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We recognize there are essential services vital to the well-being of our community that deserve our support. Essential services programs we support fall into one of two categories:

Disaster services – these unexpected events create a sudden disruption in normal activities of life. Affected individuals experience the impact of the disaster in their home, work, and personal lives. Disaster services focus on repair preparedness and restoring normal functioning as soon as possible. This benefits the individuals and families directly impacted and the community as a whole.

Unique services: These programs identify and provide support to under-served individuals and families. By strengthening the support for the individual, they are able to enhance and maintain their optimal quality of life. Support of these programs equals the playing field and allows the participants to reach their full potential.

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Essential Services Programs funded by the United Way of Southwestern Indiana

American Red Cross of Southwestern Indiana
Biomedical Services
Services to Armed Forces
Disaster (Prepare, Respond, Recover)

Ark Crisis Child Care Center
High Risk program
Ark Working Parents

Aurora, Inc.
Homeless Outreach Team

Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville
Immigration Legal Services

Christian Resource Center
Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Program

Mental Health America of Spencer County
Christmas Gift Lift Program

Spencer County Council on Aging
Homemaker Program

Vanderburgh County CASA
Volunteer Based Child Advocate Program

Voices, Inc.
Long-term Care Ombudsman Program

YWCA of Evansville
Transitional Housing Recovery Program

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