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Community Impact

Our Mission: The United Way of Pioneer Valley mobilizes people and resources to strengthen our communities.


United Way of Pioneer Valley is focused on:

Education - Children & Youth

We are committed to creating and sustaining opportunities that allow children to enter school ready to learn, and ensure a successful transition through elementary, middle and high school leading to graduation.

Representative Program: Stay in School Initiative
Goal: Higher graduation rates = better academic, economic and life outcomes.

Financial Stability - Families & Individuals

We are committed to empowering those living with economic instability by securing opportunities to achieve financial independence, career success and permanent affordable housing.

Representative Program: Valley Opportunity Council - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and General Equivalency Degree (GED)
Goal: To assist participants in learning the language and basic skills they need to achieve economic success.

Health - Well-Being

We are committed to securing opportunities and access for children, youth and adults to live healthy and safe lives that enable them to achieve financial stability and educational success.

Representative Program: Womenshelter/Companeras
This grassroots organization assists, supports and empowers those whose lives are affecting by battering and abuse.
Goal: The reduction and prevention of domestic violence.

Basic Need - Emergency Assistance

We are committed to assisting people in meeting emergency and basic needs.

Representative Program: Friends of the Homeless, Inc.
Provides individuals with emergency shelter and services aimed at ending homelessness.
Goal: Provide temporary, emergency shelter and resources for individuals to help them on the road to self-sufficiency.

Bringing Lasting, Positive Change to Our Region:
United Way targets its strategies at those critical passages in people's lives that determine what the future will hold for them as individuals and for their families and communities. This approach maximizes United Way's effectiveness, because it allows us to improve lives not just in the short term, and not just on the surface, but in a lasting and meaningful way that benefits the entire region. Everyone deserves the opportunity 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. That's why United Way of Pioneer Valley is focused on the building blocks of a good life. Join us in investing in the future, family, health and each other.



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