FEATURED PROGRAM--LOVE LINK

Recipients as foundation, family as the core whereas community as the environment.
Referring to various needs of social welfare agencies, UWT has developed two types of charity schemes, including “standard application” and “Love Link”program to offer customized consultation and adequate subsidy.

UWT sees the bottlenecks in the operations of small and medium size social welfare agencies. With limited resources and human power, these social welfare agencies can focus only on serving social case individuals, but fail to change their environment that has far-reaching impact, such as their families and communities. In some cases this kind of social work does not improve the situations of individuals, and even wearies the energy of front-line social workers.

“Love Link” program was therefore launched in 2015 by UWT to solve this problem. The main purpose of this program is to address the needs of individuals and leverage strength of their families and communities, which allows us to extend social service into depth and make some real change.

Strategy
UWT has upgraded the maximum grant up to 2 million for each plan. Certain flexibility is possible in total budget and grant usage, based on service type and range of each case.

Grant
We approach our work with “Recipients are our foundation, family is the core whereas the community is the environment”. Also, we divided our work into two main focus groups, the minority and the seniors. The expectation is to build the resource network in the community and to solve the problems faced by the recipients through professional social services.

Supervising
Through individual and group supervision, UWT provides regular and intensive consultation by commissioned professionals.

Achievement Sharing
UWT also organizes achievements sharing presentations, as platforms for these granted social work groups to exchange their project results and inspirations. The review committee also give feedback from supervising processes.

Working Approaches
We approach our work with “Recipients are our foundation, family is the core whereas the community is the environment”. Also, we divided our work into two main focus groups, the minority and the seniors. The expectation is to build the resource network in the community and to solve the problems faced by the recipients through professional social services.

Feature
Flexible, agile, professional and human-centered service is the main feature of “Love Link”. With the human-centered social work in our spirit, we take the actual proposal and situations of these social service groups into consideration. If these groups want to challenge new service methods, UWT also holds an encouraging attitude. No matter it is about granting one-year-termed budget to execute experimental projects, or optimizing the existing three-year-termed plans, United Way Taiwan always work together with these groups.

Vision
Keeping social works and organizations on the track of fulfilling their mission is the vision of “Love Link”. “One case, one professional committee” is the principle of “Love Link”. Throughout the execution of this program, we not only empower the social workers, but also lead the workers and organizations to reflect on their services and therefore make adjustments and help them back to fulfilling their work.

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