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Monday, December 4, 2017

Submitted by Joe Slavens, President and CEO of Northwest Bank & Trust Company and the Tocqueville Chair for United Way of the Quad Cities Area.

It’s gratifying when a national expert not only validates our efforts, but suggests that others copy us. That’s what happened this week when Ron Fairchild, senior consultant

 for the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, visited...

Friday, December 1, 2017
Featuring Linda Henderson-Smith from National Council for Behavioral Health.   December 6, 2017   Doors open at 11:00 a.m. Lunch & Program 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

“As a trauma survivor and behavioral health professional I know firsthand the importance of connecting people to mental health and addictions support and services in their community,” said Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC,...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Quad Cities has been recognized as a national leader in improving student reading proficiency by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.   The Quad Cities’ work in grade-level reading has been repeatedly held up as an example for other communities to emulate by the National Campaign over the five years of its existence. United Way of the Quad Cities Area has served as the local...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
In this holiday season, many of us pause to think about those less fortunate than ourselves. Wuanita Sullivan thinks about them all year long.   Waunita is the Executive Director of the Café on Vine, a Quad Cities meal site celebrating its ten-year anniversary this month.   The Café is located just west of downtown Davenport. They are the only local meal site that is open 365 days a year,...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Twelve percent of Quad Cities adults report that their mental health is "fair" or "poor."  For low-income Quad Citizens, however, that percentage is much higher: 50%.   Tom Bowman, CEO of Community Health Care (CHC), sees this as a serious service gap. "While there may technically be enough programs and resources in the Quad Cities to meet the community's mental health needs," he says, " not...

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