Building Brighter Futures Through Childcare

Tracy and Jeremy exist in that gray area where they make just enough to be disqualified from many safety net programs, but not enough to pay for basic needs like rent, healthcare and especially childcare.

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Celebrate Black History Month

This February, support Black History Month

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Racial Equity resources

As part of our continuing work on advancing racial equity, we've put together a compilation of local and national resources created by multiple organizations to help us explore our path and commitment toward a more just and equitable region.

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Building Resilient Families

You can help our community recover while building a more inclusive and equitable region where all families have the resources and opportunities to thrive.

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Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund: Impact Summary

Read about how our Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund is supporting families impacted by the fires

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2019 Impact Report - United Toward Resiliency

Our 2019-20 Impact Report is here. For 100 years, your local United Way has been the place where our region joins together to help one another, find out how your support is driving sustainable change for kids and families across our region.

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At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our region.

We’re working hard to create a future where kids in our region are free from instability and worry so they can be free to play and discover, free to learn and grow.

For 100 years, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has been on the ground helping those in need. We have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, free to learn, grow and reach their potential.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we quickly responded to the surge in demand for social services. With vetted nonprofit partners across our four counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington Counties, OR and Clark County, WA), we quickly mobilized a Community Safety Net to provide vulnerable families with access to critical services such as short-term housing assistance, utilities assistance and access to food.

We are grateful to donors and community members like you who continue to support us during this unprecedented time of need.

The pandemic continues to test our community and collective strength. As we shift to a path toward resiliency, we remain committed to racial equity in our mission and work, and our longstanding partnerships with culturally-specific as well as culturally-responsive organizations to ensure our recovery efforts reach the families and communities being hit the hardest by COVID-19.

Find out how your support has helped our community in our COVID-19 report.


COVID-19 Resources

United Way’s Safety Net funding mobilizes nonprofits across our four counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark, WA) to help individuals and families meet their basic needs.

If you or someone close to you is need of access to support services and programs such as food assistance, rent and utility assistance, childcare, healthcare, etc. during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact or dial 2-1-1. We also compiled a list of resources from government agencies, partner organizations and media outlets to help you navigate this crisis:

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