Orange County United Way is set to embark on a second century of breaking barriers and improving lives by empowering students and families, reducing income disparity, connecting residents to health and human service resources, and ending homelessness in Orange County.

Orange County United Way is guided by the motto, “Taking Care of One Another. That’s the OC Way.” At the core of the organization are its three main initiatives, including United for Student Success, United for Financial Security and United to End Homelessness, as well as its key service, 2-1-1 Orange County, which connects residents to community-based programs and was acquired by Orange County United Way last year.

“Our unique approach comes from an understanding that our community’s most critical issues are interrelated,” said Susan B. Parks, president and CEO of Orange County United Way.