Why Live United?


Because we can make greater impact together.

We have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. By harnessing resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners, we can provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better.

Every child deserves the right start to life. Yet only 51% percent of Minnesota kindergarteners are fully ready for kindergarten in the areas of language and literacy. Learn More

Every child deserves to grow up healthy and strong. Yet in 2013, only 35% of the 11,000 Olmsted County children enrolled in the MN Health Care Program received any preventative dental care. Tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable and is the most common chronic childhood disease. Learn More

Every individual and family deserves financial stability. Yet almost 50% of U.S. workers over 25 years old have a minimum of a high school education or less, there is a sizable segment of the current workforce that is unprepared to succeed in today’s economy. Learn More

Everyone deserves access to opportunities so they can lead their best lives. Yet across Olmsted County, 200-300 families are dealing with homelessness. Housing instability is directly linked to poor health outcomes, educational outcomes and employment outcomes. Learn More


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