of Greater Milwaukee
& Waukesha County
A lifelong Girl Scout, Clare built the confidence she needed to pursue her dreams through United Way-funded programs.
Gabe struggled with behavior issues but got the help he needed through two United Way funded partners.
At YMCA Day Camp, supported by United Way, Diego proudly supports JB as he becomes a role model for others.
Through United Way partner Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ozaukee County, Little Sister Madeline has a fun and supportive mentor in her "Big," Susie.
After Beth and Scott lost their Waukesha home, United Way partner American Red Cross helped them get back on their feet.
Aaron has his dream job working in healthcare and gets the support he needs to succeed from United Way-funded Portal, Inc.
After suffering with domestic violence for years, Nina and her children found support and healing at United Way partner The Women’s Center.
Nurse Rosa offers compassionate, culturally sensitive care to every patient she sees at Waukesha Free Clinic, a United Way program partner.
Santana, a mom of four, loves to brings the whole family to Community Smiles Dental, a United Way program partner.
Seria is passionate about building community for people with disabilities with support from United Way partner Independence First.
With support from JobsWork MKE, a United Way partner, Henry found a job he enjoys and is well on his way to reaching his goals.
After losing her fiancé suddenly, United Way partner Family Promise of Waukesha County helped Sasha’s and her family stay in their home.
With help from YWCA, Bertha achieved her high school equivalency and found purpose in a job she loves.
As a community school coordinator supported by United Way, Nora forges partnerships to ensure success for students.
Employ Milwaukee helped Leon navigate his options for becoming a truck driver; now, he’s planning for a successful future.
Reyna and Victor found themselves out of work because of COVID-19. A United Way partner helped them make it through.
With the support of United Way funded partner Meta House, Tasha is celebrating four years sober and living a life she loves.
Mercedez was living in a dangerous home that her landlord wouldn’t fix. A United Way partner helped her find safe housing.
Meghan loved her friends at the JCC and was able to stay connected virtually when she moved away.
Daisy loved participating in Milwaukee Christian Center programming as a young teen.
Curative Care helped Matt transition into adulthood, find a job he loves, and explore his passion for giving back.
Jake struggled with homelessness and mental health issues, especially during COVID-19. A United Way partner connected him with help.
Born with vision impairment, Judy struggled until Vision Forward got her the support she needed.
New mom Nafahat felt overwhelmed until she got support from this United Way partner.
With support from a United Way partner, Iris achieved a lifelong dream.
PEARLS for Teen Girls supports young women like Fardowso as they explore careers and build their identities.
Chao achieved his dream of going to college with help from a United Way partner.
Maleak has the support and resources he needs to build a bright future thanks to Community Schools.
Though a United Way partnership, individuals struggling with homelessness and medical issues are being housed at Clare Hall during COVID-19.
Born with cerebral palsy, Kylie is developing on-track with the help of a United Way partner.
When the worst happened, a Waukesha family got back on their feet with help from a United Way partner.
With help from a United Way-funded program, Raymond can fulfill his dream of buying a home for his family.
Through Bread of Healing Clinic’s MedShare program, millions of dollars of low-cost and free medication are made available to community members
Second grade teacher Mr. Massis sees the value of United Way-funded programs for his students.
Yolanda and the team at IMPACT 211 help people in crisis access life-saving resources.
Margaret overcame employment barriers and found a job she loves thanks to United Way partner programs.
United Way supports the Eviction Defense Project, supporting thousands of families with pro bono legal support.
Read older Success Stories in the archive.