Jefferson County

Natural beauty, history, serenity…

Jefferson county is a place where you can stop and breathe in the fresh air, with wooded acres, rolling hills, ponds, lakes, forests, and marshlands aplenty. United Way of the Big Bend works to make Jefferson County stronger, safer, and healthier.

The Jefferson County Community Investment Team, a team of local volunteers, meets each year to oversee the agency review process in order to distribute locally raised funds. The team reviews extensive applications from each agency and hears testimonials from clients or agency volunteers. Team members then decide which agencies qualify for UWBB status and what level of funding each will receive for the upcoming year.

We work to solve local problems specific to Jefferson County. Through the help of our agencies, we provided basic needs, education, income, and health assistance to Jefferson County residents in 2017.

BASIC NEEDS

  • 185,999 meals were provided to feed individuals and families
  • 1,331 citizens received services

  • 1,233 individuals received counseling or information about available resources

 EDUCATION

  • 61 students were given a free book through UWBB’s early literacy initiative, READ UNITED, and volunteers read a story to all 4 first grade public school classrooms in Jefferson County.
  • 381 children and families benefitted from early-childhood, character-building, and educational programs and resources

 INCOME

  • $1,816 in emergency monetary and basic needs assistance was provided

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance service helped to keep over $84,240 in our community through tax refunds and tax preparation fee savings

HEALTH

  • 2,049 people benefited from medical care, assistance, diagnosis, and prevention
Jefferson County AgenciesUWBB Pledge Form