COVID-19 Response: Mental Health Advocacy

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COVID-19 Community Response: Mental Health Advocacy

United Way of the Ozarks has worked diligently to connect communities and people during this past year. Through facing a health crisis, our community has persevered to navigate the new innovations, protocols, and needs that the COVID-19 crisis has inflicted in our community. Our partner … Read More

COVID-19 Response: Changing lives through literacy

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COVID-19 Community Response: Changing Lives Through Literacy

United Way of the Ozarks is committed to supporting our partner nonprofits, including Ozarks Literacy Council. Ozarks Literacy Council seeks to “unlock the life-changing power of literacy for every willing learner.” It provides programs, including free one-on-one tutoring, to promote literacy in Southwest Missouri. During … Read More

COVID-19 Response: Knitting for a Cause

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Throughout the COVID-19 health crisis, United Way of the Ozarks continued support of local partner nonprofits, including Harmony House. Harmony House “provides shelter, advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence and promotes the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free … Read More

Rachael Walsh named Vice President of Resource Development


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United Way of the Ozarks is pleased to announce the naming of Rachael Walsh as vice president of resource development. Walsh began the role May 10 after serving as the organization’s director of resource development since 2018.   The vice president of resource development is a key member of the United Way of the Ozarks’ leadership team and serves as … Read More

Raising Awareness About Mental Health

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Similar to physical health, our mental health must be taken care of at every stage of life. Although crucial to our overall health, mental health is often not discussed due to the stigma that surrounds it. This month, United Way of the Ozarks is focusing … Read More

Campaign rallies more than financial aid

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$2.4 million raised to assist to local nonprofits In a year of uncertainty, the United Way of the Ozarks connected with Springfield and its surrounding communities to raise $2,483,401 – just one percent shy of last year’s total despite operating during a pandemic and economic … Read More

COVID-19 Response: A Thank You

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Over the past weeks, we have shared good news stories as our partner nonprofits continue to provide crucial services for members of our Ozarks community during the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way of the Ozarks would not have been able to meet the needs of our … Read More