United Way works to ensure our kids are equipped for success from birth through career.
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. It opens kids up to a world of possibilities and builds confidence, skills and a foundation for the future. It is crucial to reach kids before they start school and support them throughout their education. Once a child falls behind, it can be difficult to catch up.
Individuals and families are healthy and safe
The health of our citizens is a strong indicator of a thriving community. Achieving and maintaining safety and physical and mental health is important in all stages of life and reaches beyond clinical care. Research shows that social, economic and health behaviors contribute up to 70% of an individual’s long-term health outcomes
Individuals and families have long-term stability and independence.
Our community thrives when everyone is empowered and equipped for success. With the right tools, individuals and families can secure good jobs, safe and affordable housing, success for children and achieve financial stability. While they’re getting there, it’s important to have a safety net to meet their needs on their path toward independence.