Butler County United Way 
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A Letter from our President

Tis the Season to be jolly!



Most of us will spend time with our families over the Holidays.  We will shop, exchange gifts, bake cookies, and try to get through the "stress" of the Season.


I have spent the last month visiting with almost all of our partner agency directors.   I have learned much about their agencies and the programs that provide help to improve the lives of individuals and families throughout our county and region.    I have been overwhelmed by the passion our partners have for what they do everyday.  They are providing food, shelter, counseling, and safe places for women and families who are victims of domestic violence.  They are providing credit counseling, transportation, health care, and giving a hand to our Senior citizens to remain in their homes a little longer.  They are providing hope to children who don't have a voice.  I could go on and on.   


As of this writing, we are still behind our goal to raise 1.9 million by the end of December.  We still need $188,000 more.  I want to thank those of you who have donated to Butler County United Way through payroll deduction and direct gifts.  Remember it is the season to be jolly, but many of our neighbors will not be.  We have so much work to do and so many individuals and families to help. 


If you haven't committed to a year-end gift please do so.   If you cannot make a monetary gift, please consider volunteering as we can use your help.   Lastly, I leave you with this thought-

"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."-Winston Churchill     


Have a Blessed Holiday Season,



Join us for our Holiday Open House                    
Ginger United

Butler County United Way will greet
friends and provide refreshments during the  German Village Christmas Walk
Sunday, December 8th Noon-5:00pm.  
Women's Leadership Council takes on Chicago


For the Fifth Year in a row, the Butler County Women's Leadership Council has embarked on their Annual trip to Chicago.

Pictured left are JoAnne Allen and Cynthia Mustard with Celebrity Chef Art Smith dining at "Table 52", one of his newest restaurants.

The annual trip raises awareness and additional funds for the Shared Harvest Backpack Program.


Each month, partner programs of 
Butler County United Way are in the
spotlight. It is this work that brings 
change to our community.
For November, the FOCUS is on the funded                                 
programs of Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio.

For almost 100 years, Catholic Charities has served people of all faiths in our community.  While they provide a wide variety of needed services, Butler County United Way funds are focused on supporting Catholic Charities programming which assists individuals and families toward productive and self-sufficient futures.   Through individual, couples, family, and group counseling, Catholic Charities works with clients with a wide range of mental and emotional difficulties.

One example of their work can be found in the story of Matt who came to Catholic Charities because of his long-term symptoms of depression, saying that he had difficulties staying focused, was unable to sleep through the night, and had become very irritable and impatient with his wife and children. Matt conceded that he often used demeaning and patronizing language toward his family members. Matt and his counselor established treatment goals pertaining to thought correction, behaving in the manner he wished to feel, and respectful treatment of his family members.  Within six sessions, Matt was no longer perceiving his life circumstances in "all or nothing" terms, and he was able to accept the areas of his life which fell short of his expectations.  Matt reported that he began to feel more loving toward his family members when he treated them more respectfully, and that the entire family was enjoying a more peaceful and caring home environment.


Matt's story is not unusual.  Over 300 individuals sought help from Catholic Charities this year. For those who participated in at least 6 sessions, 76% found that they were able to feel more capable in major life areas, including home (parenting, household chores, money management), school (enrollment, attendance, performance), and work (obtainment, attendance, performance).


Jim Beiting, the Chief Operating Officer for Catholic Charities emphasizes the impact of the Butler County United Way. "We couldn't transform the lives that we do without the invaluable support of the Butler County United Way.  Our clients' lives are changing for the better."


Catholic Charities Mental Health Counseling is available to all income levels and faiths.  They accept insurance and Medicaid.  They have a sliding fee scale for others based on ability to pay.  Services are offered at their Hamilton location at 1910 Fairgrove Avenue, Suite B.  The phone number to call to set up a confidential appointment is (513) 385-9600.  There is no waiting list and appointments can be set up immediately.


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Butler County United Way is looking for Volunteers to support our day to day business operations.For more information, please contact Krystal Tipton @ (513) 863-0800 or 



Volunteer Recognition and Awards Breakfast / Day of Caring-Spring 2014 Friday, April 11th, 2014 from 7:30AM-9:00AM Location TBD


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