About United Way of Southeast Missouri
United Way of Southeast Missouri fights for the health, education and financial stability of everyone in the communities we serve: Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Perry County and Bollinger County.
Over the years our business model has evolved from being a Community Chest offering emergency help in times of need to using the power of our network to create lasting change. We have moved from merely collecting and distributing funds to identifying solutions and working with others to change lives right here in Southeast Missouri.
"Few of us will change the world, but each of us can change lives right here in Southeast Missouri."
What Make Us Different
We firmly believe there is no better investment than education, the foundation for success in life.
We believe a healthy region is a strong region, and our health greatly affects our ability to thrive at home, school, and work.
We connect our most vulnerable neighbors with the resources they need to lead happier, healthier lives.
We work with 30 funded partners representing 34 programs that have a tremendous impact on our community.
Meet Our Dedicated Team
What People Say About UWSEMO
"The United Way of Southeast Missouri is an asset to our community. I'm proud to be a volunteer and donor. THANK YOU for all you do!"
"The United Way of Southeast Missouri is a caring organization that is committed to making a difference in our area. I would personally like to thank them for all that they do."
"We choose to LIVE UNITED because together we can make someone else's life better."
"UWSEMO is truly an amazing organization that has the community in mind. They are very intentional about their programming to truly benefit the entire community and make a difference. Thank you United Way for always going the extra mile!"
Wonderful director and staff. This branch of the United Way is definitely here for the people, and southeast Missouri is lucky to have such an amazing organization.
A small group of thoughtful people, great impact! They work hard for the community with all their heart and to reach all people in need."