UWAC Blog

Across the nation, state, and our very own Addison County community, we are witnessing a surge in substance abuse. Substance abuse results in increased deaths, broken families, and an increase in poverty. From opioid addiction to alcohol misuse, our community is facing an uphill climb against substance…
What is Health Literacy? According to the CDC, Health Literacy is: “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make well-informed health decisions.” Studies consistently show that a significant number of people…
Digital Equity is not a common phrase, but it is becoming a common issue among Vermonters and the rest of the nation. What is Digital Equity? Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy,…
Have you done any volunteering work lately? Whether you have or not, it’s always a great idea to do more! In this blog, I’ve compiled a few service opportunity resources that I think would be perfect for you. If you’re still not sure if volunteering is right for you, check out my previous blog to learn…
Hello Neighbors, When my wife Maria and I moved to Addison County in 2013, we wholeheartedly adopted our new home and the life that came with it.  As part of the new "remote workforce", we opted for quality of life over proximity to an office as part of our new and growing focus on community first.…
LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce our board of directors approved $329,428 in Community Impact Funding to 34 programs across 30 local nonprofits in 2021. These funds were raised through UWAC’s annual campaign, thanks to the generous support of community donors. Historically,…
On a chilly spring afternoon, Precious Chamberlin, the Family Support Coordinator for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) sat with an elderly woman helping her fill out the forms that would allow her to remain in her home. Because the woman had very poor vision, she could not read the notices she had…
Parents prepare their children for a lot of things. When kids are young, parents set them up with the tools they need to be confident and successful for all their firsts. First word. First step. First day of school. As kids grow older, parents reinforce the fundamentals of basic life skills. Pick up…
Across the nation, state, and our very own Addison County community, we are witnessing a surge in substance abuse. Substance abuse results in increased deaths, broken families, and an increase in poverty. From opioid addiction to alcohol misuse, our community is facing an uphill climb against substance…
What is Health Literacy? According to the CDC, Health Literacy is: “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make well-informed health decisions.” Studies consistently show that a significant number of people…
Digital Equity is not a common phrase, but it is becoming a common issue among Vermonters and the rest of the nation. What is Digital Equity? Digital Equity is a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy,…
Have you done any volunteering work lately? Whether you have or not, it’s always a great idea to do more! In this blog, I’ve compiled a few service opportunity resources that I think would be perfect for you. If you’re still not sure if volunteering is right for you, check out my previous blog to learn…
Hello Neighbors, When my wife Maria and I moved to Addison County in 2013, we wholeheartedly adopted our new home and the life that came with it.  As part of the new "remote workforce", we opted for quality of life over proximity to an office as part of our new and growing focus on community first.…
LET’S BE REAL High School students are constantly caught under a tsunami of grade maintenance, AP tests, working part-time, extracurriculars, and so much more. It's understandable that volunteering might seem like just another thing to add to your various to-do lists. Even so, finding time to volunteer…
The Board of Directors at United Way of Addison County is made up of folks from all different areas of the community - we have small business owners, fellow nonprofit professionals, retirees, financial industry experts, medical professionals, and even a podcaster! While our board varies in backgrounds,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce our board of directors approved $329,428 in Community Impact Funding to 34 programs across 30 local nonprofits in 2021. These funds were raised through UWAC’s annual campaign, thanks to the generous support of community donors. Historically,…
On a chilly spring afternoon, Precious Chamberlin, the Family Support Coordinator for Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) sat with an elderly woman helping her fill out the forms that would allow her to remain in her home. Because the woman had very poor vision, she could not read the notices she had…
Parents prepare their children for a lot of things. When kids are young, parents set them up with the tools they need to be confident and successful for all their firsts. First word. First step. First day of school. As kids grow older, parents reinforce the fundamentals of basic life skills. Pick up…