United in Hope

For almost 100 years, United Way of the Midlands has been the most collaborative, efficient, and accountable way to invest in our community.

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.

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.

Blueprint for Leadership

Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development course targeting future community leaders. The program prepares diverse groups of individuals for volunteer service in the nonprofit sector.

Blueprint for Leadership course meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning in February and ending in May. Class graduation in June.

Humanitarian of the Year

United Way of the Midlands cordially invites you to attend the Humanitarian of the Year Dinner and Award Ceremony honoring Pam Lackey. Cocktail Reception will begin at 6:30 PM and program and dinner at 7:30 PM. Kindly RSVP by February 13.

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 08

Blueprint for Leadership Series

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Blueprint for Leadership, a professional development course targeting future community leaders. The program prepares diverse groups of individuals for volunteer service in the nonprofit sector. United Way of the Midlands is accepting applications for Blueprint for Leadership, a comprehensive...

Jan 16

Young Leaders Society 2020 Oyster Roast

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

Join YLS for our annual Oyster Roast! Enjoy oysters, drinks and live entertainment. We will be collecting items for the PIT count as well, check out their Amazon Wishlist. Ticket Prices: Donor $25 Non-Donor $35 Door $40 Location: City Market | 705 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201 Catered by: Southern...

Jan 22

Point-in-Time Count

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What is the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count? During the PIT count we survey the community, count the number of people experiencing homelessness over a specified period. We then gather information on the demographics and service needs of the local homeless population. Learn more about the Point-in-Time...

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