Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year – Finalist
Thriving Waukesha County Alliance
Thriving Waukesha County Alliance has helped shape a new culture in Waukesha County. In just under two years, the collaboration has taken on difficult issues like homelessness and transportation and has not backed down.
The group is engaging community members across all sectors to work together toward common and measurable goals.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, the Waukesha County Community Foundation, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the Waukesha County Executive’s Office sponsor the Alliance’s work.
The group played an integral role in the merger of Waukesha-based Safe Babies Healthy Families Inc. and West Allis-based Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin.
Safe Babies Healthy Families could not meet the growing demand for its specialized and highly effective prevention services. A merger was the only viable option to safeguard the health of the program and was completed in January.
By combining forces, the program has a more viable and sustainable platform to serve even more at-risk children and families.
The Alliance approach has served as a catalyst for strategic collaborations throughout the community.