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What Does United Way Do?

United Way of Mid-Maine is a local organization that creates long lasting community change by addressing the underlying causes of our most significant local problems.  We proudly serve the people of Somerset, Northern Kennebec, and Western Waldo Counties (service area map here). With four full-time staff and over 300 dedicated volunteers, UWMM is able to leverage donated dollars in a way that maximizes the impact for those who need it most.

Our Mission
Improving people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities

Our Vision
To create a culture of caring and action to improve the lives of others.

Our Values
Caring
Inclusiveness
Integrity
Respect
Creating Impact
Collaboration

Our Guiding Principles
The residents of mid-Maine have their basic needs met.  They are safe, warm, clothed, and are food secure.
The residents of mid-Maine are financially stable and financially literate.
The residents of mid-Maine are ready for school, ready for work, ready for parenting, ready for life.
The residents of mid-Maine have access to quality health care, dental care, mental health care, and personal wellness.

People helping people: more than 300 local people volunteer for UWMM

We dedicate ourselves to advancing the common good in our community by working with 25 partner agencies providing 33 programs that create solutions to the problems many face every day in Mid-Maine.  By working as a team with numerous non-profit agencies, volunteers and donors like you, United Way of Mid-Maine community partners are able to provide critical services to meet the greatest human needs in our communities. UWMM focuses on addressing these three issue areas:

Meeting Immediate Human Needs

Promoting Independence

Strengthening Children, Youth, and Families

Each is backed by a Community Impact Team (CIT) which develops an expertise in their own particular area, forms a vision with critical objectives, and works with surrounding partner agencies to fulfill those objectives. This effort results in major improvements in our community.