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Dignity, Justice, Respect

For 96 years United Way of Miami-Dade has lived by core principles that all of us should expect for ourselves and grant to others. Those words carry even greater weight today.

As these tragic events continue to demonstrate, without equity for all of us, the community we aspire to be is nothing but a dream.

No matter the race, income, background and zip code, every individual should have an opportunity to thrive. It is why we do what we do – fight for the education, financial stability and health of every individual in our community. We stand with our communities in this moment of grief and call upon all of us to come together to heal wounds, address systemic issues and ensure equity and justice for all.

Maria C. Alonso, President & CEO, UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE

Who we are

Changing lives is at the heart of what we do – from our beginnings in 1924 to now. We partner with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible. Through our work in education, financial stability and health, we are improving the odds for children and families, today and for generations to come.

    Stay safe before, during and after a storm

    Every year our community faces the uncertainty of hurricane season from June 1 through November 30. Planning and preparing can make a big difference during these unprecedented times, especially in the wake of a hurricane.

      COVID-19 Resources

      COVID-19, a major international pandemic, is affecting all our lives. United Way is proactively monitoring and aggregating information and resources that are available to help Miami-Dade community members during this economic and public health crisis.


        Kyle, Guadalupe and Cender – three individuals who are part of the countless lives affected by COVID-19. From reduced hours and furloughs to having to tap into their savings, all three individuals were able to receive help thanks to United Way of Miami-Dade and its partner agencies.

          Meet Iris

          For many older adults in our community, getting a new pair of sneakers, seeing a long-lost relative again or transitioning to a smaller bed is just a wish. For Iris, it was a wish that came true through Golden Wishes, a special initiative for older adults 60+ who are unable to pursue a wish on their own.

            Join the challenge!

            Join the YWCA 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, designed to build more effective social justice habits, particularly with issues of race, power, privilege and leadership.

              Have you been counted?

              Now more than ever, members of our community need to be counted. The 2020 Census determines the level of funding for programs that support education, housing, transportation, emergency services, food assistance and more. The deadline to self-respond has been extended to October 31. Funding and government representation determined by the census responses will impact our community for a decade. 

                Accepting applications: Quality early care and education

                United Way Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year for children age six weeks to three years. Qualifying families can benefit from quality care and education at at no cost. Various locations throughout Miami-Dade are available. 

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