United Way Works for a healthier America

Whether it is a neighbor without health insurance, a victim of abuse, or someone struggling with mental illness or an addition, United Ways are working to ensure everyone has access to affordable and quality care.

Good health is both a community responsibility and a community benefit: It goes beyond personal diet, exercise and the many other individual choices we make. The foundation for a healthy life is in the neighborhoods we build and environments we inhabit. When people have access to parks, bike paths, safe playgrounds, healthy foods, and good medical care, they are more likely to succeed in school, work and life.

United Way is creating solutions that help everyone thrive, creating healthier communities that improve our collective quality of life. We’re focused on expanding access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity and quality health care. To do this, we partner with local schools, governments, health agencies and other community-based nonprofits, as well as national partners like the County Health Rankings and Roadmaps program and NFL Play 60. 

Investing in local programs

Lake Area United Way supports and invests in local agencies to deliver a diverse set of services to meet the physical, mental and nutritional needs of our community.  Programs such as day group habilitation, safe shelter and support system to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, individual and family counseling, nutritious home delivered meals for the elderly and homebound, and much more.