Our Goals & Strategies

UWEPC has developed goals and strategies that help guide our efforts. All of UWEPC's community partnership and Community Impact Funded programs complete a goal and fall under a strategy. 

EDUCATION 

Goal #1 

Children enter school ready to learn. 

Strategies

  • Family home visitation programs
  • Quality early childhood development centers
  • Parent education programs
  • Training and coaching for early childhood development providers

GOAL #2 

Youth graduate from high school. 

Strategies 

  • Tutoring 
  • College and career preparation services for middle and high school students 
  • Quality after school and youth development 
  • Parent engagement 
  • Mentoring 
  • Youth leadership 

GOAL #3

Children are mentally healthy. 

Strategies

  • Accessible and affordable child, family, group and play therapy
  • Behavioral health programs
  • Parent and adult volunteer awarenss training about children's mental health issues
  • Screening and mental health assessments in alternative locations - i.e. health clinics; community, child development and after school centers

GOAL #4

Youth will become volunteers. 

Strategies

  • Youth philanthropy
  • Intergenerational volunteer opportunities - i.e. Volunteer Action Center (VAC)
  • Service-learning - i.e. Global Youth Service Day (GYSD), Alternative Spring Break (ASB)

BASIC NEEDS

GOAL #1 

Individuals and families are mentally healthy. 

Strategies 

  • Screening and mental health assessments in alternate locations - i.e. health clinics, community, child development and after school centers
  • Accessible and affordable couples, family, group and play therapy
  • Integrated mental health services

GOAL #2

Safety net and emergency services provide a foundation of care and support. 

Strategies 

  • Emergency and Transitional housing programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance - i.e. Woman, Infant, Children (WIC) Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TNF)
  • Emergency food pantries
  • Congregant meals
  • Disaster preparedness and prevention 
  • Homeless prevention services i.e. rent, mortgage and utility assistance
  • Emergency and disaster response services

GOAL #3

Individuals and families live in a home free of abuse and violence. 

Strategies

  • Shelter for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and child abuse
  • Support services - i.e. mental health counseling , child advocates, legal services support groups 

GOAL #4 

Individuals have the knowledge and support necessary to effectively meet their physical needs. 

Strategies

  • Health screening and education programs/services
  • Healthy lifestyle education programs
  • Community volunteer activities

INCOME

GOAL

Families and individuals are financially stable and economically independent.

Strategies

  • Financial Education
  • Literacy/Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Individual Develpment Accounts (IDA)
  • Responsible Home Ownership