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 impacts the lives of thousands of children, adults, and families across 14 counties in Southwest Missouri by focusing on 3 main goals:

• Every child succeeds
• Every worker gains skills and a good job
• Every family has a place to call home

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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AFL-CIO Community Services

A United Way Initiative
The AFL-CIO Labor Engagement Partnership with United Way is focused on creating a safe environment where working families can live, work, and flourish right here at home.
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Tri-Lakes United Way

A United Way Initiative
The Tri-Lakes Division of the United Way of the Ozarks, works to invest dollars raised by their local supporters into non-profit agencies that are meeting the basic health and human service needs of friends and neighbors in Taney and Stone counties.
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