Mission and Focus

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United Way Mission & Focus


Mission: Improving lives through the caring power of community.


You are invited to join us and improve lives by giving, advocating and volunteering. 


Focus: Three Areas


Through United Way, you can join others in the area and focus on three essential building blocks of good life important to everyone:


  • Education- quality,early learning, youth education in and out of the classroom and a variety of other instruction for life-long learning.

  • Health- fitness and wellness activities, nutrition/in-home services, counseling and other important programs.

  • Financial Stability- food, information and referral programs as well as different shelter services related to homelessness or abuse

Together, through United Way, our community works to advance these three priorities by meeting immediate needs and by addressing the underlying causes of problems. By LIVING UNITED, we advance the common good in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas and aim for lasting, positive change in people's lives

United Way of Greater St. Joseph advances our mission by investing in 17 local Partner Agencies. Seven Initiatives are made available to the community through the United Way office.