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Advancing the Common Good

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

Financial Stability – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Health – Improving People’s Health

 

To see how the Fond du Lac Area United Way is advancing the common good in our community, please see our list of funded agencies below or download the summary here.

 

Alzheimers Association of Southeast Wisonsin

The Alzheimers Association provides resources, support groups, and training opportunities for those caring for loved ones with alzheimers or dementia.

ASTOP

ASTOP is a sexual assault service provider offering treatment, outreach, prevention, and advocacy. In 2016 they provided prevention education to 6,179 students in the Fond du Lac School District using the Protective Behaviors Curriculum.

Badgerland Youth for Christ
  • Fresh Start - Fresh Start engages young people in a variety of youth-serving institutions such as detention centers, probation, correctional facilities, group homes, residential treatment centers and emergency shelters by providing mentoring and counseling.
  • Parent Life - Parent Life reaches expectant and parenting teens and their children through mentoring, education, and support groups with trained adults and community partnerships, empowering the teens to make good choices and encouraging them to further their education and move toward independent living.
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides quality one-to-one mentoring relationships for children in need, based on a proven model that includes careful matching and ongoing professional support for mentors, mentees, and parents/guardians.

Boys & Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club provides Fond du Lac County youth a safe, fun, and productive place to go after school and supports healthy transitions between grade levels.

Camp to Belong Wisconsin

CTB-WI is an organization dedicated to reuniting siblings placed in separate foster homes and other out-of-home care for events of fun, emotional empowerment and sibling connection.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities has  a significant impact on the quality of life in Fond du Lac County by providing behavioral health counseling, adoption, parenting and pregnancy support, adult day services, legal services for immigrants, and refugee resettlement services.

Childrens Museum of Fond du Lac

The Education 360 program provides classes and exhibits that build a healthy mind, brain, and body for museum visitors. 

Consumer Credit Counseling

CCC is a full-service credit counseling agency, providing confidential financial assessments, financial education, budget, housing, bankruptcy, and credit/debt counseling to consumers throughout Wisconsin.

Covey

Covey provides resources that empower people with disabilities and their families. Through short-term care, social events, and skill-building programs, Covey helps youth and adults move toward greater independence. They also provide the relief and ongoing support that caregivers need.

Drug Free Communities

DFC is a collaboration of agency and community members, who have come together to provide prevention education to stop the rise in drug and alochol abuse in our community.

Family Resource Center

FRC is dedicated to the healthy development of children and families through a variety of programs including pregnancy and parenting support, pre and post natal assistance, pregnancy testing, developmental screenings, in-home parent education, and diaper and clothing donations.

Fond du Lac Senior Center

The FDL Senior Center provides a vital connection between senior residents and the community by providing one on one support, activities, classes, and social interactions.

Fond du Lac Literacy Services

Fond du Lac Literacy Services helps adults in our community with the basic skills needed to learn and prosper in everyday life by providing tutoring on reading, writing, mathematics, and the English language.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes.

National Alliance On Mental Illness

N.A.M.I. of Fond du Lac County works to empower those young and old affected by mental illness and reduce stigma through support, education and outreach. 

Save A Smile

The Save a Smile Children's Dental Program meets the basic preventive and restorative dental needs of Fond du Lac County residents, 18 years and younger, who only have Medicaid.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is meeting the basic needs of individuals and families by providing food, clothing, shelter and household items. In 2016 they also became the hosts of the Fond du Lac County warming shelter.

Solutions Center

Solutions Center offers a multitude of services to those dealing with domestic abuse and homelessness including seperate men, womens, and family shelters, housing search assistance, eviction and disconnection, teen and child advocacy, and domestic abuse support.

YMCA

The Fond du Lac YMCA offers childcare scholarships for eligible recipients for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 4K.

YScreen

The Fond du Lac Area YScreen Program provides early identification of mental health disorders and risks of suicide through easily accessible screening, referral to services and facilitating follow-up treatment through case management.