United Way of Greater Stark County's mission is to energize the community to care for one another by addressing human needs with measurable results.
HEALTH, EDUCATION & FINANCIAL STABILITY
United Way believes these are the building blocks for a good life and that a quality education leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, a safe place to live and good health. United Way funds programs that address these fundamental building blocks. This is how we LIVE UNITED.
United Way provides a safety net of community services to support programs that provide families and individuals with food, shelter and clothing during crisis situations. Read more »
Through United Way’s funded programs, children and youth will be given the best possible start to develop to their fullest potential. Read more »
Self-sufficiency is vital to a successful family life, and United Way funded programs work to remove barriers and build skills necessary to attain and maintain employment. Read more »
United Way Community Partners allow Stark County residents to receive much needed help through the programs they provide. Funded programs fall under at least one Impact Area of Education, Income or Health. Learn more about United Way Community Partners »
UNITED WAY'S COMMUNITY INITIATIVES
United Way is a catalyst for proactive and lasting change at the root causes of challenges facing greater Stark County. As a convener, partner, advocate and issue educator partnering with government, education institutions, foundations, key funders and community leaders on countywide agendas, United Way of Greater Stark County works to address the urgent needs facing our community. View United Way's Community Initiatives »
UNITED WAY'S DIRECT SERVICES
2-1-1 Information & Referral Helpline » A free, confidential Information & Referral Helpline available anytime of day or night. Even for people who have never needed help before, United Way's 2-1-1 connects people to resources such as food, tax assistance, foreclosure help, low cost medical, rent and utility assistance, prescription help, transportation assistance and more.
Volunteer Resource Center » United Way's Volunteer Resource Center provides individuals and organizations the means to connect with volunteer opportunities throughout the community and with a variety of nonprofit organizations. United Way can match the talents of individuals and groups with volunteer opportunities through United Way's online matching tool.
VOLUNTEER IMPACT COUNCILS
More than 50 community volunteers comprise the Impact Councils of United Way of Greater Stark County. Their diverse backgrounds as human care and agency experts, community leaders and dedicated volunteers ensure the citizen review process operates to its full potential. Read more »