Advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for all.
When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people have good health, and when neighbors are free from want of life's basics needs.
There are essential things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. United Way of Olmsted County is focused on these building blocks of a better life.
Our goal is to create long lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems.
Living united means being part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own.
Our movement is comprised of people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise,and resources to get things done. Donors, advocates, and volunteers committed to lives that make hope real and communities where hope happens.
We don't just wear the t-shirt. We live it.
Join the movement. You can give. You can advocate. You can volunteer.
Partnering Programs & Initiatives
Youth after School Summer Program, Teen Ascent (Boys & Girls Club), 0-6 School Preparedness (Byron Community Education, Child Care Resource and Referral, Civic League Day Nursery, Good News Children’s Center,Tri Valley Opportunity Council), Recreational Therapy (Family and Children's Center), Olmsted Outdoors, Teen Ascent (Friends of Quarry Hill Nature Center), Girl Scouts Leadership Experience (Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys), Y Mentors, Youth Development (Rochester Area Family Y), Teacher Training (The Reading Center), Sports Mentorship Academy (Children of Destiny), Student & Family Engagement (SAFE), Teacher Training, Career Navigator and Job Training Collaboration (Rochester Public Schools), MN Reading Corps Migrant Head Start- Reading Tutors (Serve MN), LEAD Mentorship, RAC (Olmsted County).
Family Stabilization (Interfaith Hospitality Network), Refugee Resettlement, Financial Literacy (Catholic Charities), Career Navigator (Hawthorne Education Center (ISD 535)), Job Training Collaboration and FastTrak training (Workforce Center, Rochester Community & Technical College, Workforce Development inc, Ability Building Center - PACTT, AARP), Silver Creek Corner (Center City Housing Corporation), Family Stabilization (Salvation Army).
Community Health Worker Co-Supervisory Pilot Program (Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association), Olmsted Happy Teeth (Children's Dental Health Services), Rapid Access Clinic (Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center, Olmsted County Social Services), Families Matter (Family Service Rochester, NAMI SE MN), Good Samairitan Health Clinic (Salvation Army).
Nutritional Meals (Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf) Meals on Wheels (Family Service Rochester) Noon Meal (Salvation Army), Crisis Nursery (Child Care Resource & Referral) Family Access Center and Project Restore (Family Service Rochester), Legal Assistance (Legal Assistance of Olmsted County), Senior Independence Collaborative (Elder Network, Family Service Rochester, Salvation Army), Supported Employment (Ability Building Center, PossAbilities), Southern Minnesota Assistive Technology Center (Ability Building Center), Rent Assistance (Salvation Army).
Winter OuterWear, Running Start for School, Community Gang Initiative and EITC Free Tax Aide Program.