At a Glance

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What is the United Way of the Laurel Highlands?

A volunteer-driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating social change in Cambria & Somerset Counties. We invest in the futures of children, families and those in need. With the help of our donors we drive measurable results. 

Core work

  • Parental Engagement: Increase parental knowledge of child development and care.
  • Early Childhood Development: Prepare all children socially, emotionally, and academically for kindergarten.
  • Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention: Prevent substance abuse and promote healthy coping skills.

Grant Writing

The United Way’s focus on grant writing has delivered more than $9.1 Million in funding toward United Way initiatives and community programs. Find out more at

Diaper Bank

Our Diaper Bank serves families throughout Somerset and Cambria Counties. More than 6,975 diapers were distributed during the initial three months of this project, equalling 279 times a family was helped. More information here.

Women United

An affinity group focused on early childhood development & parental engagement. All women interested in making an impact in their community are welcome to join!
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Meet our 24 Partner Agencies