United Way is engaging the community by targeting and investing resources in certain focus areas affecting our community. United Way is focusing on underlying causes by listening to the community's ideas about what the critical needs areas are. United Way does not provide direct service to the public. However, United Way does support several programs and services providing lasting changes in people's lives such as educational achievement, access to healthcare and crisis support.
Community members have come together to create the Community Solutions Team (CST). Following months of study, analysis and community involvement, the CST has created mission statements and goals for each focus area that guide United Way to create change in the human condition at the community level.
With community partners, United Way also works to ensure that a vast network of support services for our community are available through funding of core programs. No one organization can do it alone. It takes multiple partners working together to achieve permanent results.