Community Game Plan
BECOMING THE UNITED WAY OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS
We’ve seen the numbers. We’ve heard from our nonprofit and community partners. During the process of shifting the strategy for our organization, we evolved our approach to align with what our community wants in an organization, and how we will fulfill their needs. This Community Game Plan is a map to put into action through collective impact.
Collective impact is the commitment of a group of individuals from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration. As we move to the implementation phase of this important work, it will be essential to continually diversify and broaden our leadership. UWHC is committed to working with others to staff, resource, and provide oversight of this effort.
Through the 2021 UWHC community needs assessment, four Vision Councils have been formed to support the work of each focus area in this plan: health, education, self-sufficiency, and basic needs. These councils bring together issue area experts, people whose lives are affected by the issue, business leaders, and other organizations working to impact each area. Based on their knowledge, members of the Vision Councils will recommend and monitor the investment of resources in efforts that align with the priorities of UWHC. Vision Councils will continue to welcome new community members interested in making an IMPACT in Horry County.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
We focus our programs, collective impact work, and investments on four pillars that significantly contribute to meeting the needs of our community through our Bold Goals.
We envision a future where behavioral health needs for children, youth, and adults are recognized and validated.
BOLD GOALS: Decrease the number of suicide ideations and attempts; Decrease the number of drug-related overdose deaths.
We envision a community where all children enter kindergarten ready to learn; and all children and youth learn, achieve, and succeed while engaging families and communities.
BOLD GOALS: Increase the number of children who meet developmental milestones and enter kindergarten ready; Increase access to equitable learning opportunities and high-quality childcare for children and youth.
We envision a future where everyone has access to food, shelter, clothing, healthcare, basic materials, transportation, and a sense of security.
The United Way of Horry County 2023 competitive grant funding cycle has closed. For a full timeline or to learn more about applying for funding, visit the link below.