United Way of Allen County engages in public policy advocacy because it expands our community footprint and advances solutions for families that are working hard but struggling to survive.
By participating in public policy efforts that coincide with the human service work currently being done in Allen County, United Way can significantly increase the investment made to our community and its residents.
As a nearly 100-year-old pillar of the Allen County community—we have firsthand experience to help guide policymakers as they tackle impossible problems. We are dedicated to being good stewards of the time, resources, and staff available for public policy work. We work with United Way Worldwide to create a unified voice on specific policy issues. For additional policy work, we maintain a strong stance of support for the work already being done by other community-minded leaders and organizations.