About UWMC



Engage the community and focus resources to improve lives in Monterey County.

Financial Stability

We all want Monterey County to be a place where children succeed, familes are economically self-sufficient, and each of us can lead healthy, productive lives. To achieve these goals, UWMC is focused on helping families achieve Financial Stability. We do this in a variety of ways. First, we're helping families access quality, affordable Child Care and Housing. We also provide a portfolio of financial support services to help families become self-sufficient. In addition, we offer connections - for people searching for help as well as those who want to give their time and talent to solve problems.

For six out of ten families in Monterey County, Child Care and Housing expenses account for 50% or more of their monthly budget. These families are struggling. It's difficult for them to build assets and get ahead. By focusing on these two tough issues, United Way will help families achieve real, longterm stability. And, that benefits us all.

To tackle these complex problems, UWMC is bringing together diverse segments of the community, including private businesses, government, nonprofits and faith-based groups. Together, we’ll take a sustained, multi-faceted approach to create lasting solutions. We all have a stake and a part to play. The results will be a visible change and long-term impact.


A caring and connected community where everyone has an opportunity to succeed.

Diversity Policy

As a champion and catalyst for building strong, healthy communities in the Monterey County, United Way values diversity. Read our full Diversity and Inclusion Statement.

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