Low birth weight. Childhood hunger. Alcohol and drug dependence. Post traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Our neighbors face health challenges every day that impact their daily lives, education and economic stability.
We – the team at United Way of Greater Knoxville, our partners, and supporters like you – surround tough problems like these and we fight. We fight for every person to have the chance to get healthy – and stay healthy.
Why We Fight
We fight so a person's zip code is never a deterrent to success. Health is not just about what we eat and how we exercise. It’s not only about access to healthy food and quality healthcare. Our fight for the health of our neighbors is about an approach that is holistic and supports individuals every step of the way so they can thrive.
How We Fight
We focus on lasting solutions that go beyond short-term charity. These are solutions that start now and continue for generations.
That means bringing together employers, public health experts, economic mobility experts and other nonprofits to support the physical and mental health of every person.
What does that look like? It looks like these programs and services:
But change doesn’t happen alone. Help improve the lives of people in our community by supporting United Way of Greater Knoxville.