Basic Needs

Your investment in United Way of Cass-Clay supports Basic Needs programs that focus on providing food, shelter, access to health care, legal services, and safety of individuals and families throughout our Cass & Clay community.

American Red Cross, Minn-Kota Chapter
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Emergency Services

Provide shelter, food, clothing, medical and mental health services in disasters.
Communities are trained to respond to a disaster. Victims of disaster received financial assistance for emergency basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and health services.

Your Investment Helps: communities get trained to respond to a disaster. Victims of disaster receive financial assistance for emergency basic needs for food, clothing, shelter, and health services.

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Catholic Charities North Dakota
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Guardianship Services

Serves individuals with developmental disabilities by supporting and assisting in decision making.
Clients lived in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs were being met.

Your Investment Helps: clients live in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs are met.

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Churches United for the Homeless
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Emergency Shelter and Services

A shelter for men, women and children who struggle with homelessness.
Shelter residents had improved physical, behavioral, and emotional health. Residents were able to obtain permanent, affordable, and supportive housing.

Your Investment Helps: shelter residents have improved physical, behavioral, and emotional health.

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Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI), Inc.
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Transitional Housing

Teaches men and women with serious mental illness how to live independently.
Participants increased their independence with daily living skills so they can live in the least restrictive environment possible.

Your Investment Helps: participants increase their independence with daily living skills so they can live in the least restrictive environment possible.

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FM Coalition for Homeless Persons
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Coordinated Referral & Single Point of Entry

Streamlined system to track individuals who are homless or about to become homeless and connect them to the proper services.

Your investment helps: Ensure effective communication between local service providers which increase the ability for the inidivuals to recieve more coordinated and appropriate services. 

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FM Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
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Emergency Shelter & Services

A home-based shelter with case management services for up to 10 men who are homeless. 

Your investment helps: Provide a safe place and services needed to get potentially chronic homeless men into permanent housing. 

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FM Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
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Food Pantry

Provides access to food for individuals or families.
All eligible clients seeking services received food and received nutrition education in order to make the food go farther and reduce waste.

Your Investment Helps: all eligible clients seeking services to receive food and nutrition education in order to make the food last longer and reduce waste.

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Fraser, Ltd.
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Stepping Stones Resource Center

Safe environment where youth can receive case management, food, hygiene products, and clothing.

​Your Investment Helps: offer a safe place for case management services, goal setting and independent living skills for youth. 
 

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Guardian, Fiduciary & Advocacy (GFA) Services
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Fargo Office

Assist in making significant life decisions for vulnerable individuals.
Clients lived in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs were being met.

Your Investment Helps: clients live in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs are met.

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HERO
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Affordable Healthcare Supplies

Recycles and offers access to health care accessories at no cost.
Clients who received supplies had increased health, reduced health care costs, reduced stress and were able to remain in their own homes.

Your Investment Helps: clients have increased health, reduced health care costs, and reduced stress.

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Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity
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Family Support Services

Provides homeowner budgeting for recipients of Habitat homes.
Partner families were able to purchase a simple, decent, affordable, home at a 0% interest mortgage, improving their quality of life.

Your Investment Helps: support partner families purchase a simple, decent, affordable, home at a 0% interest mortgage, improving their quality of life.

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Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership, Inc.
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Transitional Housing

Assist homeless families and individuals in locating permanent housing.
Program participants will increase their income through either employment or public benefits allowing them to transition off the housing program and will maintain their housing for at least 6 months after program exit.

Your Investment Helps: program participants increase their income through either employment or public benefits allowing them to transition off the housing program and maintain their housing for at least 6 months after program exit.

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Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
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Kids Legal Aid Work (KidsLAW)

Represent low-income children in civil cases focusing on custody, access to food and shelfter, appropriate education, and safety. 

Your investment helps: Increase a child's access to basic necessities through the legal system. 

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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSSMN)

Caregiver Support and Respite Services

Supports the caregiver by bringing in trained volunteers to provide respite care to their loved one.
Caregivers access to support services and mental and physical health increased.  Clients were able to live at home for a longer period of time.

Your Investment Helps: caregivers access support services and have increased mental and physical health.

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Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSSMN)

Guardianship Services

Assist in making significant life decisions for vulnerable individuals.
Clients lived in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs were being met.

Your Investment Helps: clients lived in the least restrictive, most appropriate setting where their housing, medical, financial, and legal needs were being met.

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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND)
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Great Plains Food Bank/Daily Bread

Provides local and statewide food pantries access to surplus food.
Food pantries in Cass and Clay counties served by the Great Plains Food Bank and Daily Bread had increased food and grocery product capacity to meet client demand.

Your Investment Helps: increase access to food and grocery products for food pantries in Cass and Clay counties.

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New Life Center
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Emergency Shelter and Services

Provides shelters, individual case management, and meals for men.
Individuals access a safe, warm environment in emergency shelter. Individuals who participated experienced a decrease in addictive behavior; gained knowledge and tools for self-reliance and independent living.

Your Investment Helps: individuals access a safe, warm environment in emergency shelter. Individuals who participated experience a decrease in addictive behavior; gain knowledge and tools for self-reliance and independent living.

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Rape and Abuse Crisis Center

Legal Advocacy

Collaborates with the judicial system to get Orders of Protection for anyone at-risk of domestic violence.
Victims experienced increased safety through the development of a personal safety plan and received assistance through the legal process without any financial costs

Your Investment Helps: victims experience increased safety through the development of a personal safety plan and receive assistance through the legal process without any financial costs.

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REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters)
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Basic Needs and Crisis Services

Provides counseling and emergency services in rural Clay County.
Families facing financial hardship received necessities such as food, clothing and household items.

Your Investment Helps: families facing financial hardship receive necessities such as food, clothing and household items.

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Rebuilding Together, Inc.
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Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead

Home repair and renovation services for low-income families, elderly, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans. 

Your investment helps: Keep individuals safely in their own home by providing renovations for accessibility and increased safety.

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Red River Children's Advocacy Center
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Forensic Interviews

Provides a safe encironment for children who have expereience physical or sexual abuse. Each child is interviewed and observed by a team of medical, law enforcement, judicial, and mental health representatives who collectively design a plan of action.

Your investment helps: Provide effective forensic interviews to reduce trauma for a child.  

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Red River Valley Dental Access Project
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Urgent Walk-In Clinic

Volunteer dentists provide tooth removeal for individuals to erraticae pain. 

Your Invesment Helps: Alleviatedental pain for low-income individuals. 

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Salvation Army
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Emergency Assistance

Helps individuals and families from rent assistance to medical co-pays.
Families and individuals were prevented from eviction and sustained permanent housing.

Your Investment Helps: prevent families and individuals from being evicted and provides sustained permanent housing.

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Salvation Army
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Hot Meals

Serves USDA approved meals three times daily.
Individuals received a nutritious meal and were able to access additional services.

Your Investment Helps: individuals receive a nutritious meal and have access to additional services.

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Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Presentation Partners in Housing

Provides rental and utility assistance to families and individuals in addition to  teaching budgeting skills. 

Your investment helps: Prevent evictions and utility disconnection to avoid a homeless situation.

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South Central Adult Services Council
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Prescription Assistance Program

Processes required information to access free/reduced cost medication through pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Clients benefited by being able to improve or maintain their current health levels, due to continual access to prescription medication.

Your Investment Helps: clients improve or maintain their current health levels, due to continual access to prescription medication.

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YWCA Cass Clay
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Emergency Shelter and Services

A shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness and/or domestic violence.
Women and children had an increased level of safety and were able to obtain stable housing.

Your Investment Helps: increase the level of safety for women and children in a shelter setting who are then able to obtain other services that lead to stable housing.

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YWCA Cass Clay
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Permanent Supportive Housing

Presents women and their children with supportive services while in a secure housing situation.
Participants who completed the program obtained permanent housing, increased the level of education and/or income level, and improved their physical and/or mental health.

Your Investment Helps: participants obtain permanent housing, increase the level of education and/or income level, and improve their physical and/or mental health.

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YWCA Cass Clay
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Transitional Housing

Provides a home for women and children while increasing their self-sufficiency.
Participants who completed the program obtained permanent housing, increased the level of education and/or income level, and improved their physical and/or mental health.

Your Investment Helps: participants obtained permanent housing, increase the level of education and/or income level, and improve their physical and/or mental health.

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