Mission and Vision
Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas, and resources.
A vibrant community where all people achieve their full potential.
A steward of the community and to be a catalyst for change that mobilizes a caring community to improve all people’s lives. United Way is an inclusive organization that fights for everyone in our community. We work towards equity in schools, jobs and health care to ensure that the basic rights and freedoms of everyone are protected.
LIVE UNITED. It's a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.
Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing, adequate food, and healthcare enables individuals and families to move from day-to-day existence toward the capacity to look to the future. Such a future could hold a steady job, a place to call their own - less time spent on the almost impossible decisions of a warm coat for a child, filling a prescription, something nutritious for supper.
In our communities, 49 percent of households struggle with these types of decisions every day.
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes.1 These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
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.
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.