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Advancing the Common Good

At its core, United Way of Jackson County believes people are connected and interdependent. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We all win when children form healthy attachments through a loving family, when they succeed in school, graduate and make successful transitions to adult responsibilities. We all win when families are financially stable, when people have good health, and when people are engaged and connected.

We all win when people have transportation to pursue education, access medical services and work. Through our role as convener, facilitator and advocate, our goal is to create long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of problems. This belief forms the foundation for our strategies for education, income, health and transportation.

Direct service funding provides critically needed investments in everything from
prenatal care to bereavement counseling and much of life that falls in between.
These investments help every other person in Jackson County!

United Way brings people together to learn, engage and create change on the issues facing our community.

We help eliminate barriers that improve all our lives by focusing on the building blocks of a good life:

Education, Income, HealthTransportation


Big Idea Next — is focused on increasing high school completion for students in alternative programs and schools.

Hope Chest and VITA — two impact programs help stabilize families.

In this Together is our suicide prevention and mental wellness program.
It’s working!

Transportation — We work to remove barriers to get work, to school and to needed appointments.

Ready to find out more about how you can help your community?