Our Region

We serve the region’s neighborhoods
and rural areas alike.

We serve the region’s neighborhoods and rural areas alike, providing direct services and support to partners in the cities of Richmond, Petersburg and Colonial Heights as well as the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent and Powhatan, Prince George – 13 different localities in all.

Our Service Area

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Who We Serve

More than 130,000 friends and neighbors in our region live below the poverty line. Many more live at risk in economically vulnerable situations where a small bump in the road could be a disaster. 

We believe that every individual in our region — particularly those who face longstanding disadvantages — deserves to be supported along the path to success. That’s why we invest in nonprofits, lead programs and bring together volunteers to serve tens of thousands of people in our area.

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Local Spotlight

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EnergyShare Invests in Lasting Change

“Come on in, sweetie!” Bessie Tyler called out from the back room.   Blanketed arm chairs circled around the coffee table in the center of the living room. The home exuded an ambiance of warmth and comfort, a feeling cultivated by more than 40 years of homemaking and Bessie’s all-around kind, welcoming demeanor.  It soon became obvious that dozens of guests,…

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Local Spotlight

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Overcoming Obstacles During Tax Season

Ms. Randall is a resident of Richmond who has been visiting United Way’s tax assistance sites for the last seven years. Although Ms. Randall navigates the tax filing process every year, she and other people living with a disability must overcome certain obstacles those without disabilities do not encounter. Filing taxes is already stressful for many, but the added difficulties…

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