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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.


The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the costs of basic needs for working families: housing, child care, food, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous items, as well as the cost of taxes and the impact of tax credits.

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 19

Mandated Reporter Training: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM

This webinar is designed for mandated reporters of child abuse and neglect, and professionals who have frequent contact with children, who play a key role in protecting children by identifying possible maltreatment and reporting it to the agencies responsible for investigation and intervention...

Oct 21

Learning With Leaders: Take Your Personal Branding to the Next Level

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Please join YLS and presenter Derrick Rhems of truGrowth Marketing, LLC for an engaging and informative Learning with Leaders discussion on personal branding as a young professional via Zoom from 5-5:30 PM. Afterwards, take the opportunity to put your new skills into action by signing up for a mini...

Oct 24

Tea Talk: LGBTQ+ and Healthcare

Sunday, October 24, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Please join YLS for afternoon tea as we have a community conversation surrounding healthcare, mental illness and homelessness in the Midlands on Oct. 24 from 1-3 PM at femme x Columbia. The moderator for this discussion will be Merrell Johnson, MIRCI's Marketing and Development Officer. Panelists...

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