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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…
Service and shelter providers and housing advocates from across the state will join homeless and formerly homeless Vermonters to reflect on all we must do in the coming year to end homelessness in Vermont! This year’s Homelessness Awareness Day will take place at the statehouse in Montpelier, virtually,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors: Nikolina Dobreva and Silvia Gonzalez. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Nikolina Dobreva has been an educator since her sophomore year in college when she first began teaching English…
We are excited to announce that United Way of Addison County has been awarded the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grant from September 2023 to September 2027. The grant award is $60,000 annually for four years for a total of $240,000. Funding will be used to promote protective factors,…
Based on the completed damage reports, the federal government will determine if Addison County is eligible for funds. We have heard of damages by word of mouth, but these must be properly documented at https://vermont211.org/. This is your chance to help your neighbors, family, and community during this…
Instead of being stuck at home all break, here are some fun and low or no-cost activities you can do instead of sitting inside all day - enjoy the SUN!  Go for a HIKE: Most hikes are completely free and a lot of fun. There are hikes all around Addison County that range in difficulty, but all have great…
What does it mean to advocate and support the community? It means to elevate and amplify voices! Last week, United Way of Addison County staff, including Sylvie Choiniere (Director of Advocacy), Celia Heath (Public Health and Advocacy Coordinator), and Helena Van Voorst (Executive Director), had the…
Four hundred. This is the number of children aged six weeks to 3 years old who need childcare in Addison County but currently do not have any. That means approximately 400 families are struggling to find the childcare they need to show up for their job or go to school consistently. 400 of our youngest…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC), the organization that identifies and works to find solutions for the most pressing needs in Addison County, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors approved $132,000 in Community Impact Funding (CIF) for the 2023 priority area of Education. This increase of…
As of June 1st, 2023, the State of Vermont ended the hotel/motel vouchers program leaving thousands of folks in Vermont without a safe and appropriate place to stay. In Addison County, our housing partners and coalition members, including Charter House, John Graham, H.O.P.E., CVOEO, VT AHS, CSAC, and…
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…
Service and shelter providers and housing advocates from across the state will join homeless and formerly homeless Vermonters to reflect on all we must do in the coming year to end homelessness in Vermont! This year’s Homelessness Awareness Day will take place at the statehouse in Montpelier, virtually,…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors: Nikolina Dobreva and Silvia Gonzalez. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Nikolina Dobreva has been an educator since her sophomore year in college when she first began teaching English…
We are excited to announce that United Way of Addison County has been awarded the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grant from September 2023 to September 2027. The grant award is $60,000 annually for four years for a total of $240,000. Funding will be used to promote protective factors,…
Based on the completed damage reports, the federal government will determine if Addison County is eligible for funds. We have heard of damages by word of mouth, but these must be properly documented at https://vermont211.org/. This is your chance to help your neighbors, family, and community during this…
Instead of being stuck at home all break, here are some fun and low or no-cost activities you can do instead of sitting inside all day - enjoy the SUN!  Go for a HIKE: Most hikes are completely free and a lot of fun. There are hikes all around Addison County that range in difficulty, but all have great…
What does it mean to advocate and support the community? It means to elevate and amplify voices! Last week, United Way of Addison County staff, including Sylvie Choiniere (Director of Advocacy), Celia Heath (Public Health and Advocacy Coordinator), and Helena Van Voorst (Executive Director), had the…
Four hundred. This is the number of children aged six weeks to 3 years old who need childcare in Addison County but currently do not have any. That means approximately 400 families are struggling to find the childcare they need to show up for their job or go to school consistently. 400 of our youngest…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC), the organization that identifies and works to find solutions for the most pressing needs in Addison County, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors approved $132,000 in Community Impact Funding (CIF) for the 2023 priority area of Education. This increase of…
As of June 1st, 2023, the State of Vermont ended the hotel/motel vouchers program leaving thousands of folks in Vermont without a safe and appropriate place to stay. In Addison County, our housing partners and coalition members, including Charter House, John Graham, H.O.P.E., CVOEO, VT AHS, CSAC, and…