Our Community

Community Partners

The Plymouth Community United Way’s mission is to reach out and serve human needs. When the community unites and works collectively, we can accomplish so much more. Year-round, PCUW partners with groups, organizations, agencies, nonprofits, and individuals to ensure that all members of our community have their needs met.

In addition to donations and volunteers, PCUW works with the community by providing funding for agencies and grant recipients. Together, we can partner with other organizations to provide the basic needs everyone deserves.

Helping Build a Stronger Community

Through our Community Impact work, your continuing involvement with the Plymouth Community United Way will help create lasting change. Your expertise, energy, and relationships are vital resources since Community Impact is an effort that’s owned by the entire community. We promise to direct those resources into long-term solutions that target the underlying causes of issues that affect our community.

Plymouth Community United Way’s agency partners are doing great work every day, and there will always be a need for basic needs, prevention, and development programs. Community Impact takes that work one step further. Working together with a broad range of community partners – partner agencies, schools, faith-based groups, businesses, energized individuals, local government, and more – we’re seeking results that no one can accomplish alone.

What is Community Impact?

  • Improving the lives of all people affected by the community’s issues – not just clients of programs funded by United Way.
  • Pinpointing the root causes of problems that threaten our community – developing strategies and partnerships to change them.
  • Working in a multi-faceted role with whatever partners can play a role in changing community conditions.

Available Funds

In 2022, we continue our efforts to meet community and Covid-19 needs. Plymouth Community United Way has been awarded a grant from Toyota to assist with mobility. Agencies are to contact our office and individuals are to contact Plymouth Salvation Army if this is an area of need.

A Covid-19 Recovery Fund was created two years in 2020 to directly address the needs of community members and our partnering agencies. We gave $62,423 from the Covid-19 Recovery Fund. There are still funds available for any Covid-19 related needs for agencies and individuals. If you are an individual needing assistance, please contact Plymouth Salvation Army and agencies can contact us directly.

Covid-19 Recovery Fund- The fund has been built up by donations from various individuals, companies, and United Way Worldwide for the express purpose of helping individuals affected adversely by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Plymouth Salvation Army has provided the intakes for individuals needing assistance. Applications are now available at Plymouth Community United Way or the Plymouth Salvation Army.

PPE Equipment grants have been provided to area agencies and organizations to meet their needs during this time.

The Mobility Grant for Vulnerable Populations is now available. The applications are available at Plymouth Community United Way and the Plymouth Salvation Army.

2021 Partner Agencies

and Grant Recipients

Angela Hospice

Angela Hospice provides comprehensive, compassionate, and Christ-like hospice care to the community of Southeast Michigan. A pioneer in the hospice movement, Angela Hospice opened the first freestanding center of its kind in Michigan and developed specialized prenatal and pediatric programs. They have expanded their community outreach with grief support groups, family support, educational programs, and on-site speaking engagements, all offered free of charge.

Community Opportunity Center

The mission of the Community Opportunity Center is to provide quality housing and comprehensive support for people with developmental disabilities and to provide assistance and advocacy that helps them become independent and involved citizens in their communities. COC was founded in 1965 by a group of leading family members and advocates in an effort to enhance community opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities living in Western Wayne County. Today, COC supports more than 20 homes, condominiums, and apartments in the communities of Livonia, Plymouth, Redford and Garden City.

First Step

The mission of First Step is to reduce the incidences of domestic and sexual violence and to provide services to individuals affected by these crimes. Prevention of domestic and sexual violence through education, advocacy, and appropriate intervention is the ultimate goal of First Step. Their work is based on the belief that domestic and sexual violence are damaging to those individuals directly involved and to society as a whole. A 24-hour helpline and temporary shelter are a few benefits of the program.

Growth Works

A licensed non-profit substance abuse provider, Growth Works has been serving individuals and families throughout Western Wayne County for since 1971. Through this experience, Growth Works has developed current, relevant, and successful programming to meet the needs of individuals struggling with chemical dependency and delinquent behaviors.

New Hope Center for Grief Support

New Hope is a Christian-based bereavement outreach center that provides age and loss specific grief support services to adults, teens, and children through groups, individual support, seminars, and other resources. New Hope will provide you with an opportunity to talk to someone about your grief and to learn about all of their services and resources available. Their goal is to help each individual who seeks their services find HOPE and healing.

Plymouth Community Council on Aging

The Council on Aging is a non-profit organization which coordinates programs to promote and safeguard the independence and well being of senior citizens 55 years and older in the Plymouth community. It provides community bus transportation, nutritional education, tax preparation assistance, health awareness programs, a monthly newsletter, and other programs to help the elderly residents of the community.

Senior Citizens Club of Plymouth

The Senior Citizen Club provides multi-purpose services to enhance the quality of life through socialization for the seniors of Plymouth and neighboring communities.

The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps

The Salvation Army is an international movement whose goal is to provide basic emergency human services to families and individuals in crisis. Its mission is to meet human needs without discrimination. Currently serving the communities of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Belleville, Van Buren, and Sumpter Townships, they respond to those who are poor, marginalized, lost or battling systemic or personal oppressions. The Salvation Army – Plymouth Corps helps maintain a level of stability for families and individuals served by ensuring a sense of hope. They operate one of the largest local food pantries, assist with utility and rent, offer youth camping opportunities, and are an integral part of the community-wide safety net.

YMCA of Metro Detroit – Plymouth Branch

The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit is a non-profit, values-based human development organization serving southeastern Michigan. A part of the worldwide YMCA movement, the YMCA Plymouth Branch is committed to strengthening and enriching the development of kids, families, and the community.