Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Southeastern Michigan, families in our community were struggling. Now, the situation is dire.
People are struggling to find jobs, or they’re working, but not making enough to provide for their families. Parents are forced to choose between feeding their children and paying the rent. Senior citizens have to go without prescriptions. Children struggle to keep up in school. College students have to go without health care.
This is a problem in every city in our region — and the problem is growing. This affects your neighbors, coworkers and friends. This is everyone’s problem.
Without stable households, children will never be able to thrive. And if children aren’t thriving now, they won’t be prepared to build stable households in the future — or a stable community.
Together, we can break the cycle.
We connect families to programs and services to help them meet their basic needs of food, housing, health care and family finances.
We work to ensure that starting at birth, families have the tools and support needed to make sure their children start school ready to learn and graduate prepared for success in life.
We leverage a network of hundreds of community, corporate, government and nonprofit partners, and thousands of donors, volunteers and advocates, to create positive, measurable and sustainable change in our community. We make donor dollars go further by combining strategic grant investments with technical and logistical support. Our United Way network amplifies the voices of advocates to change policies in Michigan and Washington, D.C. And our volunteer portal makes it easy for volunteers to connect to the agencies and programs that most need their help.
When you give, advocate and volunteer with United Way for Southeastern Michigan, you’re changing your community for the better.