UWEM welcomes Somerset County!

Dear Friends of United Way of Eastern Maine,

Thank you for your continued support of the United Way of Eastern Maine and our mission. Your support helps UWEM and its partners help improve the lives of 1 in 4 people in our region.

Over the previous year we have been working with our colleagues at United Way of Mid Maine to create a new strategic alignment. In January,  a formal announcement publicized this geographic expansion for the United Way of Eastern Maine into Somerset County. View the link below for the full announcement.

In March and April, the transition process continued with the creation of an engagement committee, as well as research and listening sessions to learn more about Somerset County. Below are some links with information about community needs in Somerset County.

Additionally, we have created an FAQ page, that will assist with understanding what this means to the people in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington Counties. This partnership will create efficiencies and increase our ability to raise more resources to serve those that need it most. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and I invite you to contact me directly. We look forward to this next chapter of UWEM’s history.

All the best,

Shirar Patterson
President & CEO, United Way of Eastern Maine
shirarp@unitedwayem.org | (207) 262-6940

View the Full Press Release
View the FAQs
Somerset County – Opportunity 2028 Fact Sheet
Somerset Listening Session Data Presentation
KVCAP Needs Assessment
Week of Action

EFSP Funding information and application 

Strategic Investments Grants information and application

 

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