UWAC Blog

United Way of Addison County (UWAC), the organization that identifies and works to find solutions for Addison County's most pressing needs, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors approved $155,000 in Community Impact Funding (CIF) for the 2024 priority area of Financial Stability. The funding…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) fosters community service in all community members, but especially in our youth in Addison County. In that spirit, UWAC honors a local high school senior through the UWAC Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award. On behalf of a generous donor, one student is chosen annually…
As a youth in Addison County, I believe it is extremely important to Celebrate Safely after the upcoming proms and graduations. Many youths in the community may find substance use after a big event, such as prom, a way to further celebrate with friends. However, substance use does not equal having fun,…
Prom and graduation season is upon us, and it’s a whirlwind of excitement for teens and their families alike! While these milestones are a cause for celebration, it’s important to recognize their potential risks.  Enter Celebrate Safely, the annual campaign geared towards local high school students…
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27th, 2024. This is an important annual event that addresses prescription drug misuse prevention. This initiative encourages individuals to safely dispose of unused or expired medications, preventing them from being misused or harming the environment.…
April is Alcohol Awareness Month! This is an opportunity to update your knowledge about alcohol use disorder (AUD) and explore the impact of alcohol misuse on health and society.  What is alcohol use disorder?  Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to…
April 1-7 is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! This year’s theme is Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.  Public health is more than just health care. It includes building communities free from pollution, with safe food and water and strong personal relationships. We are…
March 18th - 24th is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)! NDAFW is all about encouraging dialogue about the science of substance use and addiction among youth.  The following highlights youth substance use rates in Addison County based on our 2023 Youth Survey. Teenagers in Vermont are 75.83%…
Addison County’s Homelessness Task Force consists of more than 15 participating organizations representing the fields of human services, health care, business, local and state public safety, judicial and governmental officials, clergy, and other advocates. In addition to strategic collaboration and organized…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Cowan to our Board of Directors. Sarah recently retired from her position as Executive Vice President of National Bank of Middlebury after 31 years overseeing loan strategies and activities. She grew up in the coastal…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC), the organization that identifies and works to find solutions for Addison County's most pressing needs, is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors approved $155,000 in Community Impact Funding (CIF) for the 2024 priority area of Financial Stability. The funding…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) fosters community service in all community members, but especially in our youth in Addison County. In that spirit, UWAC honors a local high school senior through the UWAC Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award. On behalf of a generous donor, one student is chosen annually…
As a youth in Addison County, I believe it is extremely important to Celebrate Safely after the upcoming proms and graduations. Many youths in the community may find substance use after a big event, such as prom, a way to further celebrate with friends. However, substance use does not equal having fun,…
Prom and graduation season is upon us, and it’s a whirlwind of excitement for teens and their families alike! While these milestones are a cause for celebration, it’s important to recognize their potential risks.  Enter Celebrate Safely, the annual campaign geared towards local high school students…
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 27th, 2024. This is an important annual event that addresses prescription drug misuse prevention. This initiative encourages individuals to safely dispose of unused or expired medications, preventing them from being misused or harming the environment.…
April is Alcohol Awareness Month! This is an opportunity to update your knowledge about alcohol use disorder (AUD) and explore the impact of alcohol misuse on health and society.  What is alcohol use disorder?  Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to…
April 1-7 is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! This year’s theme is Protecting, Connecting and Thriving: We Are All Public Health.  Public health is more than just health care. It includes building communities free from pollution, with safe food and water and strong personal relationships. We are…
March 18th - 24th is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW)! NDAFW is all about encouraging dialogue about the science of substance use and addiction among youth.  The following highlights youth substance use rates in Addison County based on our 2023 Youth Survey. Teenagers in Vermont are 75.83%…
Addison County’s Homelessness Task Force consists of more than 15 participating organizations representing the fields of human services, health care, business, local and state public safety, judicial and governmental officials, clergy, and other advocates. In addition to strategic collaboration and organized…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Cowan to our Board of Directors. Sarah recently retired from her position as Executive Vice President of National Bank of Middlebury after 31 years overseeing loan strategies and activities. She grew up in the coastal…