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Our Mission

United Way improves lives in our community through Community Soluitons. Our goal is that everyone in Benton and Franklin Counties has a good education; access to healthcare; lives and works in a safe environment; and is a self-sufficient, active member of our community.
 

Our Goals

Education

People will have access to and benefit from early education, high school graduation, basic skills training, post-high school education and life-long learning.

  • Increase the number and percentage of children ready for kindergarten.
  • Increase the number and percentage of people who graduate from high school.
  • Increase the skills and competencies of 
Health

People will live healthy lives through emphasis on prevention, as well as access to needed healthcare.

  • Increase the number and percentage of people who practice preventative healthcare.
  • Decrease the number and percentage of people treated for preventable diseases.
  • Increase the number and percentage of people who have access to quality, affordable and timely healthcare.
Safety

People will be safe in their homes, schools and neighborhoods, and live in a community free of abuse, neglect, violence, and crime.

  • Decrease the number and percentage of neglect and abuse incidents.
  • Decrease the number and percentage of violent crimes against people.
  • Increase neighborhood safety.
Self-Sufficiency

People will have access to basic needs such as food and housing, and individuals who are able to work are self-sufficient through gainful employment with livable wages and other assets.

  • Increase the number and percentage of people who reside in stable and affordable housing.
  • Increase the number and percentage of people who are financially self-sufficient.
  • Increase the number and percentage of people who consume adequate and nutritious food.