OUR PARTNERS AND DESIGNATED PARTNER AGENCIES
Advancing the Common Good
Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.
That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:
- Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
- Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
- Health – Improving People’s Health
Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.
United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. For these reasons and others, United Way of the Coalfield works to help the following agencies by providing a source of stable funding and support.
Our Partner Agencies (click on partner name to visit their website)
CASA’s mission is to help abused and neglected children have safe permanent homes as soon as possible through the use of volunteer child advocates called CASA Volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Serving multiple western Kentucky counties including Hopkins and Muhlenberg.
Hope2All operates food banks in Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties to combat household hunger. Hope2All also provides support for individuals with addictions and other life-controlling issues.
Hopkins County 4-H, a program of Hopkins County Cooperative Extension, provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Based on their interests and guided by mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4‑H.
The Learning Center of Madisonville (TLC) seeks to build confidence in students in Western Kentucky. They offer reading and math literacy programs to aid students who have Dyslexia or are otherwise struggling, as well as students who have Dyscalculia with math literacy. TLC also offers an English Language Learning program, which helps both children and adults learn English. Students in this program are typically immigrants. A UWC agency serving Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties.
The Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center is an organization that employs individuals with various disabilities. Clients work in production, thrift, and groceries. The center aims to rehabilitate individuals with disabilities and prepare them for jobs in competitive employment. The center also provides long-term employment through small parts assembly work for those unable to reach competitive employment.
The Salvation Army feeds, clothes comforts, and cares for those in need in Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties. Their ministry works to rebuild broken homes and broken lives. Their work includes food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, and a wealth of children’s programs and works in Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties.
Trace Industries is a Day Training program providing job skill training and job opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Trace Industries operates programs in Hopkinsville, Madisonville, Princeton and Cadiz. Trace Industries provides opportunity for our client employees to learn daily living skills, vocational skills as well as employment opportunities. To be eligible for employment at Trace Industries, a person must have an open chart at the Pennyroyal Center and must be 18 years of age or older. Trace Industries requires proof that the applicant is eligible to work by meeting the criteria and a diagnosis signed by a licensed/certified psychologist or physician. If you would like to refer an individual to the Day Training program please contact Trace Industries at 270-885-1601.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:00am-3:00pm
The mission of the Hopkins County Community Clinic is to provide free medical and prescription assistance for the under and uninsured residents of Hopkins and Webster Counties. We also provide service-learning opportunities for medical and healthcare students.