June 2022
Quack quack! The Duck Race Kickoff is right around the corner! Can you believe it? Get your tickets on June 9th, from 5-7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at Maximus, Bo's West, and the parking lot of Slumberland.This is the only time you can purchase 7 for $25, rather than the usual price of 6 for $25.
Additional bonus: Support local restaurants and head to Maximus, Bo's West or Slumberland for tickets and grab a bite while you're at it! Slumberland will have a food truck, Pork in a Boat.
Beyoutiful Boutique
Beyoutiful Boutique wants to help raise dollars to support local partner agencies and also raise awareness and education about the programs available to the community.

A portion of the sales made during their monthly Ladies Night on May 19th, 2022 will go directly to support The Arc of Platte County!
Want to Make a Difference?
Volunteers make the world go 'round, really they do! From pounding nails, to building walls, to advocating for a child's voice to be heard, to connecting with a teen in a meaningful way makes a difference. When our community works together with a giving heart, we make our community and world a better place for everyone.

Columbus Area United Way works with seventeen local nonprofit partner agencies in our community. Each of them depends upon volunteers to provide helping hands to accomplish their mission in powerful ways. Look at the current volunteer opportunities below, find a place to connect, fit in, pitch in, and make a difference!
Meet the Board
Nicole Kracl
Lauren Hogue

Stay tuned...We've got a fun little project up our sleeves...
We're hiring!
The Columbus Area United Way is hiring for a Community Response Coach.

This position is supervised by the Central Navigator of Columbus Area United Way. Community Response is a coordinated system of supports and services for children and families to strengthen families and build protective factors. It is a system that can prevent families from unnecessary entry or re-entry in higher-end systems of care. Coaching builds upon those supports and services to address a family’s current needs, future goals, and sustainability. The Community Response Coach will assist referred or identified individuals and families in accessing needed services and resources in the community, especially during times of stress and crisis. Then if needed and agreed upon, coaching the family or individual through identified risks and needs to achieve desired goals, and to reach and sustain protective factors. 

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to hfreshour@columbusunitedway.com. This job opening will close Monday June 20th, 2022.
What is Community and Family Partnership up to?
Hope Freshour - Executive Director
Jo Suess - Development Director
Tammy Bichlmeier - Community Navigator
Sue Hoge - Community Information Coordinator

Roberta Miksch - Collective Impact Director

Janet Bouc - Program-Data Coordinator

Bellyni Maldonado - Bilingual Community Response Coach

Reghan Kabes - Navigation Assistant and Coach

Adilene Perez - Full Service Community School Coordinator

Victoria Osten - Fiscal Assistant