We determined our three pillars by studying our region and determining the highest priority needs of the individuals and families across our 12 counties. In addition to defining each pillar, we have outlined potential positive outcomes that will result from the services each program we fund provides to our region's residents.
Basic Needs - Basic needs are the non-negotiables in life. Access to food so no meal is missed, a consistent and safe place to call home, crisis assistance, and unexpected needs because of an emergency are all basic needs we all deserve.
Early Childhood Success - The first years of a child’s life are the most critical in development and learning. Without access to educational opportunities, many children fall behind before they even start kindergarten, and continue to struggle to catch up. Providing children access to books, educational tools and resources, and healthy routine learning environments is essential.
Workforce Development - This is a people-focused approach to a community’s economic success. Offering trainings and resources in workforce development allows individuals to succeed and strengthen the region’s overall workforce and economy.