2017 Strategic Plan
Posted: December 18th, 2017
Members of our staff and board of directors recently finished an extensive strategic planning process which will guide our organization for the next five years.
During this process, we interviewed key stakeholders, clients, government officials, community members and business leaders in Eau Claire, Buffalo, Trempealeau and Jackson counties. We asked for their opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of our agency; about under-served areas in our region; and about potential programs and partnerships which could help us better serve the community.
The feedback we received affirmed much of what we do but also challenged some of our assumptions. After much discussion, we developed six long-range goals and two vision statements which will guide us as we pursue our mission.
Our mission is to alleviate poverty-related conditions and provide opportunities which enable people to advance economically and socially.
Our Long-Range Goals:
- Inform the community about the impacts of poverty and the collective benefits of addressing it together.
- Lead collaboration within our communities to secure funding and develop services that meet current needs.
- Assist vulnerable populations to achieve financial security.
- Advance the coordinated effort to ensure permanent, safe, and affordable housing
- Ensure access to employment and community resources through safe, affordable and reliable transportation.
- Expand community capacity to provide high quality child care and comprehensive early childhood services for all children and families.
Our Community Vision
All people in western Wisconsin are embraced by and empowered to participate in a thriving, safe, and healthy community.
Our Agency Vision
We are a progressive, action-oriented team that supports people of all backgrounds in moving from situational or generational poverty and isolation to self-sufficiency.
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Once Upon a Book Drive
Posted: June 30th, 2017
Child Care Partnership, a program the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, in partnership with the Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA), is participating in the fourth annual Once Upon a Book Drive, collecting books for local children and early education programs. The drive starts July 1, 2017 and runs through the end of August.
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Western Dairyland Receives
Nonprofit Excellence Award
Posted: April 6th, 2017
The United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley held its annual Chippewa Valley Spirit Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at The Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. The event recognizes the businesses and individuals who generously support the education, financial stability and health of the community.
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