COMMUNITY IMPACT

COMMUNITY IMPACT

INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITIES

United Way of Mesa County raises funds annually and focuses dollars on making an impact in the areas of self-reliance, education and health.

UWMC is currently funding 45 programs within 27 local nonprofit agencies. Listed below are the organizations in blue and individual programs in italics. Therefore, some of the nonprofits listed below have several programs receiving funding. Others only have one program under the overarching agency.

United Way of Mesa County only funds local, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations making an impact in the areas of self-reliance, education and health. To learn more about how these programs are financially vetted and assessed, go here.

The Center (Formerly Western Slope Center for Children)
245-3788
Collaborative services to child sexual abuse victims and their families in a supportive environment that reduces trauma and promotes dignity, justice and healing.

Child and Migrant Services
464-5226
Hospitality Center’s Basic Needs Services– Provides and coordinates community services for migrant and settled farm workers and their families. Health and Wellness Program-Mental health services, outreach and education to promote overall well-being among farm workers in Mesa County.

Colorado Discover Ability
257-1222
Adaptive, outdoor recreation for people with disabilities, increasing independence and reducing self-imposed limitations.

Community Food Bank
640-0336
The Community Food Bank is a community-based, volunteer supported, charitable agency providing an emergency supply of nutritious food to Mesa County individuals and families in crisis.

Counseling and Education Center
243-9539
Low-Income Counseling- Provides professional, affordable counseling services to all ages.

Court Appointed Special Advocates
242-4191
Recruits, screens and trains volunteers to serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of judges on behalf of child victims living in foster care.

Girl Scouts of Colorado, Mesa County
242-4461
Girls are Great- ten-week, transitional program for fifth grade girls, in collaboration with School District #51. Helping girls learn how to handle changes in their lives. Troop Pathways- Youth development program conducted by adult volunteers who help girls ages 5-17 gain life skills, learn how to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to a multi-cultural community.

Grand Junction Imagination Library
208-9128
Provides a brand new, age-appropriate book at no cost to participating children each month until their fifth birthday.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
241-3658
Housing Assistance– Financial assistance for rent and utilities, maintains emergency and transitional housing and resources.  Day Center Assistance– Daily emergency services to homeless persons including showers, laundry, phone and mail, job assistance, advocacy, medical and mental health services.  Soup Kitchen– Provides a complete noon-day meal six days a week to individuals and families who are hungry in the Grand Valley.

Hilltop Community Resources
242-4400
B4 Babies– The single entry point for prenatal care services for low-income women, and a one-stop health care access point for families with children who need primary and preventive health care services. Family First- An early childhood and parenting education program serving at-risk families with children from prenatal to age three.  Latimer House– Safe house with shelter, advocacy and counseling for women and children escaping domestic violence. Senior Daybreak- A day program providing respite for caregivers of elderly parents or a spouse. The loved one is safe while enjoying socialization and proper nutrition.

Hispanic Affairs Project
249-4115
Immigration Program– Provides legal assistance for immigrants to obtain citizenship.

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley
256-9424
Emergency Homeless Shelter- Addresses homeless issues including emergency shelter for men, women and children, and transitional housing for families and veterans

HopeWest
241-2212
Kids- Provides individual and group grief counseling to children, teens, and families coping with a loved one’s life-threatening illness and/or death. Adult- Supportive individual and group grief counseling to adults coping with a loved one’s life-threatening illness and/or death. Palliative Care- Provides nurse case management services to patients diagnosed with a serious illness but who don’t qualify for hospice or home health care.

Karis, Inc.
241-1445
The House– A shelter for homeless teens focused on addressing unmet needs and gaining employment skills.

Kids Aid
712-2847
Provides District 51 students with nutritional food for the weekend.

The Literacy Center at Mesa County Libraries
245-5522
Free literacy instruction for adults in areas of reading, writing, math, and English as a second language.

MarillacHealth
255-1782
Dental- Provides quality and compassionate dental care for low-income residents of Mesa County. Optical- Provides optical evaluations, as well as glasses for low-income individuals. Medical- With an emphasis on disease prevention and education, the medical clinic provides quality medical and mental health care to the low-income and uninsured.

Mesa County Partners
245-5555
One-to-One Mentoring- Senior Partners are matched with high risk youth ages 6-17 as positive role models/mentors for a minimum of one year. Restitution/Community Service Work Program– Juvenile offenders are supervised in performing community service work and earn stipends to pay restitution to their victims. Western Colorado Conservation Corps- Youth ages 16-22 work on environmental improvement projects and receive job and life skills training.

Mesa County RSVP
243-9839
Handyman Project- Helps low to moderate income seniors and disabled individuals to maintain their homes. Senior Scholar Project- Places senior volunteers in local K-12 public and private schools to help children learn.  SHIP- Provides assistance and education for Medicaid. RSVP- Recruits senior volunteers for placement in local human service agencies.

Mind Springs
241-6023
The Women’s Recovery Center- Provides long term residential treatment for women and pregnant women who are struggling with chronic substance abuse.

Pro Bono Project of Mesa County
243-7940, x 108
A legal referral agency placing low-income persons with attorneys representing them at no cost, the top priority being issues with domestic violence.

Riverside Educational Center
245-9512
A community-oriented program supporting academic success by providing a safe place to go for homework help, structured tutoring and enrichment activities, and by facilitating communication between home, school and student.

The Salvation Army
242-7513
Adult Rehabilitation Program- Offers a six-month intensive, confidential, clinical, residential treatment program for men and women with severe life problems associated with alcohol and/or other drug addiction.

St. Mary’s Senior Programs
Gray Gourmet (243-9844)- serves a hot, nutritious and affordable lunch to Mesa County seniors age 60+ weekdays and offers home delivered meals to homebound seniors.
Foster Grandparent Program (263-9091)- Recruits and trains low-income senior volunteers to become special partners with children who are at-risk for developmental delays or who are already identified with a special learning need.
Senior Companion Program (263-9092)- Matches low-income senior volunteers with homebound, elderly individuals to provide companionship, assistance, and transportation.

STRiVE
243-3702
Family Support Services- Free early intervention services to young children identified by a medical professional as developmentally delayed or at risk for a developmental disability. Also offers a pool of respite care providers specially trained in caring for medically fragile children and emotionally disturbed children.

WestCAP
243-2437
Harm Reduction- Offers a series of health promotion, disease prevention programs targeting high-risk youth and young adults.

Suicide Prevention Alliance of Mesa County
683-6626
Workplace Wellness- Offers different trainings for workplaces to become aware and help those who are at-risk for suicide.

CONTACT US

Phone: 970-243-5364
Fax: 970-242-6719
Email: info@uwmesacounty.org
422 White Ave, Suite 337
Grand Junction, Colorado

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