Mission: Provides the means by which citizens and organizations join in a community-wide effort to deliver health and human service programs to meet current needs
Programs: Convened and facilitated community collaborations to review gaps in the eastern panhandle's health and human network of services in order to develop local solutions to the most pressing problems. The specific program for that is the eastern panhandle health and human service collaborative with working groups that focus on individual self-sufficiency, health, affordable housing, at-risk children and youth and populations vulnerable during a disaster.
funded and monitored forty-six charities that provide health and human services to eastern panhandle community members. Services/programs funded and monitored include quality and affordable day care for lower income families, academic support and tutoring to ensure at-risk youth perform well in school and educational/mentoring programs for youth and adults that decrease dependence on social services increasing their economic independence.
summer youth employment program - provided employment opportunities and job training for needy youth identified by the department of health & human services.
supported other community-wide health and human services programs and initiatives including warming hands & hearts,christmas cash for kids, and public information & referral center
Professional with expertise in this field
I am very impressed with the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The leadership and staff of this charity truly seek to administer this program in accordance with the fiduciary capacity in which they have been employed and they work hard to ensure that every dollar that is given is utilized in accordance with the mission and vision of the organization. They have established processes for reviewing their funding agencies to determine appropriate distributions of funds. These processes are friendly, but rigorous, and include members of the community who provide input into the process and results. UWEP is also very forward thinking in addressing community issues. They have often served as the fiscal agent for community initiatives that have not fully organized into formal non-profit organizations, but which initiatives add value to services already provided in the region. They are prudent with the management of their funds and not extravagant in their administrative expenses. I would not hesitate to recommend to donors in the region that they consider the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle in their charitable giving plans.