United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties strives for a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives. We improve the quality of life for every person in our community. In order to live better, we must live United. To drive lasting change in our community, United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties helps the community as a whole by addressing all needs of an individual, as people have more than one need. We connect people and organizations, accomplishing more together than any one of us can do on our own. We partner with local nonprofits, businesses, and government and social service agencies to address our community's greatest needs and build pathways for individuals and families to independence and happiness.
Tri-Cities Residential Services
Tri-Cities Residential Services is a Person Centered organization that teaches essential life skills and provides support to individuals with disabilities. TCRS maximizes their ability to function independently and effectively by promoting an environment that enhances the individual’s self-esteem, personal growth and self-sufficiency.
Kennewick Perry Suites (KPS)
The Kennewick Perry Suites (KPS) housing project consists of 14 subsidized adult units for people with intellectual and other disabilities. KPS is located at the corner of Kennewick Avenue and Perry Street in Kennewick. This site is 1.6 acres and is perfectly met all HUD 11 requirements.
Kennewick Housing Authority
KHA’s mission is to develop and maintain safe, affordable, quality housing that promotes healthy neighborhoods and inspires communities. Create partnership opportunities that support and encourage program participants to become self-sufficient. Manage all assets with fiscal responsibility & integrity.
The Arc of Tri-Cities
The Arc provides several programs that are unique in their focus on bringing children and teens who have special needs together with their peers in both school and recreational activities. The Arc of Tri-Cities has grown into an agency that provides 15 programs serving 1,343 children and adults who have developmental disabilities.
Goodale & Barbieri
Goodale and Barbieri (G&B) was hired as the consultant developer to oversee the Kennewick Perry Suites Project. Sheryldene Rogers, the Residential Development Specialist for G&B has worked with SEC and various affordable housing organizations across the Northwest to successfully develop low-income housing projects. A development fee will come from the funded project to pay G&B for their services.
Shalom Ecumenical Center / SEC Affordable Housing
SEC Affordable Housing (SEC): Currently has the only operational HUD 811 supported housing in the Tri-Cities. At Tri-Cities Terrace South, on the corner of Leslie and Gage in Richland, the organization rovides independent living in rent-subsidized housing. This housing is available for very low-income dults when Developmental Disabilites. In August 2010 Edison Terrace South began operations. Combined, the two facilities will house 28 people.Modern Living Services has been working with SEC Affordable Housing’s Board, and Director Rich Barchett since November 2009 to look at ways to increase affordable housing in our community. Our organizations entered into a sponsorship agreement and mentoring partnership. Together, we successfully broke ground on the Kennewick Perry Suites, on August 23, 2013- our first HUD 811 project.
TROT - Therapeutic Riding Of Tri-Cities
TROT provides an environment that promotes the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through their interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of a horse or dog, an instructor and/or a therapist, and volunteers. TROT offers spring and fall therapy sessions. Visit their website through the link below to obtain participant and volunteer packets!
Produces Exceptional Rodeos sharing the adrenaline rush & sense of accomplishment of the western way of life with special needs athletes who fight battles in a different arena.
Goodwill Industries of the Columbia
Since 1961, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia has provided education, training, and employment services, all geared to help individuals overcome disabilities and other social disadvantages and to obtain independence and self-sufficiency through the power of work.
Down Syndrom Association of the Mid-Columbia
The Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia (DSAMC) enhances the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by providing support, resources and information to families and community members and by promoting a heightened awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome.
Columbia Industries focuses on developing the work skills of people with disabilities. Building on their “unique abilities”, we provide vocational training that will lead to community employment.
Benton-Franklin Human Services Department
Benton Franklin Community Action Committee
Our goal to provide pathways out of poverty is achieved through programs we currently have available and the continuous development of innovative projects and programs for the future.
The Autism Resource Center
The Responding to Autism Center is a partnership between the Carson Kolzig Foundationand Responding to Autism Services, Inc. The Center will provide a centralized location where autism services will be available to the community.