Our Work

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

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.

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. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.

Community Impact

  • Nearly 350 qualified individuals receive home-delivered meals through the Higbee Senior Center and the Senior Americans Multipurpose Center.

  • Christos Center serves over 1,500 individuals by providing food

  • More than 4800 individuals are able to receive food through local pantries from the Food Bank of Northeast and Central Mo.

  • Nearly 600 students experiencing food insecurity received Buddy Packs

  • 70 preschools students have access to a quality education through Community Child Care

  • Nearly 1,000 victims/survivors of domestic abuse have been assisted through Safe Passage

  • 400 children receive books each month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program

  • 28 individuals with disabilities are able to have employment and grow their work skills

  • Randolph County 4-H serves nearly 170 area youth teaching valuable leadership and life skills

  • The Ministerial Alliance serve nearly 200 individuals per month with help for utilities, rent, food and medication

  • Both Coyote Hill and Faith Bridge provide training and support for more than 100 foster families in Randolph County