Contact: Rhonda Sheya
Phone: 303-403-5896 (direct) Cell: 720-345-4969
September 14, 2016
Mile High United Way awards $125,000 grant to Family Tree
Wheat Ridge, CO…Family Tree announced today that it has received a $125,000 Strategic Investment Grant from Mile High United Way to support enhancing economic independence for all of the Family Tree’s program participants. Family Tree is one of the only non-profit organizations in the Denver metro area working to address the interconnectedness among child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and homelessness. Within the last year, Family Tree provided services to nearly 24,000 people in the Denver metro area through an array of direct services to those affected by these issues including: in-depth and comprehensive case management, emergency residential care, housing and rental assistance, education and employment counseling, crisis hotline, along with ancillary support to connect clients with vital community-based resources to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency,
Family Tree CEO, Scott Shields, stated, “We are very appreciative of Mile High United Way’s support and investment in our mission, and our long-standing partnership. We look forward to continuing our work with Mile High United Way to make a positive impact in the community.”
Family Tree Inc. - For four decades, Family Tree has provided innovative, life-changing services designed to end child abuse and neglect, domestic violence and homelessness. As the only non-profit organization in the Denver metro area working to address the interconnectedness among these issues, Family Tree is changing how individuals, families and communities see, and overcome these challenges through an array of programs. For more information about Family Tree visit www.TheFamilyTree.org.
Mile High United Way - Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on the biggest, most complex issues facing Metro Denver. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, and moves them out of poverty. By mobilizing all of Metro Denver and aligning relationships and resources across the private, public, and philanthropic sectors, we make a lasting, holistic, sustainable impact on our community. We do this because we believe every child has the right to a safe and stimulating place to learn, and that when every youth in Metro Denver graduates prepared for a career or college, our community is stronger. We also know that when people don’t have their most basic needs met, longer-term goals, like finding financial stability, are out of reach. When we work together, we make a lasting, holistic and sustainable impact on our community. Join us: unitedwaydenver.org