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We’ve always been interconnected. Interdependent. United. And that’s never been more apparent than right now. What we do together today, will determine how we Live United tomorrow. And if you’re able, give for your neighbors who need help the most.
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What We Do

United Way of the Midlands serves a vital role in our community, filling in the gaps between government services and smaller, niche nonprofits. Only United Way has the resources to provide large-scale solutions to pervasive community problems, like homelessness or lack of basic health services.

Our Causes

Complex problems require complex solutions, which frequently involve multiple partners providing support to create lasting change. United Way researches the issues, then coordinates volunteers, organizations, and funding to follow through with the best ideas.

Being Allies: What is an ally?

Rozalynn Goodwin will discuss what being an ally means, how we can create allies within ourselves and in others, and the important messages we must be instilling in our children.

Mandated Reporter Training

Come learn to recognize signs of abuse and neglect, and how to identify the role and responsibility of mandated reporters.

Blueprint for Leadership

Blueprint for Leadership is a program that prepares people for nonprofit committee and board service in partnership with the Junior League of Columbia.

Tooth Fairy Drive

The drive will collect dental hygiene kits for WellPartners and children and families in need at United Way of the Midlands partner organizations. Each dental hygiene kit contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and other items.

Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma

Join United Way’s Virtual Youth & Resiliency Training Series for a 2-part learning session on understanding and responding to complex trauma. Discover how we can help kids who have experienced trauma heal and what enables those same children to thrive.

Resilient Richland

67% of young people have suffered trauma during their lifetime—whether it’s food insecurity, an abusive parent or guardian, homelessness, or some other sustained traumatic event. Resilient Richland is raising awareness around childhood trauma to shatter taboos, end painful silences, and create healing.

Always United's Tuesday Talks

Join Always United’s Tuesday Talks to hear Edgar share his story and how you can share yours.

Need help?

Resources are available for you. We can help you find food, shelter, healthcare, and more. Don’t wait to call.

Upcoming Events

Oct 01

Always United's Tooth Fairy Drive

Thursday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 6 :00 PM.

Always United is hosting a Tooth Fairy Drive during the month of October to protect against the most frightful of dental health concerns for our community in need. We know a lack of proper dental care affects so many other aspects of someone’s life and want to benefit those with the least access to...

Oct 20

Always United's Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

“It wasn’t in the plan in 1961 for me to become a historian—much less a South Carolina historian. Individuals try to map out their futures, but it always doesn’t work out that way. And, I believe the resulting stories are far more interesting”. Walter Edgar, an award-winning local historian and...

Oct 20

Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Understanding and Responding to Complex Trauma, Children who have experienced complex trauma often have difficulty identifying, expressing, and managing their emotions. They often internalize and/or externalize stress reactions and as a result may experience significant depression, anxiety, or anger...

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