United Way of Genesee County is at the forefront of uniting people, developing resources and creating solutions to build a better community. As a leader in performance based philanthropy, United Way is focused on achieving measurable results. When we all come together, the possibilities are endless!
Our Unique Role
Many agencies work to address specific problems in Genesee County, but United Way has held a unique role for 90 years as the umbrella agency focusing on a broad range of community issues. United Way of Genesee County is a positive agent for change bringing together the people of the community, building on our strengths and solving our problems together. United Way is working for long-term solutions by focusing on three focus areas:
- Basic Needs/Strengthening Families
- Older Adults
- Child/Youth Development
For example, consider the situation of a child who is challenged by several obstacles that inhibit school performance and healthy development. First, the child may need a safe, supervised place to go before and after school, while their parents or caregivers are at work. Or the child may need counseling to sort through stressful personal issues and to examine how they can direct their energy into positive activities. In addition parents or caregivers may need a support group to effectively guide and nurture the child. Maybe there are issues such as peer pressure or substance abuse. Could we expect one agency or program to address all of these problems? Of course not. But you can count on the United Way’s partner agencies to come together with a variety of services and solutions to help this child develop and grow. United Way strives to make the greatest impact possible. When you are under United Way’s umbrella, you are surrounded by solutions!