Private nursing care costs an average of $87,418 annually putting families in difficult situations. United Way fights for senior independence through programs that improve quality of life; providing them with independent living situations and enrichment opportunities.
60% of students are not proficient in 3rd Grade English Language Arts. United Way fights for education with early childhood literacy programs focusing on parental involvement and by providing access to high quality, enriching after school programs for students.
30% of children under 18 are living in poverty. United Way fights for financial stability by creating opportunities for low-to-moderate income individuals to participate in financial independence and education activities to increase assets and decrease liabilities.
3,400 people in Genesee County are homeless. United Way fights for basic needs with emergency support services; helping residents access emergency disaster relief, financial assistance, food and shelter to prevent homelessness.
Change starts here! You are a part of this great community. It's easy to get involved with United Way to create opportunities for a better life for everyone in Genesee and Shiawassee Counties. We encourage you to provide your email address so that we can keep you informed of the needs in our community and the inspiring work of the programs supported by the United Way!