United Way improves lives in our community through Community Solutions. Our goal is that everyone in Benton and Franklin Counties has a good education; access to healthcare; lives and works in a safe environment; and is a self-sufficient, active member of our community. Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life that includes a quality education that leads to a stable job, good health, a safe living and working environment and enough income to support themselves or a family through retirement. Improving lives is about creating lasting change. United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties identifies and builds on community strengths and assets, helps individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, leads initiatives in positive community-change efforts, supports direct-service programs, and helps connect people to needed resources in our community.