaningful jobs by removing common barriers to employment and placing them with employers that understand the value of a veteran.
Funded Program: Veteran Job Readiness
Helps people with disabilities find great jobs and live independent lives by providing job training, placement and support services.
Funded Programs: Job Creation & Retention, Evaluation & Training
Preston County Workshop
Provides employment evaluations, job training, employment placement, safety training, personal hygiene, and other related services. Also certified by the State of West Virginia as a Community Rehabilitation Center.
Funded Programs: Farm & Distribution Greenhouse Training Center
The Salvation Army
Cares for the total family by providing social, counseling and faith-based services. Also home to the area's only hot dinner program.
Funded Programs: Monongalia County Hot Feeding Program, Preston County Emergency Assistance, Pathway of Hope
Scott's Run Settlement House
Provides social services to individuals and families in need by offering programs and services that meet the most basic needs.
Funded Programs: Food Pantry, Backpack Feeding Program
Spark! Imagination and Science Center
Inspires children and their grown-ups to learn, discover and grow together through interactive exhibits, special events and educational programs that explore science, engineering, healthy habits and much more.
Funded Programs: Musem for All, STEM-Based Educational Programs
The Shack Neighborhood House
Provides year-round academic enrichment, healthy living, social diversity and recreational programs for area children, teens and families. Other services are minor home repairs, distribution of personal care items, baby supplies and community use of facilities.
Funded Programs: After School / Youth Program, Happy School, Home Repair / Rehabilitation, Junior Volunteerism
Provides in-home care for elderly, ill and disabled residents of Monongalia County. Aides provide personal care, light housekeeping, transportation, and respite. Also operates before and after-school programming.
Funded Program: Home Health Aide Program
West Virginia Caring
Provides advanced illness care - palliative, hospice and bereavement support for individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay since 1983.
Funded Program: Bereavement
West Virginia Family Grief Center
Promotes an atmosphere of hope and healing where your family can learn that your grief experiences are normal. Sharing memories, feelings and similar experiences with peers in a safe setting.
Funded Program: WV Family Grief Center