Pictured from Left to Right: Heather Clatterbuck (United Way Secretary); Casey Tanner (United Way Vice President); Tammy Sharpe (Phoenix Project Executive Director); Debbi Cahill (United Way President)

The United Way of Front Royal-Warren County has donated $2,500 to the Phoenix Project for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The United Way has partnered with the Phoenix Project for several years, and is very happy to do so again this year!

Phoenix Project works tirelessly to ensure “freedom from all forms of domestic violence through empowerment, education, and community.” The organization began in December 2013, when, in response to the closing of Harmony Place, the United Way of Front Royal-Warren County called the community together to announce that they would be issuing a grant to provide services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Front Royal, Warren County area. On July 1, 2016, after much work, Phoenix Project became an independent 501(c)3 organization.

The grant that has been given this year focuses on Primary Prevention, through the organization’s “Do You” program. This program identifies at-risk kids in all grades in every middle school in the county. The program is educational, and teaches middle school students how to set healthy boundaries, and how to have healthy relationships. The program was created by the Action Alliance of Virginia.

Since 1950, the United Way has worked to advance the common good in Front Royal-Warren County. The community wins when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy. The United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of the challenges we face. Living United means being part of the change!

To reach the United Way offices in Front Royal-Warren County (134-B Peyton Street, Front Royal, VA, 22630), please email info@frontroyalunitedway.org or call 540-635-3636.

Phoenix Project Executive Director Tammy Sharpe talks to the United Way Board about the “Do You” program during a meeting on November 20, 2019.