Strategic Plan


Our mission is to unite people and other resources to improve and strengthen the quality of life for all people in Shiawassee County.


Our vision is that the critical human service needs of all people in Shiawassee County are being met because of the collaborative leadership of our organization.

Guiding Principle

Shiawassee United Way will provide to the Shiawassee County Community a strong, viable, vibrant, and relevant organization.

Over the next several years, the Board of Directors and staff of Shiawassee United Way will endeavor to implement the organizationís mission, vision, and guiding principle with community level work as follows in the areas of Basic Needs, Income, Health, and Education.

Basic Needs

  1. Serve as the lead agency to provide 2-1-1 services to all people in Shiawassee County
  2. Work diligently with the greater community to reduce hunger in Shiawassee County
  3. Provide community leadership in addressing housing stability and homelessness conditions


  1. Be a leader in addressing barriers to employment through collaborative community efforts
  2. Form strategic partnerships to make financial literacy classes available to the Shiawassee County community


  1. Work with other community partners to expand access to health and dental care
  2. Assist in reducing rates of obesity in Shiawassee County


  1. Engage in activities that increase high school graduation rates
  2. Provide opportunities for students to reduce barriers to their success

What's New

The Shiawassee Hunger Network will benefit from Simply Give food donation cards purchased at Meijer's now through January 2, 2016. For every Simply Give food donation card purchased, Meijer will equally match the donation.

On November 13 and 14, Meijer will double match every Simply Give card purchased.

Community members are encouraged to help the Shiawassee Hunger Network feed the hungry in Shiawassee County by purchaseing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip.

People in our community continue to struggle every day to pay their bills and put food on their tables. Some are even forced to choose between the two, a heartbreaking decision that no one should have to make. Shiawassee United Way is pleased to announce that the Shiawassee Hunger Network has joined forces with the Meijer Simply Give food pantry donation program this holiday season to help fill that void for our local families.