United for Families Network

What is United for Families Network?

The United for Families Network (UFFN) is a new initiative of Lake Area United Way, focused on bringing together non-profits, faith based organizations and service providers that share a common mission of supporting struggling working families in Lake County.  UFFN members are commited to a common goal - improve the quality, availability and accesibility of supports for Struggling Working Families in Lake County.


Membership is free to  non-profit organizations, faith based organizations, and government entities that serve the needs of Struggling Working Families.  Interested in learning more?  Reach out to Erin Meisner for more information at emeisner@lauw.org or 219-923-2302 ext. 316.

Network Connection Gatherings

Unique monthly gatherings ideal for case managers, program front-line staff and executive leaders to connect.  Gatherings include networking opportunities with fellow providers, professional development opportunities, group discussions on challenges/barriers to serving Struggling Working Families, and collaboration opportunities.

United for Families Network Facebook Group Page

Network members gain exclusive access to a closed group Facebook page.  Connect immediately with other providers across Lake County.  Facing a challenge, need advice? Post to the group page and get immediate feedback from your peers.  Stay up to date on current trends, network happenings, and more!

Network Connection E-Update

Receive our monthly e-newsletter and receive timely updates on Network activities, learn of new programs/resources specifically for ALICE households, stay connected to network gatherings and special events.


United for Families Network members gain free access to CharityTracker, a sophisticated web application for shared case management, used to gather and report statistical data for resource development, strategic planning, measuring outcomes, reducing duplication and disaster relief.

Program Sponsor

United for Families Network is made possible with the generous support of ArcelorMittal.