United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life.


United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the health of the region by promoting healthy eating and physical activity, expanding access to quality health care, lowering the cost of prescription medications, building a more resilient community, and integrating health into early childhood development.

Learn about our work in Health


United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the education of the region by making sure children and youth can start school ready to succeed, become proficient readers at a young age, stay on track in middle school, earn their high school diploma, and pursue a higher education or career.

Learn about our work in Education

Financial Stability

United Way of Southwest Virginia is fighting for the financial stability of the region by empowering people to get on stable financial ground with proven methods like tax preparation assistance, money management, and community partnerships aimed at helping local families keep their hard-earned money. The result is a thriving community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed.

Learn about our work in Financial Stability

Latest Press Releases

Scott County Head Start receives highest level accreditation in Virginia

Shoemaker #4 is one of only three Level 5 rated centers in our region. This shows the quality of services that the children and families are receiving in Scott County and the dedication and desire for the staff to provide the highest level of services.

Ballad Health and United Way partner with local schools to help children strengthen reading skills

The collaboration with Ballad Health will join a variety of United Way regional efforts already in place improve reading.

United Way of Southwest Virginia’s Ignite program shows results and looks to the future

United Way of Southwest Virginia has been creating major community collaborations to address the gap between the worlds of learning and work. At an event on September 26 called Operation Tomorrow’s Workforce: The Leaders Breakfast, Travis Staton, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Virginia recapped successes and announced additions to the Ignite Program.

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