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Education, Health, & Financial Stability

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

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
  • Income – Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
  • Health – Improving People’s Health

Children who love learning will be better prepared for the future.

Education is the cornerstone for success in work and life.  It also benefits the whole community: high school graduates have higher earning potential, contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who also graduate and go on to higher education or work. 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 a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

We help people achieve financial security by providing them with employment resources and financial literacy tools.  

We focus on helping families keep the dollars they earn, increasing their access to mainstream financial institutions, creating and building savings, and planning for the future.  

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.

Healthy people have better lives.  

The fear of not being able to afford your diabetes or heart medicine, of having a loved one in need of anti-depressant medication or having a child with a disability and feeling alone is unimaginable.

That's why United Way leveraged over $4 million in prescription medicine assistance in 2018 for the uninsured and underinsured.  That's why we help provide transportation access to seniors who need to get to doctor's appointments.  We provide emotional, spiritual, and practical care for cancer patients and their families.

"Most working families have health insurance through their employer, so the issues wasn't  'no insurance'. The issue was the quality of health insurance.  The most common feedback was about high premiums and higher deductibles. " -ALICE Point Of View Report 2015

For every $1 given to United Way, over $38 of prescription medication is made available to someone in our community.  LIVING UNITED means when things are scary, when you're feeling hopeless, when you don't know where to turn... you have a community behind you.  

Join us and advocate for an Education, Income, Health or nonprofit strengthening issue that you are passionate about. Your community needs you to have an impact on public policy decisions.

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