Priorities and Initiatives


We bring together public, private, and nonprofit partners from across our region with a vested interest in LaPorte County to tackle our community’s most daunting social crises. As a unified team we can drive greater impact and lasting outcomes.

United Way of LaPorte County collective community impact projects bring financial stability to adults and families, fight homelessness, create pathways to success for our local youth, and provide a safety net for our friends and neighbors in times of crisis.

Financial Stability

  • Increase financial literacy
  • Increase employment
  • Decrease homelessness
  • Increase healthy lifestyles
  • Increase education/certification attainment

Early Childhood Development

  • Increase school preparedness
  • Increase supportive family systems
  • Increase systems improvements

Youth Development

  • Increase educational opportunities
  • Increase youth supports
  • Increase career/life preparedness

Safety Net

  • Disaster services
  • Blood services
  • Wheel chair ramps
  • Meals on Wheels senior supports
  • Backpack food for children
  • Emergency Services

Our Impact


1,325 individuals received support for banking, budgeting, and credit concerns.


280 adults hired into new or higher paying jobs.


476 individuals transitioned out of homelessness.


490 high-quality preschool or childcare vouchers were awarded to local infants and toddlers, allowing parents to work while providing children access to learning and social development.


1,966 school-age youth participated in enriching after-school and summer programs.


1,372 individuals filed their income taxes for free, bringing $1,893,360 back into our local economy.

Community Reports

Financial Stability Collaborative Impact Project Evaluation - Year One - August 21, 217

Financial Stability Collaborative Project Evaluation PlanMarch 7, 2017

ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed

Indiana Self Sufficiency Standard SWIC Career Counseling

The Cliff Effect

The Status of Working Families in Indiana

2-1-1 Connects LaPorte County Residents to Resources

Tools and Tips for Reading with Children

Community Needs Assessment Report

FamilyWize Q1 Health Impact Report

Online County Report Card

2014 Northern Indiana Nonprofit Salary Report

United Way Education Overview Report

One Region 2012 Indicators Report

Kids Count Data Book State Trends in Child Well-Being