United Way News
A pair of training workshops connected to Weld Together will be held at United Way of Weld County in Greeley on Aug. 5 and Aug. 19.
Facilitated by United Way of Weld County, Weld Together is an association of nonprofit agencies and like-minded organizations that are aiming to make Weld County a great place to live. “Weld Together provides a variety of resources designed to help nonprofits do the best job they can for the people they serve,” said Lyle SmithGraybeal, vice president of community impact for United Way of Weld County.
Every month, Weld Together hosts case manager training sessions such as motivational interviewing, assisting secondary trauma sufferers and crisis de-escalation. Other opportunities from Weld Together currently include or will include:
• Nonprofit capacity building trainings such as promoting the Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County’s CommUnity trainings, and hosting Colorado Nonprofit Association and Community Resource Center staff to present on intensive topics.
• Weld Together connecting participating nonprofits to the University of Northern Colorado’s social research lab, psychological services clinic and nonprofit evaluation offered by various students and professors.
• E-newsletters provided two to three times per month that offer grant opportunities, timely notifications and more.
The first of two workshops at United Way of Weld County, 814 9th St., will be Destigmatizing Mental Health and Psychosocial Rehabilitation with Renee Scheel from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. The session will provide an overview of psychosocial rehabilitation including the social, supportive and vocational concepts where community members and case/care manager work to combat the negative stigma of mental illness and addiction. The cost is free. Go to http://goo.gl/forms/yLulxCROOB44Ekod2 to register.
Get Grants, featuring Leah Rausch, director of Rural Partnerships, will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 at United Way of Weld County. The workshop will focus on learning best practices in grant writing and tips for success when writing the Colorado Common Grant Application, as well as understanding the essential elements included in a grant proposal. The fee is $100 for early registration through Aug. 12 and $120 after that. To register, go to https://www.regonline.com/getgrantsGREELEY. For more information, contact Rebecca Gorrell at (303) 623-1540, Ext. 100.