What is it to LIVE UNITED? When you LIVE UNITED, you choose to improve your community by giving of yourself to make an impact on others. To LIVE UNITED reminds us that when we think outside ourselves we have the power to bring about positive change. Lasting change -large or small. When we improve people’s lives, we build strength in our community, we enhance the health and outlook of our community and we change the lives of those who walk beside us every day.
We all win when a child has a head start on a quality education that leads to future success, when individuals have enough income to support a family through retirement, and when we all enjoy good health and get support when we hit rough times. Here are a few ways that the St. Joseph County United Way helps our county:
Preparing Youth to Be Accountable Adults:
United Way invests in proven programs that improve academic development and outcomes. They provide services to support good parenting and a stable home environment. This ensures that the next generation is fully prepared to lead and work in our community.
Impacting People Through Positive Change:
United Way and its partners provide access to substance abuse rehabilitation, treatment and housing for those people struggling with hardships and addictions. Many of these strategies are based in prevention. Action taken now will provide long-term benefits and fewer costs for our community.
Addressing Urgent Needs:
United Way stabilizes people in crisis with emergency food and housing services. They provide support to families experiencing domestic violence. In addition they help people learn job skills so they can become self-sufficient. Again, prevention is key!
Please join our family and LIVE UNITED! With just one gift to United Way, you will touch the lives of many individuals and families. Together, united, we can make this year's campaign a success and in turn help St. Joseph County become a better place for all of us!
Mark-Karin-Hunter & Jakob Zona
St. Joseph County United Way
2016 Honorary Campaign Chair Family