United Way of the Black Hills

United Way of the Black Hills

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Mission:

We unite people and resources to improve lives in the Black Hills by delivering measurable long-term solutions to community issues in education, financial stability, and health.

 

Vision:

We will be champions of our community, empowering individuals and improving lives, while striving to facilitate lasting, positive change.

 

Founded: 1944

 

Service Area: Black Hills region of South Dakota including the counties of Butte, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Custer, and Fall River

 

Description:

We work to ensure children enter school ready to learn and graduate on time. We work to reduce poverty, increase access to affordable housing, and give families the tools they need to prosper. We work to stabilize families in crisis by providing food, shelter, emergency assistance, and promote overall healthy living. We accomplish these goals by strategically partnering with nonprofits, government, schools, and business to understand the needs in our community and identify the short and long term solutions to address these needs. Funding is invested in various nonprofits serving Rapid City and the greater Black Hills community who are able to implement the solutions. By bringing these entities together, United Way is able to orchestrate greater impact than any one organization could accomplish alone. 

 

Our Impact in Belle Fourche

 

1,741 PEOPLE SERVED IN BELLE FOURCHE IN 2020

123Children were able to participate in after-school and mentorship programs

1,246People received financial stability services through affordable transportation,  affordable housing, utility assistance, and the 2-1-1 Helpline to connect to other local resources

372People received health services like affordable mental health counseling, access to food and domestic violence shelter and resources

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Kathy Cruse

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