Community focused, volunteer run and driven to shape our future by changing the odds for our kids: for decades, Metro United Way has focused on solving community problems and that will never change. What has changed is how we help solve those problems; today we work more strategically with more partners to bring more people together to focus much more deeply on root causes of social problems.
We fight for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham and Shelby counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison counties in Indiana.
About Us - Volunteer Run, Community Problem Solving
A community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.
We strive to reflect our community and embed diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. Read our diversity & inclusion statement HERE.
View our 2016-2017 Annual Report:
UNITED WE FIGHT
Only 53% of the children in our region are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.
Only 66% of our high school students graduate college and career ready.
12% of residents in Shelby County don't have health insurance, creating a barrier to health access.
25% of families of 3 earn less than 200% of the poverty level ($40,820), making it difficult to make ends meet.
23% of the population in Oldham County is considered housing cost burdened, with their housing costing more than 30% of their income.
UNITED WE WIN
60% of the children who participate in our Excellence Academy early learning program are ready for their first day of kindergarten compared to 40% of their like peers.
Youth who attend quality Out-of-School Time programs are 12% less likely to drop out of school in comparison to their peers who don't participate.
Our 2-1-1 information and referral service helped 119,490 individuals find the help they needed for a wide-range of services, including access to health services.
9,260 individuals utilized the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, supported by Metro United Way, resulting in an average refund amount of $1,652.
Of the 92 families served by the Siemer Institute, 42% increased their income, 70% maintained or improved their housing situation and 99% were able to keep their children in their same school or make a supported school transfer.
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