United Way focuses on three areas of impact. We call them the building blocks for a good life.
These areas work together to build a stronger and healthier community, one that we’re proud to live in and call home.
IMPROVING PEOPLE'S HEALTH
The health of individuals is a strong indicator of the health of a community. Achieving and maintaining good health is important during all stages of life, from conception through childhood, into adulthood and through older age. To improve the health of our community, we must all become more aware of health risks, starting from before birth.
HELPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. Strong, productive communities are dependent upon a skilled workforce that can compete in a global economy. It is critical to reach children early—even before they start school. Once a young person falls behind it can be very difficult to catch up.
Parents who have support from early on can build great futures for their children. United Way Glenelg works with schools, parents, and partners to ensure that every child is equipped for success in school, work, and life by investing in programs that produce results.
PROMOTING FINANCIAL STABILITY AND INDEPENDENCE
Our community will only prosper and grow if all families are financially stable. Fewer financial stresses lead to healthier lives, improved work performance, and better education outcomes. United Way invests in programs that help adults improve their education level and create a more financially secure future for themselves and their families. United Way’s work in Financial Stability is focused on ensuring all families and individuals achieve independence.