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Our Priorities

United Way of St. Lucie County is working hard to advance the common good by focusing on education, financial stability and health. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.


Helping children and families achieve their potential through education

  • Kindergarten Readiness;
  • Proficient Reading by 3rd grade;
  • Chronic Absenteeism;
  • Behavioral Issues;
  • Academic Acheivement;
  • College and Career Readiness

Financial Stability

Helping families become financially stable and independent by focusing on the following areas:

  • Affordable Housing- Obtain and maintain safe, decent and affordable housing.
  • Job Readiness Training/Skills- Low-income individuals acquire basic education, post-secondary training and soft skills needed in the workforce.
  • Stabilization/Manageable Expenses- Low-income working families access the supports necessary to manage their expenses.


Improving people's health & well-being by focusing on:

  • Access to healthcare for people with limited to no access to services, including caregivers;
  • Decrease infant mortality; and
  • Access to preventative care for children through age 20 and the elderly.

Basic Needs/Safety Net

Ensuring residents have access to basic needs.

  • Access to food;
  • Access to temporary or permanent shelter;
  • Assistance with rent/mortgage payments;
  • Assistance with utlity payments; and
  • Removing other immediate and short-term barriers to safety or work.

United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of community problems. Living United means being a part of the change.

It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. So we bring together people from all across the community–government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement, ordinary citizens–to tackle the issues.

Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when people have good health.