Human Services Technology Solutions is one of the three new Direct Impact Programs at Greenwich United Way. The organization launched its "dual-philanthropic" option for donors earlier this year after a quiet phase of fundraising that launched in 2016. Youth Impact Programming and Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions are the other two collaborative programs categorized under Direct Impact.
This first public fundraiser for the HSTS program will be the Greenwich United Way's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, chaired by Mario Forlini and Sergio Forlini, will be on Monday, May 21st at Burning Tree Country Club. The "all-inclusive" tournament includes green fees, caddy, lunch, gift, giveaways, mulligans, putting contest, on course games and beverages, silent auction featuring sports memorabilia from Steiner Sports, and dinner with a live auction led by Comedian, Jane Condon. Foursomes can be purchased through the Greenwich United Way website.
"Greenwich United Way Direct Impact Programs are a new way to bring impactful solutions to the community," said CEO, David Rabin. He continued, "Our work is backed by valuable research and with tools like the Greenwich United Way’s Community Planning Council Needs Assessment and the relationships we have with our partner agencies, we have an in-depth understanding of the critical needs in our community. These collaborative programs allow us to bring a new level of lasting results to the community". HSTS was created to help case managers have immediate access to accurate information in real time. This critical information includes qualification requirements, availability, specific contacts, procedures, etc., regarding employment, social services programs and other benefits that will help serve local clients in a more timely and efficient manner. The Greenwich United Way is looking to launch this program with its pilot partner the Town of Greenwich’s Department of Human Services in the fall of 2018. During the dinner portion of the event, attendees will learn more about this groundbreaking program.
Ken Mifflin is the Chair of the Greenwich United Way Advisory Board and leading the fundraising effort behind the HSTS category under Greenwich United Way Direct Impact Programs. "The Greenwich United Way’s Direct Impact Programs will dramatically improve our community. One example is better communications provided by the Human Services Technology Solutions (HSTS) platform. Greenwich social workers will soon be able to quickly and effectively, in real time, help local people obtain the critical services they need to survive and thrive. Housing, job training, healthcare, and counseling will be more accessible through a sophisticated cloud-based community information services platform. HSTS will help build strong working relationships between local agencies, cut waiting lists for services, and reduce high administrative burdens. I'm so proud to be part of Direct Impact and encourage donors to support this game-changing service", said Mifflin.