Volunteer West Michigan is a web-based program that is able to assist non-profit organizations in recruiting needed volunteers more efficiently. United Way of Mason County and the Ludington and Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce are working in partnership to assist local non-profit organizations with recruiting volunteers.  In addition, it connects individuals who want to volunteer…

The current design of our health and human services system is very complex and difficult for the average person to navigate and understand.   With the availability of 2-1-1, individuals from Mason County are able to make just one call to locate needed health and human services. Individuals can simply dial the number 2-1-1 or 1…

United Way of Mason County has partnered with FamilyWize to provide Prescription Discount Cards to help individuals who have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The cards can be used as often as needed and do not expire until December 31, 2020.  The average cost per prescription is $75.33 and when using the Discount…

The Lakeshore Employer Resource Network of Mason County (L.E.R.N.)  is a collaborative initiative between United Way of Mason County, Pennies from Heaven Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services, Michigan Work! West Central and 12 member companies.   The participating companies employ a combined total of  approximately 2,400 people, which represents 18% of Mason County’s…

Mason County Family Link is a collaborative initiative between Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern, United Way of Mason County, West Michigan Community Mental Health System, Department of Health and Human Services, Northwest Michigan Health Services, Staircase Youth Services and Pennies from Heaven Foundation. This initiative supports student achievement by bringing together…

Our Focus…

United Way of Mason County is committed to creating long-lasting change by addressing the underlying causes of our community’s most critical issues – children succeeding, individuals and families becoming financially stable and people living a healthy lifestyle.  When we put all three of these pieces together, we create the foundation of opportunity for everyone in…

Our Plan…

In 2016, the United Way of Mason County Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and key partners completed an assessment of the organization by reviewing its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, which guided the development of a Strategic Plan. This plan is a flexible, living document that will guide the organization over the next 3 years….

Give…

When you make a donation through United Way of Mason County 98.5% of every $1.00 that you contribute will stay right here in our community. Your United Way is about focusing on the BIG PICTURE and working to tackle the source of Mason County’s toughest challenges – not just the symptoms. For many years, we have just focused on Band-Aid solutions and it’s not working…