OUR WORK

Advancing the Common Good

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: good health, a quality education that leads to a stable job, and enough income to support a family through retirement.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Health - Improving People's Health
  • Education - Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  • Financial Stability - Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when people are healthy, when a child succeeds in school, and when families are financially stable.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

 

Health

United Way works for a healthier America

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addiction, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.  We are working to make people more aware of health risks and the potential effects they have on ourselves and others, starting from birth.  We work working to make changes which will enable more people to live healthier lives.

We work to improve the physical and mental health, safety, and well-being for people of all ages.

•Substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents
•Mental health counseling
•Palliative care for end of life patients
•Advocates for abused and neglected children
•Medical hospitality house
•Residential care for boys from unsafe homes
•Youth vegetable garden
•Trauma services for victims of sexual assault
•Suicide intervention
•Shelter for women and children from domestic violence
•Meals delivered to elderly and disabled
•Men’s residential treatment facility
•Physical, occupational, and speech therapies
•K.I.D.D. ABA (applied behavior analysis) treatment
•Equine assisted growth and learning assoc (EAGALA) services
•Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding

 

Education

United Way works to end America’s education crisis

Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success.  But with the current high school dropout rate, the cost is lost wages, taxes, and productivity.  We can reverse this.  We are helping children enter school ready to succeed, improve reading proficiency, graduate from high school, and be ready for success in college, work, and life.

We work to help children, youth, and adults achieve their full potential.

•GED preparation
•ESL (English as a second language) classes
•After school programs
•Summer day camps
•Leadership and mentoring
•Character and skill building
•Special needs vocational training
•Adult basic training
•Tutoring services
•Youth literacy program
 
 

Financial Stability

United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

We work to promote financial stability and independence.

•Housing, rent and utility assistance
•Disaster and crisis assistance
•Food pantry
•Childcare assistance
•Clothing and household items vouchers
•Volunteer individual tax assistance