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Our Vision Statement

The United Way of the Ouachitas envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their full potential.

General Diversity Statement

United Way seeks to engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity and expression, disability, sexual disorientation, veteran-status, familial status or socio-economic status. That commitment will be reflected in all aspects of United Way's work - service delivery, staffing or volunteer participation.

Our Mission

The United Way of the Ouachitas unites people and resources to improve lives and build a stronger community. We will do this by focusing on the three building blocks of a better quality of life– education, health and safety, and financial stability, with a particular focus on reducing childhood poverty.


Key Drivers

  • Strengthen community investment results and build partner networks that address community needs
  • Enhance donor interaction and provide meaningful opportunities for donors to give, advocate and volunteer
  • Advance public perception as the community mobilizer and developer
  • Develop a high performance organization
Name Change
Our United Way Worldwide zip codes include Garland, Montgomery, Polk, and parts of Saline, Hot Spring, Clark, and Pike Counties. Our Partner agencies delivery areas includes all of these counties as well.
The Board of the United Way of Garland County voted to change the name of the organization to, "United Way of the Ouachitas," on January 19, 2016. The name change is to be communicated to the public over the course of the next twelve months through a comprehensive marketing plan.