United Way builds a stronger community where families have increased access to health care, as well as healthy foods, activities and environments, creating healthier beginnings and healthier lives.


Community members without access to quality healthcare are more likely to go untreated for longer for chronic conditions, have higher rates of unemployment and are more financially insecure. 


Our health initiative: 
  • SINGLECARE prescription savings card
Our health partners: 

The Arc (Association for Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities)

The Arc provides many services to individuals with mental and developmental disabilities and their families.

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter

This organization offers temporary shelter, counseling and a variety of other services to victims of domestic violence, along with prevention programs to the community.

Edwards Street Fellowship Health Clinic

The Fellowship Health Clinic at Edwards Street Fellowship Center is providing free health, dental and pharmaceutical care for the uninsured and underinsured of Forrest and Lamar counties.

Hope Community Collective

Hope Community Collective provides Marion County residents with adult counseling and educational classes that include life skills, anger management, drug and alcohol recovery, parenting education and G.E.D. preparatory classes. Additionally, HCC offers its Spanish division to empower, educate, and enrich the Spanish-speaking population across south Mississippi through community-building programs such as ESL classes, finance  courses, mental-health & wellness programs, after-school tutoring, music education & instruction, translation services & more. 

La misión de Comunidad Esperanza es empoderar, educar y enriquecer a la población hispana en el sur de Mississippi por medio de programas que ayudan a construir la comunidad. Entre ellos: programas para la salud mental, recursos alimenticios de emergencia, servicios de traducción y programas de bienestar familiar.

Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center

Advocacy services provide children with tools necessary to heal from their trauma and move forward through the criminal justice system feeling supported.

Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention

The Shafer Center provides support, counseling and referral for victims of sexual violence, homicide and families of suicide victims.