THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT IS COMMITTED TO LEADING BY EXAMPLE.
Together, we can make UVM a leading workplace in this annual campaign and demonstrate our commitment to community engagement. Read Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant's letter to the UVM community encouraging our support to United Way.
With the guidance and support of hundreds of community citizens, including many UVMers, volunteers have defined five key strategies to guide United Way in its acting, advocating and investing.
These five priority areas are:
Advancing financial stability through job training, skills development, access to resources and workplace interventions that help people succeed at work.
Promoting mental health
Promoting mental health through prevention – focusing on wellness and resilience – and ensuring access to mental health treatment, crisis services and other supports.
Supporting the functioning and well-being of families of all ages through skill building, knowledge, support or access to resources.
Meeting basic needs
Ensuring basic needs are met: housing (emergency shelter, permanent supportive housing, housing retention, affordable and alternative housing); food (access to affordable and healthy food); transportation (providing and reducing barriers to accessing transportation); and healthcare (reducing barriers to accessing essential services like dental, home visiting, hospice and palliative care).
Reducing substance abuse
Reducing substance abuse through prevention (including developing assets and promoting resilience), eliminating barriers to treatment and supporting recovery
For answers to commonly asked questions about the United Way, visit the United Way of Northwest Vermont's website.
If you have any questions about the UVM United Way campaign, please contact one of the following campaign coordinators:
University Financial Services