Pictured: 2016 - 2017 Partner Agencies

[Left to Right] 5th Row: Pete Davin (YMCA), 4th Row: Karen Kight (Abilities Unlimited), Brett Chancellor (First Step), 3rd Row: Janie Smith (Jackson House), Linda Bates (Garland County 4-H), Laura Lee Williard (Literacy Council), Justin Buck (Garland County CASA), Ben Kilgore (Salvation Army), Melissa Draper (Ouachita Children’s Center), Becky Chote (Project Hope Food Bank), 2nd Row: Tiffani Foltz (American Red Cross), Andrea Jackson (American Red Cross), Lynn Blankenship (Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic), Amy Thomason (Safe Haven), Peggy Woodall (Imagination Library of the Ouachitas), Grier Bennett (Girl Scouts), Kaylee Fox (Community Counseling Services), 1st Row: Karen Reeves (Our Promise Cancer Resources), Erin Holliday (Emergent Arts), Caroline Finney (Ouachita Behaviorial Health and Wellness)

Not pictured: Boys & Girls Club of Hot Springs, Tuggle Clinic, and Quapaw House

Advancing the common good means creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our seven-county area: Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Pike, Polk, and Saline counties. Because when we reach out to one, we improve the condition of all.

We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people are in good health. These results and changes have benefits that ripple out to the community as a whole.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. Our success is measured, not only in dollars raised, but also in lives improved and goals achieved.

Much more than a fund-raising organization, United Way directs resources toward our communities’ most pressing health and human service issues and serves as a vital link between those who can help and those who need help.

The work of our 20 partner agencies/23 programs is aligned with the goals of our three impact areas.

  • Education
  • Income Stability
  • Health & Safety