United Way of Porter County
United Way of Porter County is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, serving Northwest Indiana for 55 years. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. We are proposing to recruit and place 300 RSVP volunteers in Lake, LaPorte and Starke Counties in Northwest Indiana. We are requesting $105,000. We will address the following service categories: Education, Health and Nutrition, Veterans and Military Families, and Human Needs. The community needs addressed will be Pre-school-readiness; support to improve academic engagement; services to support veterans and their families and to engage veterans in community service; congregate meals to help older adults and individuals with disabilities live independently and have access to food resources; and increase access to preventive and primary healthcare for economically and medically underserved individuals. We will use standardized measures to access school readiness, attendance and engagement in after-school activites, and number of veterans accessing healthcare and community services. We anticipate that 540 pre-school students will show improvements in social and emotional development and readiness for school; 360 veterans and their families will have received services; 2400 older adults and persons with disabilities will receive nutritious meals on a daily basis'. 5000 students will receive tutoring and mentoring; and 400 clients will receive assistance in learning independent daily living skills.