FY 2022-23 UWKC Agency Impacts
This year we have been so proud to support our Partner Agencies.
Here are just a few examples of what UWKC funded this year:
- In 2022, Mid Shore Council on Family Violence served 40 Domestic Violence victims, and 44 children from Kent County. Services include crisis counseling, safety planning, non-crisis counseling, follow up contacts, legal advocacy, food boxes/cards. They bring folks from Crisis to transition to self-sufficiency.
- In the last 6 months of 2022, Mid Shore Pro Bono served 134 Kent County Residents. MSPB closed 66 cases and provided legal counseling to 68 individuals or families. MSPB provided an attorney at rent court weekly where tenants were able to obtain same day representation. Approximately 45% of Kent County clients were tenants seeking assistance with a housing issue. 26% of Kent County clients sought help with a family law issue, 9% needed help with an Elder Law issue, 8% needed help with record expungement, and 3% sought assistance with a consumer debt issue.
- For All Seasons provides our ‘in school mental health program’ and saw a 6.32% increase in the number of Kent County residents who received care over the past year. They served 202 individuals (115 youth in Kent County) with financial support to 16 uninsured, 22 underinsured people, and 127 low-income individuals and families on Medicaid/Medicare. In all, Kent United Way’s funds supported roughly 242 sessions in financial assistance for trauma-certified behavioral health services to uninsured and underinsured Kent County residents.
- In the last 6 months of 2022, Compass Regional Hospice provided hospice and supportive care to 75 Kent County patients. Compass also provided grief support services (individual and group counseling) to 157 Kent County residents.
- UWKC Funds supported the Kent County Cares Foundation to obtain a documentation system for case tracking to continue to make forward progress in obtaining accreditation, and facilitated a partnership with a community agency to fund a therapist in being trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy as well as a partnership with Baltimore Child Abuse Center for forensic interview peer reviews, in order to enhance and develop forensic interviewers’ skills with KCCAC. They supported 59 children in 2022 with outreach events for the homeless and Child Abuse Prevention and promoted awareness of Adult Services and the Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
- Between 1 June and 31 December, 2022, Rebuilding Together Kent County completed 37 repairs for 36 residents at 21 properties Repairs included repairing or replacing three roofs, repairing or constructing 7 sets of entryway steps, and more than 25 other repairs including fixing electrical issues, installing grab bars and handrails, re-hanging cabinets, replacing windows and doors, and reconstructing a rotten wooden walkway.
- Approximately 1000 Kent County residents were served by the Community Food Pantry
- American Red Cross – served 36 folks who found themselves in the midst of a disaster
- In 2022, the Samaritan Group Winter Shelter had 17 Guests (including 2 children) for 323 bed nights. They performed local outreach to 47 Clients including 27 families. This fall the Samaritan Group became aware that some residents of Chestertown Landing faced imminent eviction. The Samaritan Board of Directors immediately authorized the Director of the Local Outreach Program to expend sufficient funds to prevent evictions. They contributed about $8,000 to prevent evictions. This provided time for Mid-Shore Pro bono to sort out legal issues related to the situation.
- In the last 6 months of 2022, 102 Kent County residents were served with mediation services with Community Mediation Upper Shore
- Approximately 800 students are getting a Character Counts Coach
- 54 Kent County residents were able to take part in Boy Scouts activities.
- 83 Kent County residents were served by the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay. (five girls and three adults that are low-income) received financial assistance.
- 4 Kent County residents attended Camp Fairlee on scholarships from the UWKC
- In 2022, 371 students and 37 faculty chaperones attended ECHO Hill Outdoor school activities
- 80 Kent County residents took part in Horizons summer program.
- 193 Kent County students were served by Kent Association of Riding Therapy.