Our Impact



Aspirations We All Share

Together with our donors, volunteers and partners, we are building a caring community where each person has the opportunity to achieve the aspirations we all share: a good education for our kids, a roof over our heads, food on the table and the security that comes with financial stability.

We bring partners together from every sector – public, private, non-profit – to do what no single organization can do alone: create solutions that transform individual lives and drive systemic change that impacts entire communities.

To create a stronger community for us all to live, work and raise our families, Capital Area United Way is helping those in most need by helping to fund 57 programs in the three priority area to provide needed services to our community:

When people are in good health, the benefits ripple across our community.  When people are hungry or homeless, it's hard to succeed.  United Way helps people keep people healthy and helps stabilize families in crisis by supporting these programs:

  • Care Free Medical, Inc.
  • CASA for Kids, Inc. Barry and Eaton Counties
  • Community Outreach
  • Counseling Services
  • Direct Assistance Program
  • Domestic Violence Intervention/Prevention
  • Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center
  • Eaton Emergency Shelter Program
  • Eaton Transitional Housing Project
  • Emergency and Comprehensive Intervention Services
  • Emergency and Extended Services
  • Emergency Overnight Shelter
  • Emergency Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Family Counseling Program
  • Family Health Clinic
  • Family Preservation Assistance
  • Homeless Shelter for Families with Children
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Services
  • Hotel Emergency Lodging Program
  • Legal Services for Domestic Violence Survivors
  • Mobile Meals of Charlotte
  • New Hope Day Center
  • NWI's Ex-Offenders Assistance Program (ARRO)
  • Outreach, Information and Connection
  • Personal Protection Order Office: Securing Safety
  • Prescription Assistance Program
  • Residential Treatment for Persons with Substance Use DisordersShelter, Advocacy and Support for Survivors of Relationship Violence and Stalking
  • Shelter, Advocacy and Support for Survivors of Relationship and Stalking
  • Sober Center Transitional Housing Program

When families are struggling financially, United Way helps support programs that help them become successful and financially independent:

  • Advocacy: Increasing Economic Security
  • Eviction Diversion
  • Family Life Program
  • Financial Literacy, Free Tax Preparation and Micro-Business Training
  • GED Preparation
  • Housing Services Mid-Michigan
  • Independent Living Services
  • Legal Services in Civil Cases to Achieve Housing Stability and Maintain Self-Sufficiency
  • Partners in Progress (formerly Supportive Housing)
  • Workplace Adult Basic and ESL English Instruction

The foundation for success in life and school begins early.  United Way supports these programs that help students be ready to start kindergarten and have access to resources to help them stay in school and succeed.

  • 2020 Girls Program
  • Career and Post Secondary (CAPS) Program
  • Creative Connections
  • Crosswalk Teen Center Program
  • Family School Partnership Star Program
  • iMath Tutoring
  • Juvenile Accountability and Restorative Justice Program
  • One-to-One Community and Site Based Mentoring
  • Parents as Leaders (PAL's) in Education
  • Prenatal and Parenting Classes, Breastfeeding Classes and Support Groups
  • Project Learn
  • Read to Succeed
  • Restorative Justice Program (RJ)
  • TEAM Attendance Truancy Reduction Program
  • Teen Court Juvenile Justice Intervention and Prevention Program
  • Teen Open Studio