In 2014, the Franklin-Southampton Area United Way and its partner agencies completed many successful programs in your community including:
- The American Red Cross responded to 16 local emergencies, primarily single-family home and apartment fires. 78 individuals received emergency assistance that included a safe place to stay, hot meals, new clothing, groceries and replacement medications.
- Over 300 children got a boost in school learning through the Early Head Start, Early Intervention, Head Start and Community Child Care programs at The Childre
- Over 250 patients received 3,770 free medical and dental services through the Western Tidewater Free Clinic, including over 100 screening and diagnostic mammograms.
- Families learned about the importance of reading through the Blackwater Regional Library Summer Reading Programs.
- 116 students completed homework, learned about financial literacy and and received mentoring for success at the Boys & Girls Club at S.P. Morton Elementary School.
- Children enjoyed a hot meal at the Kid's Cafe and received weekend back-packs filled with nutritious food through the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia.
- Students were encouraged to stay in school thanks to the mentoring/tutoring program at J. P. King Middle School provided by Tidewater Youth Services.
- Elementary school children received reading tutoring through the Book Buddies program at S.P. Morton.
- Over 150 residents received utlity, housing and and prescription assistance through multiple ageny partners.
- 241 fourth grade students learned to swim at the YMCA through water safety lessons.
- Victims of domestic violence received emergency shelter, relocation assistance, and life skills training through the Genieve Shelter.
- 15 families received hospice services for children from Edmarc - inlcuding family centered medical care, and emotional, financial support and bereavement support for family members.
- The Virginia Legal Aid Society closed 120 cases for individuals and families that recovered $120,480 for residents.
- Clients improved fine and gross motor skills, behavior, and socialization through therapeutic riding lessions at Graz'n Acres.
- 441 nights of emergency shelter were provided to homeless families with children through For Kids, inc.
- 940 people received a total of $102,290 is presrciption discounts through the United Way's Family Wize program.
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