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United Talks

United Talks

By Denise Damron
The official podcast of United Way of the Mark Twain Area talking about issues impacting individuals in our area and happenings within our organization.
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UNITED TALKS - The Child Advocacy Center and United Way
United Way provides financial support to The Child Advocacy Center and they are making great work come to life with these dollars. Tune in as we visit with Tysa Coleman with The Child Advocacy Center.
September 22, 2021
United Talks - Community Impact Process Overview
In this initial kick-off of Season 2 of United Talks, Denise Damron, Executive Director of the United Way sits down and speaks with Andrea Campbell, the Vice President of Community Impact about the United Way’s Community Impact Process that just concluded.
July 07, 2021
United Talks - Learning Opportunities/Quality Works
At LOQW individuals with disabilities are met where they are and provided with opportunities to achieve their goals. These goals include employment, integration in the community, and more. Tune into this week’s episode to learn more.
January 21, 2021
United Talks - Hannibal Parents as Teachers
On this episode we sit down with Whitney Holiday to talk about the ins and outs of the Parents as Teachers Program. The program equips parents with an additional tool to be the best parent for your child! Learn how PAT utilizes United Way dollars on this week’s episode!
January 14, 2021
At United Way we are so proud of the work AVENUES does to ensure women, men, and children have a safe place to turn when domestic violence and sexual assault comes to be. ** Also, some technical glitches occurred at the end of the show, but our producer (aka Executive Director) learned how to prevent those in the future!
January 08, 2021
United Talks - YMCA of Hannibal
Learn about the great things going on at the YMCA of Hannibal to help families overcome barriers that are impacting their worlds!
December 16, 2020
United Talks - Douglass Community Services Christmas Programs
On this week’s episode of United Talks, we got to visit Santa’s Satellite Workshop in Northeast Missouri to talk about Christmas Blessings and Toys for Tots, both Christmas Programs at Douglass Community Services! Tune in to learn more!
November 18, 2020
United Talks - CASA
The CASA Program gives children in our community in foster care a voice. Tune in to learn more about the program and how you can get involved!
November 03, 2020
United Talks - Shelby County Senior Citizens Assocation
On this week’s episode, we sat down with Cathy Wallace who receives services from the Shelby County Senior Citizens Association to talk about how the agency impacts her life.
October 22, 2020
United Talks - RSVP at Douglass Community Services
Volunteers are vital to our communities! The RSVP Program at Douglass Community Services provides senior adults with an invitation to volunteer and make a difference in the community. Tune in to learn more!
October 09, 2020
United Talks - Hannibal Alliance for Youth Success
Learn how the HAYS organization works to ensure the needs of kids in the Hannibal Community are met by creating a network of professional that the school district can rely upon to ensure kids have what they need.
September 23, 2020
United Talks - Workforce Development at Douglass Community Services
At Douglass Community Services, they are expanding programming into another avenue and will start a focused effort on Workforce Development. Tune in to see how this came to be, what programs they have implemented, and what the program will become.
September 17, 2020
United Talks - Kids in Motion at Douglass Community Services
Kids in Motion, a program of Douglass Community Services, ensures that at-risk young people in the Hannibal community have the opportunity to learn to value their community, value work, and value their futures. 2020 has challenged the organization, but work is underway for kids to be reached this fall with more traditional Kids in Motion programming!
September 02, 2020
United Talks - Birthday Blessings
Overwhelmingly Forster kids are an underserved demographic - Shannon VonAllmen with Birthday Blessings is working to change this! Learn about the great work their organization does and how you can support children in foster care without being a foster parent.
August 26, 2020
United Talks - Douglass Community Services Food Programs
Stacey Nicholas, the Community Outreach Initiatives Director at Douglass Community Services oversees many feeding programs. Learn how these efforts are making a difference in many lives in our area as well as the importance of these programs!
August 19, 2020
United Talks - CHART Teen Task Force
Learn why Chaka Batley, Nurse Practitioner at Prefered Family Healthcare and member of the CHART Teen Task Force Board is passionate about the organization because of her own walk in life. Batley gave birth to her daughter her senior year of high school.
August 11, 2020
Head start
Interview with Head Start program
August 06, 2020
United Talks with Forrest Gossett
This week on UNITED TALKS we sit down with this years campaign chair Forest Gossett to discuss the importance of United Way and the history behind our organization. #BeAHero #LiveUnited #UnitedWay
August 04, 2020
United Talks - NECAC
NECAC is an organization that works to help individuals get out of poverty. Learn how this organizations partners with United Way to do great work in Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Ralls, and Shelby Counties in Northeast Missouri!
July 30, 2020
United Talks - The Child Center
Tune in to learn about United Way agency partner, The Child Center, and how they are working in the community to keep kids safe.
July 22, 2020
Season 1 - United Talks
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June 30, 2020