UWBG’s WayPoint strategy was born out of an in-depth analysis of our regional community and current demographics, and a meaningful understanding of what our community needs to evolve into a better, more resilient Bluegrass.
WayPoint’s mission is to create an access point for families and individuals, and to provide vital programming to people living in underserved neighborhoods and communities of color. Each WayPoint center will bring together the region’s most effective nonprofit, government, and business organizations to leverage their strengths against our community’s biggest issues. WayPoint centers will coordinate an ecosystem of partners and programs to have the greatest impact on local families from a physical and place based anchor in their communities.
WayPoint Centers offer…
Basic needs are met, physical and mental health is good and family/ individual can meet future needs based on a budget
Family/individual has acceptable credit, debt within limits, exceeds a hand-to-mouth budget, earns a sustainable wage and kids are thriving.
Family/individual owns at least one asset, is saving for the future and is on-track to meet economic goals.
Each center will provide services that are custom tailored to its neighborhood and will be staffed by professionals who are intimately familiar with the needs of the community. Waypoint centers will serve as a neighborhood resource that is anchored in family financial success and stability, coupled with bundled social services, and supported by a robust coalition of agencies working toward a common goal to empower families and individuals.
Be a part of the next generation of community champions, and the evolution in how social and community services are delivered across Central Kentucky.
Our community needs us, and we must Live United despite the challenges we are facing today. Now more than ever, our neighbors are relying on United Way of the Bluegrass. We must continue the fight, and with your support and partnership we can impact more families, build stronger neighborhoods, and lift-up our region for another 100 years.
United we fight. United we win.
Are you ready to get involved as a financial supporter of the WayPoint Center project?
Director, Donor Engagement & Major Gifts
United Way of the Bluegrass