The United Way of Queen Anne's County was established in 1990 in response to public requests for an agency to coordinate community service organizations. Annual fundraising campaigns have previously raised and distributed more than $600,000 over the years.
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the agencies of united way queen anne's county, 2015-2017
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
For over 50 years, The Arc has worked to promote respect, create opportunities and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Legacy Institute on the Environment (LIFE) recruits, educates and inspires Leaders who serve as environmental stewards by designing and implementing environmental stewardship projects at CBEC.
Community Mediation Upper Shore, Inc.
Funds allocated from the United Way of QAC allow CMUS to continue to follow its mission to serve all community members of the County through its parternships with the States Attorney's Office, Family Courts, public schools, government agencies and non-profit organizatiosn in addition to community members at-large.
Chesterwye Center
Funds this year will be used to conduct a pilot program called Chesterwye Mindfulness Stress Reduction Education.
Community Mediation Upper Shore
Provides free conflict resolution services through mediation, facilitation, education, and training in order to promote respectful resolution of conflicts and disputes.
CommUNITY Mentoring Partnership
Unites caring adult mentors, existing mentoring groups, and emerging mentoring groups with minority youth and those youth in need of achievement mentoring.
Compass Regional Hospice
The Hospice Center is a six-bed residential unit for patients who cannot stay home with hospice services. United Way funding goes toward room and board costs.
Easter Seals 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 provide mental health care for the uninsured and underinsured.
Haven Ministries, Inc.
Haven Ministries provides help to the poor through shelter, clothing and food. Haven Ministries continues to operate a Resource Center, and Street Outreach Services to the Homeless Shelter, Food Pantry, and Thrift Store. 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.
Imagination Library (Judy Center)
The project funded is Dolly Parton's Imagination Library which supports the yearly fee of books being mailed to over 300 children in Queen Anne's County.
Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence, Inc.
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 program and an Abusers Intervention Program.
Queen Anne's Chorale
Funding will be used to present the 29th season of the only community chorus in the county.
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.
Rebuilding Together, Queen Anne's County
Brings volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low income elderly and/or disabled homeowners in Queen Anne's County.
St. Martin's Ministries
Helps people in poverty with food, clothing and housing. St. Martin's House helps homeless women and children transition to stability.
Talisman Therapeutic Riding
Serves those who can benefit and prosper from the talismanic healing nature of horses with the guidance of professional therapists and instructors in a peaceful farm setting.
United Needs & Abilities, Inc.
Enriches the lives of people with developmental disabilities by maximizing their opportunities to live in the community independently and productively.