Initiative Programs

Focusing On Our Initiatives

United Way of Hernando County's Community Initiative Programs form around the building blocks to a better life.

 2-1-1 Resource Center | Find local assistance by connecting through 2-1-1

Born Learning | Educating parents on the proper interactions for their pre-school children

Dolly Parton Imagination Library | Provides local children under 5 years old with a free book every month in support of early literacy

FamilyWize | Discount RX Card

Florida KidCare | Low cost children's healthcare


Healthy Kids | A health program to help motivate children to stay active and healthy


Lend a Hand Hernando | Connecting the community to local volunteer opportunities


The NEEDS Program | Connecting employees through the workplace with the proper resources needed



The Staying STRONG Award | Recognizing local companies for their economic stability

Student Board | A community based program, led by students that address critical local Education, Income, and Health issues

Stuff the Bus | Supplying teachers and their classrooms with proper educational tools

Success By 6 | Building a strong foundation for future success in school and in life



VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) | Volunteers certified by the IRS complete Hernando residents' tax returns for free


VRC (Volunteer Reception Center) | Ensures the readiness of the community to manage un-affiliated volunteers in the aftermath of disaster