Safer Communities

United Way Vision

Will County residents experiencing trauma, crisis, and abuse will have the skills, resources, and interventions necessary to be safe in our community.

Building Momentum

United Way of Will County elevates the physical and emotional safety of children and adults through our Disaster Relief Fund:

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TARGETED FOCUS AREAS

United Way of Will County elevates the physical and emotional safety of children and adults through a targeted focus on:

Counseling and support resources that provide hope and healing to those facing traumatic experiences

Safety and prevention programs that keep individuals safe from harm

Crisis intervention and resource accessibility during times of heightened stress and personal need

PROGRAMS FUNDED BY UNITED WAY OF WILL COUNTY

Traumatic Experiences

Counseling and support resources that provide hope and healing to those facing traumatic experiences

  • Disaster Services – American Red Cross
  • Armed Forces – American Red Cross
  • Sexual Assault Service Center – Guardian Angel Community Services

Safety and Prevention

Safety and prevention programs that keep individuals safe from harm

  • Program Expansion – CASA of Will County
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program – Catholic Charities
  • In-Home Respite Services – Center for Disability Services
  • Suicide Prevention & Intervention – Crisis Line of Will County
  • Reassurance Calls (Sunshine Program) – Crisis Line of Will County
  • Project SOAR – Greater Joliet Area Y.M.C.A.
  • Exchange Club – Guardian Angel Community Services
  • Adult Protective Services – Guardian Angel Community Services
  • Domestic Violence Abuser Intervention Program – South Suburban Family Shelter
  • Child Forensic Interview Services – Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention and resource accessibility during times of heightened stress and personal need

  • Info & Referral – Crisis Line of Will County
  • Phone Counseling – Crisis Line of Will County
  • Groundwork Domestic Violence Program – Guardian Angel Community Services
  • Civil Legal Assistance – Prairie State Legal Services
  • “Trauma-Focused Family Advocacy” – Will County Children’s Advocacy Center

 

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