United Way of Roanoke Valley improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of people in our community.
We strive to elevate 10,000 families to self-sufficiency by 2030.
Everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed.
That’s why we focus on education, financial stability, and health – the building blocks for a good life. Remove any one building block, and the other two topple. Build them up, and our community is stronger. Together we can make sure every child gets a strong start, youth can thrive and families have a strong and stable foundation.
EVERY CHILD DESERVES A CHANCE TO SUCCEED
Children need access to quality early childhood education and support so they can thrive today and tomorrow. With partners across the entire community, United Way of Roanoke Valley provides local children the resources and help they need to learn, grow and succeed.
Our strategic programs also support the adults in their lives.
We empower and support teachers, childcare providers and parents so they can nurture children to their full potential.
PROVIDING PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS
High school graduation is the single most powerful predictor of whether a young person coming from generations of poverty will break the cycle. Roanoke Valley education statistics affirm that this issue needs to be a local priority. Ensuring that our local teens graduate from high school is the key to securing a successful future for all. Our impact programs work hard to close the gap between resources and the underprivileged teens we serve.
United Way of Roanoke Valley is investing in strategies that can connect students with the help they need to stay in school and provide support and stability for parents trying to help their teens get to graduation day.
ALL FAMILIES DESERVE TO BE SELF-SUSTAINABLE
Healthy families are strong families. And strong families make strong communities.
With your support, we're helping our neighbors who've found themselves newly unemployed, with no idea how they're going to make rent or even put food on the table for their children.
United Way of Roanoke Valley upholds these principles in our work to help elevate struggling families to long-term self-sufficiency.
- We believe that people want toand are able to break the cycle of poverty.
- We focus on authentic and diversified partnerships with families.
- We know that advancement paths must be culturally integrated.
- We must ensure measurable success as driven by collaborative partnerships.