In Southeastern Michigan, more than 40 percent of families struggle to meet their basic needs.

At United Way, we mobilize a network of hundreds of partners and thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers to advance equitable communities where households are stable and children thrive.

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Our Vision

Equitable Communities
Stable Households
Thriving Children

All people experience authentic inclusion and have equitable access to resources and opportunities

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is committed to deconstructing systemic racism and institutional bias while promoting diversity, equity and inclusion as a core value in every aspect of our work.

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Families can meet their basic needs and access financial skills, resources and support

If families can’t meet their basic needs now, they can’t prepare for the future. Through our 2-1-1 helpline and strategic investment in our partner organizations, we help people get out of crisis—and stay out.

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Children start kindergarten ready to learn and can succeed in school and life

If we don’t invest in our children, they’ll never be able to break the cycle and build a better life. We make sure children start school ready to succeed and graduate prepared to build a better life.

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Our Impact

Resource Hunter Janeen Finds Stability and a Savings Account

Less than a year ago, Janeen Jackson was experiencing homelessness and struggling to make a way for her children and grandchildren. “Life wasn’t too easy for me,” said Janeen, who is 46. “I’ve been to shelters, I’ve been living with people— but me, I never give up. I’m a resource person.”

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Volunteers United to Fight Against Homelessness

Every April, United Way for Southeastern Michigan celebrates Global Volunteer Month to reflect on those who generously give their time in support of others. This month, people who go above and beyond in lending their time and talents to better our community are recognized in 2024’s Volunteer Honor Roll.

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Summer Discovery

Students and families participating in Summer Discovery will explore their interests, engage in their communities, and discover their potential through robust enrichment and academic programming. This free program provides fun learning experiences to support the whole child in their educational journey and life beyond the classroom.

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RACIAL EQUITY FUND HELPS FUEL ‘LIFE-AFFIRMING’ PROGRAMS

When PHILADANCO! performers took the stage at Detroit School of Arts, it was more than a performance.

It was a call to action.

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Make a difference today — and every day. Our volunteer portal makes it easy to find ways to give back.

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Partner Tools

Corporate Campaign Toolkit

Learn how your company can Live United through a workforce campaign.

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Corporate Campaign Toolkit

Learn how your company can Live United through a workforce campaign.

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Partner Impact Toolkits

Help us spread the word about Meet Up and Eat Up, 2-1-1 and more! Find easy-to-use resources in our Partner Toolkits.

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Partner Impact Toolkits

Help us spread the word about Meet Up and Eat Up, 2-1-1 and more! Find easy-to-use resources in our Partner Toolkits.

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