United Way of the Laurel Highlands

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands (UWLH), is an independent, volunteer-driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating positive social change in Cambria and Somerset Counties. We have built a framework for delivering effective social change called the Enhanced Community Impact Model©. Following this model, we 1. Identify Priority Community Needs, 2. Mobilize Key Community Stakeholders, 3. Implement Evidence-Based Programs, 4. Fund Programs to Scale & Build Sustainability, 5. Track, Measure, Evaluate, and Report Community Change. We lead a large group of community stakeholders in building a civic infrastructure around children and their families. Our key focus is on children pre-birth to age 5, to ensure that they have the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by a strong and healthy family unit. Our core focus initiatives are Early Childhood Development, Parental Engagement, & Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|89.07 Score


(3/4)|84.55 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

422 Main Street
Suite 203
Johnstown, PA 15901