What We Do
United Way of Ventura County focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues in the areas of Education, Income and Health. We support services and programs that are not just 'stop gap' measures, but ultimately ones that create lasting change.
Helping children & youth achieve their potentialIn 2008, United Way launched a 10-year initiative to cut by half the number of young people who drop out of high school by 2018.
Promoting financial stability & independenceUnited Way is working to decrease the number of families who lack financial stability and help move them towards financial independence.
Improving people’s healthUnited Way of Ventura County’s goal for health is to increase the number of children, young people and adults who are healthy by partnering to address the root of poor health outcomes.
The United Way’s Young Leaders Society (YLS) is an affinity group of the United Way of Ventura County. The YLS Scholarship Fund provides high school seniors with scholarships to assist with their educational success. In 2013, $6,500 was awarded in scholarships to 11 students in Ventura County. YLS awards scholarships...Read more