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The pandemic produced worry, fear, and significant signs of strength in our community. Thus Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, social services, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that…
Reimagine Addison County, interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, education, social services, government, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that are enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. In this edition, we talk with Pete Antos-Ketchum…
“We need to focus on the possibilities instead of the barriers. Our community has a lot of assets. We have vibrant downtowns, great schools, and a rich network of social services, and there is a lot of opportunity here. We can expand these opportunities…bring more people into these resource-rich neighborhoods…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to our Board of Directors: Sylvie Choiniere, Janet Franklin, Laura Mack, and Mark Peluso. Sylvie Choiniere is employed by UVMHN Porter Medical Center as the Blueprint for Health Program Manager for Addison…
Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed individuals from businesses, nonprofits, and more to learn about the strategies, adaptations, and creative and resourceful work being developed that is leading the way and enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. Here…
In September, United Way of Addison County (UWAC) sent a letter to every town in Addison County asking them to waive the petitioning process or to consider removing the petitioning requirement for any returning agency requesting the same amount as the previous year. UWAC does not request town funding,…
Reimagine Addison County has interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, government, social services, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that are enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. In this series, we’re highlighting some of the creative…
Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed individuals from businesses, service providers, educators, and more to learn about the strategies, adaptations, and creative and resourceful work they are developing that is leading the way in enhancing the well-being and future…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is proud to be a champion for youth. Through our substance use prevention programming, volunteer opportunities, youth scholarships, and paid youth staff (to name a few), we are committed to improving communities where our youth play, learn, and grow up in.  National…
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.” So, what does that mean? An easier way to think about health literacy might be to ask these…
The pandemic produced worry, fear, and significant signs of strength in our community. Thus Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, social services, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that…
Reimagine Addison County, interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, education, social services, government, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that are enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. In this edition, we talk with Pete Antos-Ketchum…
“We need to focus on the possibilities instead of the barriers. Our community has a lot of assets. We have vibrant downtowns, great schools, and a rich network of social services, and there is a lot of opportunity here. We can expand these opportunities…bring more people into these resource-rich neighborhoods…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new members to our Board of Directors: Sylvie Choiniere, Janet Franklin, Laura Mack, and Mark Peluso. Sylvie Choiniere is employed by UVMHN Porter Medical Center as the Blueprint for Health Program Manager for Addison…
Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed individuals from businesses, nonprofits, and more to learn about the strategies, adaptations, and creative and resourceful work being developed that is leading the way and enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. Here…
In September, United Way of Addison County (UWAC) sent a letter to every town in Addison County asking them to waive the petitioning process or to consider removing the petitioning requirement for any returning agency requesting the same amount as the previous year. UWAC does not request town funding,…
Reimagine Addison County has interviewed service providers in the non-profit sector, government, social services, and more to learn about the strategies and adaptations they developed that are enhancing the well-being and future of Addison County. In this series, we’re highlighting some of the creative…
Reimagine Addison County, an initiative coordinated by UWAC, interviewed individuals from businesses, service providers, educators, and more to learn about the strategies, adaptations, and creative and resourceful work they are developing that is leading the way in enhancing the well-being and future…
United Way of Addison County (UWAC) is proud to be a champion for youth. Through our substance use prevention programming, volunteer opportunities, youth scholarships, and paid youth staff (to name a few), we are committed to improving communities where our youth play, learn, and grow up in.  National…
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.” So, what does that mean? An easier way to think about health literacy might be to ask these…