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Women United
Fall Luncheon

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Thursday, October 8 at 9:00 AM

Sponsored by Towne Bank

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Thursday, October 8
12:00 - 12:45 P.M EST

Lead the Charge.
Inspire the Change.

While this year’s event may look different, we promise to deliver a one-of-a-kind virtual experience. Enjoy networking with friends while you receive updates on how your investment is being put into action from our surprise guest speaker.

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Members who have already made their pledge of $1,000 or more receive voting privileges during the event.

You, too, can join this passionate group of women by making an investment to improve the lives of women and children in the 757. Make your pledge to join Women United today!

The agencies below have been selected by Women United to receive funding from the Women United Endowment Fund.

If you have made a pledge of $1,000 or more you will receive a link via email to cast a vote for the agency you want to support. A presenter will prompt you to vote during the event. If you didn’t receive a link to vote before the event or are having trouble voting, please email womenunited@unitedwayshr.org  or text 757-317-2793.

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Children’s Health Investment Program (CHIP)

Using the investment from Women United, CHIP will create an incentives program to reduce missed home visiting appointments and incorporate brain science into their training.

Mission

To build a healthy community by building a healthy child, with the vision that all children enter school healthy and ready to learn and succeed.

Challenge

When families miss appointments with their CHIP home visitors, it negatively impacts the organization. Home visitors can experience low morale and each missed visit costs the organization approximately $48.

Opportunity

For 14 years, incentives have been offered to families to reward positive behaviors. In exchange for goal completion, well child checks, and attendance at monthly Parent Groups, families are able to use their points to redeem toys, housewares and more.

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Communities in Schools

Using the investment from Women United, Communities in Schools will monitor disengaged students and connect them with a Site Coordinator who will serve as a tutor, mentor and advocate to ensure these students do not fall through the cracks in this new virtual learning environment.

Mission

To surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Challenge

The equity gap experienced by students from historically marginalized communities and low-income families is likely to widen this academic year due to the pandemic, increasing the odds for many children and teens to disengage from school and drop out.

Opportunity

Site Coordinators play a vital role in increasing academic engagement for students who have multiple risk factors that make them more likely to drop out.

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Jewish Family Services

Using the investment from Women United, Jewish Family Services will create an in-depth learning system for staff, incorporating brain science and trauma-informed care, with the hope to eventually share learning modules with other agencies.

Mission

To provide a full spectrum of services that promotes quality of life.

Challenge

In the field of social services, the turnover rate is incredibly high – especially for positions like case managers and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The amount of pressure and responsibility they take on, in addition to managing their own lives, often leads to burnout and toxic stress.

Opportunity

After learning about trauma-informed care and brain science from United Way’s community engagement and investments team, Jewish Family Services has identified opportunities to develop trainings to combat burnout and toxic stress in an effort to decrease turnover rate.

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The Up Center

Using the investment from Women United, The Up Center will find unique opportunities to apply trauma-informed care more broadly within the organization.

Mission

To change the trajectory of families from crisis to wholeness.

Challenge

Often, caregivers who have experienced traumatic events are unaware of the existing impact on their brain and body. This trauma leads to physiological changes to a person’s brain alarm system, increased stress hormone activity, and negative impacts on one’s ability to read and filter information from their environment and relationships. These physiological changes can lead to emotional distancing and neglect between a caregiver and their child.

Opportunity

The Up Center has borrowed an idea started in a pediatric community in California where Adverse Childhood Experience scores are achieved for caregivers. Caregivers are often liberated to learn that the difficulties they have experienced are not because something is wrong with them, but instead because of what happened to them. This enables caregivers to be more receptive to learning about resilience, hope and recovery.

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About Women United

Women United impacts the lives of women and children right here in the 757. Our two-generational approach tackles multiple issues facing ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) women and their families with the goal of moving them out of crisis and into self-sufficiency.

Members invest $1,000+ annually into the community to help create lasting change for our neighbors experiencing need. In return, they join a community of like-minded women, receive invites to exclusive volunteer opportunities and learn about critical issues impacting our community.

About United Way of South Hampton Roads

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