Changing the Odds

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United Way of Lake County is Changing the Odds

United Way of Lake County is committed to more than short-term charity for a few. We are committed to changing the odds and have put a new focus on our funding model to tackle the three key areas our community has identified as most critical. Moving forward, we will report how your support is helping us change the odds in these key areas instead of reporting results with a focus on the total number of services provided. 
Our Goal:  Drive measurable, long-term impact among the three areas of focus identified as critical among our community.
An investment in United Way of Lake County helps us change the odds for Lake County residents in need. See below for details!  
    Education                                   Financial Stability                     Health
     Pathways to Success                           Self-Sufficiency                                      Healthy Mind and Body


Did you know?

Less than half of the children in Lake County enter kindergarten with sufficient skills, knowledge and abilities to engage in kindergarten-level instruction.

That means 52%* of Lake County children may never catch up and risk being left    behind throughout school and as they enter the job market.

Did you know?

Approximately 31% of Lake County households face barriers to self-sufficiency.

These are Lake County residents who live in poverty or barely above, earning more than the federal poverty level but less than the cost of living (ALICE** households).

Did you know?

Too many individuals in Lake County live in distress at being uninsured or under-insured.

When it comes to accessing health services, a person’s zip code, standing in life, and job and financial status serves as a harsh barrier to quality healthcare.




Money raised in Lake County stays in Lake County, changing the odds for our community of friends and neighbors in need.

All United Ways are independently operated and governed. This allows us to best serve the communities we work within. In our case, this is Lake County, Ohio. As such, we are solely dependent upon local donations. 

Will you join us and help change the odds for our Lake County friends and neighbors in need?



*Ohio Department of Education.
**United Way ALIC study based on 2015 point in time data. ALICE stands for Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed.