Helping students read at level by 3rd grade
What We Do
You know there’s lot of need out there. 1 in 5 children in this county live in poverty, 26% of those under 65 are without health insurance, over 500 children are on a waiting list for low income eligible childcare. By pursuing approaches that can be measured and programs that are proven to succeed, we are getting to the root of our county’s most troubling issues
For more than 50 years, United Way has worked to advance the common good as the most comprehensive health and human services organization in this community. United Way is a proven leader in addressing pressing community issues effectively and efficiently.
United Way of Indian River County runs a community-wide campaign raising money for critical human services, coordinates a Community Investment Process unique to United Way, provides emergency and special project grants, coordinates volunteer run programs, and runs the United Way Center which houses our Community Room, Board Room and a Non-profit Incubation Center. In addition, our staff sit on over 21 community committees.
United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profits to meet the most pressing social service issues in Indian River County, large and small. From working to solve over-arching needs such as affordable housing to keeping children involved in positive, structured youth activities, United Way has a finger on the pulse of our community.
Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.
ALICE refers to the population in our communities that are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population represents those among us who are working, but due to child care costs, transportation challenges, high cost of living and so much more are living paycheck to paycheck.
To achieve lasting change, we must first understand the population of families that are working hard but falling short in each of our communities and across Florida. We commissioned the United Way ALICE Report to better understand this challenged and often overlooked population and provide each local United Way with data to promote stronger and more resilient communities.