united way of greater chattanooga


It’s the circle of life: By eliminating barriers and creating accessible pathways to success, we empower families to lead stable lives for their children, who will then be better equipped to provide stability for their own children...and their children...and their children...


Why It's Critical


The percentage of students in Hamilton Co. public schools who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. 


The number of known, food insecure people living in Hamilton Co.


The number of adults lifted out of poverty if 75% of Hamilton Co. adults had some type of post-secondary degree.

Our Results


People who received food, transportation, and other basic needs.


People who found and kept safe, affordable housing.


People who found a steady, living wage job or entered an education program.

Building Stable Lives

Community partners and neighborhood-based programs that boost families over the barriers to stability and success.

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neediest cases

United Way and The Chattanooga Times Free Press  work together to help local folks who might not qualify for other programs or who have never asked for help before. 

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United Way's 2-1-1

One call connects people to services they need that address the root cause of their challenges. 

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power share

EPB customers can donate through their monthly power bills or by making a pledge. Every penny collected goes to help pay the electric bills for qualifying individuals and families.

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the furniture bank

The Chattanooga Furniture Bank is helping people make the transition from homelessness to housing every day by providing gently used furniture free to qualified individuals and families.

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FamilyWize provides prescription medication savings and information to help everyone live healthier via their free prescription savings card and mobile app. 

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Our Stories


Thanks to United Way, 
Oscar has a new job and
is on track for success.


Thanks to United Way, Tiara has
a safe, affordable home and is
on her way to a nursing degree.


Thanks to United Way, LaTonya got
a good job with health insurance.
Now that she's disabled,
we're still there.