People We Help

Individual Stories

Each story is the story of our community. 

Our programs and partner agencies reach one in three people living right here in Missouri and Illinois everyday. That could be a child in your daughter’s classroom, someone you’ve passed in the hallway at work, a friend, or a family member. We’d like to share a few of their stories.

Learn about local people helped by United Way

What We’re Doing To Help People

From mentoring to meal delivery, we meet countless needs in Missouri and Illinois.

Everyone has a cause that’s near and dear to their heart. A cause that moves them. It’s the thing that drives them to build a better community. United Way’s programs and partner agencies strive to make a big impact across various local causes, helping people from all walks of life.

Learn what we’re doing to help people

Agencies We Fund

We support hundreds of causes to help the community as a whole.

We know that the solution to one crisis can drive the solution to another. So, we partner with more than 170 great organizations to make the biggest possible impact – independently, and in partnership with each other.

View the agencies we fund 

United Way 2-1-1

United Way is your 24/7 connection to help near you.

Serving United Way of Greater St. Louis’ service area and the entire state of Missouri, United Way 2-1-1 connects people to services that will help them live their best life – from basic needs to child care to disaster relief to counseling.

Learn more about United Way 2-1-1

Helping Ferguson

United Way has helped more than 2,000 Ferguson and Dellwood families and employees with basic needs, employment support and mental health resources.

As our community works to overcome the challenges we currently face, United Way will continue to convene various community, corporate and government organizations to determine how our region can peacefully move forward.

Learn more about our work in Ferguson