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:
Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
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.
- 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 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 provides Fond du Lac County youth a safe, fun, and productive place to go after school and supports healthy transitions between grade levels.
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 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.
Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac
The Education 360 program provides classes and exhibits that build a healthy mind, brain, and body for museum visitors.
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.
DFC is a collaboration of agency and community members, who have come together to provide prevention education to stop the rise in drug and alcohol abuse in our community.
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.
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 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 of Fond du Lac County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve shelter conditions.
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.
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.
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 offers a multitude of services to those dealing with domestic abuse and homelessness including separate men, women, and family shelters, housing search assistance, eviction and disconnection, teen and child advocacy, and domestic abuse support.
The Fond du Lac YMCA offers childcare scholarships for eligible recipients for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 4K.
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.