United Way of DeKalb County
United Way of DeKalb County is located in Auburn, Indiana, in rural DeKalb County. The foundation was established by DeKalb citizens in 1960, with Ms. Barbara S. Oren being a key founder and driving force behind the organization’s growth. United Way of DeKalb County is a member of the Indiana Association of United Ways and United Way Worldwide. The organization’s mission is to support the communities of DeKalb County.
Regions: The foundation serves rural DeKalb County, Indiana.
Issues Supported: The key areas of interest are human services, health, and education for vulnerable groups such as children and low-income individuals. Particular areas of focus are early addiction treatment, childhood education, and childhood trauma.
Grant Process and Application: The Community Impact Grant program has four application deadlines per year, usually falling in August, November, February, and April. Visit the United Way of DeKalb website for more information about the grant application process.
Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the United Way of DeKalb County provided grants in the amount of $514,632.
Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Serenity House is a grantee located in Auburn, Indiana, in rural DeKalb County. The Serenity House offers five supportive homes for men and three homes for women recovering from substance use disorder.
Indiana Opioid Settlement Funds
Total Settlement Funds in Indiana
- $507 million
- 70% to an opioid abatement fund
- 15% to the state
- 15% to local governments
- Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
- Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years
- Payments were projected to begin in May 2022
- Not established
Spending So Far
- Office of the Attorney General Todd Rokita, 317-232-6201, Contact form
How About Your County?
To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.
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