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LIVE UNITED means it will take everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

We invite you to be part of the change. Together, we can accomplish more. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.

The Callaway County United Way has mobilized the caring power of community resources to serve people in need in our community. Now, the Callaway County United Way has embarked on a transformational change through a new service model called Community Impact.

The Community Impact model takes us far beyond our traditional fundraising model. While helping people with their needs today through Safety Net services, it also creates deep and lasting changes by addressing the underlying elements that are the building blocks for successful lives and communities: Education, Income, Health, and Safety Net.  There are basic 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 is focused on the building blocks for a better life:


Helping children and youth succeed in school and achieve their potential.


Increasing financial stability, workforce readiness and independence.


Improving people’s health and wellness.

Safety Net

Responding to immediate emergency needs and promoting volunteerism.


A coordinated investment strategy that focuses on these underlying elements is the most effective way to reduce poverty and change conditions in our community.

But we cannot reach our goals with dollars alone.

We are working to promote and provide opportunities for community engagement, foster collaborations of businesses, non-profits and community leaders, and mobilize the full breadth of our community’s assets - people, knowledge, relationships, technology and money - to implement our Community Impact plan.

Through Community Impact, we will improve the lives of people facing the greatest challenges and ultimately our entire community. Together, we will see change. We will see Community Impact.



Advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for all. We don't just address the symptoms of a problem, we want to go deeper and get at the underlying causes of the problem. This helps create long-lasting changes in our community - changes that will ripple out to benefit our entire community, not just one person. When others in our community succeed, we all do. That's how we will advance the common good.


United Way's Goals for the Common Good