Our Work


Circle of Impact

United Way fights for the financial stability of families in Monterey County

In Monterey County, the cost of housing and child care makes it difficult for families to get ahead. For six out of ten families with children, these two expenses account for 50% or more of their monthly budget. That’s why United Way’s programs focus on supporting families with these challenges in particular.

We have taken the time to learn which issues affect families in Monterey County the most and formed our program regimen around them. These focus areas change over time. That’s why we have made sure to stay up to date with which needs are relevant. Currently, our programs focus on Asset Development, Housing, affordable and quality Early Care and Education, and free information and resource referral. Most recently, we have developed our Hope & Help Program to address the rising need for mental health and substance use support.

Early Care and Education

Affordable, quality childcare

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Affordable, quality housing

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Asset Building

Supplying people with the tools they need to be secure and sustainable

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Impact Monterey County

Impact Monterey County (IMC) is a collaborative effort of nonprofits, businesses, public agencies and the community working together to identify the aspirations of Monterey County residents related to education, economic self-sufficiency, and health.
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Our Impact Stories

Our Impact Through Summer Bridge

Find out why Patricia believes United Way is helpful.

Our Impact Through CalWorks

Find out why Jacqueline finds United Way beneficial in her progress.

Our Impact Through Prosperity Planners

Find out why Nicole views United Way’s prosperity platform as a vital change in her life.