Our Impact

Together, we change lives

United Way improves lives and community conditions throughout Central Alabama by addressing specific areas of need
through donor support, state and federal grants, key partnerships, coalitions, strategic planning and our own ongoing community service programs.

To live better, we must LIVE UNITED

Impacting You and Our Community Every Day

When you give to United Way of Central Alabama, your gift is combined with thousands of others to address people’s immediate needs and improve long-term quality of life for everyone in our community.


With more than 200 partners and programs, United Way provides a massive network of services in Central Alabama.


funded partners and programs


services delivered
within our 6 counties

Key Outcomes for 2023

Community Health & Well-Being

We help people stay healthy by improving access to nutritious food, physical activity, quality healthcare — including maternal and mental health support — safe neighborhoods and more.


Clients received health, medical or nutrition-related services

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Hunger Relief

No one should go hungry, yet food insecurity is a widespread problem. United Way works to eliminate hunger through local foodbanks, summer feeding programs and meal deliveries.


Meals were distributed to individuals and families in need

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Early Childhood Development
& Education

Ninety percent of brain development occurs during a child’s first five years of life, so we offer resources and pre-K programs ensuring children have the best chance to succeed.


children ages 5 and under received early education or development services

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Youth Health
& Wellness

Supporting the social-emotional and physical health of our youth is a top priority of United Way. We provide health screenings, physical activities and more to help our youth grow stronger.


youth participated in social-emotional learning programs

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Youth Support
& After-School Programs

United Way offers many after-school and mentoring programs for youth in Central Alabama that improve academic performance and help prepare them for college, careers and life.


youth participated in academic, career support or after-school programs

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Crisis Response & Resource Support

United Way connects individuals to resources for support and safety in times of need or crisis. Some examples include housing assistance, disaster support and crisis intervention.


individuals connected to vital resources through our partners and call centers

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Senior Support Services

United Way is dedicated to meeting the needs of seniors and those with disabilities. Our highly focused programs, services and partners help seniors live healthier, more fulfilled lives.


seniors received vital support services such as meals, respite care and more

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Homelessness Prevention
& Housing

United Way offers one-on-one assistance to locate permanent housing and resources, helping people gain the knowledge and skills to remain financially stable.


reduction in veterans experiencing homelessness in Alabama over the last 10 years

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Financial Stability
& Career Development

People’s financial stability is fundamental to a strong, vibrant community. We provide access to resources and programs to help individuals and families become financially stable.


individuals received financial counseling, job-relevant skill training and more

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Mental Health

One in four people is affected by a mental illness. Mental health is one of the top concerns affecting families. United Way programs include counseling, mental health screenings and more.


individuals received mental health services such as crisis counseling and intervention

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Join a Leadership Society

Our leadership societies make it easy for you and your family to get involved and make a difference in Central Alabama

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We make a difference, but we don’t do it alone — change doesn’t happen without you. Join us today and make a lasting impact on the community.

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Our endeavors are possible because of the volunteers, donors and people like you who LIVE UNITED by being champions for our work.

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