United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties (UWJWC) describes the united way our communities come together to create social change and improve lives. United Way partners with donors, nonprofit organizations, public policy makers at all levels, community leaders and area businesses to address our communities' challenges.
Building on our knowledge, credibility and historic leadership of service, our United Way is helping lead a community effort that will create both stronger and more comprehensive support systems in the areas of education, income and health - ensuring that families have the support and services that
- allow young people to succeed in school and be prepared for life
- that individuals and families are financially stable and self-sufficient
- everyone has access to mental, physical and dental care, and
- the ability to make healthy choices in behaviors and relationships
We know that large-scale problems, like homelessness, access to affordable health care, being ready to learn at school, families in financial crisis and affordable housing cannot be solved alone. Finding solutions to these challenges requires the coordinated effort of our entire community. UWJWC provides the leadership as convener and catalyst to help our partners - to help our our communities - make lasting changes that improve lives.