About Us

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for all Ottawa County residents by identifying pressing community challenges and focusing the community's collective power and resources to address those needs.

Our Vision

To create lasting change in the health & human services realm through the LIVE UNITED and "Community Impact" models.


United Way works with organizations, community partners and supporters to create the building blocks of a better life for all by focusing on four areas: education, health, financial stability and basic needs. Through four initiatives, we work to address these needs. The four initiatives are: ReadyLearnSucceed, AccessPreventThrive, EarnSaveBuild and FoodShelterSupport.


When you give to United Way, what can your donation do?
Here are a few examples:
 

$1 per day:

  • Pays for a quality preschool learning experience for two low income students
  • Provides utilities for a family in transitional housing for up to 3 months

$1 per week:

  • Pays for one office visit to see a health clinic physician for an individual that is under-insured or uninsured
  • Will provide a month of nutritionally balanced meals for an adult while attending a day care program
     
CLICK HERE to view more than 50 programs United Way supports in Ottawa County.
CLICK HERE to read stories about the people helped by United Way and our community partners.

 

        

 

 

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