Community Engagement
The Power of Working Locally
United Way doesn't work in a vacuum. Health and human services problems are complex; they cannot be solved by one organization or with a quick fix. That's why United Way works with community partners to get at the root causes while continuing to meet urgent needs. Our impact is not just with the programs of the Partner Agencies but also with the hands-on efforts of other community organizations.

Positive Youth Development
In addition to funding youth development programs like scouting, mentoring, and safe after-school activities, United Way is working with community partners including area schools, juvenile court, and youth-serving agencies to help ensure that all of our local youth have the assets they need to succeed in school and in life. These assets are external support like positive adult role models and internal things like encouraging creativity and fostering motivation.

Financial Stability and Independence
United Way funds programs to help hardworking families make ends meet and try to better their lives. United Way is also working with community partners to help prevent home foreclosures, assist dislocated workers, and encourage low-income workers to file for the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Health and Well-Being
United Way funded programs address health needs of individuals such as epilepsy and assist home-bound seniors through services such as meals-on-wheels and home health care. United Way also works to improve the health of the community through services that strengthen the nonprofit sector like United Way's HelpLink 2-1-1 and Volunteer Connection, which enable people to find help or give help to the many agencies in our community.
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