Barry County United Way Partner Agencies:
Barry County 4-H
Adult 4-H volunteers work with 4-H youth age 5-19 to provide fun, educational hands-on opportunities which help develop self-esteem, confidence, and leadership while learning life skills.
Boy Scouts of America
To prepare youth to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Barry County Mental Health &
Substance Abuse (Substance Abuse Task Force)
Delivering substance abuse prevention programming in Barry County schools while implementing youth-based prevention activities and prevention education for parents of youth.
Barry Intermediate School District – Little Seedlings
Little Seedlings provides home visitation services and educational playgroup opportunities for at-risk families and children throughout Barry County.
CASA for Kids
Provides volunteer advocates to act as a voice for abused and neglected children who are under the jurisdiction of the courts in Barry, Eaton and Ingham Counties.
Commission on Aging
Promotes, assists, and safeguards the rights and abilities of persons age 60 and over, in order to maintain their maximum health, safety, and independence. Programs include Meals on Wheels and In-Home services.
Family Promise of Barry County
Family Promise of Barry County provides temporary housing and personalized mentoring to families experiencing homelessness.
Green Gables Haven
Provides a temporary, secure, nurturing environment and support to enable victims of domestic violence in Barry County to make appropriate, life altering changes.
Family Support Center
Administer the CRIB program to eliminate unsafe sleeping conditions, parenting classes, Kinship Care and implement their education series for all new parents.
Habitat of Humanity Barry County
A partnership between volunteers and families to build ownership of new homes. Habitat’s Restore resells donated items at reduced cost to benefit build projects.
Imagination Library of Barry County
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in Barry County.
Leadership Barry County – Youth Quest
A program that unites 14-18 year olds with peers to interact and aid in the development of team-building, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Thornapple Area Parks & Recreation
Offers athletic programs for school age youth within the TK school district and surrounding areas. Full and reduced registration fees for those qualifying with economic hardship.
YMCA of Barry County
The YMCA is here for youth and families who want to engage in summer camp, sports, swim lessons, child care, mentoring, literacy services, and more. They have a financial assistance program in place for those who wish to apply.