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How We Help

United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind—helping people live their best possible lives.

Helping People Live Their Best Possible Lives

Foster Learning

We support our youth by giving them access to quality pre-K programs, development opportunities, and safe spaces where they can reach their potential in school and in life.

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Provide Food and Shelter

Caring for neighbors is key to a strong community. So we help provide basic needs — safe havens, stocked pantries, and more — to position people for a better tomorrow.

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Improve Health

Being healthy is the key to living a full life. So we help individuals with health conditions, disabilities, and mental illness achieve a life with education, employment, and enrichment.

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Establish Financial Stability

Poverty will touch the majority of Americans at some point during their lives. United Way provides education, training, and resources to help people break the cycle and become financially stable for the long run.

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Strengthen Communities

We’re committed to making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive for all of us. That’s why we’re there for the everyday and unexpected needs of our community — whether it impacts an entire family, street, neighborhood or region.

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United Way Partner Agencies

Your generosity helps fund more than 160 nonprofit agencies in our region, each held to rigorous standards evaluated by a team of volunteer representatives. The programs and services provided by these agencies help position individuals and families for success.

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A Father’s Battle to Remain Strong

When diagnosed with ALS at 32, Steve’s world turned upside down. Through United Way, he found services and support.

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A Dream Restored

A first-generation high school graduate, Oscar always had high hopes—but didn’t know how to begin his path to college. United Way helped him get there.

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Hope in the Wake of Tragedy

When the Meramec River seeped into 61-year-old Linda’s home, United Way-supported disaster relief provided safe shelter—and a sense of hope.

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