OUR MISSION IS TO STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY BY HELPING PEOPLE LIVE SAFE, HEALTHY, AND PRODUCTIVE LIVES.
United Way of Clallam County envisions living in a place where everyone is supported socially, economically, and fully in their physical and mental health.
AT UNITED WAY OF CLALLAM COUNTY WE BELIEVE IN:
- Respect: We seek to understand the experiences, motivations, and perspectives of others.
- Inclusion: We recognize the experiences and expertise of others as equally valuable as our own.
- Collaboration: We have a bias toward co-creation and action.
- Flexibility: We support responsive cycles of creation, feedback, and revision and look to make necessary adjustments along the way.
- Trust & Support: We operate from a place of good faith in each other and in the process.
- Transparency: We rely on many inputs to the process, not just our past experiences.
- Teamwork: We solicit and value the contributions of all.
- Equity: We identify and work to dismantle systemic and institutional barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities.
WE DO THIS BY:
- Being a constructive voice for human service needs in Clallam County.
- Providing a way for people to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer in our community.
- Leading collaborative, community-wide efforts to obtain and provide resources to enhance community well-being.
We want all people to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We support programs in Education that promote academic achievement. We advance Economic Mobility by helping everyone achieve greater financial stability. We promote good Health by partnering to maximize physical and mental health and well-being across all of Clallam County.
Funds raised in Clallam County go to programs and projects addressing three main areas: Education, Economic Mobility and Health. We fund 23 Partner Agencies with annual allocations which come from undesignated donations to United Way. In addition, we distribute funds to non-partner agencies and other charities as directed by our donors through the designation process. We do this so that our community advances learning at all levels; achieves greater financial stability and improves physical and mental well-being. We also manage the Clallam Community Foundation, that accepts bequests of all kinds, including remainder trusts and donor driven funds.
Incorporated in Clallam County since 1952, United Way of Clallam County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors and managed by three full-time employees, one part-time employee and one AmeriCorps Vista. Hundreds of volunteers county-wide give of their time and talents to United Way and our Partner Agencies.
The United Way of Clallam County was established in 1952 as United Good Neighbors. In 1974 the name was changed to United Way of Clallam County. Today, we are governed by a local board of directors and continue to improve the lives of all residents of our community.
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Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. To effectively and authentically address our community’s most pressing needs requires an outward and intentional commitment to inclusion across all dimensions (race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability.) The Board of Directors of United Way of Clallam County consist of at least 15 members who represent the diversity of Clallam County, ethically, economically and geographically.
We are strong only when we are respectful of others and inclusive in our actions.
- We aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of our work,
- We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person within our community: the donors, our own staff and family, board, volunteers and beneficiaries.
- We believe in a movement built from the rich diversity and gifts of all people in all systems
- We strive to respect and include all human service organization in the work of United Way.
Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.
VISION FOR EQUITY
We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.