201 North Elson St. 

Suite 204      

Kirksville, MO 63501

(660) 665-1924

uwnemo@cableone.net

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ADAIR COUNTY 4-H

Financial assistance is a critical component

of helping children and youth participate in the 4-H educational opportunities that are such a strong predictor of positive outcomes, and lower-risk behaviors. United Way funding is allocated for scholarships to 4-H Camp, State 4-H Congress, State 4-H Teen Conference, Missouri 4-H Youth Forum, Citizenship 4-H Washington DC Focus, and

4-H Missions in Space.  

KIRK TRAN

ADAIR COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE

Kirk-Tran is funded through cooperative agreements between the City of Kirksville, the Kirksville Regional Center, OATS, Inc., MoDOT, The Adair County SB 40 and United Way of Adair County. One hundred (100%) of all monies received goes to operational expenses; Kirk-Tran does not fund administration.  OATS, Inc. provides two buses for the Kirk-Tran Deviated Fixed Route and a bus for the Demand-Response System.

 

Kirk-Tran averages approximately 1,000 rides per month. Typically, 51% of those riding are individuals traveling to and from work, 30% are people with disabilities. United Way funding helps assure that the elderly, disabled, and poor have transportation to get to work, to the hospital or medical facitlity, or to the store for shopping.

Hospice of NEMO provides care for patients with terminal illnesses and their families. As a non-profit entity, Hospice of Northeast Missouri is committed to providing services even when patients do not have insurance or government assistance. United Way funding helps pay for services to those who are unable to cover their costs. The service area for Hospice of Northeast Missouri includes the counties of Adair, Knox,    Lewis, Scotland, Clark, Schuyler, Sullivan,                 Putnam, Linn, Macon, and Shelby.

HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST MISSOURI

HOSPICE PATIENT CARE SERVICES

Patient care expenses include items such as incontinence supplies, wound care dressings, and IV equipment and tubing. Hospice owns and maintains durable medical equipment including commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, and bed rails that are provided to the patients. 

 

The program also pays for rental equipment including hospital beds and home oxygen equipment and supplies.   Medications that promote comfort and symptom relief are provided to the patient by the hospice program and this includes but is not limited to analgesics, opioids, sedatives, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea and laxatives/anti-diarrheals.  The hospice program also covers laboratory, diagnostic costs and physician fees when related to the terminal illness.

 

HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT

Grief support groups can make a life-changing difference to people who have lost a loved one to terminal illness. Each group consists of six weekly sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours.  Groups are prepared and facilitated by 2 paid hospice staff professionals.  Each staff member spends approximately 22 hours in preparation and teaching per group.  Materials/supplies include photocopied handouts created by the staff, tissues, drinks, and snacks for each session. United way funding helps provide materials for those who cannot afford them, and will be used in the coming year to offer grief support groups where needed most in surrounding counties. 

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS - NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI CHAPTER

THE SALVATION ARMY

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

In a disaster families are faced with not only the loss of personal items, but a profound loss of security that goes with having a place they can call home. This can result in extreme stress being inflicted at a time when families are forced to be making decisions that very well could have an effect for months or even years. The Red Cross gives the families time to think and plan so that decisions are not made in the stress of the moment. We give them time to make choices without the pressure of homelessness pushing in. United Way funding is critical to help us respond to the critical needs of many in our community—without it, we would not be able to serve many people.

EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES

The Salvation Army strives to provide services which will increase hope, provide stability, and provide self-sufficiency. Those services include a food pantry open three days a week, assistance with utilities, rent, medical and dental supplies, and more.  United Way funding helps provide emergency services to people who would otherwise have to do without of basic necessities for lack of resources.

MAKES AN IMPACT

ADAIR COUNTY 4-H

Financial assistance is a critical component

of helping children and youth participate in the 4-H educational opportunities that are such a strong predictor of positive outcomes, and lower-risk behaviors. United Way funding is allocated for scholarships to 4-H Camp, State 4-H Congress, State 4-H Teen Conference, Missouri 4-H Youth Forum, Citizenship 4-H Washington DC Focus, and

4-H Missions in Space.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

Locally available scholarships for educational experiences are awarded regardless of ability to pay to those children who have demonstrated a commitment and desire to participate. 

 

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The 4-H Council provides financial assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. Families who meet the Federal guidelines for the federal free-lunch program qualify for dues waivers--eliminating barriers to participation

 

CLOVER KIDS PROGRAM

The Clover Kids program is designed with the developmental needs of 5-7 yr-olds in mind. Sessions are one hour long after school or on Saturdays, twice a month, throughout the school year. Group size is small—with a 1:7 leader to child ratio.There is a higher rate of membership among low-income families in the Clover Kids program—so United Way funding helps eliminate out of pocket expenses and subsidize dues to enable these families and children to participate.


CAMP COUNSELOR STIPENDS

Youth counselors have to take a week off of work, pay the full normal camping fee, and transportation costs to participate. United Way funding helps alleviate some of the financial pressure by covering some of their costs.Youth who have served as counselors, and their families, report dramatic growth in maturity through this program.

MEMBERSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Adair County Family YMCA is part of a large movement, tasked with building relationships, teaching social responsibility, healthy living and youth development. The financial assistance we provide to members often carries on for many generations. The YMCA truly does change lives and the funding from the United Way is critical in that role.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

MACON DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES

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Both Community Opportunities and Macon Diversified employ individuals with disabilities and supervisory staff.  All resources are used to maintain the facility and jobs that provide employment to individuals who may have few employment opportunities.

 

Employees are assisted in developing job skills that will futher their abilities to work either in or outside of Macon Diversified or Community Opportunities. They are also provided opportunities to socialize and build a supportive network of co-workers and friends. Many come to spend time even when they are not working, because that is where there friendships and support system are. United Way funding helps to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - GREAT RIVERS COUNCIL

RECRUITMENT, CAMPING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY SCOUTS

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been the nation’s foremost leader in providing quality youth development, character training, life skills lessons, and leadership development for the youth of our country.  Once a boy joins Scouting and they begin to apply the values and lessons found in the Scout Oath and Law into their daily living, they begin to develop a set of principles and values that will remain with them for a lifetime and into their adult professional life.  Young boys learn how to get along with others and older boys learn how to mentor and lead others.  United Way funding helps us get the word out about Scouting’s benefits and opportunities to those families and boys who need it the most, and also provides camping and finacial assistance to boys who would otherwise not be able to participate as as fully, if at all.

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (GSEM) works to fulfill its mission-to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Part of the effort to accomplish that goal is offering specialized programs, such as PAVE, that address specific needs and challenges facing girls today. PAVE is offered free-of-charge in elementary, middle and high schools.

 

The United Way contributes a significant portion of the resources required to successfully implement the program, including funding for program supplies (i.e.: curriculum material, office supplies, mileage/transportation, etc); and funds to underwrite membership fees for female participants.  99% of teachers whose classes participated in two or more PAVE workshops said the program helped their students cooperate better in group activities.

PROJECT ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION (PAVE)

VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES

VICTIM'S SERVICES/CASE MANAGEMENT

VSS provides case management services to almost 500 people annually.  Those services are tailored to the individual and may include safe-house residency, advocacy, training, educational opportunities, assistance in locating permanent safe housing, assistance in job planning and placement, assistance securing legal representation and transportation to needed services. All clients will receive safety planning, and all will have a personalized safety plan when they leave VSS care.  United Way funding helps to assure that staff and resources are available when they are needed the most.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCACY

VSS also provides legal, medical, and social service advocacy and counseling to help victims of sexual violence through everything from the initial medical and legal concerns through the months and years of follow-up care that is often required for them to re-construct a productive and rewarding life. United Way funding assures that services will be available when crisis strikes. 

NEMO SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES INC.

SENIOR ADULT SERVICES (RSVP)

RSVP provides a context for retired seniors to give back to the community through volunteer service, and for the disabled or Medicare recipients to find out which plans will help them most effectively.  Close to 300 senior volunteers provide thousands of hours of community service, and hundreds receive guidance on Medicare.

 

In 2012, Heartland RSVP volunteers provided assistance to 948 Medicare Beneficiaries with questions about Medigap insurance policies; Medicare appeals; providing Part D Comparisons/Enrollments; enrollment in SSA Low Income Subsidy Program and Medicare Savings Programs; Screen for other programs available that the beneficiary may qualify for, and referrals to other agencies when necessary.  

 

A Survey of the people assisted show 99% feel confident they have the information they need to make an informed decision, 100% believe they have saved money by having a RSVP Volunteer assist them.

In 2012, RSVP volunteers saved local Medicare Beneficiaries over $393,000.

 

United Way funds help to cover the costs of transporting volunteersto and from worksites, and of maintaining and coordinating the vast array of volunteer opportunities for seniors.

KIRK TRAN

ADAIR COUNTY FAMILY YMCA

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE

Kirk-Tran is funded through cooperative agreements between the City of Kirksville, the Kirksville Regional Center, OATS, Inc., MoDOT, The Adair County SB 40 and United Way of Adair County. One hundred (100%) of all monies received goes to operational expenses; Kirk-Tran does not fund administration.  OATS, Inc. provides two buses for the Kirk-Tran Deviated Fixed Route and a bus for the Demand-Response System.

 

Kirk-Tran averages approximately 1,000 rides per month. Typically, 51% of those riding are individuals traveling to and from work, 30% are people with disabilities. United Way funding helps assure that the elderly, disabled, and poor have transportation to get to work, to the hospital or medical facitlity, or to the store for shopping.

Hospice of NEMO provides care for patients with terminal illnesses and their families. As a non-profit entity, Hospice of Northeast Missouri is committed to providing services even when patients do not have insurance or government assistance. United Way funding helps pay for services to those who are unable to cover their costs. The service area for Hospice of Northeast Missouri includes the counties of Adair, Knox,    Lewis, Scotland, Clark, Schuyler, Sullivan,                 Putnam, Linn, Macon, and Shelby.

HOSPICE OF NORTHEAST MISSOURI

HOSPICE PATIENT CARE SERVICES

Patient care expenses include items such as incontinence supplies, wound care dressings, and IV equipment and tubing. Hospice owns and maintains durable medical equipment including commodes, walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, and bed rails that are provided to the patients. 

 

The program also pays for rental equipment including hospital beds and home oxygen equipment and supplies.   Medications that promote comfort and symptom relief are provided to the patient by the hospice program and this includes but is not limited to analgesics, opioids, sedatives, anti-anxiety, anti-nausea and laxatives/anti-diarrheals.  The hospice program also covers laboratory, diagnostic costs and physician fees when related to the terminal illness.

 

HOSPICE GRIEF SUPPORT

Grief support groups can make a life-changing difference to people who have lost a loved one to terminal illness. Each group consists of six weekly sessions, each lasting 1.5 hours.  Groups are prepared and facilitated by 2 paid hospice staff professionals.  Each staff member spends approximately 22 hours in preparation and teaching per group.  Materials/supplies include photocopied handouts created by the staff, tissues, drinks, and snacks for each session. United way funding helps provide materials for those who cannot afford them, and will be used in the coming year to offer grief support groups where needed most in surrounding counties. 

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS - NORTH CENTRAL MISSOURI CHAPTER

THE SALVATION ARMY

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

In a disaster families are faced with not only the loss of personal items, but a profound loss of security that goes with having a place they can call home. This can result in extreme stress being inflicted at a time when families are forced to be making decisions that very well could have an effect for months or even years. The Red Cross gives the families time to think and plan so that decisions are not made in the stress of the moment. We give them time to make choices without the pressure of homelessness pushing in. United Way funding is critical to help us respond to the critical needs of many in our community—without it, we would not be able to serve many people.

EMERGENCY SOCIAL SERVICES

The Salvation Army strives to provide services which will increase hope, provide stability, and provide self-sufficiency. Those services include a food pantry open three days a week, assistance with utilities, rent, medical and dental supplies, and more.  United Way funding helps provide emergency services to people who would otherwise have to do without of basic necessities for lack of resources.

MAKES AN IMPACT

ADAIR COUNTY 4-H

Financial assistance is a critical component

of helping children and youth participate in the 4-H educational opportunities that are such a strong predictor of positive outcomes, and lower-risk behaviors. United Way funding is allocated for scholarships to 4-H Camp, State 4-H Congress, State 4-H Teen Conference, Missouri 4-H Youth Forum, Citizenship 4-H Washington DC Focus, and

4-H Missions in Space.  

ADAIR COUNTY 4-H

Financial assistance is a critical component

of helping children and youth participate in the 4-H educational opportunities that are such a strong predictor of positive outcomes, and lower-risk behaviors. United Way funding is allocated for scholarships to 4-H Camp, State 4-H Congress, State 4-H Teen Conference, Missouri 4-H Youth Forum, Citizenship 4-H Washington DC Focus, and

4-H Missions in Space.  

SCHOLARSHIPS

Locally available scholarships for educational experiences are awarded regardless of ability to pay to those children who have demonstrated a commitment and desire to participate. 

 

NEED-BASED FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The 4-H Council provides financial assistance to families with demonstrated financial need. Families who meet the Federal guidelines for the federal free-lunch program qualify for dues waivers--eliminating barriers to participation

 

CLOVER KIDS PROGRAM

The Clover Kids program is designed with the developmental needs of 5-7 yr-olds in mind. Sessions are one hour long after school or on Saturdays, twice a month, throughout the school year. Group size is small—with a 1:7 leader to child ratio.There is a higher rate of membership among low-income families in the Clover Kids program—so United Way funding helps eliminate out of pocket expenses and subsidize dues to enable these families and children to participate.


CAMP COUNSELOR STIPENDS

Youth counselors have to take a week off of work, pay the full normal camping fee, and transportation costs to participate. United Way funding helps alleviate some of the financial pressure by covering some of their costs.Youth who have served as counselors, and their families, report dramatic growth in maturity through this program.

MEMBERSHIP FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Adair County Family YMCA is part of a large movement, tasked with building relationships, teaching social responsibility, healthy living and youth development. The financial assistance we provide to members often carries on for many generations. The YMCA truly does change lives and the funding from the United Way is critical in that role.

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

MACON DIVERSIFIED INDUSTRIES

+

Both Community Opportunities and Macon Diversified employ individuals with disabilities and supervisory staff.  All resources are used to maintain the facility and jobs that provide employment to individuals who may have few employment opportunities.

 

Employees are assisted in developing job skills that will futher their abilities to work either in or outside of Macon Diversified or Community Opportunities. They are also provided opportunities to socialize and build a supportive network of co-workers and friends. Many come to spend time even when they are not working, because that is where there friendships and support system are. United Way funding helps to provide employment, training, and socialization opportunities.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - GREAT RIVERS COUNCIL

RECRUITMENT, CAMPING & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY SCOUTS

For over 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America has been the nation’s foremost leader in providing quality youth development, character training, life skills lessons, and leadership development for the youth of our country.  Once a boy joins Scouting and they begin to apply the values and lessons found in the Scout Oath and Law into their daily living, they begin to develop a set of principles and values that will remain with them for a lifetime and into their adult professional life.  Young boys learn how to get along with others and older boys learn how to mentor and lead others.  United Way funding helps us get the word out about Scouting’s benefits and opportunities to those families and boys who need it the most, and also provides camping and finacial assistance to boys who would otherwise not be able to participate as as fully, if at all.

GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN MISSOURI

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (GSEM) works to fulfill its mission-to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Part of the effort to accomplish that goal is offering specialized programs, such as PAVE, that address specific needs and challenges facing girls today. PAVE is offered free-of-charge in elementary, middle and high schools.

 

The United Way contributes a significant portion of the resources required to successfully implement the program, including funding for program supplies (i.e.: curriculum material, office supplies, mileage/transportation, etc); and funds to underwrite membership fees for female participants.  99% of teachers whose classes participated in two or more PAVE workshops said the program helped their students cooperate better in group activities.

PROJECT ANTI-VIOLENCE EDUCATION (PAVE)

VICTIM SUPPORT SERVICES

VICTIM'S SERVICES/CASE MANAGEMENT

VSS provides case management services to almost 500 people annually.  Those services are tailored to the individual and may include safe-house residency, advocacy, training, educational opportunities, assistance in locating permanent safe housing, assistance in job planning and placement, assistance securing legal representation and transportation to needed services. All clients will receive safety planning, and all will have a personalized safety plan when they leave VSS care.  United Way funding helps to assure that staff and resources are available when they are needed the most.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCACY

VSS also provides legal, medical, and social service advocacy and counseling to help victims of sexual violence through everything from the initial medical and legal concerns through the months and years of follow-up care that is often required for them to re-construct a productive and rewarding life. United Way funding assures that services will be available when crisis strikes. 

NEMO SENIOR CITIZENS SERVICES INC.

IN-HOME SERVICES

NEMO Senior Citizens provides life-supporting services through our Personal Care, Homemaker Chore and Respite programs. In-Home servgices enables seniors to maintain their independence and remain in their homes minimizing the need for institutional care. Last year NEMO Senior Citizens provided over 4,700 hours of service to 78 unduplicated individuals. United Way funding helps cover the cost of providieng services to people who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

NUTRITION PROGRAM

Last year NEMO Senior Citizens provided over 54,000 meals to 561 unduplicated individuals. United Way funding helps provide meals for many who would not otherwise be able to receive support.

SENIOR ADULT SERVICES (RSVP)

RSVP provides a context for retired seniors to give back to the community through volunteer service, and for the disabled or Medicare recipients to find out which plans will help them most effectively.  Close to 300 senior volunteers provide thousands of hours of community service, and hundreds receive guidance on Medicare.

 

In 2012, Heartland RSVP volunteers provided assistance to 948 Medicare Beneficiaries with questions about Medigap insurance policies; Medicare appeals; providing Part D Comparisons/Enrollments; enrollment in SSA Low Income Subsidy Program and Medicare Savings Programs; Screen for other programs available that the beneficiary may qualify for, and referrals to other agencies when necessary.  

 

A Survey of the people assisted show 99% feel confident they have the information they need to make an informed decision, 100% believe they have saved money by having a RSVP Volunteer assist them.

In 2012, RSVP volunteers saved local Medicare Beneficiaries over $393,000.

 

United Way funds help to cover the costs of transporting volunteers to and from worksites, and of maintaining and coordinating the vast array of volunteer opportunities for seniors.

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Without community support, the United Way wouldn't be able to support its 13 partner agencies across Northeast Missouri. Help us help our community - dollars donated to the United Way are able to reach further and make a bigger impact. Read below to find out how your donations are making a difference!

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