United Way of Mid-Maine
United Way of Mid-Maine is a local organization that creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of our most significant local problems. We proudly serve the people of Somerset, Northern Kennebec, and Western Waldo Counties (service area map here). With four full-time staff and over 300 dedicated volunteers, UWMM is able to leverage donated dollars in a way that maximizes the impact for those who need it most.
All programs, partnerships, and contributions from Mid-Maine stay in Mid-Maine.
We dedicate ourselves to advancing the common good in our community by working with 25 partner agencies providing 33 programs that create solutions to the problems many face every day in Mid-Maine. By working as a team with numerous non-profit agencies, volunteers and donors like you, United Way of Mid-Maine community partners are able to provide critical services to meet the greatest human needs in our communities. UWMM focuses on addressing these three focus areas:
Each way is backed by a Community Impact Team (CIT) which develops an expertise in their own particular area, forms a vision with critical objectives, and works with surrounding partner agencies to fulfill those objectives. This effort results in major improvements in our community.
United Way World Wide
United Way of Mid-Maine is one of the 1, 300 United Way's across the country, under United Way Worldwide. Each United Way is a separately run organization, with varying mission statements, policies, campaign themes, and community partners.
In 2008, United Way initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:
- Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
- Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
- Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.