United Way

Capacity Building

Our goal is to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and availability of services through Jackson County nonprofit agencies.

It matters because a strong local network is crucial to helping individuals and families get access to the supports they need, especially when in crisis.

What we're doing - The partnership between United Way and 2-1-1 directed 12,529 households to critical support services in 2015.

United Way's support for unified, strategic approaches to solving community issues includes being a founder and lead partner in Cradle2Career, The Health Improvement Organization and financial stability efforts.


Central Michigan 211 - Lifeways and The United Way of Jackson County

Free telephone and internet service that provides non-emergency referrals to individuals seeking health and human service assistance.

Our Impact - Cindy is a single mother of a 15 year-old daughter name Julie. Julie began experiencing depression and...
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Capacity Building - Nonprofit Network

Offers technical assistance, volunteer resources and consulting and training programs to United Way partner agencies aiming to build stronger governing boards and financially sustainable organizations.

Bridges Out of Poverty - Nonprofit Network

Brings together people from all sectors and economic classes to explore and discover all facets of poverty. Workshops bring awareness to the barriers that exist for under-resourced families and provide tools to build more stable communities.