United Way announces giving campaign to accomplish new strategic direction

United Way announces giving campaign to accomplish new strategic direction

Following the launch of its 2023-2025 Strategic Plan, United Way Northwest Indiana is kicking off a giving campaign to address challenges for residents in the Region.

“In Northwest Indiana, 1 in 3 households can’t afford basic needs such as childcare, housing, food and transportation,” said Adam O’Doherty, president and CEO of United Way Northwest Indiana. “We’re working to expand our services to meet residents where they are at.”

To best address the need across the five counties they serve, United Way gathered extensive data and engaged citizens, donors, volunteers and other stakeholders to create a plan to address Northwest Indiana’s greatest challenges including workforce readiness and access to economic opportunity and employment.

United Way Northwest Indiana’s Strategic Plan details several tactics to help resolve urgent community needs and the root causes behind them. By end of 2025, the team looks to reduce the number of Region households living below financial sustainability levels by graduating 1,000 residents through its Level Up program, providing customized one-on-one financial education and career support to help working residents build sustainable financial futures. In addition, United Way will establish a new Community Navigator resource referral service to guide at least 3,500 households to the immediate help they need.

To provide hope to our struggling community members, United Way Northwest Indiana invites donations of all sizes to make these programs sustainable. “Together, we can harness the power of caring to make every life in Northwest Indiana better—today and tomorrow,” said O’Doherty. Learn more and donate online at unitedwaynwi.org/donate.