Through strategic planning and conducting community-wide needs assessments the UWMM staff and board of directors developed three Community Impact Teams (CIT). CITs are groups of volunteers (board members and involved community members) who meet monthly to stay abreast of the current issues affecting our community as well as monitor the progress of our programs and initiatives.
Direct funding and other resources are provided to over 30 local programs–provided by our partner agencies–each year. Each of these programs directly correlate to one or more of the CIT’s desired outcomes.
Learn more about our CITs below:
Meeting Immediate Needs
Focus Area: Health
Desired Community Result: All individuals in Mid-Maine are in healthy environments with access to health supports and services.
Community Initiatives: Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), FamilyWize, Keeping Mid-Maine Warm, Pantry Project. UWMM also funds 10 Health programs offered by 8 partner agencies.
Impact: In our fiscal year 2016-17, over 13,000 Mid-Maine residents were served by programs that help people meet their basic needs.
Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families
Focus Area: Education
Desired Community Result: All children grow up in a stable environment, safe, healthy, and ready to succeed.
Community Initiatives: Youth Homelessness Initiative (Supported by our Stuff the Bus Day of Caring). UWMM also funds 13 Education programs offered by 8 partner agencies.
Impact: In our fiscal year 2016-17, over 6,000 Mid-Maine residents were served by programs that help children reach their potential, whether service is provided directly to them or to their parents.
Focus Area: Financial Stability
Desired Community Result: Mid-Mainers are financially literate, with access to skills and training to secure employment allowing them to be financially stable.
Community Initiatives: CA$H Coalition. UWMM also funds 8 Financial Stability programs offered by 6 partner agencies.
Impact: In our fiscal year 2016-17, over 1,000 Mid-Maine residents were served by programs that help people stay or become independent and provide the means to care for their families.