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 $7.4 Million in funding toward United Way initiatives and community programs. Find out more at

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