Issues Being Targeted

To respond to the changing environment, United Way in Waukesha County (UWWC) continues to transform in order to more effectively take action in addressing tomorrow's needs and opportunities. UWWC began reviewing its investments and the process by which funding is distributed in July of 2009. United Way gathered community feedback on the organization’s investments distribution process by conducting surveys with stakeholders and listening sessions with community members.

Using information obtained from the community's feedback, United Way identified critical issues within Waukesha County and set goals to address those issues. Agencies funded by United Way are responsible for annual reporting on the strategies used to address the critical issues within the new investment structure.

United Way in Waukesha County’s strategic foundation will drive the organization forward while aligning with community needs and expectations of investors. Through its dedication to continuous improvement, UWWC will fulfill its promise to the Waukesha County community.


Meeting Basic Needs
Vision: Waukesha County residents who, for whatever reason, become unable to provide for their own daily necessities of life have access to the health, safety/security and nutritional resources they need to establish or restore the ability to provide for their own daily necessities of life.
Targeted Issues: disasters, homelessness, hunger, immediate health needs, transportation and utility shutoffs; also Transportation Access.

Developing Self-Reliance
Vision: Waukesha County residents have the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to meet their needs now and into the future.
Targeted Issues: adult day care, child care, credit counseling, employability, financial education, mental health, respite care and secure living arrangements; also Caregiver Support and Financial Stability.

Strengthening Community
Vision: Individuals and families have the resources and support they need to lead self-determined lives that are productive and contribute positively to their community.
argeted Issues: child abuse/neglect, community navigation, conflict resolution, domestic violence, leadership skills, parental/guardian involvement, school readiness/early learning, social integration and substance abuse; also Born Learning and Helping Kids Succeed.

Community Support
Vision: Waukesha County service organizations have the tools/resources to effectively deliver their services.
Targeted Issues: information & referral and volunteering.

To learn more about United Way's investments, click here.