Live United - United Way of Central WV

Community Impact:
Advancing the Common Good

For more than 80 years, United Way of Central West Virginia has supported health and social service programs that have helped thousands of individuals lead healthier and more productive lives.

In October 2015, United Way Board of Directors approved the preparation of an assessment of health and social services needs in Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam counties.

Click here to download the 2016 Community Needs Accessment

In 2015, 60,282 individuals were served by United Way supported programs. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent.

That's why United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:


Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential

Your contribution works to ensure children and youth achieve their potential through enrichment programs, mentoring, leadership development, career exploration, and other activities designed to help them become productive members of our community.

In 2015, 2,863 children and youth benefited from the services of a United Way-partner agency.


Promoting Financial Stability and Independence

Poverty is a small word that weighs heavily on the shoulders of many individuals who make the impossible choice between paying rent and putting food on the table and are especially at risk of homelessness. Individuals and families require food and shelter for the opportunity to live healthy, satisfying and productive lives. United Way works to move hardworking people out of poverty permanently by equipping them with the knowledge of how to keep more of what they earn, and providing the tools and training needed to get and keep better jobs and begin building assets.

In 2015, 32,156 people received financial assistance from a United Way-partner agency.


Improving People's Health

Your contribution helps provide programs that address the needs for mental health services to adults and youth, substance abuse prevention and support services, dental and health care for the uninsured, counseling and education for victims of sexual and domestic violence, as well as those facing end-of-life issues.

In 2015, 25,263 people received health-related assistance from a United Way-partner agency.

How the Funding Process Works