The United Way of Nobles County funds local agencies whose programs and services focus on Education, Income and Health. These core values and our mission has remained the same throughout the years. We are also proud to bring Dolly Parton's Imagination Library back to Nobles County. Qualifying children can receive an age appropriate book in the mail once a month until their fifth birthday! This program helps promote early learning and literacy as well as strengthening bonds and creating healthy habits between parent and child by reading together.
Our 2018 campaign goal of $195,000 will go toward 18 local agencies to help provide services and programs in Nobles County.
Here are some of the ways your dollars are put to work!
· assisted 72 families for a total of 220 individuals with services that prevented them from becoming part of the growing number of homeless
· provided budget counseling and other case management services to 76 households to assist them to maintain their housing
· provided information and referral assistance to 1204 individuals
Worthington Area YMCA
• provided FREE Learn to Swim Lessons to all over 320 2nd graders
• provided over $46,000 in direct financial assistance to youth and families in need in
• provided FREE Lunches to about 200 youth per day in June & July
· Pregnancy Help Line (1-800-222-5859) is staffed by licensed social workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
· Family and Individual Counseling program provides competent professional service to all community members regardless of their ability to pay
NAMI of SW MN
· advocates for policies that improve the lives of those suffering from a mental illness
· provides educational seminars to help make life more fulfilling and stable for those suffering from a mental illness at monthly meetings which are open to the public
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
· assisted in 292 cases in Nobles County. Of these, 209 received full legal representation in acquiring, maintaining, or improving their legal status
· 95 clients were supported in naturalizing as citizens
· supported 65 immigrant victims of violence and their children to secure the legal remedies necessary for safety, stability, and a new start independent of a perpetrator
American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota
• Disaster Services served 160 people, Blood Services collected 34,000 units and Service to the Armed Forces provided 150 emergency communication services
Manna Food Pantry, Inc.
serving an average of 2,656 individuals per month
ACE of SW MN
· volunteers donated 48,275 hours of service to non-profit, education, healthcare, and governmental agencies within Nobles County
· taught by community volunteers, fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills