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 the local, state and national levels; community leaders; and area businesses; to address the challenges we face as a community. Together, we support a vision of a strong, supportive, safe and healthy community.
Building on our knowledge, credibility and historic leadership of service, our United Way is helping lead a community effort over the next 5 years that will create both stronger and more comprehensive support systems in the priority areas of education, income and health – ensuring that children and families have the support systems and services that will allow young people to succeed in school and be prepared for life; that individuals and families are financially stable and self-sufficient; and that everyone has access to mental, physical and dental care, and ability to make healthy choices in behaviors and relationships.
We know that large-scale problems, such as homelessness, access to affordable health care, being ready to learn at school, families in financial crisis, and affordable housing cannot be solved by a single organization. Finding solutions to these challenges requires the coordinated effort of our entire community. This is where UWJWC provides the leadership as a convener and catalyst to help our partners – to help our communities -- make lasting changes that improve lives.