OSHKOSH AREA UNITED WAY VIDEOS
Your investment in the mission of Oshkosh Area United Way is more than just a financial contribution. It is a powerful force that is actively working every day to make a tangible impact in the lives of area residents. Through your support, individuals and families are given the opportunity to not only survive but truly thrive.
Thank you for your unwavering commitment and belief in the mission of Oshkosh Area United Way. Your investment truly makes a difference every single day.
Following are several videos highlighting the impact of the work our community partners are doing to improve lives in Southern Winnebago County.
After watching our impact videos, consider donating to help us continue our mission. Your support ensures that we can reach even more people, create lasting change, and build a brighter future for everyone in our community.
RAISE YOUR HAND FOR YOUTH-FOCUSED EDUCATION
PARENTS AS TEACHERS HOME VISITATIONS
Elissa works with new parents to provide support and guidance through the Home Visitation program to make sure their young children are hitting their developmental milestones. This ensures the child is healthy and set up for social, physical, and educational success.
~ Elissa Kraynik, Family Support Specialist, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
DOLLY PARTON'S IMAGINATION LIBRARY
When Houa’s young sons participated in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, she did not realize the impact the free, monthly book subscription program would have on their passion for reading and successful academic careers.
~ Houa Xiong, Dean of Students, UWO & OAUW Board Member
*Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Southern Winnebago County is funded and managed by Oshkosh Area United Way.
RAISE YOUR HAND FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Individuals in our community can get assistance from Trevor and his team at Solutions Recovery to transition healthily through their recovery from substance abuse. Solutions Recovery helps remove barriers to get into recovery and provides a variety of programs to help get them back on their feet and become self-sufficient.
~ Trevor Wenger, Executive Director, Solutions Recovery, Inc.
SOLUTIONS SOBER LIVING
Nick struggled for years with addiction but was able to turn his life around with the help of Sober Living. The program has helped him find his purpose as he helps his peers deal with their own addiction challenges.
~ Nick Wagner, Sober Living Coordinator, Solutions Recovery
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE
After hitting a rough batch which resulted in being treated for substance abuse, Casey also found support through the Fire Dept.’s mental health videos. He learned impactful ways to communicate and handle stressful situations to continue a healthier life.
~ Casey Wangard, Equipment Operator, City of Oshkosh Fire Department
In addition to providing a safe environment to all individuals and families that are impacted by domestic abuse, Alicia, her pal Ross, and her team at Christine Ann provide a variety of services to anyone in our community who is in need. This includes empowerment outreach, legal assistance, and youth prevention services.
~ Alicia Wenger, Executive Director, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services
SAMARITAN COUNSELING SERVICES
Despite maintaining her grades and relationships after the passing of her father, Kristin’s daughter was identified as “At Risk” after receiving a mental health assessment at the high school. Once Kristin was informed, she was able to get the much-needed help and resources for her daughter so she could graduate and start a successful career and family.
~ Kristin Manney, Global Ethics & Compliance/Education & Engagement Manager, Oshkosh Corporation
RAISE YOUR HAND FOR FINANCIAL STABILITY
ROAD TO WORK
Tom and his team are dedicated to helping refugees and immigrants thrive through the Road to Work program, matching their skills and passions to the best jobs opportunities. With meaningful employment, they are empowered to contribute to our community and break the cycle of poverty.
~ Tom Perry, Executive Director, Winnebago Area Literacy Council
SKILLS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
As the skills enhancement coordinator through ADVOCAP, Jan helped a low-income fast-food worker obtain the necessary skills through education to become more marketable. As a result, the client received a job offer in the medical field and earned four times more than before completing the program.
~ Jan Griedl, Skills Enhancement Coordinator, ADVOCAP
Denise and the team at Day By Day Shelter are available to meet individuals in our community where they are and to help them become self-sufficient. The shelter provides beds to individuals in need as well as programming that assists with basic needs, housing, employment, health and wellness, sobriety, education, and more.
~ Denise Holz, Program Director, Day By Day Shelter