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United Way Helps Americans Achieve Independence & Self-Sufficiency

Today, one-third of working Americans do not earn enough money to meet their basic needs. Wages have not kept pace with the rising cost of housing, healthcare, and education. Currently, 40 million Americans are working in low-paying jobs without basic health and retirement benefits.  For families walking a financial tightrope, unable to save for college, a home, or retirement, United Way is here to help.

Our Goal

To reduce poverty in our community and to help provide resources to lend a hand to break the cycle of poverty.

Our Strategy

To address the obstacles that prevent hard working families from getting ahead financially, United Way of Western Nebraska partners with local agencies that promote community-change strategies to help families meet their basic needs, while gaining the financial capability to plan for and accomplish their long-term financial goals. 

We are engaging local community partners in activities and initiatives to help build financial stability of families in their communities and are active partners in Poverty Task Forces in Box Butte and Scotts Bluff Counties. United Way of Western Nebraska is a sponsor for the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop series throughout the Western Nebraska Panhandle.  

Our Partner Agencies

11.13 Ministries (Scotts Bluff and Morrill County)
Carpenter Center (Scotts Bluff and Kimball Counties; Goshen County, WY)
Cirrus House Inc.- Youth Program (Cheyenne and Scotts Bluff Counties; Goshen County, WY)
Commodity Supplemental Food Program- CAPWN * (serving multiple counties across the Western Nebraska Panhandle)
Community Table (Box Butte County)
Family Stabilization Program-CAPWN (Cheyenne & Scotts Bluff Counties)
Scottsbluff/Gering Soup Kitchen (Scotts Bluff County)
Western Community Health Resources* (serving multiple counties across the Western Nebraska Panhandle)

*serves multiple counties in our service area which may include, Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux Counties and Goshen County, WY