Program Partners

In 2016-2017, United to Way of Oxford & Lafayette County invested in health, education, and income programs run by the following partners. To learn more about how United Way helps these these partners serve the community, please click here.

American Red Cross North Mississippi

The American Red Cross provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

The Boys And Girls Club of North Mississippi 

The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries is a transitional housing program in the Oxford/Lafayette County area for homeless families (primarily those with minor children) who are willing and able to work.

Exchange Club Family Center

The Exchange Club Family Center works with families, teen mothers and children to educate and attempt to reduce the risk of child abuse.

Family Crisis Services

The mission of Family Crisis Services is to assist and support victims of violent crime, and to strengthen and stabilize families. They provide 24-hour crisis intervention, counseling, education throughout the community, legal advocacy and referral for victims of child abuse, sexual assault, and friends and family of homicide victims. 

Good Food For Oxford Schools

The mission of Good Good for Oxford Schools is to improve school cafeteria menus, while at the same time educating students and their parents about the importance of a nutrient-rich diet that utilizes local food. 


Horizons at the University of Mississippi

Horizions is a national program which aims to eliminate summer learning loss for underserved students, positively impact student perceptions of school and learning, and increase student self-confidence through academics, enrichment, and recreation.


Interfaith Compassion Ministry 

Interfaith Compassion Ministry (ICM) is a collaborative effort among local churches to provide assistance with basic needs such as rent, utilities and prescription drug program in a centralized location to individuals in Lafayette County who face crisis situations. ICM additionally offers law clinics for individuals with legal questions.

Lafayette County Literacy Council

The Lafayette County Literacy Council is committed to raising the level of literacy in Lafayette County. Their mission is to promote literacy as a value in every family by providing free children's books, parent education, & tutoring. They help people learn to read so that they can read to learn. 

Leap Frog
Leap Frog is an after-school tutoring and enrichment program for first, second and third grade at-risk students. It serves 140 students in three locations. 

LOU Excel by 5 Coalition 

The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition is a community-wide coalition focused on ensuring that all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed in school and in life. The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition is guided in its work by the statewide non-profit Excel by 5.

LOU Reads Coalition

The LOU Reads Coalition (formerly known as the Grade Level Reading Coalition) is a community-wide coalition working to ensure that all children in our community are reading proficiently by the time they enter fourth grade.

LOU Saves
LOU Saves seeks to support financial literacy, promote college savings, and increase participation in mainstream financial services among low-income families.

North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 

The mission of the North Mississippi Kidney Foundation is to provide support services such as medication, transportation, and emergency financial assistance to patients of the dialysis units in North Mississippi.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army provides local residents with financial assistance for utilities, mediciation, and clothing; provides furniture and clothing for victims of fires and other emergenices.

The Special Olympics offers year-round sports training and programming for persons with special needs. Local, area, regional and international events featuring over 27 sports. 


Three Rivers PDD

Three Rivers PDD Funds the local Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels is a national service dedicated to providing meals to seniors and homebound residents in Lafayette County.  

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic

The VITA clinic helps low and moderate income residents of Lafayette County with tax returns twice a week at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library during tax season.