Partner Agency Programs

Partner Agency Programs

United Way Community Partner Agencies receive funding from the Community Impact Fund to deliver programs that create an impact in the Harrisonburg Rockingham County community in the areas of EDUCATION, INCOME and HEALTH.  UWHR currently partners with 34 local non-profit organizations to deliver services that create opportunities and advance the common good.

Individual Programs:

Autumn Valley Guardianship - Providing guardianship services to legally incapacitated and indigent adults when no other option exists for the individual. 540.443.6569

Big Brothers Big Sisters: Community-Based Program - Providing activities and positive relationships by pairing at-risk youth in a one-to-one relationship with a screened and trained, caring adult mentor. 540.434.8886

Blue Ridge Legal Services: Legal Assistance to Low-Income Families - Providing funding to help make legal assistance available in civil matters of critical importance. 540.433.1830

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County: Third Grade Reading Level Success - Providing children with an opportunity to develop their reading skills through small-group reading instruction so that they are more likely to meet third-grade reading proficiency levels and succeed in school.  540.434.6060

CASA for Children: Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children - Providing trained volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of abused and/or neglected children. 540.213.2272

Caregivers Community Network: Respite Program - Enabling low-income caregivers of frail, elderly or disabled adults to have times of respite. 540.568.6682

Center for Marriage & Family Counseling: Counseling the Under/Noninsured Population - Providing affordable, professional mental health services including individual, group, and family counseling for the low-income and Spanish-speaking populations. 540.433.1546

Collins Center: Child Victims of Sexual Assault Therapy - Providing child sexual abuse victims and their families access to resources to help manage a time of crisis, while offering specialized therapeutic interventions to improve mental/physical health and safety, and providing a child-friendly and neutral point of contact for children and their caregivers as they deal with the trauma of sexual abuse. 540.432.6430

Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery:  Circles of Support - To increase the quality of life for persons with brain injury in our community by increasing independence and self-sufficiency; increasing participation in meaningful, productive activities; and ensuring physical, mental and emotional well-being.  540.568.8923

Elkton Area United Services: Emergency Assistance - Aiding families and individuals who are in crisis and facing hardship by providing financial and non-monetary need through housing, heat, electricity, medical needs, food, education and transportation. 540.298.2900

Fairfield Center: Community Mediation for Families - Empowering parents in crisis to listen, talk, and make plans cooperatively in the best interest of their children and families. 540.434.0059

First Step: Emergency Shelter for Survivors of Domestic Violence - Providing support, safety and emergency shelter to adult victims and their children who have been physically, mentally, sexually, economically and/or verbally abused by an intimate partner or household member, to help them break free of the violent relationship. 540.434.0295

Generations Grossing: Adult Day Care Scholarships - Giving frail, elderly, and disabled adults a safe, supervised and stimulating environment while their caregivers can continue their employment. 540.434.4901

Generations Crossing:  Child Day Care Scholarships - Enabling children from infancy through preschool in lower income working families to benefit from an intergenerational learning environment in a new facility where children's natural sense of wonder and curiosity are cultivated and nurtured. 540.434.4901

Hand-in-Hand Resource Mothers ProgramHand-in-Hand Resource Mothers Program - Reaching out to pregnant and parenting teens in our community, connecting them to a variety of services that will ensure a healthy pregnancy and well-being for a healthy baby and mother and achievement of educational goals giving them opportunities for life long success. 540.433.4340

Harrisonburg Educational Foundation:  Project 4T - Overcoming the educational barriers of teen parents and their preschool children to enable the parents to complete school on time. 540.433.9916

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center:  Sliding Fee Scale - To make high-quality childcare affordable for all families, regardless of income, enabling parents to work or attend school. 540.434.5268

Harrisonburg - Rockingham Free Clinic:  Chronic Care Clinic - Providing comprehensive health care to uninsured, low-income adults with multiple chronic diseases. 540.437.1800

Mercy House: Safe at Home - Helping families gain skills and knowledge that will assist them in their process toward self-sufficiency. 540.432.1812

New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center: Client Services - Helping immigrants and refugees who do not speak English to maintain economic stability and access to health care, to manage crises in their lives, and to provide assistance with a variety of needs that are critical for the self-sufficiency of low-income refugee and immigrant families -- all with a methodology of helping people learn to help themselves. 540.438.8295

Office on Children and Youth: Teen Pregnancy Prevention - Equipping teens, parents and community members with education and skills that allow young people to make the healthiest decisions for themselves when it comes to sex and relationships. 540.568.7083

Office on Children and Youth:  Reading Road Show - Gus Bus - Providing high-quality literacy programming to children and families in at-risk neighborhoods. 540.568.5814

Office on Children & Youth: Youth Data Survey - Compiling current data on high risk behaviors of local youth to determine trends and set priorities for funding and programs. 540.568.7083

Our Community Place: Our Community Works - Providing job training, mentoring, income, and assistance obtaining employment and housing to individuals struggling with poverty, abuse, addiction, and other difficult life circumstances.  540.442.7727

Plains Area Daycare Center: Daycare Scholarships - Providing high-quality early childhood education that is accessible to all families and children regardless of income. 540.896.4622

Rebuilding Together: Enabling low-income homeowners, who are elderly or who have a disability, to remain in their own safe, accessible and healthy home for as long as they are able. 540.830.7759

Sentara RMH Family Connection:  Healthy Families of the Blue Ridge - Providing parents with parenting education, support, and referrals in order to give their children the best start in life. 540.434.4531

Roberta Webb Child Care Center:  The Formative Years - Enabling parents to be employed and productive with the knowledge that their child is in a safe, stimulating environment. 540.434.8699

Second Home: Before & After School Care - Providing a safe, affordable place where academic enrichment, character building and recreational activities are offered to at risk children so that they will not be home alone before and after school. 540.432.7839

Skyline Literacy: Literacy Tutoring for Adult Learners - Providing individual, goal-centered literacy instruction to non-literate or low-literacy community members to improve self-sufficiency and independence. 540.433.0505

Valley Program for Aging Services: Meals on Wheels - Providing hot meals to the homebound elderly who are unable to secure adequate nutrition. 540.568.5687

Way to Go: Down Payments to Help Low-Income Working Families Purchase a Good Used Vehicle- Assuring that low-income working families have safe, affordable, and legal transportation to work and other essential destinations. 540.289.7171

Way to Go: Assistance with Urgent Vehicle Problems for Low-Income Working Families -Keeping low-income working families mobile so they can remain employed and care for their families. 540.289.7171


Collaborative Programs:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and Second Home: School/Site Based Mentoring for Youth - Providing one-to-one mentoring to 15 youth in 4th-7th grade participating in the after school program at Second Home to improve academic performance, self confidence and decision making skills.  540.433.8886

Fairfield Center and New Bridges Immigrant Resource Center - Spanish-speaking Community Mediation - Bringing alternative dispute resolution techniques to the Hispanic community through mediation training in the Spanish language and the offer of a limited number of scholarships. 540.434.0059

Friendship Industries and Way to Go: Employment Transportation Program - Vans and Way to Go to Work - Increasing employment success with better transportation opportunities for adults with disabilities. 540.434.9585

Mercy House, First Step, Open Doors: Centralized Intake Housing Coordinator - To allow funding to flow into our community, to allow those in need of housing services to have only one place to call to receive services, to divert homelessness, to provide equality in services through one evaluation, inform callers when there is a lack of services, for participating agencies to better coordinate services and for the collection of local needs data. 540.434.0295

Sentara RMH Medical Center and Friendship Industries: Toward No Tobacco - Prevention and reducation of tobacco by youth and adults in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham community.  540.433.4421

Sentara RMH, Hand-in-Hand Resource Mothers and Healthy Families: Parenting Education and Support (PEAS) classes - An evidence-based parent training program for parents which improves parenting skills and strengthens families by: encouraging positive and nurturing parenting, decreasing negative behaviors and non-cooperation with parents, and decreasing negative behaviors in children. 540.433.4531

Sentara RMH Medical Center and Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center through Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at James Madison University: Youth and Diversity in Healthcare Professions - Providing educational opportunities for middle and high students from diverse cultural backgrounds to support and encourage high school graduation and further exploration of a career in health care. 540.689.1180

The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham, Rockingham Memorial Hospital: The GOLD Team (Growing Opportunities for Lifelong Development) - Maximizing the independence of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and meeting the needs of local organizations/businesses through mutually beneficial community-based activities. 540.437.9214