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Historic Day for Wiregrass United Way: Three New Agencies Added

DOTHAN, Ala. (WDNews) – In a significant milestone for the Wiregrass United Way (WUW), three new partner agencies have joined the organization’s network. Walter Hill, the CEO of WUW, described it as a “historic day” during a press conference at their Dothan office Thursday Morning.

Hill, alongside Board of Trustees Chairman Charles Buntin and Funds Distribution Chairman Heather Shippey, excitedly shared the addition of Chrysalis Home for Girls, Herring Houses, and Time Youth Dothan to the WUW family. These agencies are the latest to join the ranks of WUW, which has been serving six counties in the Wiregrass area since 1938.

With these new partnerships, the WUW now supports 40 health and human service agencies across mulitple Southeast counties including Houston county. These agencies are dedicated to four main focus areas: helping youth succeed, meeting basic needs, supporting individuals with special needs, and strengthening families.

Out of the twenty agencies that initially sought partnership, only eight completed the necessary paperwork needed to be considered. After a thorough selection process, these three were chosen to join the WUW network.