Author: Leslie Schraeder

United Way of Southwest Alabama / Articles posted by Leslie Schraeder (Page 5)

Mass vaccination event coming to Mobile County  – 02.02.21

MOBILE – As part of a statewide effort to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination in Alabama, mass vaccination clinics will take place in each of the state’s public health districts next week. There is no cost to receive a vaccine, but everyone vaccinated must be in an eligible group, wear a mask and bring valid identification.

Mobile County is among the eight locations selected by the Alabama Department of Public Health to be a part of the initiative. This includes several hospitals in Mobile: Ascension Providence, Mobile Infirmary, USA Health and Springhill Medical. Dates, times, locations and other details about the sites are available by clicking on

By Trista Stout-Walker, UWSWA Vice President of Community Impact

United Way of Southwest Alabama strives to make our community a better place. UWSWA and our partners support and employ a diverse group of individuals. Diversity provides the opportunity to learn and understand cultures, traditions, experiences, barriers, and strengths that can be found in Southwest Alabama. The Community Impact team strives to grasp the pulse of Southwest Alabama. The past has highlighted the need and desire for continued exploration of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

ADPH launches COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Check and Scheduling – 02.02.21

MONTGOMERY –The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has launched an online portal for individuals to check their eligibility for vaccination and make appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at county health departments. The easy-to-navigate portal also provides up-to-date information about additional drive-through and walk-in clinics being offered. The portal can be accessed at  

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by Candid, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress UWSWA is making toward its mission, Candid is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios. Everyone can see UWSWA’s strategy, metrics, and achievements. Check out our updated nonprofit profile on Candid at

COVID-19 Vaccination Updated 01.29.2021

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announced Friday starting February 8, ADPH will extend eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to include people 65 or older, and additional groups of frontline workers. The Vaccine Allocation Plan is available at

All In Credit Union awards United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) a $7,000 grant to help fund the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program. The grant is part of a larger donation of $100,000 being given back to the community to help nonprofits increase or expand their services. The UWSWA’s grant will fund a full year of books to 151 children who are currently registered to participate in the program. 

Apply for D-SNAP in Clarke and Washington now: January 25, 2021 – January 29, 2021

How to apply

  1. Apply On-Line:
  2. Click on the green banner in the middle of the page and then select “Disaster Food Assistance Pre-Screening Form.”
  3. Applications will be available on-line beginning January 22nd and January 23rd, from 7 am to 6 pm and January 25th through January 29th.
  4. Someone from DHR will contact you by phone January 25th through January 29th. There is no need to come to the office.

DHR will be available to assist the Elderly, Disabled, and individuals who do not have access to the internet January 25th through January 29th from 8 am to 4:30 pm.



MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Department of Human Resources has received federal approval to distribute Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefits to qualifying residents of seven counties recovering from Hurricane Zeta.

D-SNAP benefits are approved for Clarke, Dallas, Marengo, Mobile, Perry, Washington and Wilcox counties. Individuals who received SNAP benefits in November 2020 are not eligible for these benefits; they have already received D-SNAP benefits.