Bethel Summer Program
Enhances lives, one child at a time by reinforcing reading skills, math readiness, written language and development of appropriate social skills, with the primary objective of assisting children to be successful upon returning to school after the summer break.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake
Helps children and youth reach their fullest potential through professionally supported mentoring relationships and a broad range of services with quality standards and measurable impact.
Boys Scouts of America, Delmarva Council
Prepares young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout oath and law.
Funds this year will go towards the maintenance of the wheelchair accessible buses. Chesterwye’s transportation services are provide to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
Community Mediation Upper Shore
Provides free conflict resolution services through mediation, education and training to promote respectful resolution of conflicts and disputes throughout Queen Anne’s and Kent Counties. Funding will be used for their QAC Youth Conflict Resolution Project which will provide our public school’s with an alternative to suspension or other disciplinary actions and create a environment conducive to learning.
Compass Regional Hospice
The Compass Regional Hospice team offers individuals, families and the community “Care on your terms” through comprehensive, professional and compassionate end-of-life care and grief support for the residents of Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. In Queen Anne’s County, the hospice team offers home care, as well as residential or general inpatient care at its soon-to-be 10-bed facility in Centreville. (QAC United Way funding goes toward room and board costs.)
Easterseals Camp Fairlee
Camp Fairlee provides residential camping experiences that excite, challenge, and build the skills of people with disabilities; and provides their caregivers with a respite from the responsibilities of continuous care.
Echo HIll Outdoor School
Provides positive experiences in the outdoors: having fun, appreciating the wonders of nature, learning the value of history, and experiencing the diversity of individuals.
For All Seasons, Inc.
Provides affordable, easily accessible mental health services for individuals, families, and groups in our Mid-Shore communities. Funds this year will be used to move services to a new satellite office in Chester on Kent Island!
Haven Ministries, Inc.
As a coalition of Christian Churches, Haven Ministries extends the love of Jesus by offering hope to men, women, and children in Queen Anne’s County caught in the cycle of poverty. Haven Ministries continues to operate a homeless shelter, two food pantries, resource center, thrift store, warehouse with a retail job training program, and street outreach program. Funding this year is specifically for shelter transportation.
Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s
To help promising low income children eliminate the summer slide in learning and realize their potential. Funding will be used to send underprivileged children in grades K through 3 to summer camp in 2016.
Kennard Alumni Association
United Way funds will support the After School Mentoring and Leadership Initiative which works with middle school youth to provide leadership development, conflict awareness, strategies to promote positive relationships and assistance with goal setting for future college and career plans.
Kent Island Federation of Arts
KIFA’s goal is to enhance our cultural and artistic climate through the participation in and promotion of visual arts, and through educational programs and public exhibits. The project receiving funds from the United Way of QAC this year is their Youth Summer Camps.
McArdle School for Early Autism
They provide year-round customized educational programs focused on the individual learner and an array of therapies for children with developmental and neurological disorders. Project Happy Classroom will supply tables and chairs to allow teachers to interact with students.
Mid-Shore Community Foundation
The Chesapeake Helps! Transportation Brokerage System is a necessity for the Opportunity Youth Initiative and Parent Connect Initiative. Transportation is crucial to maintain gainful employment and/or enrollment in an educational program.
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence
MSCFV ‘s Domestic Violence Project includes legal advocacy, crisis intervention, shelter and a 24-hour hotline available to victims and their children. There is also a Transitional and an Abusers Intervention Program.
Partnering For Youth After School Program
Ensures that all school-age children in Queen Anne’s County have access to high quality, affordable and educational after school opportunities.
Queen Anne’s Advocate for Youth
Through the Local Management Board Safety Net Committee, United Way funding will help with “Challenge Day” for all QAC Public School 7th graders. It’s an intensive day-long program where students from different backgrounds and cliques are brought together and mindsets are changed. Some common issues covered are gossip, negative judgement, bullying, racism, hopelessness, apathy and others.
Queen Anne’s Chorale
Enhances the artistic lives of Bay Area residents through a number of choral music presentations. Also promotes singers with learning and performance opportunities. Funds will be used for the chorale’s “Concert Series”.
Queen Anne’s County Arts Council
Promotes, expands and sustains the arts in Queen Anne’s County. Funds will be used towards the Arts Scholarship Fund for high school seniors entering college.
Rebuilding Together, Queen Anne’s County
Brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income elderly, veterans or homeowners with at least one full time disabled resident in Queen Anne’s County.
United Needs & Abilities, Inc.
Enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities to live in the community independently and productively.