Our Work

We are about change, not charity

United Way of the Ozarks fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the communities we serve.

Our work focuses on championing children and providing pathways out of poverty. We impact the lives of thousands of our Southwest Missouri neighbors across 14 counties.

Areas of FOCUS


High school graduates earn more and contribute more to their local economies, are more engaged in their communities, and are more likely to raise kids who graduate.
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United Way is building healthier, more resilient individuals by promoting healthy eating, physical activities, and expanding access to quality mental health care.
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Financial Stability

While all needs must be addressed, in order to help individuals and families lift themselves out of poverty, basic needs must be addressed first.
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