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Success Stories

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
    n’s Center.
  • 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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