In our region, 44 percent of households struggle to meet their basic needs, and the problem is growing. In every community, there are parents who can't find affordable, quality childcare; children going to school hungry; and people forced to choose between paying their bills and putting food on the table.
If families can’t meet their basic needs now, they can’t prepare for the future.
But we believe that if we work together, we can reverse the trend.
At United Way, we work to ensure that families can meet their basic needs (like food, housing, childcare and healthcare), that children are ready for school and that people are equipped with skills to build a better life.
That means helping people out in times of crisis, as well as tackling the root causes of our region’s biggest problems, because we know that the best way to solve our community’s challenges is to prevent them from happening in the first place.
But we can’t do it alone.
It takes all of us, working together, to create positive, measurable and permanent change in Southeastern Michigan. When you give, advocate and volunteer with United Way, you are changing lives and communities for the better.