Monroe County United Ministries, Inc. Overview
Target demographics: low-income working families with children ages 2-12 and households experiencing a financial crisis
Direct beneficiaries per year: Our Childcare Program can enroll up to 97 preschool children. The Emergency Services Program provides basic needs assistance to more than 1,000 individual families per year.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: ...help build literacy skills by reading to children.
...prepare food donated to the Emergency Food Pantry for distribution to people in crisis.
...volunteer for the annual "Each One, Feed One" Community Food Drive, which takes place each August.
Geographic areas served: Monroe County, Indiana
Programs: Monroe County United Ministries provides affordable childcare in a licensed and NAEYC-accredited center. The center has received four stars, the highest number possible, through Indiana's Paths to Quality assessment program and is a 5-Star recipient through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management's 5-Star Environmental Recognition Program for Child Care Facilities, which ensures child care providers have taken steps to reduce and eliminate hazards that can cause permanent, long term developmental problems in young children.
MCUM prevents homelessness by providing rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to those in crisis.
The Emergency Services Program encourages self-sufficiency by providing assistance during a difficult time, connecting clients to other resources, and encouraging clients to take steps to improve their financial situation.
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