Community Impact

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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).

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

How to apply

  1. Apply On-Line: www.dhr.alabama.gov
  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.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES: Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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.

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with friends, family and co-workers. While having alcohol at parties can enhance the holiday experience, it also can place you and others at risk if drinking gets out of hand.

Whether hosting or attending a party, here are a few tips that can help you celebrate safely throughout the holiday season and all year. Party tips are courtesy of the University of Wyoming (UW) Alcohol Wellness Alternatives, Research and Education (AWARE) Program (www.uwyo.edu/aware) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information 

Hurricane Zeta ravaged areas in Clarke, Mobile, and Washington Counties. Many people are suffering in silence. Many storm victims are unaware there is help available. United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) and the other organizations that are part of the Mobile County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) are working to assist families in need. Volunteer efforts are essential while Southwest Alabama waits for a FEMA Declaration.