Resource Bristol

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WHAT YOUR DONATION IS DOING

Resource Bristol Calls Received

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Children Impacted by Increased Childcare Funding

ReUNITE Program

Our ReUNITE program provided transportation to homeless folks with their families where they have a better system of support and more opportunities to become self-sufficient.

miles driven

states driven to

homeless folks reunited with their families

COVID-19 Homeless Quarantine Services

people impacted

meals provided

nights of housing

Resource Bristol

UWB serves as the HUB in our community for resource connection and navigation for those in need and in crisis situations. We receive 350+ calls per month from people seeking assistance with rent, utilities, food, housing, water, home repairs and other needs. Our Resource Coordinator works with each family/individual to pull together the resources to help meet their needs. 

Bristol Community Unsheltered Quarantine Program

This program, developed by UWB, provides a safe, warm place for our unsheltered to stay when they test positive for COVID. We provide ambulance transportation to the location, all meals, toiletries, medications, medical monitoring and other resources that they need while recovering. We work with the patient to develop an exit plan as well. 

HOME (Helping Others Maintain Essentials) Program

Brings a collective impact, team approach to provide intensive case management and wrap services around our community’s unsheltered individuals and families to help them become permanently housed and self-sufficient. This program is a partnership with case managers at the EnVision Center, Salvation Army, The Haven of Rest, Ballad Health CHW, United Way of Bristol TN/VA and others to work one-on-one with each family/client to help them become permanently housed and self-sufficient. The program provides supportive services for up to 18-24 months. 

ADVOCATE

Be a reason for change. Be a champion.

Ride United

In 2023, United Way of Bristol implemented a new transportation gap program in partnership with Lyft. This program assists employees without transportation get back and forth to work. For more information or to see if you qualify for this program, please call Andrea at 423.968.4912

Thank you to our sponsors:

Tennessee Valley Authority 

ReUNITE Program

This program, developed by UWB during COVID, helps reunite unsheltered people with their families back home in other communities. We make contact with the family to ensure that they are willing to pick the person up at the bus station, provide them a place to stay and help them reconnect with resources in their home community. We have reunited 101 unsheltered people with their families in 32 states.

Bristol Afterschool Network(BAN)

A partnership established between UWB and the TN Afterschool Network to create the Bristol Out-of-School Network HUB to improve access and the quality of after-school programs through training, support and advocacy. Our goal is for our children, youth and families to have safe, healthy and enriching out-of-school time experiences. We have had two trainings, one on Human Trafficking within the youth population and another to educate our network on the resources/tools available on the TN Afterschool Network with more than 15 local groups represented.

K-Ready Kids Program

This literacy program distributes more than 900 back packs annually to incoming kindergarten students in the Bristol VA Public Schools, Bristol TN City Schools and the East Zone of Sullivan County. This program was developed to encourage parents to read with their children and to help them build their home libraries. Each child receives a backpack with new books, a parent engagement activity, school supplies, one package of paper towels and Kleenex. We serve 900+ kindergarten students annually. We have served 2700 students since the program began four years ago

Senior Digital Literacy Program

This program provides training, digital access, new internet ready devices for seniors in Tennessee (age 60+), to help them connect to services (which are mostly online nowadays), stay engaged more and be less isolated.

VOLUNTEER

Sometimes time is more valuable than money.

BASIC NEEDS

Financial Stability

HEALTH

EDUCATION

Diversity and Inclusion Statement 2021

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SingleCare

United Way of Bristol TN/VA partners with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) to provide community members with access to affordable prescription medications, ensuring greater health and financial stability. 

The SingleCare prescription savings card:

    • Always free to use by everyone—just show it to the pharmacist
    • No registration or eligibility requirements. Use it right away!
    • Save up to 80% on 10,000+ prescription medications 
    • Accepted at major pharmacy chains nationwide
    • Sign up on SingleCare.com for additional member savings (earn $1 per eligible script!!)
    • Works whether you’re insured or underinsured
    • Unlimited uses

How do I get a card?

  • Download and print a card on SingleCare.com
  • Text “family” to 700700 to receive a card on your phone (Message and data rates may apply. SingleCare Terms and Conditions)

Download the free SingleCare mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store.

   

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Similar results for struggling households in VA which grew by 87,443 from 2021 to 2022 and a result of 40% of VA households statewide are living paycheck to paycheck as of 2022.

Explore the new #UnitedForALICE data: UnitedForALICE.org/Tennessee or UnitedForALICE.org/Virginia #ALICE2024 #Oneyearlater #economy #workingpoor #poverty
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#MemorialDay weekend is almost here. ALICE will be working hard to kick off the summer - even as they continue to be priced out of survival. ALICE in the Crosscurrents: An Update on Financial Hardship in TN shows that while wages for lowest paid jobs have risen across the country at the fastest rate in four decades, the number of struggling households in TN grew by 34,214 from 2021 to 2022. The result: 44% of TN households statewide are living paycheck to paycheck as of 2022.

Similar results for struggling households in VA which grew by 87,443 from 2021 to 2022 and a result of 40% of VA households statewide are living paycheck to paycheck as of 2022. 

Explore the new #UnitedForALICE data: UnitedForALICE.org/Tennessee or UnitedForALICE.org/Virginia #ALICE2024 #Oneyearlater #economy #workingpoor #poverty

Following a 2021 that saw ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) caught in the crosscurrents of higher wages and costs, diminishing public supports, and other economic forces, what did 2022 bring for these families living paycheck to paycheck? Dive in with #UnitedForALICE for “ALICE in the Crosscurrents: An Update on Financial Hardship in TN,” with findings from #oneyearlater and trends emerging over time.
Read the Update: UnitedForALICE.org/Tennessee or UnitedForALICE.org/Virginia #ALICE2024 #economy #poverty #workingpoor
... See MoreSee Less

Following a 2021 that saw ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) caught in the crosscurrents of higher wages and costs, diminishing public supports, and other economic forces, what did 2022 bring for these families living paycheck to paycheck? Dive in with #UnitedForALICE for “ALICE in the Crosscurrents: An Update on Financial Hardship in TN,” with findings from #oneyearlater and trends emerging over time. 
Read the Update: UnitedForALICE.org/Tennessee or UnitedForALICE.org/Virginia #ALICE2024 #economy #poverty #workingpoor
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315 8th Street / PO Box 696

Bristol, TN

email@unitedwaybristol.com

423.968.4912

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