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.
Youth & Resiliency: Community Conversation
Please join United Way’s Virtual Youth & Resiliency Training Series in a Community Conversation as we tackle these challenging topics in an open & honest virtual forum centered around race relations in our community and country. We invite you to share your thoughts and views on how we can help our community heal.
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.
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Friday, June 19, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020 | 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
We are kicking off our Summer Read-A-Thon with a 24-hour Day of Action for grades 1-3 and a livestream at 5 p.m. on June 20th. Volunteers with Always United will also be prerecorded reading dozens of age-appropriate books and offering suggested activities to keep young readers learning throughout...
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM.
The Midlands’ Community is in pain. Amidst the civil unrest, what discussions are taking place in your household regarding race and racism? Are you able to talk with your children about the purpose of a peaceful protest? What suggestions are you able to offer on why the demonstrations turned violent...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
Always United’s next Tuesday Talks features information about the variety of programs available to South Carolinians above the age of 60 offered by the South Carolina Department on Aging. This Tuesday Talk is not just for that age group. Younger people who are caring or concerned about relatives and...