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United Way Helps Americans Achieve Financial Stability

As many as one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education and currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Strategy

Assisting our neighbors in poverty is multifaceted.  insuring that the basic needs of food and shelter are met is the first step.  Identifying ways to improve the financial stability of low-income families is the next.  By developing life skills and improving employment, individuals are emplowered to earn a living wage and provide for their family.  THe Columbus Area United Way also focuses on connecting people to the resources already in place, providing the stability needed to stay out of crisis.

Funded Partners and Programs

  • Centro Hispano - Adult Education Program
  • Columbus Area Transit - Transportation Needs
  • Columbus Emergency Relief - Financial Assistance Program
  • Platte County Food Pantry - Food Assistance Program
  • Platte Valley Literacy Association - Citizenship Class
  • Platte Valley Literacy Association - English as a Second Language
  • Platte Valley Literacy Association - GED Preparation Class
  • Student Health Fund - Medical Financial Assistance Program