United Way announces new partnerships, new services

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago July 09, 2015 Jul 9, 2015 Thursday, July 09 2015 Thursday, July 09, 2015 12:31:00 PM CDT in News
By: James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - The United Way of Central Missouri announced Thursday the addition of two new partner agencies, which would provide services not currently offered by United Way. It was the first time the United Way Board of Directors approved a new partner agency since 2008.

The organization said it partnered with Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) and Capital City Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). 

CMFCAA was founded in 2007 by a group of foster and adoptive parents. The not-for-profit association educates, provides crisis response and supports and advocates for foster and adoptive children and their families in central Missouri.

CASA's mission is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the 19th Judicial Circuit of Cole County. The group commissions trained volunteers who are assigned to specific cases. 

Greg Gaffke, United Way of Central Missouri Chairman of the Board, said, "We are truly grateful for our caring, generous community. As a result of this incredible support we are able to expand our United Way of Central Missouri family to include partnership with agencies that provide a service not currently provided by our existing partners. Our goal is to continue to bring agencies and organizations together to address critical needs and make our community healthier and stronger."

The last new partner agency approved by the United Way board was Dreams to Reality in 2008.

 

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