United Way of Portage County

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Our Mission

We unite people with resources to improve the quality of life of families and individuals in Portage County.

Our Vision

A Portage County where no resident is without food, no child is without tools to learn, and no one is without access to care.

Our Goals

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.