Our Work


Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. We stand for helping, hopefulness, and optimism. We create, invest in, and facilitate partnerships to effect maximum community impact. We address critical community needs. That’s why the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: Health, Education, Financial Stability., and Basic Needs. 

The United Way has adopted four Community Goals that keep Health, Education, Financial Stability, and Basic Needs in mind, while providing the sharpened focus necessary for creating the kind of strategic investments and actions that can make a bigger difference in the lives of our community members. We can improve lives by activating the caring power of the community to achieve those goals that will create lasting changes in community conditions.

  • Health- Improve and sustain the community's overall health and wellness.
  • Education- Assure children and youth have the support and experiences needed for a successful life and career.
  • Financial Stability- Increase the number of financially stable households.
  • Basic Needs - needs for a person to focus on obtaining self sufficiency.