About Us

We are the game changers

Henderson County United Way is a volunteer driven organization made up of volunteers from all sectors of our community. Your support, whether it's money, time, or expertise, will produce real and meaningful change in the lives of thousands of men, women and children HERE in Henderson County. And, as more and more lives are changed, your support will make a measurable impact on our community.


We are the problem solvers

Our work makes an impact

98¢ of every dollar donated goes back to the community. Your money stays here helping people you know in Henderson County.

Your contribution is invested in local programs and services, addressing the needs of the people who live and work here.

17 local Non Profit agencies are supported by the Henderson County United Way.

$188,000 in annual support was allocated to these agencies in 2019, to facilitate their efforts


United We are Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

We Support the Community that Makes Up Our Community.

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.



United We Lift Up Our Communities

When you give to the United Way, your gift helps more than just one person or one agency. Henderson County United Way distributes your donation to programs that provide meaningful changes in the lives of individuals and families in our community.


Partner Agencies


Logo Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s Coalition of Henderson County offers many services to support caregivers of persons with this debilitating disease and other dementias.

POB 621 Athens, TX 75751


American Red Cross

Logo Redcross

Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services - from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond to emergencies.

320 E Rieck Rd. Tyler, TX 75711


Disciples Clinic

Logo Disciples Clinic

The Disciples Clinic of Athens, Texas, is a faith-based volunteer clinic dedicated to providing high quality, low cost health care to the working uninsured of Henderson County, Texas.

604 York St. Athens, TX 75751


East Texas Crisis Center

Logo Etcc

Providing Services for Family Violence, Dating Violence & Sexual Assault for Survivors/Victims in 5 East Texas Counties: Smith, Henderson, Van Zandt, Wood & Rains.

POB 847 Athens, TX 75751


24 HR HOTLINE 903-595-5591  800-333-0358


Logo Casa

CASA recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community.

1104 E. Tyler St. Athens, TX  75751


The Library at Cedar Creek Lake

Logo The Library At Cedar Creek Lake

The library offers a variety of services and material to meet your business, personal,  educational and recreational needs.

410 E. Cedar Creek Pkwy  Seven Points, TX  75143


Henderson County 4-H

Logo Henderson County 4h

Prepares youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.

100 E. Tyler St. FL 3rd Rm 300 Athens, TX 75751


Labor of Love

Logo Labor Of Love

Providing home repairs at no charge, to homeowners in Henderson County who can no longer maintain their

omes due to age, disability or other circumstances beyond their control.

903-675-LOVE (5683)

Henderson County Homeless Ministry

Logo Henderson County Help Center

It is our desire to meet not only the physical needs of our neighbors, but to also meet their spiritual and

motional needs as well.

501 N. Maple St. Athens, TX 75751


Henderson County Help Center

Logo Henderson County Help Center

United Way HELP Line

Provides information and referral services to assist individuals in locating resources to match their needs.

UnitedWay Children's Emergency Fund/Assistance for the Elderly

Providing services and funding to people who have special circumstances that other agencies may not cover.

807 N. Palestine St., Athens, TX 75751


Meals on Wheels

Logo Meals On Wheels

Providing hot meals to disabled and homebound senior citizens residing in Athens, Chandler, Malakoff, Tool, Cedar Creek Lake, and every other community in Henderson County.

3001 Robertson Rd. Tyler, TX 75701


The East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

Logo East Texas Arboretum

Dedicated to the preservation of the natural environment, the arboretum is a creation of formal and informal

ative plant collections arranged in formal and informal gardens and nature trails.

1601 Patterson Rd. Athens, TX 75751


Maggies House

Logo Henderson County Help Center

Maggie's House works closely with County law enforcement, Child Protective Services, County and District Attorney's offices, medical & mental health professionals to ensure that these do not fall through the cracks and that these victims and their families have the strength to heal and become whole again after their victimization.

808 N. Prairieville St., Athens, TX 75751


Athens Animal Rescue Shelter

Logo Athens Animal Rescue Shelter

Serving the citizens and pets of Henderson County by providing food, shelter, medical care, foster and future homes for adoptable pets.

901 W. College St., Athens, TX 75751


Faith at Work Ministries

Logo Faith at Work Ministries

Healthy food options are provided to local food pantries at no cost which are made available to individuals and families who seek assistance.

7000 Austin Ln., Kemp, TX 75143