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

Community members honored for impact on region

United Way of Southwest Virginia 2019 Impact Awards

Regional leaders create Accountable Care Community with support from Ballad Health, Healthy Kingsport and United Way of Southwest Virginia

UWSWVA a lead partner in the region’s first Accountable Care Community – a collaborative group whose goal is to transform the health of a region spanning twenty-one counties in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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.

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