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Empowering Communities, Changing Lives

At the United Way of Northeast Michigan, our mission comes to life through our dedicated work across four key areas: Basic Needs & Financial Stability, Education, Health, and Advocacy. Each area is a pillar that supports our vision of a community where every individual has the opportunity to thrive. Explore our initiatives and see how we’re making a difference.

Basic Needs & Financial Stability

We believe that addressing immediate needs is the foundation for building a stable future. Our programs focus on providing essential services like food, shelter, and emergency assistance while fostering long-term financial stability through education and support. Learn more about our efforts to meet basic needs and promote financial stability.


Education is the cornerstone of personal and community development. From early childhood programs to adult learning opportunities, we’re committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to the resources they need to succeed in school, work, and life.

Discover our educational programs and initiatives.


A healthy community is a strong community. We work to improve access to health care, support mental wellness, and promote healthy lifestyles for all our residents. Our health programs are designed to address disparities and ensure everyone can achieve optimal health. Explore how we’re fostering healthier communities.


Change is driven by action. Our advocacy efforts focus on mobilizing community support and influencing policy to address the root causes of community challenges. Through advocacy, we strive to create a more equitable and just society for all. Get involved with our advocacy campaigns and make your voice heard.


Your support is critical to our work. Whether you choose to volunteer, donate, or advocate, your contribution makes a real difference in the lives of individuals and families in Northeast Michigan. Together, we can continue to transform our community for the better.

Learn how you can get involved and make an impact.