Program areas at United Way of Marathon County
United Way of Marathon County engages people in giving back to their community. By bringing together people with passion, expertise and resources, United Way of Marathon County is able to achieve far greater results than any one group or organization working alone. With input from community experts and volunteers, focused goals have been set in the areas of education, income and health, the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way of Marathon County is advancing this agenda by working with our community partners to develop action plans that will create the desired change. Examples of the goals we want to achieve include improving kindergarten readiness, reducing relationship violence and reducing hunger and homelessness. By focusing on key issues and leveraging partnerships and resources, we can effectively and efficiently get results.
United Way RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a nationwide volunteer program for persons 55 and over which is made possible through a federal grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service. RSVP volunteers help address community priorities such as, tutoring and mentoring youth, hunger and homelessness, elderly support services and more at nearly 40 non-profit agencies. RSVP staff provide personalized volunteer placement and other benefits for members along with free community programming to encourage healthy active aging for all older adults. In 2019 532 RSVP volunteers provided 59,152 hours of service to our community.
United Way's 2-1-1 is an information and referral service that is here to help answer questions and connect you to services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; by phone, through publications, via the online searchable database, text, chat or by email. 2-1-1 provides information regarding support groups, family counseling, services for an aging parent, financial assistance, volunteer opportunities, other community services and groups and much more. The information and referrals that they provide are free, confidential and personalized.