of Greater Milwaukee
& Waukesha County
In downtown Waukesha, Literacy Services of Wisconsin provides reading and numeracy for adults in our community who may be struggling with low-literacy.
Chris Allen, President and CEO of Diverse and Resilient, was once supported by the organization when he was a youth in the LBGTQ+ community.
Sherlean wanted to go to college and when Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee gave her the option to go without student loans, she jumped at the chance.
Pathfinders, a United Way funded organization, has a deep commitment to address the unmet housing needs that currently exist for hundreds of young people.
Parents Place in Waukesha recognizes the needs of families and provides support to them through some of the most challenging times.
FlexRide Milwaukee, operated by MobiliSE, is an on-demand program that helps individuals who are facing transportation insecurity commute to and from work.
When Joaquin walks through the doors of St. Joseph Academy, both he and his mom, Susie, know that they have stability.
Empowering Minds is a unique health initiative reaching youth where they spend most of their day: school.
Anyone can benefit from the counseling at Ozaukee Family Services, from children experiencing a life change to seniors in need of assistance.
With help from the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Chandra's worries about a pending eviction and housing insecurity for her and her son were eased.
The transitional living program at FRIENDS, Inc. in Washington County helps survivors of domestic abuse move from emergency shelter to becoming self-sufficient.
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.
As a community school coordinator supported by United Way, Nora forges partnerships to ensure success for students.
With help from YWCA, Bertha achieved her high school equivalency and found purpose in a job she loves.
Employ Milwaukee helped Leon navigate his options for becoming a truck driver; now, he’s planning for a successful future.
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.
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.
PEARLS for Teen Girls supports young women like Fardowso as they explore careers and build their identities.
With support from a United Way partner, Iris achieved a lifelong dream.
Chao achieved his dream of going to college with help from a United Way partner.
Second grade teacher Mr. Massis sees the value of United Way-funded programs for his students.
Margaret overcame employment barriers and found a job she loves thanks to United Way partner programs.
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