United Way gives $710,139 to local programs

Thirteen programs in 10 area agencies recently were recognized for making a difference in our community when United Way of Rock River Valley made its first funding announcement for the 2003-04 funding cycle. Programs committed to “Helping People in Crisis” received a total of $710,139 from United Way of Rock River Valley.

“Receiving United Way funding is not an easy endeavor,” said Michael Call, president and CEO of United Way of Rock River Valley. “Each organization and program has justified its need for the funding in the Rock River Valley and has shown the positive impact it has on the people of the region.”

The following agencies and programs focused on Helping People in Crisis will receive United Way of Rock River Valley funding in the 2003-04 fiscal year:

American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter: Emergency Services–$113,601; Homeless Shelter–$40,456; Total Funding: $154,057

CONTACT of Rockford: Helpline– $41,165: InfoLine–$34,912: Total Funding: $76,077

Janet Wattles Center: Crisis Intervention –$18,075; Total Funding: $18,075

PHASE: Working Against Violent Environments (WAVE)–$85,986; Total Funding: $85,986

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc.: Legal Aid–$70,456; Total Funding: $70,456

Shelter Care Ministries: Emergency Housing–$19,439; Transitional Housing– $29,027; Total Funding: $48,466

St. Elizabeth Catholic Community Center: Support Services–$77,757; Total Funding: $77,757

The Salvation Army: Emergency Services Assistance–$130,262; Total Funding: $130,262

Youth Services Network: Crisis Intervention– $11,400; Total Funding: $11,400

Zion Development Corporation: Grand Apartments–$37,603; Total Funding: $37,603

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