Friday, April 4, 2014
Did you know that half of the children who start school in the Baytown area do not have the basic skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten? That is a startling fact! United Way has collaborated with agencies and skilled volunteers to help organize FREE Parent Workshops for parents of children 0-5 in an effort to get their children ready for school. Tuesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 10 United Way will host another session of the workshops: Tuesday will be the ENGLISH session and...
Friday, March 21, 2014
United Way wants you to help guide us on how to distribute funds over the next several years. Please take 10 minutes or less to complete the following survey: United Way Steakholder Survey Your thoughts and those of other United Way stakeholders will be combined with information gathered from this year's allocations process, and input provided by listening circles later this spring, to assist the board, volunteers and staff in mapping the United Way's future. Thank you in advance for...
Monday, March 17, 2014
Thursday March 20th from 2PM-6PM at the Smith Point Community Building at 309 Plummer Camp Rd in Anahuac, TX 77514 Tuesday March 25th from 2PM-6PM at the Old River-Winfree Community Building at 4818 North FM 565 RD Baytown, TX 77523 Each clinic will provide assistance for Grant programs, ACA Insurance, Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP, and TANF assistance. Health screens will also be done, checking blood pressure, weight, glucose, and cholesterol. Any patients that screen high we will do follow-up...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
The Tax-Aide program sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation is again providing free federal income tax assistance this year. The program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and over but will also assist low and moderate income filers. There are three locations supported by the local volunteers. Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. Stratford Library in Highlands, Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. North Channel Branch of Harris County Public...
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Saturday, February 15 from 9 am to 3 pm, Lee College will host and Enrollment & Assistance session for the Affordable Healthcare Act. RSVP to (832) 393-5423. See the flyer for more information.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Keynote speaker Dr. Pam Schiller will highlight the annual Baytown Early Educators (BEE) early childhood conference Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Lee College Performing Arts Center in Baytown. Co-sponsored by Lee College and United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County, the conference is set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Fee is $30. For registration information, and to read full story click here.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Tutoring initiative begins in Chambers County A collaboration for after-school tutoring and transportation represents the first initiative of United Way work to establish on-going presence throughout Chambers County. Beginning Jan. 30, a group of Anahuac Middle School students, identified by school personnel, are being bused each Thursday after school to the Chambers County Library in Anahuac, for tutoring that focuses primarily on reading. Read full story.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A free-of-charge legal advice clinic is set for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 1, at Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street. The clinic is planned by Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a partner agency of United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County. Qualified applicants will be able to receive free legal advice from licensed Houston Volunteer Lawyers attorneys in areas that include landlord-tenant disputes, wills and probate, title issues and property ownership, divorce, custody,...