What We Do

Build Strong, Healthy Communities

Together, we can build a stronger, healthier Kennebec Valley by helping people access prevention and wellness services and engage in healthy behaviors.

What we're up against

Benchmark measurement: In Kennebec County, 7,287.7 years of potential life is lost before age 75 (per 100,000 population).

By tracking these data points over a 10-year period and in collaboration with Impact2032, our goal is to reduce the years of potential life lost before age 75 by 5%.

How we make it better

Living a healthy life extends beyond yearly checkups. Longevity and happiness require a combination of strong mental health, ample nourishment, community connections, physical activity, healthy choices, and a sense of safety. By investing in health programs and services like meal delivery for homebound seniors, outreach initiatives for teens, access to fresh, healthy food for people of all ages, and behavioral support programs for at-risk individuals, we help our community members — children, adults, families, and neighbors — live longer, healthier, more fulfilled lives.

A combination of good health and a supportive community enhances learning opportunities, improves quality of life, and can be transformative for someone’s financial stability.

By investing in health programs in our community, we ensure all children and adults have the resources needed to achieve optimum health regardless of social and economic barriers.


Healthy Behavior Changes

Physical & Behavioral Health Access

Social & Economic Barrier Removal

Help us build strong, healthy communities!


United Way of Kennebec Valley partners with 19 agencies specifically to build strong, healthy communities in the Kennebec Valley. UWKV funds one or more programs through the following organizations that are specifically
advancing the health of all people in our community.

Alfond Youth & Community Center

Augusta Food Bank

Augusta Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Club

Bread of Life Ministries

Catholic Charities of Maine

Crisis & Counseling Centers

Faith Food Pantry

Family Violence Project

Healthy Communities of the Capital Area

Kennebec Behavioral Health

Kennebec Valley YMCA

MaineGeneral Health

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter & Services

Motivational Services Inc.

Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center

Spectrum Generations

Spurwink Services

State YMCA of Maine

Winthrop Hot Meal Kitchen

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