We are working all over our community every day to empower our neighbors to live better lives.

Our Work

United Way of Greater Houston’s work is centered on moving people to financial stability. Financial stability services with support from early childhood and youth development programs, health care programs, escape from violence programs and basic needs programs will help families in our community not only become financially stable, but also build stronger, more sustainable futures for themselves and their children.    
Everyone has different goals, different needs, and different strengths, and helping families not only land on their feet but stay there requires a tailored approach and support at every stop. That is why our strategy includes navigators to coach families as they create their unique plans, a technology platform to streamline coordination and access to services, and the kind of foundational support that allows people to focus on the future.  
Use the links below to learn more about the work you make possible.   


United Way THRIVE

A path to stability

United Way Bright Beginnings

Giving kids the best start

211 Data Dashboard

Explore current data

Summer Learning

Engaging kids out of school

211 Quick Facts

What you need to know

211 Overview

One call for help and hope

Houston Saves

start saving for the future

Disaster Preparedness

Make a plan. Be prepared.

Aaliyah and Debra’s Story

Aaliyah and Debra's Story (video)

Mark’s Story

Mark's Story (video)

Jessica’s Story

Jessica's Story (video)

Anushka’s Story

Anushka's Story (video)

Ayden’s Story

Ayden's Story (video)

Keyonna’s Story

Keyonna's Story (video)

United Way MATH

Increasing success in algebra

Maxine’s Story

Maxine's Story (video)

Amanda’s Story

Amanda's Story (video)

Valentina’s Story

Valentina's Story (video)

10 Years of United Way THRIVE

Results, stories, and more

Darryl’s Story

Darryl's Story (video)

Laura’s Story

Laura's Story (video)

Christopher’s Story

Chrsitopher's Story (video)

Cameron’s Story

Cameron's Story (video)

Bryson’s Story

Bryson's Story (video)

Margo’s Story

United Way THRIVE (video)

Denise’s Story

Denise's Story (video)

Makari’s Story

United Way Reading Together (video)

Elizabeth’s Story

Elizabeth's Story (video)

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story (video)

Claudia’s Story

Claudia’s Story (video)

Cathy’s Story

Cathy’s Story (video)

Christie’s Story

Christie’s Story (video)

Daisy’s Story

Daisy’s Story (video)