Advancing the Common Good
In 2011, 68,337 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:
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 2011, more than 13,162 children and youth benefited from the services of a United Way-partner agency.
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 2011, more than 26,979 people received financial assistance from a United Way-partner agency.
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 2011, nearly 28,196 people received health-related assistance from a United Way-partner agency.