We’re United Way Miami
Our mission is to improve quality of life for all by bringing together people and resources committed to building a better community.
Change a life
Your generosity fuels positive changes across our community.
Make a tangible difference
Put your time and skills to work for a stronger tomorrow.
Access support and resources
We’re here for you, a little bit of help can go a long way.
Students received school-aged education resources needed for success
Early connections with essential services and employment opportunities made for veterans and families
Mental health counseling sessions provided
Source: 2021-22 United Way Miami Community Impact Report.
Our approach addresses today’s needs and builds a better tomorrow with two key focuses:
Empowering Miami’s workforce with targeted training in high-demand industries, fostering financial resilience in the face of rising living costs.Learn more
United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
Elevating the quality of early care and education in Miami and beyond, setting the foundation for children’s lifelong success.Learn more
Our Impact in Their Words
Hear stories of growth and success from those uplifted by our work.
A husband, father and grandfather, Filiberto found himself helping his son Rey raise his two boys. But with the passing of time and this newly added responsibility, Filiberto began to need some help of his own.Watch his story
It is easy to see the joy in Lila’s eyes. “She is my little piece of sunshine,” Marcella will say to anyone who meets her and her daughter – but life has not always been easy for them.Watch her story
Finances are just one of the many struggles veterans face upon return to civilian life. Discover how Derek overcame his challenges with the help of United Way Mission United, a program dedicated to serving veterans and their families.Watch his story
Facing financial hardships as a recently laid-off single mom, Claudia turned to United Way Miami for support. Their funded programs helped cover bills and provide for her family during unexpected unemployment and underemployment.Watch her story
After retiring from the US Marine Corps, single mom Anna started a consulting business but faced financial instability. United Way Miami transformed her life through a financial coach and support, enabling her to expand her business, secure a stable income and save for her children's future.Watch her story
Dearie, a military veteran and single mother, faced challenges balancing her family’s financial responsibilities while pursuing a nursing degree. United Way Miami stepped in, empowering her with resources like Early Head Start, MISSION UNITED and coaching at the United Way Center for Financial Stability.Watch her story
She has achieved personal triumph. Despite spending the majority of her childhood homeless, Jessica found a way to avoid temptation and pave a new path to a secure future—thanks to Publix and support from her neighbors.Watch her story
At 91 years old, Mary refuses to “feel invisible”. Mary is determined to live a fulfilling, independent life and age with a little dignity… and a lot of fun!Watch her story
In the midst of a heated dispute with his landlord, United Way Mission United helped former U.S. Navy sailor receive legal services, getting his family of five out of a bad situation.Watch his story
As the child of a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, the Hialeah High School student with a passion for music, spent many of his formative years moving from home to home.Watch his story
With no relatives in Florida, United Way programs act as extended family for Nicole and her children.Watch her story
SHARRON AND DILLON
Sharron doesn't mentor young people like Dillon to escape distressed neighborhoods. She teaches them to come back and help.Watch threir story
Being diagnosed with retinoblastoma and losing his vision as a toddler has not stopped Silvio from thriving into an optimistic 8th grader with a passion for learning and love of music and singing.Watch his story
At 102 years of age, still dancing, making friends and having a great time. See how.Watch her story
“There’s so many stories of folks overcoming hardship, that I think that’s the thing that sticks with me the most.” — Alexandra Hernández, United Way Center for Financial Stability.Watch her story
In one of Miami’s toughest neighborhoods to grow up in, Tina helps youngsters overcome some of the very same obstacles she was fortunate enough to conquer.Watch story
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