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The lives we touch: together we help make life better.
Learn more about how donations to UMC impact the lives of 1 in 3 residents of Knox and Waldo counties through UMC’s grants supporting the work of 50+ nonprofit agencies.
2018 Grants Results
Together, we provided:
- 20,600 nutritious meals to food-insecure people in Waldo County
- 20,000 nutritious meals to food-insecure people in Knox County
- Comprehensive reproductive health care to 519 low-income, uninsured, and underinsured Maine people
- 4,000 hours of bereavement and end of life support to 139 people and their families
- Screenings for more than 150 new parents for intimate partner violence and trainings for 180 new families on safe sleep practices for their infant
- Financial assistance so that 80 children from 18 towns in Waldo County can access high-quality care while their families work
- 236 seniors in need with hot, nutritious meals in their home
- Restorative justice services and education to help 198 people retain or recover employability
- Free after school and summer programs with free transportation, supportive adult relationships, and nutritious meals for 450 children
- In-home nursing services to help 226 low-to-moderate income seniors remain safely at home
- A free university course to 21 local adult students
- Direct service to 656 people affected by domestic violence
- Assistance for 668 clients experiencing homelessness to transition into safe affordable housing
- Mental health support to 250 residents of Knox County
- 19 teen parents with help to move toward High School completion and employ-ability
- Health screening, medication management, and education to over 800 community members
- Basic needs supplies for 260 people
- Insulating window inserts to 60 households
- Job readiness, career planning and support for 120 local High School students
- Free supplemental heating fuel for 160 low income families in need
- Palliative in-home care for 6 medically fragile children and 51 adults with end-stage chronic conditions
- Free or low-cost dental care to resolve pain, infection, and oral disease in 812 uninsured adults