United Way News
United Way of Weld County staff and a local Blue Ribbon Committee have been drafting a strategic plan to address and prevent homelessness across Weld County since May 2015. The Blue Ribbon Committee is a group of United Way staff and community volunteers comprised of direct service providers such as local shelters, indirect service providers like police departments and medical care providers and community leaders who are passionate about assisting Weld County in this endeavor.
The strategic plan is called “Weld’s Way Home” and will be released for a one-month period of community comment beginning July 5. According to United Way community impact coordinator Melanie Falvo, the plan addresses four key populations of people who may experience homelessness (families, youth, veterans and chronic individuals), click here or visit www.unitedway-weld.org/weldswayhome.
Falvo said the website address will enable residents across Weld County to access the document and provide direct feedback to United Way staff members, who will help implement any necessary changes to the plan. The final draft of “Weld’s Way Home” will be released to the public in September.
United Way staff and the Blue Ribbon Committee will also be hosting an in-person listening/feedback session regarding “Weld’s Way Home” on July 25 from 4-6 p.m. at Zoe’s Café, 715 10th St., in downtown Greeley. The session is free and open to the public.