UU Church West’s “Split the Plate” program is one of outreach and generosity. Each month we give half of all undesignated offerings to a non-profit organization, to help us live our Unitarian Universalist values, pursue the goal of Social Justice, and serve our community.

Our Split the Plate partner for February is Safe and Sound. Their mission: To unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resources to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.

To reach these goals, this 25-year-old nonprofit organization has four opportunities for action, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Safety, Community Resources, and Youth Resources. Each area has coordinators waiting to help with whatever people need. They connect people with resources as widely varied as food pantries and after-school activities for teens.

These resource people live and work in their neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee County. Together they weave a tapestry of support, knowledge, safe refuges, and groups active in developing strong neighborhoods.

For example, go to the Safe and Sound website, click on Community Resources, and look at jobs, food pantries, after-school programs, and local business opportunities. If you need advice, the contact information for a Community Resources Coordinator is right there. There is a similar resource link for Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Safety, and Youth Resources.

Volunteer opportunities and career development programs are two ways to get involved. and you can support Safe and Sound with your contribution.

    • Go to the UUCW website’s “Donate” tab and select “Split the Plate” from the menu provided.
    • Or text your donation to 73256.
    • Or mail your donation to UUCW, 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield WI 53005-5219