Live United - United Way of Central WV

Community Impact:
Advancing the Common Good

In 2013, 61,674 individuals were served by United Way supported programs. 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.

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

Education

Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

Your contribution works to ensure children and youth achieve their potential through enrichment programs, mentoring, leadership development, career exploration, and other activities designed to help them become productive members of our community.

In 2013, more than 4,263 children and youth benefited from the services of a United Way-partner agency.

Income

Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Your contribution provides fuel assistance; budget counseling; rental assistance; housing for homeless women and children; and emergency food, clothing and shelter. These programs help to give our area residents basic needs and to keep families together in times of economic crisis.

In 2013, more than 27,291 people received financial assistance from a United Way-partner agency.

Health

Improving People's Health

Your contribution helps provide programs that address the needs for mental health services to adults and youth, substance abuse prevention and support services, dental and health care for the uninsured, counseling and education for victims of sexual and domestic violence, as well as those facing end-of-life issues.

In 2013, nearly 30,120 people received health-related assistance from a United Way-partner agency.