United Way of St. Lucie County is working hard to advance the common good by focusing on education, income 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
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.