United Way of Fort Smith Area, one of the largest and oldest community-based organizations in our area has a simple way of helping people. We discover what the needs of the community are, and then gather the resources to meet those needs.

We believe that all children, families and adults in our six-county area should be safe, and able to reach their full potential. Through numerous programs and community partners, United Way provides a continuum of services that support individuals and families – from infants to seniors. That means that children and youth have the basic supports they need.

Communities – both geographic and communities of people with common histories and characteristics – are engaged, safe and thriving. It also means that adults are able to live independently and care for dependent members responsibly.

The work we do through various community partnerships is:

We are committed and accountable to the communities. Through our work, we: