United Way of Henderson County uses a community impact model to make a difference in our community. This means that we mobilize people and resources to change conditions in our community and improve lives. In order to do this, UWHC pulled together a wide cross-section of Henderson County residents, government and business leaders to consider a Community Needs Assessment that was done in 2009. The results of the assessment were presented a community meetings and focus groups and the themes of Education, Income and Health rose to the top. The UWHC Board, Staff and Strategic Planning Committee refined the themes into six target issues: Kindergarten Readiness, School Success, Financial Stability, Affordable Housing, Reducing Obesity, and Encouraging Healthy Youth Behaviors.
Beginning in 2015, United Way funding allocations have been aligned with these six objectives. We also continue to fund programs that provide basic needs and crisis services. Click here to view Henderson County 2025, UWHC’s ten year plan for improving our community over the next decade.