The path to prosperity begins at birth. Children must be born into safe homes with families who are socially, emotionally and financially prepared to care for them.
Parents know that keeping a child safe and healthy is no small task, and doing so begins well before birth. A child’s healthy beginning depends on quality prenatal care. It continues after birth with pediatric care and a safe and healthy home environment with families that are prepared to support young children. Keeping our youngest children healthy is particularly important for the economic stability of lower-income families.
If we are going to build a stronger community, we must start at the very beginning of people’s lives.
What We Do
We fund programs that support mothers, families and children. We support home visitation and parenting education programs that ensure children are living in safe and healthy homes. Simultaneously, we work with school districts, local government agencies and the general public to address the issue from all sides.
SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize)
Access to health care coverage is one of the top concerns for people in our region. United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg partners with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) to offer a free prescription assistance discount card to help everyone in our community.
We are a community of people in need, and we are all working to make this a stronger region. We invite you to meet the people, families and organizations that have been positively impacted by United Way.
A Cleared Path to Prosperity
Ashley knew she needed help. It was 2015, she was pregnant and she had recently left a physically and verbally abusive relationship. That’s when Ashley found Quin Rivers, a United Way-funded partner in New Kent, VA. Ashley shares her story of how United Way was able to help her and her children during that difficult time.
Insights & Spotlights
United Way staff members are available to provide valuable insight and knowledge on each of our Steps to Success. We invite you to hear from these experts within our organization and learn more about Born Healthy.