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United Way of Jackson County works with local partners to make individuals and families financially stable

What does that mean?

  • People earn enough to meet basic needs; food, shelter, health care, etc.
  • People earn enough to save for the future.
  • People can manage a budget and credit.
  • People can purchase an asset; housing, education, transportation, etc.

Through shared efforts in education, income, health and supports, we’re helping individuals and families succeed for a lifetime across Jackson County.

We will measure our success so you can see the direct IMPACT of your gift.




Click the image below to access our new online tools and start building your pathway to self sufficiency!



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What's News!


United Way blog - impacts!

Because That's What We Do: A Snapshot of Jackson County's Compassion

By Ken Toll One look at that photograph wiped away my fatigue and anxiety. Nine people stand in the neat, brightly lit lobby of a local hotel. One of them is in a wheelchair. Two or three, perhaps not fans of being photographed, look on…

IMPACT! Action Changes a Teen's Life

Teenage years should be full of fun, learning and growth as they prepare for adulthood. Sadly, for many it can be a time of crisis—and that can set them up for lifelong challenges. We partner with Do’chas in support of their crisis intervention strategies to…

IMPACT! Bringing Tax Dollars Home

Imagine the impact on local families and the local economy when every resident gets the tax refund they deserve! Yet “doing your taxes” is stressful, confusing and time-intensive. For families struggling financially, that’s an added burden. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Community Action…



    Golf UNITED Against Poverty @ Hankerd Hills Golf Course
    May 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Join our 2nd annual Golf UNITED event! This four-player scramble is both fun and a great way to support United Way’s work to end poverty in Jackson County. The event includes 18 holes of golf (cart included), dogs at every turn, lunch, and prizes for closest to pin, longest drive, a 50/50 drawing, the chance to purchase mulligans, and more. Entry fee is $400 per team, $100 for individuals. Corporate sponsorships are available, too. Find out more by emailing info@uwjackson.org.