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The Marshfield Family Resource Center is a place where you can learn how to be the best possible parent. The center provides a nurturing environment in which parents can connect with resources, access programs, talk with staff one-on-one and enjoy family activities with their children at no cost. This story demonstrates the direness of a family's situation and how the many resources of United Way were able to provide support and serve this family.

At the end of a Play and Learn, the secretary at Good Shepard Church brought a women, Katelyn, to me and asked if I could help her.  We...

The Youth Advocate at PDC Orenda Center created informational materials for the Safety After High School prevention education program presented to High School Seniors at Marshfield High School. It is a half day program that focuses on Sexual Assault Awareness, consent, bystander intervention, safety planning, and ways to report information. The program also has a section for self-defense techniques and mindfulness or self-care skills, as well as, a section for small group activities and scenarios that allows students a chance to apply the information, practice ways to say no and to...
Right 2 Play 4 All is a program of Marshfield Area United Way and is committed to promoting a healthier and safer lifestyle for children in the Marshfield Area through the power of sports. The scholarships are for children of all ages who would like to participate in a sport or (health-related) activity but whose family needs a little extra help covering the costs and fees associated participating in the sport/activity.   Recently, United Way was contacted by a school social worker. She explained that there was a student wanting to play football, but whose family was unable to afford cleats...

Almost invisible…The care giver who day in and day out gives all their attention to their loved one with no respite. The addict who’s homeless, but wants to get clean. The family that doesn’t have enough food to get through the week. A struggling student with nowhere to go after school.

In our day-to-day hustle and bustle, it’s easy for most of us to overlook the need that hides just below the surface. It’s easy because most of us, God willing, won’t ever have to worry about the insecurity that comes with any of these situations. But life isn’t always predictable.

When we...

Marshfield Area United Way will invest $539,000 in community programming over the next twelve months through allocations to local health and human service programs.

Allocations to programs were recently approved by United Way’s Board of Directors upon recommendations made by the Allocations Committee. The committee is comprised of approximately thirty community volunteers formed into three review panels. The panels reviewed program applications and interviewed agencies requesting funding to measure effectiveness and efficiency of the program, and to ensure the program aligns within...