United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability for every person in our community.
2023 FUNDED PROGRAMS
Agape Mission in the only soup kitchen in Bartlesville that offers a hot meal to all people in need six days a week and allows clients to take home food three days a week so that the day we take off, there is still food available to those that are in need.
FOOD 4 KIDS
The Food 4 Kids program provides a sack of nutritious food for school children, identified by teachers who are at risk of going hungry, to take home with them for the weekend. Often, this is the only food they have.
AMERICAN RED CROSS
EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES
This program that responds to home fires 24/7 and provides immediate financial and assistance to home fire victims. The program also offers food and water to firefighters and other emergency personnel.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BARTLESVILLE
COMPREHENSIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
This program instills a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence in the lives of our communities’ young people. The program focuses on five core areas: character and leadership development; health and life skills; the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NOWATA
STUDENT TUTORING KNOWLEDGE RETENTION PROGRAM
Students receive help in math, reading and science through a collaboration between teachers and Club staff to achieve a better outcome.
FOOD 4 KIDS
Provides food for low-income children who are at risk of going hungry over the weekend.
CHEROKEE COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS
LEARNING FOR LIFE
This program brings lessons to schools such as anger management, self-esteem, trustworthiness, what to do if bullied, decision making and communication. Also, it collaborates with organizations in town to ensure youth gain hands-on vocational and volunteer opportunities in fields of interest through their Traditional Scouting program.
This program provides scouting units with the programs they need to ensure that the scouts gain character development and self-assurance through various activities and leadership opportunities. Scout Camps offer time outdoors to learn activity skills, leadership and social cooperation.
DayBreak is an adult day health program that offers a safe and stimulating environment with therapeutic activities, socialization, exercise programs as well as medical and personal care services for seniors. It provides caregivers an important day time respite that allows them to continue their employment, run errands or simply recharge. DayBreak is a fun, safe and uplifting environment and is the only provider of these services in our area.
The In-Home program provides house management, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, shopping, chore services, health screening and up-to-date education regarding senior health issues. The In-Home program also provides socialization for our clients, many of whom are isolated due to physical limitations or a rural location. This program serves low income seniors.
Care Management helps seniors remain safely in their own homes. Many seniors, especially those that are low income or isolated due to a rural address, need an advocate that can provide information and assistance in order to assure that all available resources are utilized and to maintain a safe home environment. This program allows seniors to delay nursing home placement.
FAMILY HEALTHCARE CLINIC
ACCESS TO QUALITY CARE
This program provides accessible, affordable, primary health care where the underserved, underinsured and uninsured patients can be seen for medical needs and services. Patients have quality care in order to address immediate health issues.
TEEN PREGNANCY PREVENTION
This program provides a pregnancy prevention education to those in Dewey, Nowata and Bartlesville, teaching both abstinence and safe contraceptive methods.
GIRL SCOUTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA
This program provides background checks, training, supervision and mentoring of volunteers. This fosters self confidence as well as leadership skills in volunteers which ensure a quality leader for the girls. Another component of the program builds girls of courage, confidence and character through the Girl Scouting Journey, which is one way girls can experience Girl Scouting, and also through Girl Scouting Pathways, which is the way girls and adults participate in Girl Scouting together.
MARY MARTHA OUTREACH
MMO provides free food for low-income people on a weekly basis who come from Washington, Nowata and Osage counties.
MMO provides free clothing and works with teachers in the schools to identify those students in need of clothing.
MMO partners with various other agencies in town to help in times of disaster or crisis by providing basic necessities and food in the shelters and to those have had house fires, help with leaving domestic abuse shelters who need furniture and household items, haircuts for those in need and other services.
RICHARD KANE YMCA
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS
It teaches swim lessons to those six months to junior high school age.
These classes provide seniors and disabled individuals with fitness classes to increase muscular strength, range of motion and improve activities of daily living. Individuals who suffer from stiff joints, pain, arthritis, limited range of motion or recovering from hip, knee or shoulder surgery benefit from the program services.
YOUTH TACKLE FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING
It teaches the fundamental skills of football and cheerleading with an emphasis on character building through these sports. Scholarships are provided for children who qualify through funding from the United Way.
SAMARITAN COUNSELING & GROWTH CENTER
THE SAMARITAN FUND COUNSELING SUBSIDY
It allows those who are underinsured, uninsured or without financial resources to afford counseling services and receive the treatment they need.
HELPING HANDS PROJECT
It helps individuals over age 18 who do not have the financial resources to pay the minimum fee for mental health assessments and short-term counseling.
THE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
This support group is for those who have a cancer diagnoses and need an on-going network of support. Led by a trained facilitator, the program provides help understanding the diagnoses, discussion of treatment options and a group of caring, understanding people to talk with.
WASHINGTON COUNTY CHILD GUIDANCE
Washington Country Child Guidance Program supplies fee assistance for individuals ages birth to 21 with (12) sessions of short-term counseling or psychological evaluation. The goal of the program is children referred for services will develop the skills need for healthier living.
THE SALVATION ARMY
The program provides assistance with rent and utilities to help a client stay in their home or keep their utilities turned on. Each client is only eligible to use the service once a year. It is designed to help those who are behind on payments get caught up.
RED SHIELD CLUB
The club provides high quality and low cost after-school and all day summer activities such as tutoring, computer lab instruction, field trips, athletic activities and snacks in a well-supervised Christian atmosphere.