United Way of Greater Houston

United Way of Greater Houston United Way of Greater Houston Montgomery County Center provides a convenient, central location for those in the Montgomery County community to access health and human services.

In 1955, a dedicated group of Montgomery County businessmen realized the growing need for improved funding of county health and human services. Their vision was that a single community-wide fund-raising campaign would better support local agencies and donor dollars would reach throughout the whole county. With this goal in mind, the Montgomery County United Way began its work. Since those early years, Montgomery County has become the second fastest growing county in the state of Texas. This growth increases pressure on existing, overextended health and human services and increases demands for new services. Due to these pressures and demands, the scope of Montgomery County United Way has expanded. We now continuously focus on implementing fresh and inventive ideas that address the changing unmet needs of our growing county. We work with local government entities, schools, the business community, faith communities, and community groups to focus resources on priority initiatives. Every year almost half the county is touched by services supported by Montgomery County United Way. This means that thousands of people from all walks of life and income levels receive help each year. The Montgomery County United Way has a great history of leadership and service to the county. By drawing on our strengths from the past and developing new imaginative leadership for the future, Montgomery County United Way is achieving its vision as an organization. Our 2010 Vision is to be "The recognized leader in uniting and mobilizing the county to connect our neighbors in need with new proactive resources for an ever changing and growing community." We at Montgomery County United Way are proud "To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities." Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.

In 1955, a dedicated group of Montgomery County businessmen realized the growing need for improved funding of county health and human services. Their vision was that a single community-wide fund-raising campaign would better support local agencies and donor dollars would reach throughout the whole county. With this goal in mind, the Montgomery County United Way began its work. Since those early years, Montgomery County has become the second fastest growing county in the state of Texas. This growth increases pressure on existing, overextended health and human services and increases demands for new services. Due to these pressures and demands, the scope of Montgomery County United Way has expanded. We now continuously focus on implementing fresh and inventive ideas that address the changing unmet needs of our growing county. We work with local government entities, schools, the business community, faith communities, and community groups to focus resources on priority initiatives. Every year almost half the county is touched by services supported by Montgomery County United Way. This means that thousands of people from all walks of life and income levels receive help each year. The Montgomery County United Way has a great history of leadership and service to the county. By drawing on our strengths from the past and developing new imaginative leadership for the future, Montgomery County United Way is achieving its vision as an organization. Our 2010 Vision is to be "The recognized leader in uniting and mobilizing the county to connect our neighbors in need with new proactive resources for an ever changing and growing community." We at Montgomery County United Way are proud "To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities." Give. Advocate. Volunteer. Live United.

Mission: "To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities." Our 2010 Vision is to be "The recognized leader in uniting and mobilizing the county to connect our neighbors in need with new proactive resources for an ever changing and growing community."

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Thank you to Amsty and its employees for their continued support of the United Way of Greater Houston Community Campaign...
11/05/2020

Thank you to Amsty and its employees for their continued support of the United Way of Greater Houston Community Campaign. In addition to their donation, they participated in a Day of Action, collecting a whopping 919 pounds of food to help fill the food pantries in Montgomery County. We are grateful for their support of our community!

Through a grant from United Way of Greater Houston, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County has been able to expand its servic...
09/03/2020
Grant helps Meals on Wheels feed those in need in Montgomery County during pandemic

Through a grant from United Way of Greater Houston, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County has been able to expand its services at a time when families may need food the most.

"This money is specifically earmarked for food for families and individuals impacted by COVID-19. It’s been a really big help to families who have been furloughed or they’re still working but they have children at home during the day."
- Summer Day, president & CEO of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County.

With help from a special grant, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County has been able to expand its services at a time when families may need food the most.

"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the local and national economy, the services of the Montgomery County Food...
05/22/2020
United Way grants nearly $80,000 to Montgomery County Food Bank

"As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the local and national economy, the services of the Montgomery County Food Bank are desperately needed. To help the food bank continue its mission, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund awarded the nonprofit nearly $80,000 to purchase necessary supplies earlier this month.

The recovery fund was created and is maintained by the United Way of Greater Houston and Greater Houston Community Foundation."

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the local and national economy, the services of the Montgomery County Food Bank are desperately needed. To help the food bank continue its mission, the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund awarded the nonprofit early $80,000 to purchase necessary suppli...

We would like to congratulate former Women Who Rock Scholarship recipient Ashley Love on her recent Rising Star Award! A...
05/12/2020

We would like to congratulate former Women Who Rock Scholarship recipient Ashley Love on her recent Rising Star Award! Ashley graduated in 2018 with a BS in Education from Sam Houston State University and is a math teacher at George Mitchell Intermediate School. She recently received the Rising Star Award, which is given every year to a teacher who has been with the school for less than three years and “has shown that they are making a mark on the students and contributing to the culture of the campus”. Ashley says, “I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the United Way and the Child Care Scholarship. Thank you!” We are so proud of her and all of our Women Who Rock Scholarship recipients!

Each year the United Way Women Who Rock Scholarship empowers young mothers between the ages of 16 and 25 committed to co...
04/28/2020

Each year the United Way Women Who Rock Scholarship empowers young mothers between the ages of 16 and 25 committed to continuing their education beyond high school to pursue their dreams. Recipients receive a child care scholarship and financial coaching through a partnership with United Way THRIVE and The Women’s Resource Center. For information about the scholarship, the application requirements and to apply, visit https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/wwr-app-first-page. The application deadline for 2020-2021 is May 26, 2020 at 5:00pm.

During this difficult time, many are facing uncertain financial circumstances due to lost jobs and wages. If you need he...
04/13/2020

During this difficult time, many are facing uncertain financial circumstances due to lost jobs and wages. If you need help finding a job, handling your current budget or getting access to basic resources, we're here for you. United Way THRIVE is now offering tele-assistance services.
Visit https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/montgomery/thrive-center-services to find out more information or enroll in our FREE THRIVE program.

We had a busy Saturday here at United Way of Greater Houston Montgomery County Center with the community coming out for ...
02/24/2020

We had a busy Saturday here at United Way of Greater Houston Montgomery County Center with the community coming out for both Super Tax Day and a Community Resource Fair! Families and individuals earning up to $58,000 had to opportunity to have their taxes prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteers on Super Tax Day. Neighbors also attended our Community Resource Fair where they were connected with resources to help them in their day-to-day lives.

Only one more week before Women Who Rock! This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of young mothers working...
02/21/2020

Only one more week before Women Who Rock! This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of young mothers working hard to make a better life for their family by supporting the United Way’s Young Mother’s Child Care Scholarship, which underwrites child care for deserving young women who are committed to pursuing secondary education. Here are some of the women whose lives were changed last year because of Women Who Rock. Have you gotten your ticket yet? With only a few more left, snag yours now!
https://www.facebook.com/events/472008900063958/

United Way of Greater Houston supports free tax preparation as a key component of United Way THRIVE. In the last ten yea...
02/04/2020

United Way of Greater Houston supports free tax preparation as a key component of United Way THRIVE. In the last ten years, we've helped 118,000 families claim $468.5 million in refunds. Take advantage of this service to avoid costly preparation fees and keep more of the money you earned this year. If your annual income is $58,000 or less, visit our Montgomery County United Way Center to get your taxes done free.

For a list of what to bring:

- Visit FreeTaxCenters.org
- Call our 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE - just dial 2-1-1

01/28/2020
United Way Women Who Rock

"This scholarship means the world to me. It provided me with a good foundation for my education, and knowing that United Way and all the women who pitched in were there to support me, uplift me and speak life into me let me fulfill my dreams.” -Antoinette, Scholarship Recipient

When you attend United Way Women Who Rock, you help support incredible young women like Antoinette to actively pursue their dreams by underwriting their child care through the Young Mothers Child Care Scholarship.

Get your tickets today: https://www.facebook.com/events/472008900063958/

Last Friday, ExxonMobil broke a United Way Montgomery County volunteering record with a whopping 330 volunteers particip...
11/15/2019

Last Friday, ExxonMobil broke a United Way Montgomery County volunteering record with a whopping 330 volunteers participating in two local Montgomery County United Way Days of Caring. Thanks, ExxonMobil Houston Campus!

Montgomery County folks impacted by #Imelda - pick up flood damage cleaning kits Tuesday and Wednesday (while supplies l...
09/23/2019

Montgomery County folks impacted by #Imelda - pick up flood damage cleaning kits Tuesday and Wednesday (while supplies last).

If you or someone you know needs help, dial 211. The 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE answers calls for help 24/7. Stay saf...
09/17/2019

If you or someone you know needs help, dial 211. The 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE answers calls for help 24/7. Stay safe, neighbors.

#Imelda Update: As the Tropical Storm continues to make its way into the region, the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas has issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for portions of south and southeast Houston.

Visit www.houstonemergency.org for info on how to prepare for this week's rain

Last month we hosted our annual Women Who Rock Graduation and Signing Day recognizing the Montgomery County women who re...
09/05/2019
United Way Celebrates Graduation of Young Mother's Child Care Scholarship Recipients

Last month we hosted our annual Women Who Rock Graduation and Signing Day recognizing the Montgomery County women who received child care scholarships allowing them to continue their education beyond high school. Each year the Women Who Rock Luncheon raises funds to benefit the Young Mother’s Child Care Scholarship. Thanks Hello Woodlands for covering this important initiative that benefits Montgomery County women.

The number of homeless people in Montgomery county has increased b y 54% since 2017 despite a decrease in homeless peopl...
08/12/2019
Number of people experiencing homelessness rose 54% in Montgomery County since 2017 | Community Impact Newspaper

The number of homeless people in Montgomery county has increased b y 54% since 2017 despite a decrease in homeless people across the Greater Houston Area. Let's change this. To learn more about the situation, read: bit.ly/2OJCtWQ

Jul 17, 2019: The number of people who are homeless increased 54% in Montgomery County since 2017, despite a trend toward fewer homeless people living in shelters or on

We're more than halfway through Project Undercover, a month long socks and underwear drive for young students, and are s...
07/23/2019
United Way kicks off socks and undies drive for kids in greater Houston

We're more than halfway through Project Undercover, a month long socks and underwear drive for young students, and are so grateful for Montgomery County's participation in this! We are still working hard to meet our goal of 50,000 donations of socks and underwear so that we can help over 5,000 students start the school year with what they need. Learn about how Montgomery County is participating: https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/woodlands/news/article/United-Way-of-Greater-Houston-kicks-off-socks-14079214.php and donate!

United Way of Greater Houston centers are about to be filled with thousands of pairs of socks and underwear for the community collection drive titled Project Undercover. Centers around the area are collecting socks and underwear from July 8 to Aug. 2 to distribute to kids entering kindergarten to 12...

We love when companies like National Oilwell Varco Wellbore Technologies give back to their community! NOV team members ...
07/02/2019

We love when companies like National Oilwell Varco Wellbore Technologies give back to their community! NOV team members worked hard to help Inspiration Ranch develop three critical areas for the equine therapeutic riding program. They rebuilt pasture fencing, cleared the way for new ADA ramps and created a horse habitat called “Paddock Paradise”. Thanks for helping make Montgomery County a better place!

In terms of child care, only 1 in 6 subsidy-eligible children actually receives assistance, leaving the parents of the r...
06/21/2019

In terms of child care, only 1 in 6 subsidy-eligible children actually receives assistance, leaving the parents of the remaining children with the burden of covering the full cost of child care on their own. Because so few can afford this expense, we aim to help them. One of our initiatives, the Young Mother’s Child Care Scholarship, provides child care scholarships for young mothers in Montgomery County committed to continuing their education beyond high school. Funds for this scholarship are raised through our annual event Women Who Rock. To support this initiative, check out: www.unitedwayhouston.org/rock

United Way of Greater Houston
04/05/2019

United Way of Greater Houston

If you earned $58,000 or less in 2018, you qualify for free professional tax return help from IRS-certified volunteers. ...
04/01/2019

If you earned $58,000 or less in 2018, you qualify for free professional tax return help from IRS-certified volunteers. Visit us through April 15th at our VITA site to make sure you get the full refund you've worked hard to earn! No appointment necessary.

Location:
United Way Montgomery County Center
1600 Lake Front Circle
The Woodlands, TX 77380

United Way THRIVE is officially in Montgomery County! We hosted an open house last week to showcase this important progr...
03/25/2019

United Way THRIVE is officially in Montgomery County! We hosted an open house last week to showcase this important program that helps hardworking residents reach their financial stability goals through job readiness, vocational training, debt management and more. Thanks to all who attended, including Mark Keough For County Judge.

As summer ends and school begins, we'd like to thank all the companies and individuals who donated socks and undies to P...
08/19/2018

As summer ends and school begins, we'd like to thank all the companies and individuals who donated socks and undies to Project Undercover. Together, we donated 21,000+ items to 2,100+ K-12 students who will head back to class with confidence. See the impact your generosity had: https://untdwy.org/2Buxe6u

United Way of Greater Houston's cover photo
07/12/2018

United Way of Greater Houston's cover photo

Happy Mother’s Day! Today we celebrate the boundless love and hard work of mothers everywhere.
05/13/2018

Happy Mother’s Day! Today we celebrate the boundless love and hard work of mothers everywhere.

Quality #taxprep benefits hardworking families and stimulates our local economy. By continuing to invest in these servic...
04/16/2018
7 things to know about United Way’s (free!) tax centers

Quality #taxprep benefits hardworking families and stimulates our local economy. By continuing to invest in these services United Way of Greater Houston is helping families access more of the money they've earned through tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, and better invest for their future. To get help with your #taxes before tomorrow's filing deadline just dial 2-1-1.
https://blog.chron.com/storystudio/2018/02/7-things-to-know-about-united-ways-free-tax-centers/

From now until April 17, you’ll see tax preparation shops popping up on every corner. Did you know you can get the same or better service for free? At Neighborhood Tax Centers you can file your tax…

When #HurricaneHarvey first hit just seven months ago we invested in first responders to meet critical immediate needs. ...
04/12/2018
United Way Shifts to Long-Term Hurricane Harvey Recovery [Opinion]

When #HurricaneHarvey first hit just seven months ago we invested in first responders to meet critical immediate needs. Now we are focused on long-term recovery, which will take three to five years.
https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/United-Way-Shifts-to-Long-Term-Hurricane-Harvey-12822782.php

Seven months have passed since Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented disaster to the Houston area. Since then, dedicated volunteers and staff at United Way of Greater Houston have been hard at work on recovery efforts. At the time of the storm, United Way invested in first-responders to meet critic...

United Way of Greater Houston
04/04/2018

United Way of Greater Houston

Join us THIS SATURDAY as we play it forward by refreshing an outdoor athletic field and after school space for area students. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome so bring your family and get ready to make our community better.
Register here: https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/rsvp/play-it-forward/rsvp/

03/28/2018

Today we give thanks for our community and all of the extraordinary donors, volunteers and community partners who made the work of United Way possible this year. Follow along as we celebrate all that our community has made possible!

To address the shortage of disaster case managers in our area and help more people along the road to recovery, we brough...
03/27/2018

To address the shortage of disaster case managers in our area and help more people along the road to recovery, we brought in 20 additional disaster case managers. These disaster case managers begin a federal contract in April, but our community needed them sooner, so United Way of Greater Houston partnered with Endeavors to make it happen!

United Way of Greater Houston
03/14/2018

United Way of Greater Houston

Happy #PiDay! United Way of Greater Houston is invested in helping students improve their math skills by increasing hands-on experiences and making real world connections. Visit https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/our-work/academic-success/united-way-math to learn more about the work we're doing in partnership with ConocoPhillips.

Here's to all of the women who selflessly work to make our community better. Happy International Women's Day!
03/08/2018

Here's to all of the women who selflessly work to make our community better. Happy International Women's Day!

03/05/2018
Tax Season 2018

Tax day is rapidly approaching! As part of the THRIVE initiative, United Way of Greater Houston invests in programs like Neighborhood Tax Centers to make free tax prep available for hardworking families. For help filing your taxes today just dial 2-1-1.

Our fifth annual Women Who Rock lunch was a success! Thanks to such generous support this year United Way provided 14 sc...
02/14/2018

Our fifth annual Women Who Rock lunch was a success! Thanks to such generous support this year United Way provided 14 scholarships to deserving young moms pursuing higher education. Every year United Way's Women's Leadership Council coordinates the Young Mother's Child Care Scholarship so that moms in need can focus on creating a better foundation for their family. We appreciate everyone who spent the afternoon with us rocking out for a good cause!

Our fifth annual Women Who Rock lunch was a success! Thanks to such generous support this year United Way provided 14 scholarships to deserving young moms pursuing higher education. Every year United Way's Women's Leadership Council coordinates the Young Mother's Child Care Scholarship so that moms in need can focus on creating a better foundation for their family. We appreciate everyone who spent the afternoon with us rocking out for a good cause!

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1600 Lake Front Circle
Houston, TX
77380

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
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