United Way Board of Directors and staff have been working diligently on the organization’s new bold goal – to lift 30% of families out of poverty by 2030. This significant transformation for United Way of Lewis County comes at a time where 38% of our county struggles to meet their most basic needs. That’s over 11,000 families in our community who are forced to make tough decisions between housing, quality and affordable child care, transportation, or access to healthcare.
One organization alone cannot solve our community’s toughest problems. Moving the needle on challenging, complex issues like poverty requires individual and cross-sector collaboration that are focused on measurable results. By addressing the interconnected issues affecting children and families in our community, we can ensure that families will become stronger, individuals will gain stability and kids will be more successful. United Way of Lewis County is facilitating that work–focused on lifting families out of poverty.
Imagine a community where all children have access to high quality early learning programs, where our youth have the proper support to graduate and pursue college or career training that empowers family-sustaining employment, and a community where all families can achieve long-term financial stability. By convening and collaborating, this is achievable for Lewis County.