United Way of Wayne County is a community organization working in collaboration with local non-profits to improve the lives of people in our local community. Partnerships with local programs which meet established criteria of program accountability through outcome measurements and fiscal responsibility are supported by uniting people and resources to achieve the greatest impact on lives in Wayne County.
The United Way of Wayne County has focused on developing and implementing a Strategic Initiative Plan based on program outcomes. In sharing our successes we have shifted away from focusing on raising money to impacting lives and the long term impact that investments have for those living in Wayne County.
United Way Worldwide is a national service and training center for 1,800 local United Ways across the country. They provide training, research data, models of effective practices and other support to local United Ways. Local United Ways are not chapters of the national organization; they are governed by people in their own communities.