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United Way of Greater Toledo works to increase financial stability and access to basic needs,
so that every person has the opportunity to build a better life.

Live United 2020 Education
Focus Areas:

Financial Stability

Did you know? Currently, more than 111,870 households in Lucas and Ottawa Counties, and 34,369 individuals in Wood County, live below 22% of the federal poverty level.

Our Financial Stability Goal: Move at least 9,712 households in Lucas and Ottawa Counties and at least 6,318 individuals in Wood County from poverty to prosperity.

Individuals who have fewer financial stresses are healthier, perform better at work, and have children more likely to graduate school on time. Increasing financial stability of families creates a stronger, more productive workforce and a more prosperous community and future for us all.


Basic Needs

Our Basic Needs Goal: Residents have access to basic needs services in Lucas, Wood, and Ottawa Counties

We believe ALL individuals and families in our community should have access to safety-net services providing Emergency Food & Shelter, Legal, Rental, Utility, Disaster and Crisis Assistance. This includes supporting programs that provide hot meals to the hungry, safe and clean emergency shelters for the homeless, and stocked and healthy groceries available at food pantries.