NORTHWEST REGION
OF UNITED WAY
NORTHWEST REGION
OF UNITED WAY
Serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska
and Leelanau counties

Northwest Region of United Way

Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties compromise our Northwest Region. This includes over 5,000 square miles served by over 1,000 active volunteers. Whether you are a Titan, Husky, Blazer, Elk, or Laker, you stand UNITED in supporting your community and creating a better tomorrow for our area’s youth.

The ALICE Threshold

United Way of Northwest Michigan is focused on education, financial stability, and health in our community. One of the key indicators to look at financial stability is the ALICE threshold. ALICE stands for Assets Limited Income Constrained Employed, and it refers to individuals who work and are above the poverty line, but barely make enough to keep their heads above water.

In the counties we serve, many families rely on free or reduced school lunches. These are the percentages, by county, of families who receive these lunches:

0%
Antrim
0%
Benzie
0%
Grand Traverse
0%
Kalkaska
0%
Leelanau

There are many other factors that impact our area’s need for services. These include educational factors, like drop-out rates and student proficiency in key subjects. Health and social factors, like child abuse and neglect and maternal smoking, also create a significant need for our services.

Questions?  Contact Bailey Nuss

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Bailey Nuss

Director of Regional Community Impact – Greater Grand Traverse Region

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Greater Grand Traverse Region Office
4075 Copper Ridge Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
CharEm Region Office 
1691 US 131 South
Petoskey, MI 49770
Wexford Missaukee Region Office
421 S Mitchell St
Cadillac, MI 49601
United We Smile
4075 Copper Ridge Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-947-3200

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