Rowan County United Way: Empowering and Improving

Rowan County United Way was chartered in 1956. For more than 60 years, the organization has been committed to the mission of creating lasting, positive change in the community. The United Way plays a critical role in serving more than 70,000 residents daily, assisting them during times of crisis and empowering them to live successful lives. We are committed to the mission of connecting people and resources to build a stronger community. We accomplish this goal by funding health and human services programs, participating in community development initiatives, and collaborating with other organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens.

Rowan County United Way: Empowering and Improving

Rowan County United Way was chartered in 1956. For more than 60 years, the organization has been committed to the mission of creating lasting, positive change in the community. The United Way plays a critical role in serving residents daily, assisting them during times of crisis and empowering them to live successful lives.

Substance Abuse

Misuse of prescription painkillers and use of heroin and opiates have increased dramatically nationwide including in North Carolina and in Rowan County...
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Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it is an important part of our lives. It affects how we function, what choices we make ...
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Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Chronic diseases are among the most common, costly and preventable health problems in the United States. Lifestyle risk factors, which include nutrition, physical activity...
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Basic Needs

United Way and our partners are committed to assisting people with the needs essential to daily life, including food, shelter, housing, and health care.
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Substance Abuse

Misuse of prescription painkillers and use of heroin and opiates have increased dramatically nationwide including in North Carolina and in Rowan County...
read more

Mental Health

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it is an important part of our lives. It affects how we function, what choices we make ...
read more

Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Chronic diseases are among the most common, costly and preventable health problems in the United States. Lifestyle risk factors, which include nutrition, physical activity...
read more

Basic Needs

United Way and our partners are committed to assisting people with the needs essential to daily life, including food, shelter, housing and health care.
read more

Established in 1995, by Dr. Jim Duncan, the Service Above Self Youth Awards recognizes young people for their service to others in our community. Rowan County United Way and Rowan Rotary Club, along with an anonymous donor, work together to make these awards possible.

It’s not too early to start nominating individuals or groups for their service projects for the 2020-2021 awards. Service projects that take place beginning November 1, 2019 will be eligible for next year’s awards program.

Catch a kid doing something right and nominate them today for a ‘Service Above Self’ youth award! Every child nominated will receive an award.